Remote code execution vulnerability in VLC remains unpatched
The vulnerability is known to exist in the latest version of VLC on Windows, Linux, and Unix machines, but it is possible the bug is also present in past builds.
Windows 10 Privacy Warning As Edge Browser Data Issue Is Confirmed
TL;DR - Edge tracks and sends full URLs, user IDs, and other private info to Microsoft. Don’t use it.
Has anyone some experience wie #SailfishOS or is using it and can tell me about it?
"Facebook lawyer says you don't have any privacy on the site" – https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-lawyer-privacy-shareholder-meeting/ #Facebook #Privacy
#Google to limit access to modern ad blocking extensions in #Chrome to enterprise users who pay for Chrome. Users are not pleased https://9to5google.com/2019/05/29/chrome-ad-blocking-enterprise-manifest-v3/
Every bit of data that touches your Google account (including your private data on Gmail and Docs) is freely available to Google and those they work with for them to use, host, store, reproduce, modify and to create derivative works with.
"Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged." – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bose-lawsuit-idUSKBN17L2BT #Privacy #Bose
I'm in chock! Who could have seen this coming? (/s)
"Snapchat employees abused data access to spy on users" - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwnva7/snapchat-employees-abused-data-access-spy-on-users-snaplion
"Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices." - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-qualcomm-antitrust/u-s-judge-says-qualcomm-violated-antitrust-law-appeal-planned-shares-plunge-idUSKCN1SS134
Here's another reason I don't like and don't use phone number based services like WhatsApp and Signal.
"I just got a new phone number, and installed WhatsApp. The conversations of the previous owner of the number were immediately displayed." -
https://reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/brfzs0/i_just_got_a_new_phone_number_and_installed/ #Privacy #WhatsApp
Adobe is now telling its users they can be sued for using old versions of photoshop
epic store is now causing devs to cancel mac an linux ports https://twitter.com/InsideGaming/status/1128084272290492416
"WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones" - https://www.businessinsider.com/whatsapp-hacked-attackers-installed-spyware-2019-5 #Privacy #Security #WhatsApp
I'm not sure what's worse here, that they're doing this or that they have to do it.
"Android developers can now force app updates" – https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/07/android-developers-can-now-force-app-updates/ #Google #Android
Google doesn't like competition.
"Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Stop Advertisers from Tracking You" – https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-chrome-block-third-party-tracking,news-30014.html
@hund Hey hund! Maybe you can help me. I am searching for a new keyboard. Right now I have a mechanical keyboard with Blue Cherry MX switches. I realised that they are too loud for my environment. I am looking for a silent alternative. Do you have any suggestions?
Computer Science Student from Germany.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..