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Hi I'm Lenni!

I'm a 26 year old Master of Applied #Linguistics student from NSW #Australia 💞📚✨ my first year average was over 90 because I'm a big nerd and love what I'm studying.

I'm interested in #phonology primarily though this is subject to change. Also interested in #queer studies. Still looking for a topic for my Masters #thesis.

Please use #they/them pronouns for me!

#introductions
 
Been shooting for a client, getting up at dawn and visiting local parks.

This is a beautiful, out-of-the-way spot that really shows off the rare green of Australia.

This is a two-shot panorama, shot hand-held. It sewed together pretty well. =)

#photography #australia
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Signal, one of the most secure messaging apps, essentially told Australia this week that its attempts to thwart strong crypto are rather cute.

"By design, Signal does not have a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list, location, user avatar, user profile name, group memberships, group titles, or group avatars," Joshua Lund, a Signal developer wrote. "The end-to-end encrypted contents of every message and voice/video call are protected by keys that are entirely inaccessible to us. In most cases now we don’t even have access to who is messaging whom."

See https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/signal-to-australia-good-luck-with-that-crypto-ban/

#signal #australia
 

Signal messaging app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Signal, one of the most secure messaging apps, essentially told Australia this week that its attempts to thwart strong crypto are rather cute.

"By design, Signal does not have a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list, location, user avatar, user profile name, group memberships, group titles, or group avatars," Joshua Lund, a Signal developer wrote. "The end-to-end encrypted contents of every message and voice/video call are protected by keys that are entirely inaccessible to us. In most cases now we don’t even have access to who is messaging whom."

See https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/signal-to-australia-good-luck-with-that-crypto-ban/

#signal #australia
 
public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-fight-online-privacy-and-security-australia-falls-what-happens-next #eff #spy #privacy #security
 

Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

On Thursday, the Australian parliament approved a measure that critics say will weaken encryption in favor of law enforcement and the demands of government.

The new law, which has been pushed for since at least 2017, requires that companies provide a way to get at encrypted communications and data via a warrant process. It also imposes fines of up to A$10 million for companies that do not comply and A$50,000 for individuals who do not comply. In short, the law thwarts (or at least tries to thwart) strong encryption.

Companies who receive one of these warrants have the option of either complying with the government or waiting for a court order. However, by default, the orders are secret, so companies would not be able to tell the public that they had received one.

However, the law as currently written seems to contain what some view as a loophole. The statute says that companies cannot be compelled to introduce a "systemic weakness" or a "systemic vulnerability" into their software or hardware to satisfy government demands.

"Some suggest that exceptions can... show more
 
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My name is Lerato. I'm a little green majik faerie.
I am a refugee from g+, which has been my only home since the data of beta.
I'll see how this goes.
If it doesn't work out, find me on telegram @majikfaerie (or Twitter with the same handle, but I don't use it, or Facebook under my name, but I don't use it)
#newhere
#LGBTQ #spiders #cake #geekery #doctorwho #HumanRights #Australia #EverythingIsTryingToKillYou
 
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My name is Lerato. I'm a little green majik faerie.
I am a refugee from g+, which has been my only home since the data of beta.
I'll see how this goes.
If it doesn't work out, find me on telegram @majikfaerie (or Twitter with the same handle, but I don't use it, or Facebook under my name, but I don't use it)
#newhere
#LGBTQ #spiders #cake #geekery #doctorwho #HumanRights #Australia #EverythingIsTryingToKillYou
 

'Foundations of Amateur Radio' - a podcast that covers a lot of basics for noobies to amateur radio

Starting in the wonderful hobby of Amateur or HAM Radio can be daunting and challenging but can be very rewarding. Every week Onno (VK6FLAB) looks at a different aspect of the hobby, how you might fit in and get the very best from the 1000 hobbies that Amateur Radio represents. Note that this podcast started in 2011 as "What use is an F-call?".

I like the way that really basic concepts are described during this series. Topics like the following are discussed:
- Everything you know about dipole (calculators) is wrong ...
- Antenna Polarisation and you
- How to start your own net ...
- Which repeaters should I put into my handheld radio?
- The Internet of Digital Radio
- Which antenna should I get first?
- Mechanical Filters
- Coax Loss vs Connector Loss - now with more coax
- What do you know now that you would have liked to have known when you started in amateur radio?
- An Amateur Radio Code of Conduct
- Sun-Spots and Amateur Radio
- How does Single Side Band work?
- And much more.

The nice thing is all these podcasts are around... show more
 
"Encryption bill" is an anti-encryption bill. #australia joined the #us political bandwagon, calls things exactly the opposite of what they are. #backdoor #au
 
Prize a defeat for #Australia #censorship - Manus refugee
 
#australia in 2018 continues to treat everyone within its borders like convicts who cannot be trusted and lost their privilege of #privacy
It's making privacy itself a crime
 
#australia is so misguided that it wants to make computer #security (real security) a crime. What if one uses software with no back doors? Send to exile in the #uk ?
 

Australians who wonโ€™t unlock their phones could face 10 years in jail

The Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals’ data. If they can’t, it would jail people for up to a decade if they refuse to unlock their phones.

The country’s Assistance and Access Bill, introduced this week for public consultation, strengthens the penalties for people who refuse to unlock their phones for the police. Under Australia’s existing Crimes Act, judges could jail a person for two years for not handing over their data. The proposed Bill extends that to up to ten years, arguing that the existing penalty wasn’t strong enough.

The Bill takes a multi-pronged approach to accessing a suspect’s data by co-opting third parties to help the authorities. New rules apply to “communication service providers”, which is a definition with a broad scope. It covers not only telcos, but also device vendors and application publishers, as long as they have “a nexus to Australia”.

This follows a bit in the footsteps of the US CLOUD Act but extends to the individual too. T... show more
 
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