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Our Slack definitely had some issues today...
If your favorite site or app is down right now, this is why • The Register

Lastly, if you truly care about keeping your chats private, roll your own server or, more realistically, use .

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As someone working in fraud prevention, the details here are interesting - especially as it's a pretty standard approach.

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Before anyone says "WhatsApp can read your messages", please understand the details here: "WhatsApp reviewers gain access to private content when users hit the “report” button on the app, identifying a message as allegedly violating the platform’s terms of service. This forwards five messages — the allegedly offending one along with the four previous ones in the exchange, including any images or videos — to WhatsApp in unscrambled form, according to former WhatsApp engineers and moderators."

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A lengthy yet fascinating and well researched piece on how private conversations truly are. Even though it's based on the Whisper protocol, has found ways to read some reported messages and is making the most of the unencrypted metadata.

A great read. I wonder of they'll ever get it right.

A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps – Ars Technica

I find it baffling that people think they can open a discussion on LinkedIn when this is clearly a copy / pasted message AND they get the name wrong. Clearly not someone I would want to engage with.

If you can't find your favorite Windows Subsystem for Linux distribution available in the Microsoft Store, a new program called EasyWSL can convert almost any Linux Docker image into a WSL distro.
EasyWSL turns Linux docker images into a Windows 10 WSL distro.

The latest version of the thoughtful, capable, and ethical replacement for Windows and macOS is here. elementary OS 6 empowers you to be in control and express yourself, continues to innovate with new features, and is both easier to get and more inclusive.

While it's not as open as Linux, Windows is definitely looking like a more open ecosystem than MacOs.
Microsoft Teases Spotify Integration with Windows 11 -

Almost 5,000 people – security & privacy experts, cryptographers, researchers, professors, legal experts and Apple customers – have signed the open letter to decry Apple’s plans to undermine privacy and end-to-end encryption.

Apple has called us “the screeching voice of the minority.”

Join us! Let’s show King Tim what the screeching minority thinks of his plans to violate personhood in the digital network age.

Which federated social media is the most user friendly to you?

Sharing is very appreciated.

Please share your experiences too if you don't mind.

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If you were to ask me who is a bigger threat to our human rights today, Google or Apple with these new plans, it’s Apple, without a doubt.

If you know anything about me or my work in the past decade you will understand exactly what that means.

I’m as shocked as you are.

I do not say this lightly or take any pleasure whatsoever in saying it.

I cannot stress enough how important it is that this line does not get crossed.

Spent the evening updating my docker image now that no longer builds images. So now it supports multiple architectures and is also available on GHCR. Also bumped to 1.1~pre18-1. Check it out!

Great to see repairability coming back to Laptops while maintaining a sleek design -

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