We (Sequoia, https://sequoia-pgp.org) are looking to hire a devop engineer to maintain and expand our CI, setup some benchmarking infrastructure, keep our web services running like dump.sequoia-pgp.org, etc. You should care about privacy and free software. We'd prefer someone living in or near a European timezone. Salary is 43 kEuros/year for 20 hours/week. Salary is not negotiable. Hours are (salary scales linearly). If you are interested, mail me: 8F17777118A33DDA9BA48E62AACB3243630052D9 .
The audience award of this year's #BigBrotherAwards goes to … #Doctolib for their appointment scheduling portal for medical doctors which leaks personal information to third parties, breaking patient–doctor confidentiality.
Full laudation: https://bigbrotherawards.de/en/2021/health-doctolib
It is closely followed by #Google who received the award in the new #WhatMakesMeReallyAngry category for recently exposed large-scale manipulations of the Internet #adtech market, for starving creators and the media, and for dispossessing our digital personalities.
Full laudation: https://bigbrotherawards.de/en/2021/what-really-makes-me-angry-google
One of ZeroTier's differentiating features vs. other mesh VPN or zero-trust networking type things is that it's engineered to be "as decentralized as possible." Principle is "minimal trust centralization." Some background reasoning is explained here: http://adamierymenko.com/decentralization.html https://twitter.com/davidnburgess/status/1403094183808753667
Also probably unrelated news:
<< .. a global law enforcement operation yielded mass raids and arrests using intelligence from a compromised encrypted communications app relied on by senior underworld figures.
The ambitious operation used An0m – an encrypted service developed as a rival to the Ciphr network also favoured by criminals worldwide – to covertly monitor a vast trove of communications about the global drug trade and other illegal activities. >>
In related news:
<< Washington (CNN) US investigators have recovered millions in cryptocurrency they say was paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, the Justice Department announced Monday. .. Specifically, the Justice Department said it seized approximately $2.3 million in Bitcoins paid to individuals in a criminal hacking group known as DarkSide. >>
Pénurie de bois d’œuvre (de construction) de 2021, « […] connexe aux différentes pénuries liées à la pandémie de Covid-19, provoquant une flambée des prix. »
augmentation de 406 % au USA « […] la pénurie s'est déplacée en Europe, y entraînant les prix à le hausse »
Logement, rénovation, prix des loyers, prix du m² construit / à construire… ça continuer à ne pas nous être accessible… même en rêve
Fedi, I need some open source help.
I have a friend who has an elderly relative who keeps getting lost...
They have asked me for recommendations on location tracking.
The relative has a phone, but isn't confident using it so anything needs to Just Work with no interactions.
I know about owntracks and traccar, but my friend doesn't want to run their own server.
What am I missing?
Computing within Limits
It seems to me that we aren't hearing about the "Computing within Limits" discourse as much as we should. Even I wasn't aware of this until recently, even though much of their research strongly resonates with my own ideas about the ecology of computing ("permacomputing", "digital degrowth" etc). Sadly, many of their past papers barely scratch the surface of their respective topics. Nevertheless, I've been planning to participate in their next virtual workshop. https://computingwithinlimits.org/ #permacomputing #computingwithinlimits
*LIMITS 2021 -- Workshop on Computing within Limits*
It's been eight years since Aaron Swartz took his own life. Aaron had been charged with 13 felonies under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for violating the terms of service on the JSTOR database of scholarly articles.
Prosecutors Stephen Heymann and Carmen Ortiz didn't dispute that Aaron was allowed to access the articles he retrieved. Rather, they said that the WAY he accessed them (using a script instead of clicking on links) was a terms-of-service violation and hence a crime.
Do you have a cool idea for a project that could use the hardware - both the raspi and the Sense HAT? Reply to this toot until end of June and tell me what you'll do with it. I'll choose a winner then and send it to you. Boosts are welcome, of course! 3/3
Je note que l’argumentaire du gouvernement montre une ignorance de l’informatique. Le QR-code contient des informations de santé un peu précises, mais le gouvernement dit que l’ouvreur à l’entrée de la salle n’aura qu’une information binaire, « peut entrer / ne peut pas ». 1/3
Today, guy I barely know has been making sexual remarks towards my physical appearance on a public chat devoted to FOSS, trying to be "funny." Nothing too offensive, but definitely not the place. Truth be told, he apologized after I told him to stop.
But, this kind of stuff made me feel *for years* coding was no place for a girl like me. I've even gone to *therapy* to overcome those feelings so I could even dare publish my code or write a blog.
This ain't a joke, guys. 😡
You know what? Instead of fixing something that my boss wants, I'll fix something that bothers me.
I'm looking to add that capability, and my impulse is to use a cheapish USB web cam for ease of cable management and future reuse, but "Pi Camera" seems to be more common and I'm wondering what I'm missing…
Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.
Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.
I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.
La Cnil dit non aux outils collaboratifs américains pour l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche
La Cnil veut mettre un terme à l'utilisation par l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche d'outils collaboratifs proposés par des entreprises américaines car les données ainsi hébergées peuvent être transférées aux autorités américaines. Une période transitoire est prévue avant de basculer tous les services vers des solutions alternatives.
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