- A Roman ring with “Pilato” on it found in Israel?
- OS/2 Warp: A tribute
- Maine Governor Moving to Florida for Lower Taxes. Nice for him that he can afford to move to Florida. It seems like the people who make the rules can usually avoid their consequences.
Haven’t read these next two, just linking for convenience:
Krebs on Security recommends credit freezes. Credit Freezes are Free: Let the Ice Age Begin
Water Tower Place isn’t what it used to be.
So Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, CNN, and probably the Bavarian Burgerbilders got together and kicked Alex Jones off the internet. That’s ironic in two ways. So Big Tech conspired to silence Jones – for peddling crazy conspiracy theories. But Jones wasn’t really a conspiracy theorist. Maybe he is now.
Irony aside, this is foolish. Now that Google and all of them have shown that they can kick someone offline, they’ll have to explain why they haven’t kicked X off line. X is an obnoxious idiot; X is a racist homophobe; X is literally Hitler. Why does X still have a weblog, email, phone service, paypall?
Someone a little more to the left is sure to ask.
I used SpiderOak for a while a couple of years ago, and liked it, but not enough to pay for it. When they stopped offering their free tier I went back to Dropbox. SpiderOak said they encrypted everything, but that wasn’t important to me and I didn’t rely on it. In any case I’m not going to trust any encryption product that isn’t open source. More, I don’t trust anything I don’t understand, which in practice limits me to the Imelda’s-shoes protocol. SpiderOak said they were committed to having everything open source eventually, but they seem not to have got there yet.
Now it seems SpiderOak’s Warrant Canary Died. They say it didn’t really die, but that they changed to a transparency report or something. As far as I can tell, that means either that they accidentally killed their canary, and so don’t rely on SpiderOak for encrypted file storage, or that the canary functioned as designed, and so don’t rely on SpiderOak for encrypted file storage.
Again, SpiderOak worked fine for me when I used it, and there’s no reason I know to trust them less than Dropbox; but there’s no reason to trust them any more than Dropbox either.
“How terrible must it be to get an unwanted glimpse of the top of someone else’s shed?”
The suggested fix for Tor and Firefox: “If you’re a Firefox user and would like Firefox to always render IDNs as their punycode equivalent when displayed in the browser address bar, type ‘about:config’ without the quotes into a Firefox address bar. Then in the ‘search:’ box type ‘punycode,’ and you should see one or two options there. The one you want is called ‘network.IDN_show_punycode.’ By default, it is set to ‘false’; double-clicking that entry should change that setting to ‘true.'”
The same fix worked for Palemoon, which I’m using right now.