I teach security and privacy to people at risk of serious harm for their desire of basic human rights.
They can't risk using closed platforms that demand they give up PII like phone numbers.
This is why I have no time for "security" or "privacy" communities that expect people use things like Discord, Signal, or Telegram.
I would love to see people put actual money on how many outages they think Twitter will have in the year post-acquisition. Will it be more than the year pre-acquisition? Remember, two outages in Feb, global outage in July, and Aug https://tech.hindustantimes.com/tech/news/twitter-was-down-for-many-users-know-what-went-wrong-71660101385159.html
"The evidence for a direct vascular or heath risk from eating meat regularly is very low, to the point that there is probably no risk. There is, however, more evidence for a health risk from eating too few vegetables."
Exiting tech? If potato farmer isn't your thing, you can always try camels.
"The startling inefficiencies involved in how Mastodon distributes content have been on my mind for a long time."
This article by @aral is excellent. It's painful to read about all the job creation, sidekiq queues, artificial limits, delays, and costs involved with making a few thousand POST's to distribute a toot, being used to scanners like masscan or nmap blasting millions of requests per second with little memory/CPU.
Updated list of Hacker Con accounts on Mastodon. Please reply with any I've missed.
Regional BSides events:
Ok but why did the infosec mastodon server install a fork to let anyone put HTML in their posts? A fork with a readme that only says "anyone who uses that does so absolutely at their own risk"?
No need to bring back MySpace. @samykamkar already got it.