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What would you give up to save this #planet?


It's always so easy to demand that the rich should give up their yachts and private jets because you're not affected by it yourself. Those who don't have a car and live in the city demand the abolition of the car without thinking about the people in the countryside. Those who don't use AI and streaming are calling for data centers to be shut down to save power.

But what if it affected us? How much #Internet #bandwidth could we sacrifice if it meant saving the planet?

(Who now writes in the comments I only use text messages for chatting so I don't care about the bandwidth. I would like to congratulate him because he still has not understood what it's all about.)

#climate #future #environment #energy #electricity #politics #economy #earth #emissions #question


Why isn't #Twitter (X) dead yet? #ElonMusk has done everything he can to bury the #platform, hasn't he?


In my opinion, it's the journalists who are treated like dirt (πŸ’©) by #Musk but just can't let go of the platform.

That's partly because they prefer to make headlines with #clickbait and scandals and still link diligently on Twitter. In this way, they give the platform relevance in the media and make Musk's rants seem like important discourse. On the other hand, it is because the average journalist is apparently too incompetent to discover new platforms for himself.

I'm probably doing an injustice to the little journalist who is just trying to make ends meet somehow. But it's amazing that the big publishers are so inflexible or have made themselves so dependent on Twitter that they can't or won't switch.

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#media #journalism #press #future #fail #problem #criticism #internet #scandal #publisher #microblogging #news


Cult of the Dead Cow has released #Veilid: A secure peer-to-peer #network for apps that flips off the #surveillance economy


The idea being here that apps – #mobile, #desktop, #web, and headless – can find and talk to each other across the #internet privately and securely without having to go through centralized and often corporate-owned systems. Veilid provides code for app developers to drop into their #software so that their clients can join and communicate in a peer-to-peer #community.

github: https://gitlab.com/veilid/veilid
docs: https://veilid.com/docs

#p2p #security #privacy #framework #communication #freedom #opensource #decentralization #hacker


Association of Internet Researchers just published a intro to Mastodon video and is encouraging academics to get active on Mastodon.

#AoIR #Mastodon #Introduction #TwitterMigration @AoIR @admin1 #Internet #Commodon #AcademicChatter

https://youtu.be/djepDsuZTeQ?si=o2sLErCfiueLGY3K


WATCH LIVE NOW - the 2023 Induction Ceremony for the Internet Hall of Fame: https://www.internethalloffame.org/2023-induction-ceremony/

Join us in celebrating the induction of 9 Internet Pioneers into the IHOF: https://www.internethalloffame.org/2023/09/05/nine-internet-pioneers-will-join-the-internet-hall-of-fame-on-26-september/

#InternetHallOfFame
#Internet
#IHOF
#IHOF2023


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...will make the potential learning curve of #AGI's a lot steeper. Why? Well, for three reasons:

1) i/Because after digesting most of the world's information from the #internet and other online sources, for lack of similar databases of #alien species, there is not much more knowledge to be accumulated ("only" to be processed differently, which is not as "steep").

2) the #InternetOfThings will provide "almost" infinite (and increasing) data points to be processed.

3) However,...


Another excellent talk by Cory Doctorow (@pluralistic) on why #Facebook, #Twitter / X and similar for-profit #internet platforms suck so much and are getting even worse. And what to do about it.

DEF CON 31 - An Audacious Plan to Halt the Internet's Enshittification
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rimtaSgGz_4


I didn't know who @pluralistic was before this, but as a fellow GenXer who remembers when the Internet was good, I appreciate this, and also yell at this cloud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rimtaSgGz_4

#Internet #Enshittification #OldManYellsAtCloud


Looking back on twenty years since an #internet #classic graced the small screen for the first time
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/897466


Dutch #Police Can Access Hidden #Telegram Numbers


Source: https://cyberwarzone.com/dutch-police-can-access-hidden-telegram-numbers/

Don't use messengers that force you to use your mobile number for login to plan the world revolution or protest.

#privacy #surveillance #tracking #internet #security #government #dystopia #messenger #communication #news #activism #hacktivism #Netherland


πŸ§…Tor Browser Download Site Inaccessible?

βœ… Alternative:

πŸ“¬ One browser download option: email gettor@torproject.org making subject your operating system bridges (if telegram accessible): https://t.me/tor_bridges

Check country internet #censorship observatory:

https://ooni.org/

#privacy #HumanRights #autonomy #internet #anonymity #privacy #Tor


New Israeli #Spyware Infects Targets via #Ads


Source: https://winbuzzer.com/2023/09/18/new-israeli-spyware-infects-targets-via-ads-xcxwbn/

The investigation by #Haaretz underscored the uniqueness of this case. β€œThis is the first case in the world where a system of this sort is being sold as #technology, as opposed to a service,” journalist Omer Benjakob highlighted. Insanet has secured the green light from Israel's Defense Ministry to market #Sherlock internationally as a #military -grade product, albeit with stringent conditions. The company's roots trace back to 2019, with its founders having significant ties to Israel's defense and #cybersecurity sectors.


I don't link to the original source from Haaretz because it's behind a paywall.

πŸ‘‰ Don't surf without ad-blocker!

#security #software #internet #Israel #news #spy #surveillance #advertisement #economy


πŸ”΄ #China #internet #trip #chats #firewall #spyware #indonesia #pacific https://x.com/IndoPac_Info/status/1703231101177913557?s=20πŸ‘€
Very good & alarming #essay by Indo-Pacific News - Geo-Politics & Defense News
"Foreign tourists are going to feel the difference and from what I read in #blogs travelers are basically saying: Don't travel to China unless you have a very good reason."


#Ransomware, extortion and the cyber #crime ecosystem


Source: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/whitepaper/ransomware-extortion-and-the-cyber-crime-ecosystem

Most ransomware incidents are not due to sophisticated attack techniques, but are usually the result of poor cyber hygiene.


No shit Sherlock.

#news #software #cybercrime #internet #problem #economy #security #web #server #administration


#PigButchering #scam explained: Everything you need to know


source: https://www.techtarget.com/whatis/feature/Pig-butchering-scam-explained-Everything-you-need-to-know

The pig butchering scam, also known as a #romance scam, is a long-term fraud that combines #investment schemes, romance scams and #cryptocurrency #fraud. This scam originated in Southeast #Asia, and the name originates from the Chinese phrase "Shāz Hū PÑn," meaning pig butchering. A ring of cryptocurrency #scammers search dating and social #media sites for victims.


#news #knowhow #internet #crime #cybercrime #crypto #btc


Elon #Musk saved us from a #NuclearWar.


source: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/09/07/politics/elon-musk-biography-walter-isaacson-ukraine-starlink/index.html

Musk’s decision, which left Ukrainian officials begging him to turn the #satellites back on, was driven by an acute fear that #Russia would respond to a Ukrainian attack on #Crimea with nuclear weapons, a fear driven home by Musk’s conversations with senior Russian officials, according to Isaacson, whose new book is set to be released by Simon & Schuster on September 12.


#Ukraine #war #news #starlink #gps #internet #ElonMusk #military


It’s Official: #Cars Are the Worst Product Category We Have Ever Reviewed for #Privacy


source: https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/articles/its-official-cars-are-the-worst-product-category-we-have-ever-reviewed-for-privacy/

All 25 #car brands we researched earned our *Privacy Not Included warning label -- making cars the official worst category of products for privacy that we have ever reviewed.


#internet #traffic #security #problem #fail #mozilla #test #news #online #bigdata


The #night #sky in 2023.

This shocking #photography was obtained from #Montana (#USA) over 17 minutes. It reveals the crazy number of #satellites orbiting the #Earth. Most of them are #StarLink (from #SpaceX / #Musk) and aim at providing internet to some remote places.

StarLink is not the only project for space-based #internet: there are also #Kuiper (#Amazon), #oneWeb, #Iris2 (@EU_Commission), etc... which will send even more satellites into #space

#Astronomy

Credits: Matt C. Jackson

17 minutes pictures over Montana showing lots of trails imprint by satellites.


#Hacker gains #admin #control of #Sourcegraph and gives free access to the masses


source: https://arstechnica.com/security/2023/09/pii-leaked-after-sourcegraph-an-ai-driven-service-for-code-development-is-hacked/

The hacker gained administrative access by obtaining an authentication key a Sourcegraph developer accidentally included in a code published to a public Sourcegraph instance hosted on Sourcegraph.com. After creating a normal user Sourcegraph account, the hacker used the token to elevate the account privileges to those of an #administrator. The access token appeared in a pull request posted on July 14, the user account was created on August 28, and the elevation to admin occurred on August 30.


#hack #api #security #cybercrime #internet #news #software

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