Alec Muffett

Alec Muffett

@AlecMuffett

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"everybody deserves good security"; see link for bio & press resources, tweets are for myself.

UK
Joined on April 10, 2007
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @AlecMuffett and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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So: don't listen to the haters, they're just scared.

Also: if you care about digital rights, consider coming to #orgcon2019 on 13 July 2019 in London, with keynote speaker Edward @Snowden:
 
https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/2019/ 
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So: don't listen to the haters, they're just scared. Also: if you care about digital rights, consider coming to #orgcon2019 on 13 July 2019 in London, with keynote speaker Edward @Snowden: https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/2019/ 

“Age verification won’t block porn. But it will spell the end of ethical porn.” Excellent article by @girlonthenet #click=https://t.co/6GYRONwZHT" target="_blank">https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/18/age-verification-block-porn-ethical-sites-sex#click=https://t.co/6GYRONwZHT …

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Replying to @AlecMuffett @teachertwit2 and 3 others

However: fast-forward to a sea of hormones a few years late - steeping in a classroom / form-room of similar teenagers - and the collective (<- there's the issue, John) brainpower which went into obtaining porn, could have sparked a new industrial revolution. Possibly, it did.

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Replying to @AlecMuffett @teachertwit2 and 3 others

"Well, yes, but it says 'Play Boy' on the front, but there's nothing of interest in it. Bunch of pictures and political articles. Not even D&D." I was so young.

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Replying to @AlecMuffett @teachertwit2 and 3 others

I'm sure that it does happen, of course; I distinctly remember stumbling across a copy of "Playboy" when I was about 11, and being distinctly annoyed that it didn't even have a crossword; and then my elder sister inexplicably taking the mickey out of me.

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Replying to @AlecMuffett @teachertwit2 and 3 others

I suppose that's partially addressed by the nostrum "this is all about stopping fragile children from 'stumbling across' pornography" — but one cannot help feel that stumbling into a hardcore porn signup page is probably quite a niche activity.

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Replying to @teachertwit2 @johnc1912 and 2 others

I've thought about these tweets on/off all day, and I feel the thing that bugs me most about them is that the central premise of this vaunted world-first in child protection, from its most(?) vocal proponent, stands upon the supposition "they're too dim to bypass it en masse."

I've thought about these tweets on/off all day, and I feel the thing that bugs me most about them is that the central premise of this vaunted world-first in child protection, from its most(?) vocal proponent, stands upon the supposition "they're too dim to bypass it en masse."

*Please* can all those talking today about the #DEAct and shouting “but VPNs…” read this piece from @girlonthenet:

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Replying to @slava_pestov

Sometimes the advice you think is patronizing is the advice that is aimed at you.

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Quoted @JuddLegum

In case you were wondering if Facebook could become any more of a dumpster fire it has now empowered THE DAILY CALLER to “fact check” articles on its site https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/17/facebook-teams-with-rightwing-daily-caller-in-factchecking-program …

1/ This is why we can't have nice things. It's not "The Daily Caller", it's "http://CheckYourFact.com ", which while related to The Daily Caller, is editorially independent. Moreover, all the fact checking sides, partisan or not, thoroughly document their facts, and are accountable

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Not as catchy.

Not as catchy.

Quoted @jimmy_wales

I hadn't seen this before but is interesting to something I've been discussing here: https://data.verifiedjoseph.com/dataset/websites-not-available-eu-gdpr … It is a list of websites you can't see from Europe due to GDPR.

Fascinating data set - essentially, a data set of sites/companies where working out if they needed to comply with GDPR, the cost of complying with the GDPR, or simply the risk of someone trying to enforce the GDPR against their operations, was greater than the loss of EU traffic.

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Quoted @security_craig

Unfortunately we cannot control Fox New's bad reporting. We did not call Facebook part of the dark web. We simply pointed out things like exploit kits, fake ids, money laundering offers, etc that used to be traded on the dark web were being openly traded on facebook in the open.

Thoughtful off-thread comment from

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Really, @TalosSecurity should do better than this. I _know_ you people have a clue, so the only excuse for this is a base appeal to populism. https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/04/hiding-in-plain-sight.html …

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"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." #darkweb #cyber https://www.foxnews.com/tech/facebook-dark-web-activity …

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." #darkweb #cyber https://www.foxnews.com/tech/facebook-dark-web-activity …

3/2 — I HAVE NEVER WITNESSED GREATER BEAMING PRIDE FROM PARENTS / PEOPLE OF MY AGE, REGARDING THE ABILITY OF THEIR OWN OFFSPRING TO OUTWIT THEM REGARDING THE VERY THINGS THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

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2/2 …and then some time after @johnc1912 left early,  many attendees without either irony or self awareness, fell to collective praising the cleverness of their offspring re: teaching [the parents] how to maintain anonymity & lie about their details when signing up for Facebook.

2/2 …and then some time after @johnc1912 left early, many attendees without either irony or self awareness, fell to collective praising the cleverness of their offspring re: teaching [the parents] how to maintain anonymity & lie about their details when signing up for Facebook.

Quoted @alexhern

All the discussion re the porn filters about how great teens are at tech is irrelevant IMO, Reddit and Imgur aren’t covered by the ban so who’s going to even bother with a VPN

1/ My abiding memory of this is attending a child protection conference @ LSE - hosted by @Livingstone_S & Baroness Kidron - the attendees being asserted-at by @johnc1912 re: how very _effective_ technological measures are at restricting child access; and then…

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Replying to @PornPanic

I'm only involved to the level I am because of the second one. I fund / help @OpenRightsGroup challenge number one. Number two is incredibly dangerous.

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