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"An anonymous source reported Mr Fisher from South Ayrshire claiming he was 'scamming' people by using an app to produce his work, including portraits and landscapes"

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7

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For your own safety, ignore people who show you by their actions that they can't be reached.

One woman had her new book canceled because she asked someone to follow the rules.

twitter.com/ajplus/status/1127

A vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware, developed by NSO Group, on to phones.

The spyware could be transmitted through a call, even if the call was unanswered.

It is unclear how many phones were targeted.
ft.com/content/4da1117e-756c-1

Itโ€™s past Motherโ€™s Day, but I was thinking about her today.

One of the best things she gave us growing up was NOT being overprotective. Scrapes, cuts, bee stings, sun burn, those were all โ€œnormalโ€, and not some major catastrophe.

We were allowed to run around in the rain during a summer thunderstorm, or stay out so long on the frozen pond our feet ached and throbbed as they thawed out, or drive in a snowstorm.

The point: We weโ€™re allowed to be kids, and I am eternally grateful for that.

Never trust a phone company.

Never trust a phone company.

Never trust a phone company.

AT&T promised 7,000 new jobs to get tax breakโ€”it cut 23,000 jobs instead arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Managed hosting is when you own and run a site, but the hosting company does the behind-the-scenes tech stuff like installation and updates.

There's a new indie company called Spacebear offering #PixelFed and #PeerTube managed hosting:

app.spacebear.ee

You can follow them at @tklk

There's also a well-established company called Masto.host offering #Mastodon managed hosting:

masto.host

You can follow them at @mastohost

(Thank you to @Hau for the tip about Spacebear )

(6) The unionization of government employees created a new class of American citizen:

A mass of untouchables who ran the daily business of government and who, through the alliance of their unions with the Democratic Party, created a state within the state.

Public Service Announcement:

"uBlock Origin" and "uBlock" are two different privacy plugins for web browsers.

โœ… uBlock Origin is the one switching.social recommends

โŒ uBlock is NOT recommended

For more information on why they have such similar names but are so different:

reddit.com/r/ublock/comments/3

p.s. Switching.social recommends installing both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger (eff.org/privacybadger) alongside each other.

#uBlockOrigin #uBlock #ยตBlock #Privacy #AdBlocking

Iโ€™ve been using more in the past few days than Iโ€™ve ever had before. Itโ€™s so easy to use. Many thanks to @dansup and team for their hard work and to @tklk for updating my hosted instance as soon as v0.9 was released.

Programming is hard (2/2)

Also, I didnโ€™t want to become a doctor or a lawyer (two professions that I as a teenager understood made considerable a considerable income).

I donโ€™t remember knowing many girls that were interested in video games or gadgets when I was growing up.

zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-20/

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