Links 16/3/2022: KDE’s Okular Greenwashed and Microsoft Putting Ads in Applications

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… levels are growing dangerously fast,” according to Euan Nisbet, Earth scientist at Royal Holloway, University of London. (Source: Scientists Raise Alarm Over “Dangerously Fast “Growth in Atmosphere Methane, Nature, February 8, 2022)

TruthOut ☛ Climate-Friendly Fed Nominee Withdraws After Manchin Says He’ll Vote Against Her

TruthOut ☛ AOC Demands Accountability for High Gas Prices as Crude Oil Price Drops

Common Dreams ☛ Biggest Oil …


Links 7/3/2022: VLC 3.0.17 and Firefox 98

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… “Echo”) followed by a permissible command, the Echo will carry it out, researchers from Royal Holloway University in London and Italy’s University of Catania found. Even when devices require verbal confirmation before executing sensitive commands, it’s trivial to bypass the measure by adding the word “yes” about six seconds after issuing the command. Attackers can also exploit what the researchers call the “FVV,” or full voice vulnerability, which allows Echos to make …


Links 5/3/2022: GNUnet 0.16.1 and Free Software in Ukraine

Posted in News Roundup at 9:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… executing audio commands issued by a remote attacker, according to infosec researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London. By exploiting a now-patched vulnerability, a malicious person with some access to a smart speaker could broadcast commands to itself or to other smart speakers nearby, allowing said miscreant to start “smart appliances within the household, buy unwanted items, tamper [with] linked calendars and eavesdrop on the [legitimate] user.” …


Links 13/6/2021: KDE Frameworks 5.83.0 and helloSystem 0.5

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… Capital, Hope, and “a Moment of Terrible Social Intensity”: a Conversation with John Holloway

Born in Dublin, resident in Mexico City, Holloway is best known as a movement thinker who has grappled with the theory of state in capitalism and has gone on help us understand the meaning and potential of global movements to transcend the rule of capital. Meyer, a resident of Brooklyn, is a lifelong activist, author and educator working within the black liberation and global peace …


Links 23/5/2020: Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU21, Wine-Staging 5.9

Posted in News Roundup at 12:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… belief.

A Nurse With One Lung Had COVID-19. Other Nurses Saved Her.

When Crystal Holloway entered the room on the 14th floor of Northwestern Memorial Hospital to introduce herself to a new patient, Tanya Adell-O’Neal was so out of breath, Holloway remembered, she could barely speak. But she got out a few crucial words:

“I have to tell you,” Holloway, an ICU nurse, remembered Adell-O’Neal saying. “I’m a nurse myself.”

A Pandemic and a Plague of …


Links 5/2/2020: Simplicity Linux 2020.1 and Sparky 5.10.1

Posted in News Roundup at 7:54 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… any better, so we can’t continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November. “Medicare isn’t going to pay for it.”

Racist Attitudes Could Aid and Abet the Spread of Coronavirus

Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett talks about the spread of coronavirus and why it is more dangerous than anything the world has seen since the arrival of HIV.

Hong Kong Reports Virus Death as Workers Strike at Hospitals …


Links 4/10/2018: Tails 3.9.1, Fedora 29 Gnome 3.30 Test Day Tomorrow

Posted in News Roundup at 11:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… (NARA) to destroy thousands of records that document unlawful ICE actions.

As Kali Holloway reported for AlterNet, these records include information on illegal detainment of immigrants, inhumane holding conditions, sexual abuses by officers, and wrongful deaths while in ICE custody. As Victoria López of the ACLU wrote, “ICE proposed various timelines for the destruction of these records ranging from 20 years for sexual assault and death records to three years for reports …


Links 20/7/2018: MusicBrainz is Back, Microsoft Pushing .NET Through Canonical

Posted in News Roundup at 1:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… UK personnel ‘could face murder trials’ over drone strikes, MPs warn

Adam Holloway MP: Britain must lead the way to create a global legal framework on drones

oday, we launch the report of the APPG on Drones inquiry, The UK’s Use of Armed Drones: Working with Partners. Following an independent process, our cross-party report shines a light on the risky ways that UK drone partnerships are being run, and makes recommendation to the Government to update Britain’s …

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