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New alternate frontend: Tesseract. Photon now semi-supported
  • Due to a recent swap in Photon's tooling we are unable to update to later versions of Photon. As such, for now the alternate frontend will exist frozen and will continue to exist in the future until either: a new lemmy version breaks that version of the frontend or the issues are fixed and upgrading becomes possible again.

    Is there a GitHub issue related to this problem that we can follow to see whether Photon addresses this issue?

  • “Immensely disappointing”: Nike killing app for $350 self-tying sneakers
  • A Roku stick requires the Roku streaming service to be functioning to be useful.

    That's not true at all. You could use a Roku with only Plex/Jellyfin and it would be immensely useful.

  • What email client are you guys using?
  • Thunderbird with the conversations add-on. It's a game-changer that makes it much easier to transition from Gmail.

  • www.techspot.com Home routing and encryption technologies are making lawful interception harder, Europol warns

    Home routing is a useful technical solution for travelers interested in seamless internet access through their domestic provider. Users can also enjoy enhanced security if the provider...

    Home routing and encryption technologies are making lawful interception harder, Europol warns
    • Home routing and encryption technologies are making lawful interception harder for Europol
    • PET-enabled home routing allows for secure communication, hindering law enforcement's ability to intercept and monitor communications
    • Europol suggests solutions such as disabling PET technologies and implementing cross-border interception standards to address the issue.
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    Redditor has worst possible experience with Google’s new Find My Device network

    • One Redditor tested Google's Find My Device network against Apple's Find My Network by shipping an AirTag and a Pebblebee tracker to a different state and tracking the package through the respective apps.
    • The Pebblebee Tracker struggled to provide location updates, while Apple's AirTag consistently updated throughout the journey.
    • Google's Find My Device network is still nascent and opt-in, limiting its effectiveness compared to Apple's Find My Network. Google is reportedly working on improving its network's speed and reliability.
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    External communities not syncing?
  • I am also missing comments on posts from other instances.

    And on a post I made to World, I only got comments from here.

    • Proton Docs is a privacy-focused alternative to Google Docs and Microsoft Word, offering similar features and layout.
    • Launched within Proton Drive, it is part of Proton's suite of work tools aiming to compete with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.
    • Proton Docs prioritizes security, encrypting all data in real time and promising not to sell user data, appealing to privacy-conscious users.
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    www.bleepingcomputer.com Dev rejects CVE severity, makes his GitHub repo read-only

    The popular open source project, 'ip' had its GitHub repository archived, or made "read-only" by its developer as a result of a dubious CVE report filed for his project. Unfortunately, open-source developers have recently been met with an uptick in debatable or outright bogus CVEs filed for their pr...

    Dev rejects CVE severity, makes his GitHub repo read-only
    • The developer of the 'node-ip' project made the GitHub repository read-only after disputing the severity of a reported vulnerability (CVE-2023-42282).
    • The vulnerability involved incorrect identification of private IP addresses in non-standard formats, but the developer argued it had a dubious security impact.
    • The situation highlights ongoing issues with unverified CVE reports causing unnecessary panic and frustration for open-source project maintainers.
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    www.cnn.com The Boeing saga has reached a new level of absurdity | CNN Business

    If you’re a PR person, I can’t possibly think of a harder job to have right now than working at Boeing. It’s not just clean up in aisle six, it’s clean up the entire store, loading dock and parking lot on a daily — if not hourly — basis.

    The Boeing saga has reached a new level of absurdity | CNN Business
    • Boeing admitted that a missing work order led to a door plug blowing off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max in January.
    • The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reprimanded Boeing for sharing investigative information and referred Boeing's conduct to the Department of Justice.
    • Boeing's attempt to be transparent and take responsibility for the incident was criticized, highlighting the impact of procedural lapses on flight safety.
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    www.adweek.com What's Happened Since Time Dropped Its Paywall 1 Year Ago

    The legacy publisher is betting its business on advertising—and its brand.

    What's Happened Since Time Dropped Its Paywall 1 Year Ago
    • Time removed its paywall in June 2023, resulting in a rise in advertising revenue but a loss of digital subscribers, with traffic remaining relatively flat.
    • The decision was influenced by broader industry trends and the publisher's focus on working with advertisers and leveraging its brand equity in other ventures.
    • Time aims to achieve profitability by expanding its direct advertising and sponsorship business, growing its global events slate, and exploring new ventures like connected television.
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    Mythbusters
  • Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  • www.techspot.com Firefox users are unhappy with privacy tweaks in the browser's latest version

    Firefox has been a beloved browser by many, but the latest Firefox 127 version has some users doubting its commitment to privacy.

    Firefox users are unhappy with privacy tweaks in the browser's latest version
    • Firefox 127 has introduced privacy tweaks that are causing user dissatisfaction, particularly due to changes like the separation of normal and private windows on the taskbar and the closing of private tabs when the main instance closes on iOS.
    • Despite user complaints, the update includes new privacy and security enhancements such as upgrading subresources from HTTP to HTTPS and masking CPU architecture to reduce fingerprinting.
    • Mozilla plans to address user feedback by reintroducing the "browser.privateWindowSeparation.enabled" preference as an opt-in and adding more intuitive privacy settings in future updates.
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    Anti-Capitalist Affirmations
  • I think they were referring to the text (transcription) of the post, not the image. And yes it looks like OCR.

  • Television @lemmy.world AnActOfCreation @programming.dev

    “Where did all the money go?”: Star Wars Fans Can’t Believe Disney Spent Twice the Money as Godzilla Minus One to Make Each Episode of The Acolyte

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    arstechnica.com Proton is taking its privacy-first apps to a nonprofit foundation model

    Because of Swiss laws, there are no shareholders, and only one mission.

    Proton is taking its privacy-first apps to a nonprofit foundation model
    • Proton, known for its secure email and productivity services, is transitioning to a nonprofit foundation model, ensuring it remains mission-focused without reliance on external subsidies.
    • The Proton Foundation, now the primary shareholder, is located in Switzerland, which mandates that foundations act according to their established purpose, bolstering Proton's commitment to privacy.
    • Proton has expanded its offerings to include cloud storage, password management, calendars, and VPN services, all designed with end-to-end encryption and hosted in Switzerland, enhancing its privacy-first approach.

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    > We believe that if we want to bring about large-scale change, Proton can’t be billionaire-subsidized (like Signal), Google-subsidized (like Mozilla), government-subsidized (like Tor), donation-subsidized (like Wikipedia), or even speculation-subsidized (like the plethora of crypto “foundations”)," Proton CEO Andy Yen wrote in a blog post announcing the transition. "Instead, Proton must have a profitable and healthy business at its core."

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    www.bleepingcomputer.com New York Times warns freelancers of GitHub repo data breach

    The New York Times notified an undisclosed number of contributors that some of their sensitive personal information was stolen and leaked after its GitHub repositories were breached in January 2024.

    New York Times warns freelancers of GitHub repo data breach
    • The New York Times suffered a breach of its GitHub repositories in January 2024, leading to the theft and leak of sensitive personal information of freelancers.
    • Attackers accessed the repos using exposed credentials, but the breach did not impact the newspaper's internal systems or operations.
    • The stolen data, amounting to 273GB, was leaked on 4chan and included various personal details of contributors as well as information related to assignments and source code, including the viral Wordle game.
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    www.theregister.com Mozilla restores Firefox add-ons banned in Russia

    Browser maker decided not to follow Putin's orders. Well done

    Mozilla restores Firefox add-ons banned in Russia
    • Mozilla has reinstated previously banned Firefox add-ons in Russia that were designed to circumvent state censorship, such as a VPN and a tool to access Tor websites.
    • The ban was initially imposed at the request of Russia's internet censorship agency, Roskomnadzor, but Mozilla lifted it to support an open and accessible internet.
    • Mozilla's decision reflects its commitment to users in Russia and globally, despite the potential risks associated with the regulatory environment in Russia.
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    www.windowscentral.com Microsoft accidentally lists the benefits of not using a Microsoft account on Windows 11

    Using a local account on Windows 11 has its benefits, as explained by Microsoft on accident.

    Microsoft accidentally lists the benefits of not using a Microsoft account on Windows 11
    • Microsoft inadvertently highlighted the benefits of using a local account over a Microsoft account on Windows 11 in a recent support page update.
    • Using a local account allows for offline sign-in, is independent of cloud services, and limits settings, files, and applications to a single device, enhancing privacy.
    • Despite these benefits, Microsoft requires internet access or workarounds for the initial setup of Windows 11, making it challenging to use a local account from the start.
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    9to5google.com YouTube looks to be testing server-side ad injection to counter ad blockers

    YouTube's crackdown on tools that block advertising continues with server-side ad injection. The developer of...

    YouTube looks to be testing server-side ad injection to counter ad blockers
    • YouTube is testing server-side ad injection to counter ad blockers, integrating ads directly into videos to make them indistinguishable from the main content.
    • This new method complicates ad blocking, including tools like SponsorBlock, which now face challenges in accurately identifying and skipping sponsored segments.
    • The feature is currently in testing and not widely rolled out, with YouTube encouraging users to subscribe to YouTube Premium for an ad-free experience.
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    sports.yahoo.com Joey Chestnut out of 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest over deal with rival brand

    Joey Chestnut has won the competition 16 times and every year since 2016.

    Joey Chestnut out of 2024 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest over deal with rival brand
    • Joey Chestnut, a legendary competitive eater and 16-time Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest champion, has been banned from the 2024 contest due to a new deal with rival brand Impossible Foods.
    • Major League Eating (MLE) and Nathan's tried to accommodate Chestnut but ultimately enforced their exclusivity provisions, which prohibit competitors from endorsing rival brands.
    • Chestnut, who stated he had no contract with MLE or Nathan's, expressed his disappointment on social media, claiming the ban was an attempt to change the rules and emphasizing his commitment to continue competing.
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    9to5mac.com Apple refused to pay bounty to Kaspersky for uncovering vulnerability in 'Operation Triangulation' - 9to5Mac

    Kaspersky reported one of the iOS vulnerabilities found in Operation Triangulation. However, in a bizarre update, Apple reportedly refused to pay the security bounty.

    Apple refused to pay bounty to Kaspersky for uncovering vulnerability in 'Operation Triangulation' - 9to5Mac
    • Kaspersky uncovered iOS vulnerabilities in 'Operation Triangulation', reported to Apple, but was refused bounty payment
    • Apple's Security Bounty Program offers rewards up to $1 million for discovering vulnerabilities to prevent them from being sold on the dark web
    • Apple's refusal to pay Kaspersky could be due to restrictions on financial transactions with companies in sanctioned countries like Russia.
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    cointelegraph.com Developer posts secret key on GitHub, loses $40K in 2 minutes

    Web3 developer Brian Guan lost $40,000 after accidentally making his wallet keys public on GitHub.

    Developer posts secret key on GitHub, loses $40K in 2 minutes
    • Web3 developer Brian Guan lost $40,000 after accidentally posting his wallet's secret keys publicly on GitHub, with the funds being drained in just two minutes.
    • The crypto community's reactions were mixed, with some offering support and others mocking Guan's previous comments about developers using AI tools like ChatGPT for coding.
    • This incident highlights ongoing debates about security practices and the role of AI in software development within the crypto community.
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    www.yahoo.com Hiker finds pipe feeding China's tallest waterfall

    A hiker posted a video showing the water flow of the fall was coming from a pipe built into the rock face.

    Hiker finds pipe feeding China's tallest waterfall
    • Hiker finds pipe feeding China's tallest waterfall, sparking social media controversy and investigation by local government officials.
    • Yuntai tourism park operators admit to using a pipe to enhance waterfall flow during dry season to maintain visitor satisfaction.
    • Social media users express mixed reactions, with some understanding the situation while others criticize the artificial enhancement of natural landscapes.
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    • Humane warns AI Pin owners to stop using charging case due to potential fire safety risk from certain battery cells.
    • Issue isolated to specific battery cells in Charge Case Accessory, not related to hardware design.
    • Ai Pin, Battery Booster(s), and Charge Pad not affected, as disqualified vendor does not supply components for those products.
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    Musk accused of selling $7.5 billion of Tesla stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low
  • Apologies, I run the Bypass Paywalls Clean extension for Firefox so I don't even notice when sites have paywalls (and I recommend everyone else do the same). It's right up there with adblockers as being almost an essential component of browsing the web these days.

    https://github.com/bpc-clone/bypass-paywalls-firefox-clean

    Here are a few more options for viewing the article without a paywall if you don't want to install an extension.

  • fortune.com Musk accused of selling $7.5 billion of Tesla stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low

    The Tesla CEO faces claims he pocketed $3 billion in ill-gotten gains in late 2022 after learning Q4 vehicle sales would not deliver the 'epic end of year' he promised investors.

    Musk accused of selling $7.5 billion of Tesla stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low
    • Elon Musk accused of illegally selling $7.5 billion in Tesla stock in Q4 2022.
    • Lawsuit alleges Musk and board violated fiduciary duties by selling shares ahead of disappointing vehicle sales data.
    • Shareholder seeks disgorgement of $3 billion in illegal gains and damages from directors for reckless behavior.
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    Just deleted my Google account!!!
  • Ente it you're looking for a paid service. (For me, photos are too important to self-host.) They're end-to-end encrypted and both server and clients are open source.

  • I'm forking Ladybird and stepping down as SerenityOS BDFL
  • I see it more like the browser group wanted it to be a 'real' browser and not held down by having to be compliant with the hobby OS. But that's just my reading from the outside. :)

    They mentioned being more open to OSS packages, which probably wouldn't work on Serenity.

  • 24 of the best free alternatives to the most popular paid software
  • Lol it's not a link in the markdown so it's just the Lemmy web UI making assumptions. Also it's funny that they don't own that domain.

  • 24 of the best free alternatives to the most popular paid software
  • Didn't they recently get bought by Canva? Not saying that's a good or bad thing, but it's something to keep in mind.

  • Google Chrome’s plan to limit ad blocking extensions kicks off next week
  • I think migrating is the hardest part. My email history has a lot of important records and notes that I don't want to lose.

    By the way, I recommend checking out this video, which makes a great point that email is inherently insecure, regardless of the provider you choose.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH626CXyNtE

  • Google Chrome’s plan to limit ad blocking extensions kicks off next week
  • Don't fret, I think a lot of us are on a long-term journey to de-Google. I've actually found that changing browsers is one of the easiest things to do, especially with the ability to import your bookmarks and such. With Firefox Sync, you pretty much have the same functionality as you would with your Google account signed into Chrome.

  • Google Chrome’s plan to limit ad blocking extensions kicks off next week
  • I have no idea. I'd guess not, as it's not a strong fork like other Chromium-based browsers. Its main selling point is that it's nearly identical to Chrome, but with a lot of the Google garbage stripped out. I don't use it as a daily driver, but only when I need something Chromium-based like the use case mentioned by @[email protected]. It's very likely to work wherever Chrome does.

  • Google Chrome’s plan to limit ad blocking extensions kicks off next week
  • They expect most users to not care, and sadly they're right.