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Interesting that corporate media still describes a 'supply chain' incident (JavaScript poisoned) as a "cryptocurrency" issue. Also, it seems like social engineering-type #security incident, not #freesw issue per se. Will ignore these FUD 'articles'...
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Zu Weihnachten wünsch ich mir Blockchain-Flugtaxis-Vierpunktnull in der Cyber-Edition

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It's very disappointing to hear that Brave (the "privacy" browser) is going to be pushing their own advertising system.

I guess the only way to have a truly private experience is to fiddle around with Mozilla Firefox, or install either GNU IceCat or Tor browser.

basicattentiontoken.org/

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"Gab is under attack," according to GAB.

I can't help but think of cops shouting, "STOP RESISTING!"

The site isn't about #freespeech by making business out of social outcasts http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2018/07/18/gab-not-free-speech/

For those who didn't know, things like Bitcoin exchanges and ATMs were long not possible to set up in Germany due to unviable licensing requirements, but recently there was a ruling that changed things, and it only took a few days for the first commercial ATM to pop up, and it's here in Munich.

twitter.com/bitcoinmuc/status/

At our last meetup we dared to look at projects for wider "blockchain" use cases again. We only do this once every few months. ;) twitter.com/bitcoinmuc/status/

My personal verdict:

Yes uncensorable AI probably requires decentralization. But a used car meta-marketplace? Only if the technological costs to run this are lower than the regulatory.

Yes I also want the magical p2p-distributed stack with storage and computation that can do everything a centralized system can do, but will we ever be there?

Video of Stepan Snigirev's presentation from our last meetup in Munich. "Batman as a service", with support build on ⚡🦇

youtube.com/watch?v=BAMutjndyi

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The “blockchain” hype continues to be exploited by those looking to #patent some #software with storage or with databases, basically substituting that software component with the hype du jour http://techrights.org/2018/09/30/swpats-painted-as-blockchains/
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Latest FUD about #bitcoin https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/09/20/bitcoin-core-vulnerability-blockchain-ddos/ A #ddos attack can disrupt anything at sufficient capacity levels, including Wall Street and ANY financial market
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TIL unicode has symbols for nearly all 1 and 2-operand logical operators;
and (∧), nand (⊼), or (∨) xor (⊻), nor (⊽), not (¬), various (non-)implications (←↛↚→,)
but not xnor!

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Bitcoin is designed to avoid arbitrary money printing. Thats the whole point.

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Found an interesting spam/scam scheme today:
- Attacker posts their link that redirects to a legit news article
- Twitter resolves the redirect to news article
- Twitter hides link from Tweet and displays Twitter Card with news domain
- Attacker changes redirect to spam site

The Tweet now displays a legit looking Twitter Card with the news website domain, but actually goes to the scammer.

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The reason so many cryptology experts are stopped ans harassed at airports

And #encryption itself is treated with/by "export" laws skin to those which apply to hand grenades

Is because #privacy enables #autonomy and thus poses risk to #imperialism
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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Mastodon, is in fact, Fediverse/Mastodon, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Fediverse plus Mastodon. Mastodon is not a social network unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning Fediverse made useful by the GNU Social interoperability, networking tools and vital system components comprising a full Fediverse as defined by the GNU Social standard.

Many users run a modified version of the Fedivers

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