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 No.8216[Reply]

Title gives my conclusion from empirical events I witnessed and inside info. PSP runs on the same circuit, but isn't the backdoor per se, which has been around for much longer.

Just like AMD was able to change the crypto algorithms for the Zen chip they licensed to China, they can change how the CPU behaves at any system, even those already deployed. This can be used to sabotage any program or computation, making BadBIOS (uses radio, not sound) vastly nastier than StuxNet.

American military made a grave mistake by giving access to the morons of the Brazilian military, who are letting knowledge of this spread like a fire (and misusing it for petty profit and inside jobs to justify a police state). Israel, UK and France also have access, but are much more professional.
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 No.9313

>>8216
>BadBIOS (uses radio, not sound)
Just don't have a radio mic or speakers?
Whats to stop you from popping open your laptop or cell phone and wireclipping the LTE/speaker cables.

 No.9314

>>8216
honestly who cares if ur not gonna do a crime

 No.9318

>>9314
well he can't admit to planning one nowadays can he?

 No.9327

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>>9314
>honestly who cares if ur not gonna do a crime
>>9314
well he can't admit to planning one nowadays can he?
it's never been about crime
Knowledge is power, if corporations or other organisations know more about you as you know about them, they have an knowledge advantage over you that lets them politically disenfranchise you. Class societies have a class war going , and the surveillance stuff is them following the doctrine of "know your enemy". Even if you are just a rightist social democrat that wants bourgeois democracy with welfare capitalism, you have to insist on completely removing the state and corporations from personal devices and home networks, or you' won't even be able to have bourgeois democracy.

Even if the proletariat has robust control over the state you would still make personal devices off limits, people store their personal lives in these things and it's almost like violating bodily autonomy if you give powerful organisations access to personal devices. You wouldn't want to be frisked by the police in the offline world even if you have nothing to hide, so it's not ok to do that in the online world.

It's also really stupid for strategical considerations, the NSA or big tech is not securing the access they have to your machines, so even if you are fine with making people corporate serfs without political rights, you would still hand them over to basically moderately tech-able organisations that can buy cyber-break-in tools from the grey market. Basically the backdoors to your computer and communications will become available to your local mafia, eventually, because big organisations leak what ever trick they develop.

For a strong socialist society the reasons are different, people cannot be politically disenfranchised even if you backdoor devices. But it would still compromise your technology and infrastructure. You have no reason to believe that a socialist society would be better at securing "the other end of the backdoor". It makes your society vulnerable to coordination-collapse-attacks. An example of this type of attack was the Soviet block dissolution. The entire economic system relied on the central planning buro for economic coordination and once the neo-liberal coup was able to bPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.9341

>>9327
GOOD post.



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 No.8208[Reply]

Five ways in which tech workers are organizing
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 No.8228

Five ways in which tech workers are organizing

 No.8233

Five ways in which tech workers are organizing

 No.8284

I've worked in Big Tech and holy shit are people brainwashed to dick suck the company and it's leaders.

 No.8419

>>8227
It was just interesting material to introduce other tech people to organizing and give them a lens to understand what is happening in the field.

 No.8420

It would also be interesting to know if you can think of other forms that you find relevant



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 No.8194[Reply]

Is it possible to live without a cell phone of any kind, dumb or smart?

 No.8196

Yes.

 No.8197

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Of course it is, goy.

 No.8204

Depends on where you live. Refusing to use a cellphone would force you to become a homeless scavenger in "smart cities"



 No.8183[Reply]

Snowden crashes some millionaire's investment seminar, urges public NOT to give organizer money
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 No.8185

his hands are literally shaking lolaccelerationAcceleration

 No.8186

>>8185
So did Ed agree to be a speaker for this obvious scam conference just to dunk on Tulsiani at the end?accelerationAcceleration

 No.8187

Hiberian Hacks Indian Scam Center ((GONE VIRAL))

 No.8188

>"LOOK UP"
Did he mean the other speakers in the call?

 No.8189

>>8184
The indian boog probably paid Snowden to kiss his ass and give him more credibility and didn't expect this to happen.



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 No.8177[Reply]

>write articles about relationship between Oracle and China and mass surveilance
https://theintercept.com/2021/04/22/oracle-digital-china-resellers-brokers-surveillance/
https://theintercept.com/2021/02/18/oracle-china-police-surveillance/
<Oracle VP: If you have any information about Mara or her reporting, write me securely at kglueck AT protonmail.com
https://web.archive.org/web/20210428135055/https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/blog/the-intercepts-latest-2001-04-27/
lol

 No.8179

The Intercept is on a path to total self-destruction. In this episode, BTFO by one of the most hated dinosaur tech companies in the US. What a time to be alive.

 No.8180

>>8179
>VP seething and looking for dirt on journalist
>cheering for the corporation
Did I miss something?

 No.8181

>>8180
dengoid brain rot

 No.8182

>>8179
>the FBI is moving forward with a probe into how classified documents were leaked to The Intercept for its article revealing details about a database of terrorism suspects
>Erik Wemple, writing for The Washington Post, noted the conspicuous refusal of The Intercept to use the term "targeted killings" to refer to the U.S. drone program, instead referring to the drone strikes as "assassinations"
>The Intercept's founder "has relentlessly criticized Israel and its political leadership, and at times has invoked tropes of dual loyalty in attacking the pro-Israel community"
>it was reported that members of the U.S. military had been banned from reading The Intercept
from a quick reading the intercept seems to make the american government pissed, am i supposed to hate them more than fucking oracle of all things?



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 No.8164[Reply]

How bad is Spotify?

It's a bourgeoise vice, but I really like it. I hate having to search all over the web to pirate albums, organize those albums in my desktop, and transfer transfer both to my phone and laptop from my desktop. Spotify just makes the process so much easier. I can listen from any device I want. I want to add some songs to my playlist? I search it up and add it in a matter of seconds. I want to share music? I copy a link and send it over in seconds. Spotify has 99% of the music I listen to and I don't even listen to mainstream stuff.

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?international_brigadeInternational Brigade
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 No.10368

join a private tracker, you can get the best version of any album you want and people there know how to rip music from streaming services. supplement with soulseek or just use soulseek alone if you're not picky about quality control
you can use funkwhale create your own private streaming service tailored to your needs

 No.10369

>>10367
based testimonials

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 No.10513

>>8191
There is though. I found this app on F-Droid called SpotiFlyer that literally does that. I'm not a tech expert, but I trust F-Droid apps for privacy and it only wants permission to access storage do download the file, but you can see that on their F-droid page.



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 No.8160[Reply]

"google disabled my account that i used to make my folder with educational content on Palestine"

 No.8161

hopefully you don't get vanned

 No.8205

Fuck, I guess I gotta delete some of my commie shit from Drive too. Fuck fuck fuck

 No.8206

last month google won a 4 billion shekel bid to build big data for Israel, i guess silencing Palestinian voices was part of the deal.
>>8161
op should be fine, but probably shouldn't travel to Israel, maybe op could bump this thread once a week to let us know about his personal safety
>>8205
Yeah maybe stop using the corporate cloud altogether, it's turning into hostile territory. The Palestinian cause used to be a human rights issue, if their algorithms now think that's terrorism they are pretty far gone already.

 No.8269

>>8160
The true path is to have a dynamic IP, back up the files, and continually upload it every time you get banned on a new account. If they rangeban your whole ISP you have won, this means two big corporations grinding against one anothertranshumanismTranshumanism



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 No.8156[Reply]

Glory to the PLA Navy! China has realized helicarrier technologies, the west trembles in fear!chinaChina

 No.8157

Why would a flying aircraft carrier even need a runway? Just drop the aircraft from the bottom and they'll attain the velocity to fly.

 No.10489

>>8157
>Why would a flying aircraft carrier
Something that big would have such a powerful exhaust that it becomes a wind-storm weapon as soon as it flies low over the ground, it wouldn't need any dedicated weapons or fighters.

 No.10490

What the fuck is that?



 No.8138[Reply]

I find myself drawn into obsessively wasting my time on the internet. i used to be more productive when i didnt have a smartphone but now, the itch of having distraction at my fingers every single minute of every day has tanked my attention span and drags my attention away whenever i do work.

There has never been better systems of control than these that keep us occupied on vapid bullshit at all times of the day.

i know i can fight it but i need some tools. How do you guys mitigate the itch to look at your phone or whatever. i live in China so i cant get out of using my phone for literally everything, you cant survive here without one on your pocket. But whats your advice/ tools for mitigating this?

 No.8140

Get rid of all the accounts you don't need, even going as far as hunting down all the old stuff you no longer use and purging that as well
Get a password manager to manage the accounts you do have
Use something like pomodoro to force yourself to do something if you can't get yourself to do it naturally
Physically write down what you need to do in the morning, then keep a backup in an application like Emacs org-mode if you need to. Do the most annoying/tedious work first if you can.
Think of your long-term goals and also physically write those down, then make a digital backup
Sync your password manager and goals across devices, make sure your goals are somewhere will you see them a lot so that you are reminded of them
On your phone, delete all the apps you don't need and shut off all the notifications that aren't important

 No.8141

>>8140
thank you this is very helpful

 No.8142

>>8140
Can confirm this shit works.international_brigadeInternational Brigade

 No.8143

Hey my landlord does the same thing, that is a pretty good idea



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 No.8132[Reply]

how much it would cost to build something to shoot that down, or maybe EMP the drones
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 No.8441

>>8153
this isn't Final Fantasy the military doesn't use airships

 No.8943

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You will ride the blimp and you will be happy.

 No.8958

>>8441
Yes and no, airships for recon still have uses if there is no risk of them attacked and DARPA is devloping drone airships that job would be just sit on a boarder and listen in to radio signals with a nation they are technically not at war with.

 No.8960

Hover your drone in front of it. Then when it crashes into it, you sue Amazon for $100000000000000000000000000000.

 No.8964

>>8960
Is making money off suing companies really as comically easy as they show in TV?



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