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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

allo Re:Why is Android allowing Uber to access the info (210 comments)

So, they did strip the security?
Just a little reminder: a program on your linux system can read everything the user can read. Android apps need to ask for permissions (of course, they ask for a lot, but they still need to ask).

The problem is on the other hand, that most apps are spyware, as we called it when people still used PCs. And nobody cares anymore. On the PC we did not install programs, which did more than they should. on the mobile phone it's just normal.

1 hour ago
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Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

allo Instead of banning Inapp-Purchases (103 comments)

They rename the button. Great. Will prevent abuse. Not.

about a week ago
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How To End Online Harassment

allo Re:Additional... both sides are showing bad behavi (834 comments)

Recently i read an article with some linked tweets, which mentioned death threads, while the tweets read like "go die". I only though, how long have they been on the internet? Stuff like go die, STFU, fuck yourself are just slang.

about a week ago
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How To End Online Harassment

allo Re:Additional... both sides are showing bad behavi (834 comments)

Death threats are not okay

Most of these feminists (you need to distinguish) reinterpret personal critic or criticising their point of view as prejudices against all women instead.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

allo Re:Additional... both sides are showing bad behavi (834 comments)

both are just not constructive.

The death threats are just plump and they are anonymous cowards.
The other side actually believes their stuff, but does not use death threat but only arrogant hate speech looking down to the people who are criticising them, saying "the critic not relevant, its just a misogynist, it's not possible (s)he's* attacking the argument, (s)he's or me as asshole person, but (s)he must be attacking the feminist movement"

* sorry for gendering, but i did not want to silently accept the "all critics are straight white men" statement in my own argumentation.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

allo Maybe a really good idea (834 comments)

Someone posting a threat wants to threaten you and is not just doing it. So filter it, you do not even see it, the person does not get any feedback if the message arrived (do not send negative feedback, they can try to evade the filter than) and must assume they are filtered. So they either need to publicize the threat in their own media (being easily traced, standing publicly with their reputation behind it) or just stop it. Or they can escalate it to the reality, which is something well known by police, which can act without thinking about "is this the new cyber thingy". Most people would just be stopped and with me not even noticing it i would have the people of mind.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

allo Re:Special treatment (834 comments)

So? You are born with a religion? Or maybe its more like being indoctrinated* by people with the religion since you're a child?

* not meant as bad as it sounds, but still indoctrination and not free choice.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

allo Re:This is not 'How to'. It's moralising (834 comments)

if you publicize it, the troll gets a reaction. This is a mistake. And other people get an idea and see the idea can be successful. Just shut up and wait until the shitstorm is over. And try not to attract trolls again. You cannot win, there are too many destructive people out there. Starting to cry loud "the assholes are haressing me" will not reduce the count of assholes haressing, but chances are it will increase them. So stop giving feedback.

about two weeks ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

allo Re:I will take my microcomputing needs somewhere e (107 comments)

from this tweets it's not even clear to me, which "side" they are taking.
Gamergate should have been ended a long time ago. Just ignore the attention horses and it will solve itself.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

allo Re:Freenet (135 comments)

freenet replaces oneclickhosters. building websites with freenet is PITA.
tor replaces proxies. hosting websites is just the same as usual, but they are only reachable via the "tor-proxy".

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

allo Re:IPv6 as a help? (135 comments)

it will be dynamic ipv6. I already have it with my (german) isp. I get a /56, the router provides an option (default: on) to firewall the clients and define exceptions (ip or ip:port based) for clients with a specific MAC (which means it works with PE, too).

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

allo Re:DDOS + Poison Pill (135 comments)

It is triple encrypted. destination-middlende-entrynode. Each node removes one layer of the onion.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

allo Tor Directory (135 comments)

Isn't this a great attack vector anyway? Impersonate the directory and show the clients only your nodes.

@guards: does the guard know, its the guard of a hidden service? Maybe someone used tor nodes in the hope to become guard of the services, maybe renewed the node-ids often and then uncloaked them?

about two weeks ago
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fMRI Data Reveals How Many Parallel Processes Run In the Brain

allo Two (91 comments)

Tits. Did i say Tits? Tits!

about three weeks ago
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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

allo Have a look at privacy (282 comments)

"The NSA is killing your privacy"
- "Uh oh!"

"Stop using facebook and dropbox!"
- "I have nothing to hide anyway!"

about three weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

allo Maybe the storage, but not the usage (206 comments)

video needs a totally different type of attention. You need sound, you need attention to only one thing, you cannot really multitask, it consumes more time than reading text and looking at images and you can skip through text without missing the important parts, but you cannot easily skip inside a video and be sure not to skip over something important.
video is no usecase for "just reading what my cousin did today", its something for people wanting to invest their time into something interesting.

about three weeks ago
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The Fight Over the EFF's Secure Messaging Scoreboard

allo Re:Don't buy American. (63 comments)

this. and you're saying it, as if it weren't true.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

allo Re:Here we go again (139 comments)

> (X ) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante

> (X ) It will stop spam for two weeks and then we'll be stuck with it
it will stop forgery. forever.

> (X ) Requires immediate total cooperation from everybody at once
It does not.

> (X ) Lack of centrally controlling authority for email
Not needed, not implemented

> (X ) Huge existing software investment in SMTP
None. SMTP stays as it is.

> (X ) Armies of worm riddled broadband-connected Windows boxes
Which do not have the keys for your domain.

> (X ) Whitelists suck
But its not a "i do only receive from" whitelist, but a "i only send from, you MAY reject otherwise" whitelist.

> (X ) Countermeasures should not involve sabotage of public networks
Bullshit.

> (X ) Why should we have to trust you and your servers?
WTF? Did you understand DKIM?

> (X ) Sorry dude, but I don't think it would work.
for its purpose. which is not (directly) fighting spam.

about three weeks ago

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