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@jd I'm not sold on that.

LetsEncrypt makes SSL simple and free. As a user, I don't want my government to see the pages I request, which means hiding them from my ISP.

Technical users can use a VPN, but everyone deserves privacy. SSL at least delivers privacy from the government, who have made mandatory data retention law.

We need more services like LetsEncrypt, and we need those services enabled by default for all hosting providers. That solves the issues OP has.

'I've been writing about Google's efforts to deprecate HTTP, the protocol of the web. This is a summary of why I am opposed to it...' – Dave Winer

this.how/googleAndHttp/

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US
motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art
'A hacker has broken into the servers of , a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the country, and which a US Senator has exhorted federal authorities to investigate. The hacker has provided some of the stolen data to Motherboard, including usernames and poorly secured passwords for thousands of Securus’ law enforcement customers...'

@rixx @jd

However many organisations push you in accepting them. Not being able to view newsletters for instance

Ah, they've published their paper, but the tl;dr seems to be: Don't use HTML mails. If you receive an encrypted HTML mail, don't load external ressources. It's a nice attack, sure, but not trusting HTML mails in the first place is hardly a novel concept. Details: efail.de/ #gpg #pgp

I don't get it... this #efail / #gpg / #pgp / #smime thing is all over German media (e.g. here: tagesschau.de/inland/e-mail-ve) even though it is totally irrelevant for 99% of people, as almost no one is using PGP encryption for his/her mails anyways and the few that do will most likely have disabled HTML emails (or at least loading of remote content).

It would be much more proportional to write a *shocker* article every single day about how almost all emails are sent with no e2e encryption at all.

No, PGP is not broken, not even with the Efail vulnerabilities - protonmail.com/blog/pgp-vulner

> Recently, news broke about potential vulnerabilities in PGP, dubbed Efail. However, despite reports to the contrary, PGP is not actually broken, as we will explain in this post.

#pgp #efail #infosec #security #mail

@thickD
@jd

they forgot "taking credit for other's work"

literacy, philosophy (chinese)
literacy, mathematics (arabs)
many other examles possible ...

(and monotheism prolly basis of more wars/terror than personal "salvation": from medieval schism between constantinople/rome to paris this week [muslim/christian conflicts])

@jd aside from the internet? record levels of new wealth creation? better education? more people gainfully employed?

Is there any progress because of or does the good 'balance' off from the bad? eg iPhones are great but children mine coltane in Congo.

Earth's orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years
phys.org/news/2018-05-ancient-
'...Scientists drilling deep into ancient rocks in the Arizona desert say they have documented a gradual shift in Earth's orbit that repeats regularly every 405,000 years, playing a role in natural climate swings. Astrophysicists have long hypothesized that the cycle exists based on calculations of celestial mechanics, but the authors of the new research have found the first verifiable physical evidence. They showed that the cycle has been stable for hundreds of millions of years, from before the rise of dinosaurs, and is still active today. The research may have implications not only for climate studies, but our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth, and the evolution of the Solar System...'

Hey #WordPress users, I am a person trying to harm none and survive with my family in capitalism. I know a lot about WordPress, particularly enterprise solutions.

But what I want to do is help individuals. So I need to do some market research. How much would you pay for:

1 Un-hacking a site
2 Month or year of hosting
3 An hour of phone support
4 Manage yer domains/DNS
5 Email support

Thanks! Please #boost!