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Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

Critical Beaker Browser release [1]:

"⚠️ Hey everybody! This is an important security fix. Please update immediately if you are using Beaker 0.8.x. ⚠️ Follow #1519 [2] for more information. We will post a full post-mortem there after users have had time to update."

[1] github.com/beakerbrowser/beake
[2] github.com/beakerbrowser/beake

If you have a rooted Android there's also this option for exporting your TOTP secrets: github.com/puddly/android-otp-

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Whoa, turns out there's a way to backup your Authy TOTP secrets to import elsewhere. Involves installing the Chrome Authy app and pasting some JavaScript code into the app's browser console which is where the secrets are then printed.

Followed these instructions up until pasting the code:

gist.github.com/gboudreau/94bb

The Gist code is outdated but this comment thankfully has working code that conveniently prints the QR codes out in the browser console.

gist.github.com/gboudreau/94bb

oh neat, the founder of Findx, @brian, also founded givero.com.

"For every web search you make, we donate half of our revenue to good causes...like WWF, Save the Children or The Ocean Cleanup."

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TIL findx.com is back up and running after shutting down a year ago.

"This is a re-launched version of Findx. Previously, we attempted to build our own open-source search engine which had its own search index (more about that here [1]). This new version uses data from Microsoft (Bing). More things are in the works, but we cannot reveal more at this time."

[1] web.archive.org/web/2019092118

A new tool called Dangerzone by Micah Lee is out now:

"Take potentially dangerous PDFs, office documents, or images and convert them to a safe PDF."

github.com/firstlookmedia/dang

Lukol was also founded by Russian entrepreneur, Vladislav Golunov [1] who's behind another search engine called Kiddle [2], targeted for kids 🤔

[1] theregister.co.uk/2016/04/11/k
[2] kiddle.co/

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2) They replaced "We do NOT record your IP address, browser data, or operating system" with the vague phrase, "We do NOT collect any personally identifiable information (PII).
3) They removed "We do NOT share your search data with governments."

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While looking into Lukol [1], a supposed "anonymous search engine," it's interesting to see how their privacy policy has changed over the years (thanks Wayback Machine [2]!). Sometime in 2016...

1) They stopped proxying Google search results and began relying simply on Google Custom Search [3] which is subject to Google's privacy policy [4].

[1] lukol.com
[2] archive.org
[3] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_C
[4] support.google.com/customsearc

Just reported their Firefox WebExtension (addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef); looks like it’s been available for download for the last 5 months, ugh

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I was searching around for "private search engines" online and on Firefox's AMO (addons.mozilla.org) to see what's recommended and I found some engines that all share the same Cayman Islands contact address, UX, privacy policy, and are hosted on AWS. 🤔
- ghostpeek.com/
- discretesearch.com/
- searchencrypt.com/

Good on Planned Parenthood for doing the right thing and removing the Facebook tracking. But it’s shocking that developers are ignorant to the tracking embedded in these frameworks and libraries. It’s irresponsible.

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