Linus is up to his old rants again, and I think for a pretty good reason. In general, devs just don't tie a feature to a feature for the hell of it, or because it sounds like a good idea. You can read more about it here: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=UEFI-Kernel-Lockdown-Concerns
Been waiting for Fedora/RedHat to pull their head out of the 4th point of contact for years, when it comes to packages/modules.. I think they have finally done it. https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/modularity-dead-long-live-modularity/
Telemetry!?!? Tracking everything a user does, to improve the product/application, at the cost or expense of the user's privacy. We as users must take responsibility, and take back our privacy, one application/device at a time. Stop letting Corpocrats profit from our daily lives. Let them know you value yourself and privacy. 🤔 #RR
Do you have a friend or family member, who relies on the CCleaner for Windows? Apparently it has a backdoor built in that was designed to allow an attacker to deploy a keylogger. See here: https://threatpost.com/ccleaner-attackers-intended-to-deploy-keylogger-in-third-stage/130358/
So, Intel and AMD certainly had their share of flaws, but I guess I was a little bit surprised when the Ryzen chips were found to have similar vulnerabilities, coming fresh of the manufacturing line. However, AMD is scheduled to release patches in a few short weeks, which will address some or all of this. https://threatpost.com/amd-acknowledges-vulnerabilities-will-roll-out-patches-in-coming-weeks/130593/
And, this is why I delete my Facebook account several years ago... https://threatpost.com/experts-call-facebooks-latest-controversy-a-social-media-breach-of-trust/130572/ Social media breaching the trust of its users.
Therefore, it might just be possible to recover the lost data, and merge it with the new accounts being created here.
So, I can see my user still exists within the decentralized federation after Mastodon.rocks had the data loss. I think this is possible, because I had an account on another server which served a purpose to follow my main account.
If you haven't paid attention to threatpost.com lately, my good friend @fatboy pointed out one hell of a issue #Telegram has to deal with. See here: https://threatpost.com/telegram-ordered-to-hand-over-encryption-keys-to-russian-authorities/130581/
For those on this service, maybe it is time to join #Wire. 😉