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November 01 2018

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January 16 2018

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Reposted fromtfu tfu viakreska-groteska kreska-groteska

December 06 2017

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Now trying LinuxBean, a lightweight Linux distribution developed in Japan. I hopefully want to say goodbye to Windows with this great, fast-to-load OS!

November 24 2017

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en.wikipedia.org: WINE v2.0.5 running Sumatra PDF and Media Player Classic on Fedora

June 10 2017

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March 03 2017

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Spyware in Windows: Windows Update snoops on the user. Windows 8.1 snoops on local searches. And there's a secret NSA key in Windows, whose functions we don't know.
Microsoft's Software Is Malware - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

[posted: Sep. 7 2015. source]

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Microsoft’s new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used

Windows 10 - Windows Surveillance Edition.

“A French tech news website Numerama analysed the new privacy policy and found a number of conditions users should be aware of:

By default, when signing into Windows with a Microsoft account, Windows syncs some of your settings and data with Microsoft servers, for example ‘web browser history, favorites, and websites you have open’ as well as ‘saved app, website, mobile hotspot, and Wi-Fi network names and passwords’. Users can however deactivate this transfer to the Microsoft servers by changing their settings.

More problematic from a data protection perspective is however the fact that Windows generates a unique advertising ID for each user on a device. This advertising ID can be used by third parties, such as app developers and advertising networks for profiling purposes.

Also, when device encryption is on, Windows automatically encrypts the drive Windows is installed on and generates a recovery key. The BitLocker recovery key for the user’s device is automatically backed up online in the Microsoft OneDrive account.

Microsoft’s updated terms also state that they collect basic information from you and your devices, including for example ‘app use data for apps that run on Windows’ and ‘data about the networks you connect to.’

Users who chose to enable Microsoft’s personal assistant software ‘Cortana’ have to live with the following invasion to their privacy: ‘To enable Cortana to provide personalized experiences and relevant suggestions, Microsoft collects and uses various types of data, such as your device location, data from your calendar, the apps you use, data from your emails and text messages, who you call, your contacts and how often you interact with them on your device. Cortana also learns about you by collecting data about how you use your device and other Microsoft services, such as your music, alarm settings, whether the lock screen is on, what you view and purchase, your browse and Bing search history, and more.’ But this is not all, as this piece of software also analyses undefined ‘speech data’: ‘we collect your voice input, as well your name and nickname, your recent calendar events and the names of the people in your appointments, and information about your contacts including names and nicknames.’

But Microsoft’s updated privacy policy is not only bad news for privacy. Your free speech rights can also be violated on an ad hoc basis as the company warns:

‘We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to’, for example, ‘protect their customers’ or ‘enforce the terms governing the use of the services’.”

[posted: Sep. 7 2015. source]

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en.wikipedia.org: Screenshot of Windows 10, Showing the Start Menu and Action Center

[posted: Sep. 7 2015. source]

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snapfiles.com: Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have.

[posted: Sep. 7 2015. source]

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[reposted from @DosAmp on Sep. 7 2015. source]

February 25 2017

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September 28 2013

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September 17 2013

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August 08 2013

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This particular attack appears to affect only Windows users who have not updated to the most recent version of the Tor Browser Bundle. Because of this and a variety of other reasons that make it challenging to use Windows securely, Tor advises that ‘switching away from Windows is probably a good security move.’ If moving to a different platform is not practical, it is especially important to keep up with software updates. The advisory also recommends that users concerned about their security consider disabling JavaScript and installing the Firefox add-on Request Policy, which allows you to control which origins are loaded from a given website.
Tor Browser attacked, users should update software immediately (Electronic Frontier Foundation, Aug. 6 2013)
Reposted bywonko wonko

June 14 2013

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Close Windows, open doors.
Reposted bypowerToThePoeplemofojekle

September 26 2011

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ファイルの拡張子をまとめて変更する(コマンド・プロンプト編) - @IT

 例えば「~.jpeg」という名前のファイルの拡張子だけを「~.jpg」に変更する場合、ファイルの数が少なければエクスプローラで選択してから[F2]キーを押して(もしくはマウスでクリックしてからしばらく待つか、ポップアップ・メニューから[名前の変更]を選択する)、新しい名前に変更すればよいだろう。

 だがファイルの数が非常に多かったり、複数のフォルダ中に分散して存在したりしている場合、いちいちエクスプローラで操作するのは非常に面倒である(関連記事参照)。

 こんな場合は、スクリプトやコマンド・プロンプトを使えば、素早く簡単に済ませることができる。本TIPSでは、コマンド・プロンプト上のrenコマンドを使って、ファイルの拡張子をまとめて変更する方法を紹介する。

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