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Twitter suspended my account today after 12 years of using it.

I also learned today that the data export functionality does not work if your account is suspended. My last backup is over a year old, so I've lost a lot of writing. :(

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This post is pretty hilarious: person in 2013 baffled by seeing a standard 1960s-1990s compact-cassette 'stop' icon in a 2008 movie, not sure what it could possibly mean.

scifiinterfaces.com/2013/12/27

<< Unlike the Play and Record buttons, which are shown meeting standard interface practices of today, the lineup has that odd orange button that is never shown being used. My best guess, based only on its inclusion with the other two buttons, is that it represents a pause function or stop >>

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Oh, this is juicy. There's a SSH bug in some recent version where you must restart sshd after upgrading or it'll refuse new connections. That's a fun way to lose a server

The NSA released the crypt32.dll ECC validation failure 0day to attempt to regain trust from the security community.

They refused to say how long they have known about it.

My theory is that, due to the power of this bug, they would have sat on this only until they detected an independent discovery, and then burned it. They would never burn such a thing if it were their only one, or if it were still believed to be entirely unknown by anyone else. It’s far too valuable an offensive tool.

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TIL it is russian custom to simply write “)” at the end of a message instead of “:)”

every time i log into my mastodon instance, i have a lack of new posts in my feed. could anyone recommend good users to follow? discovery is really an issue here.

idea: a web service that you put in your phone number and apple id email and the backend asks apple servers for your imessage pubkeys once per day (as if to imessage you) and emails you every time there is a diff, to detect wiretaps (sending clients don't show key list changes)

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I am working on a project to name and shame developers of open source software who embed spyware in their releases. Of course we can fork, but I think it's wasteful, and if we can pressure people to stop violating the consent of their users, it will be more efficient. Who wants to help? Please contact me at sneak@sneak.berlin

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reminder: the only way you can have “rights to” or a “license for” information is with state violence. remove the violence and you either simply have or do not have information.

common theme seems to be people implying that i am doing something wrong by posting my own thoughts on my own server. “get out of here”, indeed

social.art-software.fr/@Electr

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A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released” 

it seems i have been living in a bubble; violent threats are not allowed on most mainstream social networks, and seeing it so often in the fediverse really bums me out.

social.art-software.fr/@Electr

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