I'll stick to firefox thanks
Yeah, I'll stick to firefox with ublock origin, thank you very much google. It's simply too little, too late.
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"Nothing about the sale would change or impact ISOC's mission, he argues, but it would provide it with the resources to do a lot more and provide a more stable and diversified source of income."
I guess he's going to need that diversified source of income. I, for one, will not renew my paid membership to these sell-outs.
> You really mean closed-source operating systems. If enough people get annoyed by Apple and MS antics, and go to Linux, it will become the mainstream on desktop (as it already is almost everywhere else).
Don't worry, with systemd, linux is rapidly catching up with macos and windows in becoming unusable.
"Why would an SSD need to spy on users? Is anything safe?".
IT isn't about odd concepts such as "safe" and "secure", it's about hoarding data (any data) and then finding ways to flog that data to the highest bidder. Even if you pay for a service (say office 365), your data is still being stored, analyzed and sold.
"at the bottom of this article, in between the twitter button and the linkdim button, is a button with an f in it". There isn't for me. Looks like your browser is broken, did it somehow disable or uninstall ublock origin? You.should not surf the web unprotected, it exposes you to malware and your privacy to unscrupulous data hoarders.
"Except, of course, that the settign to use DoH is off by default, so nobody is forcing anyone to use it."
Not yet at least, but they're planning on turning it on by default, instead of the current default. At least, that's what's reported at zdnet: https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-no-plans-to-enable-dns-over-https-by-default-in-the-uk/
I still don't get this DoH praise. DoH simply replaces a decentralized logging opportunity with a concentrated, centralized logging opportunity. Instead of hundreds if not thousands of ISP's being able to log your DNS lookups, we all send all our DNS lookups to one party (cloudflare in the instance of firefox). So cloudflare will be able to build a big database of the browsing behaviour of all firefox users that have DoH enabled.
So why is trusting a US company like cloudflare with that any better than trusting my local ISP? No thank you, I trust my ISP a bunch more than some NSA subsidiary.
I myself disabled DoH on all my devices that have firefox. I'd switch browsers because by forcing DoH upon users firefox has clearly abandoned their 'privacy first' goals, but there isn't a browser left that cares about users anymore. The only alternative is spy-by-default chrome/chromium (which of course will also force DoH for your own good soon).
DoH in itself is a nice idea, it's just that the implementation forces all DNS requests world-wide to go through one company which seems like a terribly bad idea to me.
How can these blokes, Vincent and Palmer, sleep at night? Surely they know they are lying through their teeth? I never used chrome, and never will. Google are evil, and the obvious lies and bullshit their employees spout just.confirm that they are a bunch of psychopaths who are only motivated by money. No ethical and honest petson would want to go public with incorrect and false statements like Vincent and Palmer do.
With dns-over-https, another one of those great google inventions, your dns is bypassed and sll dns requests are sent over an https tunnel directly to google. Not much your pihole is going to do about that. And even firefox promotes this (but with cloudflare instead of google).
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I'm a bloody good programmer and gay and sick and tired of macho white heterosexuals offending everyone and everything that doesn't conform to their norm. I'm sick and tired of being dismissed because of being gay. So if a coc is going to drive out those stone-age macho white heteroaexuals I say bring on the f-ing coc's. And a big thank you to those neanderthals who quit their job because of them, the world is a much better place without you!
So how many lines of code have all the obligatory commentards who denounce this code of conduct actually contributed? And how does that compare to the number of lines that Linus, Greg and the other maintainers behind this coc have contributed? I'm inclined to think that if the kernel maintainers deem it necessary to curtail abusive behaviour, that they have good reason to do so.
For me, i don't consider kde an option ever because it wastes so much resources on eye candy, bogging down my system. In a vm kde is unusable too becsuse it is so bloated.
Then again, I don't use gnome either. First thing I do is install xmonad, a non-decorated tiling window manager. I come to my computer to do stuff, not to get dazzled by eye-candy or getting rsi endlessly arranging windows with a mouse.
Multi-monitor support also sucks for both kde and gnome.
"I think the point is that in a large organisation, particularly admin type departments, which are often he majority, they all have the same build.".
I remember working for such a shop once. They treated the sw dev department the same. "Hey, if any can run outlook on it surely you can develop your highly specialized embedded software on it". The machine was good enough for (barely, when the anti-virus, policy enforcing crap and surveillance software wasn't maxing out the cpu) writing my resignation letter.
"This means that things like router configuration webpages will be marked as "insecure".".
And it would be correct to mark them as insecure. Whether that's convenient is another matter, but sending your router password unencrypted over the air is indeed considered insecure.
Scp or sftp, i'm sure there's android clients for those. But you can continue to use the legacy and insecure (your password is sent over the wire unencrypted, as are sll your files) ftp, this article only says that websites that pull, let's say, their images in over ftp (instead of http/https which is used by 99.9999999999999999999999999% of the sites) are going to break. This is independent of whether those images have been uploaded over ftp or not.
At some point these gig workers will figure out neither the company nor the customers give a shit about them, and may return the favour. Maybe make an extra buck signaling to their local burglar association when one of their customers left the house or something like that. Karma will find its way eventually.
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