At this rate, I see Mozilla effectively dead by 2022.
Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400%
Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You
"Google, wake the %$@Y up. It’s 2020. You are still losing. It’s time to take a hard look in the mirror and answer for yourselves whether you really want to be in the Cloud business."
Agree! Hard to use any Google service knowing it may be killed in a year or two.
"Of those arrested 119 were based in the US, two in Canada, 42 in Germany, eight in the Netherlands, four in the UK, three in Austria and one in Sweden."
Howdy! If you've been wondering what our platform looks like, now you can take a peak under behind the curtain. Short video gives you a quick orientation fo the platform: https://youtu.be/szd_SR1VYOo
Product direction from Mozilla:
"...this decision allows us to sharpen our focus on experiences like Mozilla VPN, Firefox Monitor, and Firefox Private Network."
VPN, VPN (through CloudFlare's) & EOM of haveibeenpowned?
Where is the Mozilla we used to love?
CleanBrowsing DNS service review
"CleanBrowsing seems to check all the right boxes. It offers a well-performing DNS with lots of useful options to help you filter the Internet. Not only can you create fine-tuned custom filters, the Policies feature helps you tailor them to specific devices for more effective rollouts.
The fact that all this functionality is available in an affordable package makes CleanBrowsing our favorite premium DNS service. "
Endpoint Containment with OSSEC
You can use the open source OSSEC to contain (take offline) compromised Windows devices in your network using "netsh advfirewall".
Schools and open source:
"Why, after all, proprietary software developers offer gratis copies of their nonfree programs to schools? Because they want to use the schools to implant dependence on their products, like tobacco companies distributing cigarettes to school children. They will not give gratis copies to these students once they've graduated... Once you're dependent, you're expected to pay, and future upgrades may be expensive."
Really good post on how Cloudflare does their load balancing at the edge:
I wonder if there is anything open source similar to that.
OpenPGP in Thunderbird 78
"Soon the Thunderbird automatic update system will start to deliver the new Thunderbird 78 to current users.. This blog post is intended to share with you details about our OpenPGP support in Thunderbird 78, and some details Enigmail add-on users should consider when updating. "
Someone "popular" on the security community on Twitter said to never host your own mail server...
Actually, do the opposite.
-Host your own mail server
-Host your own matrix homeserver
-Host your own mastodon instance
-Host your own DNS server if you can
Just do it securely and follow the good practices
Fight back on the centralization of the web.
WordPress users beware.
700,000 WordPress Users Affected by Zero-Day Vulnerability in File Manager Plugin
great disclosure by the Wordfence team.
You know things are getting real when I move my flagship domain to the authoritative DNS at NOC.org!
"google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech"
A Criminal offered to a tesla
employee $500k to install ransomware their company network - but the employee went to the FBI.
And the criminal(s) got caught.
I have a lot of faith in the guys running that and this is really the only project I have that is critical to people other than myself so it is a good candidate. (to be clear, not involved in any way).
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