No mention of telecom whatsoever in this inquiry in Big Tech. [techmeme.com]

There’s more powerful and dangerous that tech companies and that’s a fact.

No question.

Old saying: "All corruption, all the time."

matigo.ca.

This Equifax settlement just doesn't go far enough. [techmeme.com]

The execs and employees involved should be locked up and face criminal charges. Dropping the ball again.

Anyway, here's a good primer on the settlement from Brian Krebs [krebsonsecurity.com]

Day 3 of my long break:

Continue to pack for my trip later in the week. In the meantime, a bit of catching up on the hobby end.

Vacation/Holiday day 1: Supplies shopping then cleaning some electronics.

My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users [arstechnica.com]

Only install extensions you can truly trust (open source options very preferably).

I only use a handful open source extensions these days because of shit like this.

Yep, thinking of going the pCloud route since it's Swiss-based plus a better deal although I'll wait until the end of the year to decide since I'm on a yearly sub. Been experimenting with it though.

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hazardwarning.me.

Just completed my final touches on all of my "Out of Office" messages (email texts, etc.), which means that it's officially happening: on vacation/holiday.