#til: `tac` is the reverse of `cat`.
both literally and functionally.
TIL this is a thing: https://monitor.firefox.com/
Facebook Messenger still scans all messages, even with end-to-end encryption. Scanning is done locally on the device before text messages are sent and after received messages are decrypted.
Facebook privacy lol
#til: mysql driver has an option to create the db upon connection if doesn't exist already (as long as the user connecting has CREATE permissions), e.g.:
My colleague Kief Morris is curating the website "Infrastructure as Code", modeled after his book by the same name: https://infrastructure-as-code.com/
Also, he just made the source of the site, including all the useful information open source, so people can submit PRs and suggestions for improving the material: https://github.com/kief/infrastructure-as-code.com
I find it incredibly valuable, especially as a reference material. Have a read, improve it, let's all benefit from the aggregated knowledge!
Well, it finally happened to me: My very own creepy Facebook moment.
But I don't even use Facebook.
TL;DR: Facebook account I opened 8.5 years ago and never used receives "recommendation", out of the blue, to check out a small store I only just learned existed and started patronizing.
(That account: No phone number, no friends, no profile info, sort-of-fake name, dedicated email address. Me: No smartphone, didn't pay by credit card.)
Server hardening–some people install arbitrary security software to "harden" their server.
Hardening is about removing/disabling functions, accounts, services etc., not about installing random packages.
Basic hardening tips:
– install a minimal operating system + firewall
– regularly update your OS
– remove/disable unused packages, interfaces, services
– secure and monitor your log files
Tools like Lynis suggest more tips that need careful consideration.
guess which all-powerful tech monopoly is breaking ublock origin (and umatrix, and likely many other similar add-ons, such as noscript) in their browser, which happens to be the most popular browser in the world?
who could have foreseen this? who would ever think that an advertising company's web browser would end up breaking compatibility with an ad blocker? frankly i'm shocked
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