Thursday, June 06


Daily News Stuff 6 June 2024

Oops They Did It Again Edition

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  • Microsoft has effectively destroyed computer security altogether.  (Ars Technica)

    Not directly the subject of the article (which is about Microsoft Recall, again), but of the pinned comment.

    The point being that Recall is such a huge security risk, that even if you disable it (or never install Windows 11 in the first place), you have to assume that anyone you share a document with has been or will soon be hacked.

    Which is bad.

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1 Recall:  I'll use W11 for work as necessary, I guess, and I'll keep using it at home for a while but I've been flirting more and more with Linux lately.  Not all of my games work on it, but many do.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 07 2024 02:33 AM (BMUHC)

2 I hate that Arse wrote "they bricked the ability to use Alexa."  That's a meaningless and stupid way to use that word.  Bricking a device means making it completely unusable.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 07 2024 02:42 AM (BMUHC)

3 "Since the 2022 sale of Twitter to Elon Musk, who rebranded the app X, there's been a surge of interest in decentralized social media. Apps like Mastodon gained a following in the wake of Twitter's new ownership, as users" discovered they hated free speech.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 07 2024 02:47 AM (BMUHC)

4 Re Microsoft: And then there's Adobe's latest rights grab.

Posted by: Mauser at Friday, June 07 2024 01:50 PM (nk1Z+)

5 Mauser: Indeed.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 07 2024 04:26 PM (PiXy!)

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