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Hello Fediverse. My name is Emanuel - i am an 80's computer kid. Worked in IT since the middle of the 1990's, mostly in eCommerce and video games. I have a burning passion for: my family and kids, programming, digital content creation, demoscene (my handle is "tubo") , IT security and privacy protection, system tinkering and hacking, video game system hardware and many things more. Author of the Retrochecker video game collector app ( @retrochecker ) and the HAM GBA devkit.

Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool it uses in-house to keep Windows so very secure - Erm ... guys ... have you looked at recent patch counts? (We have: you issued 372 this quarter, 54... -

“I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA’s activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them,” Snowden said in a message posted to Twitter. -

A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”

It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”

It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)

By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.

And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.

China now blocking TLS 1.3 say Great-Firewall-watchers - And needs a very blunt instrument to do the job, because the protocol works as planned China is no... -

Dear Admins. Whats an efficient strategy to allow new user to register on my instance, but prevent the tons of bots / porn / spammer account requests? Right now, "Approval" is tough for me, as i do not have a lot of time to check, and thus dont' have the confidence that most requested accounts are actually legit people.


I want to be as cool as the person who made this sign

Time to revive my iPod Video 30GB with new battery and SD card adapter :-)

Today, we added a "News" section on

We will use this section to discuss recent developments in information security.

Besides, we want to include additional links, information, and comments.

Read more:

#InfoSecHandbook #InfoSec #Blog

@yaaps @alcinnz @cy

Right now it looks like there are only two options to, say, buy things from an online store:

1. Use an interactive website of that store
2. Use a native app of that store

And option 2 is more intrusive than option 1. But there's a largely overlooked third option:

3. Have a common protocol for all online stores, and use a native online shopping client of your choice.

Public service announcement for my fellow privacy enthusiasts: My searx instance at is now upgraded to latest version and now also includes Morty Proxy + page sanitizer, featuring:
- HTML sanitization
- Rewrites HTML/CSS external references to locals
- JavaScript blocking
- No Cookies forwarded
- No Referrers
- No Caching/Etag
- Supports GET/POST forms and IFrames

(it ll go private if overloaded/vandalized)

Lets take for a moment and appreciate how easy it is to get into coding and software development these days.

* Free IDEs
* Free compilers
* Widely available and free tutorials
* A huge and supportive community

My 8 year old self would be jumping for joy if he had access to what I have access to now.


BREAKING: The EU's Court of Justice has just invalidated the "Privacy Shield" data sharing system between the EU and the US, because of overreaching US surveillance. All details available here:
#PRISM #FISA702 #Privacy #PrivacyShield #SCCs #GDPR #CJEU


@greyor @resynth1943 I browse the web with Javascript disabled by default. I have G.A., DoubleClick, and many tracking and ad sites blocked at host file and DNS resolver level. Done so for years. I am a web app builder. A Javascript expert. I'm fully aware of the danger G.A. and Alphabet present. Everyone else should be too. But how do we get to that point without turning them into web devs?

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