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joncamfield

@joncamfield@mastodon.social

Thinking about tomorrow's threats against human rights and Internet Freedom. Frustrated Optimist, gardener, salsa dancer, cook, husband, dad, embarrassed Texan. Toots are my own. he/they

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jsrailton, to random
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A computer & USB sticks containing "sensitive" security plans for the🇫🇷#Paris 2024 #OlympicGames were stolen on a train.

Ouf.

Lesson: encrypt your USBs, encrypt your devices.

Story [Pic: trans from FR]
https://www.bfmtv.com/paris/info-bfmtv-un-ordinateur-et-des-clefs-usb-renfermant-des-plans-de-securisation-des-jo-de-paris-voles-dans-un-train_AN-202402270848.html

#infosec #cybersecurity #encryption #crime #olympics #France #police #security

joncamfield,
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@jsrailton Microsoft’s ongoing foot dragging on bitlocker for all licenses boggles the mind. It was the top ask of ngo partners … a decade ago. L

mcc, to random
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The absolutely infuriating thing about Tumblr potentially starting to silently sell off your posts unless you affirmatively check a deeply-hidden opt-out box you can only find out about through word of mouth is, if I bring up my own Tumblr and try to scroll back more than a few posts, it stops me literally saying "Stop: Classified". So I don't get access to my posts, but OpenAI does.

https://chat.noelle.codes/@noelle/112005577930056541

joncamfield,
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@mcc if we can get everyone else to disable this, I promise to leave it enabled on my (functionally abandoned for years now) https://icanhazdigitalsecurity.tumblr.com/ so it can be the main source of training data.

foone, to random
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Nobody uses imagemaps anymore. The mid 90s web was absolutely lousy with imagemaps. These days? Nothing!

joncamfield,
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@foone @cstross y’all ever try to make VRML sites? Those were wild(ly useless)

joncamfield, to random
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2024 self care discoveries: I should probably work on my anger management w/r/t people who format headers in documents with bold/ital/font size instead of the actual heading 1-6 options.

joncamfield,
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@ninavizz and just for ... the underlying value of a semantic web which never quite was, and I might still (now what, almost 2 decades past) be bitter about?

joncamfield,
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@ninavizz That time we made developers listen to their security apps and websites in screen readers with USABLE was... very educational.

joncamfield,
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@ninavizz Aw, thanks - they were great projects because of all the amazing folk we got to work with.

joncamfield, to random
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Ugh. UTexas is planning to raze a historic building (first integrated school in the area), which now houses the School of Social Work - to make more space for the football team to practice: https://www.savethepastforthefuture.com/general-4-1

joncamfield, to random
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I'm in my happiest and angriest place when I'm reformatting a document and roll out some heading 6 levels.

joncamfield,
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@MrMeritology "...yes, and I am not happy with the format and DOM structure of your notes."

jerry, to random
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I’ve been moderating/admining on the fedi for close to 7 years and I’ve never seen fedispammers like we’ve been seeing the past few weeks.

joncamfield,
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@jerry @Viss not even escalating / testing activity in advance?

joncamfield,
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@Viss @jerry and they appear to; the surge of mastodon.social spammers came and went quickly. I worry about the spam numbers game vs the amazing (hi Jerry!) but largely volunteer host and mod crowd.

joncamfield,
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@Viss @jerry different is key, for sure. 20 paid full time folks with engineering resources to scale is a different game from a federated all-bugs-are-shallow style approach. On spam/scam I just worry about exhaustion taking smaller servers down. For more complex info ops it’s gonna be fascinating to see how that plays out honestly

joncamfield,
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@Viss @jerry great point

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  • joncamfield,
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    @hawkinsw @dismantl ummmm where might one acquire this shirt?

    kissane, to random
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    saw that a textbook I need was meant to be freely accessible online, but!

    the URL is broken bc the university broke it after the faculty member left, so!

    poked around and found the archive on wayback, but they were mostly archives of 404s, but!

    found a ruby gem to pull down the archive, but!

    oh ruby gems plug is broken, so!

    reinstalling ruby, but!

    oh huh weird clang problem, AND

    AHAHAH XCODE IS BROKEN AFTER MANDATORY OS UPDATE GOTTA REINSTALL DEV TOOLS

    ~~ the [computers] are a lie ~~

    joncamfield,
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    @kissane please tell me the book is “Yak Shaving for Professionals, 5th edition; expanded”?

    glyph, to random
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    Super mad at Apple again tonight as I realize that you cannot have the Music app without Radio, the TV app without trailers for TV+, the or the Podcasts app without an un-hideable screen full of hideous murder-related content or the app store without exploitative IAP gambling-for-kids garbage. I can lock down a device so that a child can't listen to songs with the F-word in them but there is no way to say DO NOT SHOW THEM ENCOURAGEMENTS TO GAMBLING ADDICTION.

    joncamfield,
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    @glyph @kategenevieve @wilbr and parental controls on Linux are limited and of course there is no cross platform standard to manage screen time. And even then, management at the media site side or even in app side is where this is horrible.

    joncamfield,
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    @glyph sooooo much this too. Even the open sourcy media platforms have ads creeping in that require ongoing tweaks.

    And don’t get me started on how close I am to forcing my mobile traffic to vpn back home and filter through my pihole. Which is not a sentence anyone should have to say.

    lzg, to random
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    @lzg @Matasar tbh printing got crazy good recently and it not only just works, it just works better than both apple and windows. It … kinda creeps me out. It .. shouldn’t be that easy.

    tilde, to random
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    Look, the internet of things is generally utter garbage. But I have a product idea which I know I could sell a million of. It's just a smoke alarm, but you get a push notification telling you to replace the batteries a whole week before it starts beeping at 4am.

    joncamfield,
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    @mattblaze @adamshostack @tilde nononono. Y’all. You’ve gotta retain the mystery of precisely which alarm it is. Upstairs? Maybe. But which room?? Don’t mess with the core user experience here. The notifications should slowly become specific over the week, enabling you to narrow it down to one of two detectors before the beeping. /s

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    @lzg ffs I needed to read this today , but then I clicked onto the comments and the tiny sliver of hope and peace it gave me got stomped on by a reply guy apologist.

    Viss, to random
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    i miss when the internet was newgrounds, homestar runner, albino blacksheep, joecartoon and trillian.

    joncamfield,
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    @Viss this right here is why the interlude in Bo burnham’s “welcome to the internet” cuts so deep;

    “Not very long ago
    Just before your time
    Right before the towers fell, circa '99
    This was catalogs
    Travel blogs
    A chat room or two”

    dismantl, to random
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  • joncamfield,
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    @dismantl hey now, pgp at least served a purpose.

    kissane, to random
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    OK fedi, I want to make sure I'm not missing things—please point me to the best arguments on how decentralizing/federating content moderation + other safety work improves outcomes for humans in a world where fedi scales up fast over the next year, compared to centralized networks.

    (For adversarial stuff incl spam, CSAM, coordinated inauthentic account networks/influence campaigns, hate speech, semi-pro trolling, professional and non-professional disinfo, covert adversarial instances, etc.)

    joncamfield,
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    @kissane I blogged a bit about this last year, so no guarantees on “best” here, but here on costs/complexities: https://www.joncamfield.com/blog/2021.05/centering-decentralization.html and here on more specifically adversarial problems https://www.joncamfield.com/blog/2022.11/tusks-and-safety.html

    evacide, to random
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    I'd like to apologize to the nice people seeking my advice about writing digital privacy and security guides for vulnerable populations. All of that yelling is just PTSD and I probably shouldn't swear so much.

    joncamfield,
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    @evacide all this effort on sharing best practices, ya know? Maybe we should just codify the very worst practices, and add in alllll the receipts, and a note for the kids that says simply, “we tried, stil got this. We hope you can do better. “

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