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  1. Comment on Why everything is suddenly getting more expensive — and why it won’t stop in ~finance

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    What do you think about this article? Is it correct? Does it miss things? What's your take on the current situation?

    What do you think about this article? Is it correct? Does it miss things? What's your take on the current situation?

    Prices are going to rise, probably exponentially, over the course of the next few decades. The reason for that’s simple: everything, more or less, has been artificially cheap. The costs of everything from carbon to fascism to ecological collapse to social fracture haven’t been factored in — ever, from the beginning of the industrial age. But that age is now coming to a sudden, climactic, explosive end. The problem is that, well, we’re standing in the way.

    The economy is undergoing a profound shock. Unfortunately for us, it’s going to be one of the largest shocks in economic history. It’s a “supply shock,” as economists formally call it — perhaps the greatest of all time. No, I’m not exaggerating. The world can’t get microchips right about now.

    The “chip shortage” is something that the world doesn’t really grasp yet, in its full importance and magnitude. It is the first climate catastrophe related shortage to hit us at a civilizational, global level.

  2. Comment on New study raises fresh ‘privacy concerns’ about data sharing from Android mobile phones in ~tech

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    Sorry for the repost, I missed this topic.

    Sorry for the repost, I missed this topic.

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  3. Comment on New study raises fresh ‘privacy concerns’ about data sharing from Android mobile phones in ~tech

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    They found that even when minimally configured and the handset is idle, with the notable exception of e/OS, these vendor-customised Android variants transmit substantial amounts of information to the OS developer and to third parties such as Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Facebook that have pre-installed system apps. There is no opt-out from this data collection.

    Amongst the key findings from the study were, with the exception of e/OS, all of the handset manufacturers examined collect a list of all the apps installed on a handset.

    The Xiaomi handset sends details of all the app screens viewed by a user to Xiaomi, including when and how long each app is used. This reveals, for example, the timing and duration of phone calls.

    On the Huawei handset the Swiftkey keyboard sends details of app usage over time to Microsoft. This reveals, for example, when a user is writing a text, using the search bar, searching for contacts.

    While, Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme and Google collect long-lived device identifiers, e.g., the hardware serial number, alongside user-resettable advertising identifiers.

  4. Comment on The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked in ~tech

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    The leaked Twitch data reportedly includes:

    • The entirety of Twitch’s source code with comment history “going back to its early beginnings”
    • Creator payout reports from 2019
    • Mobile, desktop and console Twitch clients
    • Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch
    • “Every other property that Twitch owns” including IGDB and CurseForge
    • An unreleased Steam competitor, codenamed Vapor, from Amazon Game Studios
    • Twitch internal ‘red teaming’ tools (designed to improve security by having staff pretend to be hackers)
    15 votes
  5. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of September 27 in ~health.coronavirus

  6. Comment on 2021 German Federal election thread in ~news

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    Small correction: the coalition between CDU (black), Greens and FPD (yellow) is called Jamaica coalition.

    Small correction: the coalition between CDU (black), Greens and FPD (yellow) is called Jamaica coalition.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    Not GP, but one addon to don't download commonly used .js files is Decentraleyes.

    Not GP, but one addon to don't download commonly used .js files is Decentraleyes.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Why Britain's newbuilds are so ugly in ~design

  9. Comment on From stolen laptop to inside the company network in ~comp

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    This blog describes an IT attack on a company network from just a stolen laptop (blackbox).

    This blog describes an IT attack on a company network from just a stolen laptop (blackbox).

    2 votes