Friday, March 22, 2019

So much for "Move fast and break things"

from here

I keep thinking there's nothing Facebook can do that surprises me anymore, but Facebook keeps proving me wrong.

It's surprisingly effective

found on Meme Generator

I suppose if you're going to trick people into downloading something they wouldn't want, dressing it up like something everyone needs is bound to work pretty well.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

What's next, the Caesar cipher?

from here

Cisco may discourage it's use, but for a cipher that was broken in 1863 it's hard to understand why it would be in modern equipment, or even legacy equipment at all. At some point backwards compatibility just becomes plain backwards.

Thanks to Liam O for tweeting about this ridiculous state of affairs.

Still not quite private enough

found on Reddit

No matter how much computer technology you use to keep your browsing private, playing with your privates in a public space is not private and will be seen.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Now how will we protect our brainwaves?

from here

Thanks to Rob Rosenberger for making me think about tin-foil hats in connection with Norsk Hydro's ransomware incident.

You reap what you sow, kitty

found on I Can Has Cheezburger

No doubt this cat invades your privacy while you're on the pot, so I see nothing wrong with returning the favour.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Just think of the database as ReadReady

from here

Collecting the BreedReady status of millions of women seems pretty darn creepy, but who knows, maybe there is a legitimate reason for it (and the programmer just picked a really creepy column name - seems difficult to escape some level of creepiness).