@how You do, but some of them are boycotting USOSSDEM ;)
Time for a no bullshit European ethical technology event not sponsored by or teeming with surveillance capitalists who happen to work on some open source projects.
@how (PS. Watch this space on that one, I want to get the first one up and running this year. Talking to some folks now.)
@aral Actually we're strongly thinking about making an alternative event for free software developers & designers & users that is actually about free technologies production.
@how I’ll keep you in the loop with ours; see if we can combine our efforts.
@desikn @aral Oh, OK, so that's it. Bradley Kuhn and Karen Sandler come to keynote FOSDEM on "how the resistance failed" and "how volunteer developers can optimize their action" -- and their travel is paid for by Google, then they stay a bit more to evangelize Yurpins about Copyleft in an EU capital.
Interesting. We can ask them why Google...
We could remove the F too...
(except that OSDEM looks too much something related to #osdev) becayse #Mozilla is not a bastion of #freedom anymore: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1487081#c16
Since their outraged reaction to that bug report, I realized that Mozilla is just the #geek friendly #PR department of #Google. But they are more an #US thing than a Google one: after all they want to hends your data to #CloudFlare too... and defend most abusive #SiliconValley's #BusinessModel, while pretending to not.
@Shamar Line 2615 of the script reproduced in
mentions: o = ["acunetix", "beef", "burp", "zap", "fiddler", "netsparker", "sleepypuppy", "sonar", "xbackdoor", "xenotix", "dominator", "littleDoctor"],
To me it looks like a script detector that will tell (someone) that the visiting browser has been compromised.
No: as the following lines show, it's an implementation of the attack I described at https://dev.to/shamar/the-meltdown-of-the-web-4p1m and rain-1 polished and extended at https://rain-1.github.io/in-browser-localhostdiscovery to detect some tools running on the machine of the visiting browser (tunneling through the #browser behind the #firewall and #proxy).
Those are network security tools, and it's weird that the Russian Government want a db of IP/people using them.. but it's way worse when you realize that those specific tools...
So they are building a db of people to NOT attack with an undetectable remote execution attack that Mozilla and #Chromium refused to mitigate.
Now ask yourself: why a Government can need such a database?
And why they couldn't make the attack itself undetectable?
The argument that the Web is broken strikes a sensitive chord in me. Yesterday still I was having this conversation: what browser do we have left? None. Maybe we should definitely drop usage of the Web entirely.
Back to #P2P yes... Still the transition from Web to P2P is not ready, it looks more like a blind dive than a toboggan.
But I digress.
It strikes sensitive chords in everybody: https://dev.to/shamar/i-have-been-banned-from-lobsters-ask-me-anything-5041
But if we hide our heads in the sand, it won't get better by itself.
Can we fix it?
I think so.
But the process is going to be... difficult... even dangerous, I'm afraid.
It's not just matter of economical interests (that make people refuse to open their eyes for the hope to get rich with some online game deducing valuable people's health data), but of militar ones that were smartly tied to them: https://medium.com/@giacomo_59737/the-web-is-still-a-darpa-weapon-31e3c3b032b8
#Tor doesn't allow those specific attacks, but if you authenticate to a service through it, and your identity is leaked (or simply available) with an association to a Tor exit node IP, there's no need for that to know that "you have something to hide".
Idk the undetectable part through...
This is a good question from a technical point of view (but totally beyond people skills).
I guess that there are interesting hack one could try:
- run Firefox through a virtual machine that can only go outside
- replace the 127.0.0.1 in the kernel with an existing IP you don't care to visit (say a russian government site 😉), but I guess it's a strong assumption in many userspace programs.
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