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A Deceptive Privacy Consent Banner

Or, a case study in what not to do. It started innocently enough. Accept the obvious blue button or choose "Change Settings" to see what you're accepting. Let's choose to change settings. Up pops this…

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The Average Human and AI

A library with nature inside

The Internet is abuzz with OpenAI's ChatGPT. In watching others, and reading about the output, I find a few thoughts come to mind. The first is curiosity with the input. The training material. Any machine…

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Walled Gardens Galore

A robot sits at a desk in front of a window

100% agree with jwz here, https://www.jwz.org/blog/2022/11/psa-do-not-use-services-that-hate-the-internet/ All the social networks I'm on are considered old, dinosaurs, or archaic. All this may be true, but IRC, XMPP, email lists, and the like are still around decades…

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Possible Fediverse Futures

A federated universe of equals

As the world+dog is discovering Mastodon, I think about possible futures available to us to build a new "social" space on the Internet. What people are really discovering is the Fediverse. It's not one thing,…

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Parsing DNS Query Logs to find CAs

I wrote a Julia program to parse 4,196,368 lines of DNS queries, lookup the certificate authority (CA) tied to each, and dump the results into a CSV file. All of this runs on a Pine64 RockPro64 just…

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