Seems that didn't fix it. Still something somewhere ratting out my physical location to google, even after clearing all history, localstorage and cookies and purging all references to google from `about:config`.

Turns out firefox uses google services for its geolocation stuff to begin with, and while I had not given any sites permission to read my location data, I had not turned off firefox's geolocation entirely (that option is hidden behind `about:config`). Wonder if disabling those will fix the issue.

In any case, thanks for looking out for my privacy, mozilla. That google money must be nice.

For quite some time I've been wondering why google insists on serving me a version localized to where I live as opposed to a version localized to my employer's country, on my work computer.

Given that I rarely ever connect to the internet, let alone google, without VPN on that box, the timezone is set to my employer's, I generally don't use any language localizations on my systems and I have denied google.com's location requests every time, it was something that kept eluding me.

(...)

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We need to talk about packaging, signatures, checksums and reproducible builds:

On your system you have a keyring of packagers' GPG keys that you inherently trust.

Releases get signed with a key, which verifies the packager as the author, and supposedly lets you and your system trust their contents.

But do you really trust your packagers? How could you? Do you know them personally and monitor their packaging work?

Would you even know if they release a package with malicious content?

@Purism Was looking at your Librem 5 specs and noticed the "Baseband: Gemalto PLS8 [..]". However, there's 5 different "regional" variants of that module, each supporting different LTE bands. Which are you using?

Many guides (even ones intended for cryptocurrency use) skip this.

Friends don't let friends generate insecure keys. Headless raspi setups generate ssh keys on first boot with relatively little entropy.

Don't forget to `dd if=/dev/random of=$raspi_root_mountpoint/var/lib/systemd/random-seed bs=1 count=512` before the first boot.

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there's a funding initiative by Square for Bitcoin Core devs, apparently? twitter.com/jack/status/110848 (sorry for birdsite link)—if you're actively involved in Bitcoin Core's development and need this funding, and would like me to write a recommendation for you, let me know!

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LN is O(0)conf. Pronounced big O' zeroconf.

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medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir/agains

> “There’s nothing we can do for you” is an aggressive posture, when someone has a legitimate dispute.

Could someone on twitter inform Vlad that he misspelled "dismissive"? Couldn't possibly be intellectual dishonesty.

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Decentralized product: "Its very easy to deploy this on amazon cloud!" ... okay, could we consider this a decentralization antipattern of sorts?

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92.5% of packages in Debian Buster on amd64 is build reproducible :D

source: isdebianreproducibleyet.com/

Found via whydoesaptnotusehttps.com/

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This might well be the creepiest #Google page ever: All the purchases a user has ever done. If the user receives a confirmation email for a purchase they made, the user is not notified that Google collected and displays this piece of information in this page. There is no explanation why they are collecting all the purchases in one page, and apparently there is no way to opt out of this or even delete the purchases from the list.

myaccount.google.com/purchases

Anyone know of any LN wallet apps published on @fdroidorg ? I can't seem to find any.

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