Chrome 76 Released
“Chrome 76.0.3809.87 contains a number of fixes and improvements…This update includes 43 security fixes.”
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Chrome 76 arrives with Flash blocked by default, detecting Incognito mode disabled, and PWA improvements
Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Amazon’s Free Doorbell Cameras Only Cost Law Enforcement Agencies Their Dignity And Autonomy
“There’s no such thing as a free surveillance camera. Amazon gives these to local cops with the understanding they will proselytize on behalf of its doorbell cameras. Police give these cameras to residents with the understanding (albeit one without the legally-binding language) that they’ll hand over footage from these cameras whenever officers ask for it.
The set-up is sustainable and scales well. The more residents who download Amazon’s surveillance/snitch app Neighbors, the more credits cops can apply towards the purchase of more Ring cameras. It’s a new spin on pyramid schemes, with Amazon gaining market share with each deployment, allowing government employees to do the legwork.
The police become middlemen and advertisers.”
Amazon is just being Amazon I reckon but the police departments should be ashamed of themselves.
OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 – A dream come untrue
“The installer is no longer as awesome as it used to be, the package management is quite broken, and the system wasn’t stable enough to be fun and enjoyable, before or after my tweaks. The Plasma desktop is sweet, and while SUSE does have tricks most other distros don’t have, like YaST, BTRFS, Snapper and such, it feels raw and jumbled and hastily put together. There were too many rough edges and errors and application crashes for me to consider this for serious work. Alas, my dream of using openSUSE in my production setup was dashed once again. All in all, Leap 15.1 deserves something like 4/10, a far cry from the legend it used to be.”
I came to that conclusion 3 1/2 yaers ago: Not Happy With openSUSE Leap and KDE5 (December 19, 2015)
Congressman Calls Out METALLICA After Ticket Scam Is Revealed
“According to The Pulse Of Radio, a congressman has called out METALLICA after it was revealed that representatives for the band allegedly partnered with concert promoter Live Nation to sell portions of their tickets directly to resellers, denying fans the chance to buy tickets first at face value.”
Concert ticketing in this country is an absolute farce. It is corrupt from top to bottom and any band that denies knowledge of this are
Capital One’s breach was inevitable, because we did nothing after Equifax
“Why should we be surprised? Equifax faced zero fallout until its eventual fine. All talk, much bluster, but otherwise little action.
Equifax’s chief executive Richard Smith “retired” before he was fired, allowing him to keep his substantial pension packet. Lawmakers grilled the company but nothing happened. An investigation launched by the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the governmental body responsible for protecting consumers from fraud, declined to pursue the company. The FTC took its sweet time to issue its fine — which amounted to about 20% of the company’s annual revenue for 2018. For one of the most damaging breaches to the U.S. population since the breach of classified vetting files at the Office of Personnel Management in 2015, Equifax got off lightly.”
Every damn one of us saw that coming. The rich rarely get punished as they should.
Startling Study Reveals Majority Of U.S. Packaged Food Is Ultra-Processed
“Now, a new study out of Northwestern University has identified another contributing factor: the overwhelming majority of packaged foods available in the U.S. in 2018 were ultra-processed and unhealthy…American food goods were found to be significantly more processed and contain larger amounts of sugar and sodium, on average.”
I don’t think any sane person thinks our affordable food choices are very healthy. Adults are fatter and sicker and more disturbing is the nations children are too.