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WebPlotDigitizer - Extract data from plots, images, and maps https://automeris.io/WebPlotDigitizer/

Very cool!
#science #software #graphs
 

Any translation needs?


Hi. I have a friend who is in her last year of the #translation school. She needs to cover certain number of words of English-Spanish translation to graduate. It could be a good opportunity to contribute to a #free #software project. If you need translation help, drop me a comment.
 

Any translation needs?


Hi. I have a friend who is in her last year of the #translation school. She needs to cover certain number of words of English-Spanish translation to graduate. It could be a good opportunity to contribute to a #free #software project. If you need translation help, drop me a comment.
 

This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits








A team of researchers at the University of Chicago have developed an algorithm that makes tiny, imperceptible edits to your images in order to mask you from facial recognition technology. Their invention is called Fawkes, and anybody can use it on their own images for free.

The algorithm was created by researchers in the SAND Lab at the University of Chicago, and the open-source software tool that they built is free to download and use on your computer at home.

The program works by making "tiny, pixel-level changes that are invisible to the human eye," but that nevertheless prevent facial recognition algorithms from categorizing you correctly. It's not so much that it makes you impossible to categorize; it's that the algorithm will categorize you as a different person entirely. The team calls the result "cloaked" photos, and they can be used like any other:
You can then use these "cloaked" photos as you normally would, sharing them on social media, sending them to friends, printing them or displaying them on digital devices, the same way you would any other photo.
The only difference is that a company like the infamous startup Clearview AI can't use them to build an accurate database that will make you trackable.

Here's a before-and-after that the team created to show the cloaking at work. On the left is the original image, on the right a "cloaked" version. The differences are noticeable if you look closely, but they look like the result of dodging and burning rather than actual alterations that might change the way you look:




You can watch an explanation and demonstration of Fawkes by co-lead authors Emily Wenger and Shawn Shan below:

According to the team, Fawkes has proven 100% effective against state-of-the-art facial recognition models. Of course, this won't make facial recognition models obsolete overnight, byt if technology like this caught on as "standard" when, say, uploading an image to social media, it would make maintaining accurate models much more cumbersome and expensive.

"Fawkes is designed to significantly raise the costs of building and maintaining accurate models for large-scale facial recognition," explains the team. "If we can reduce the accuracy of these models to make them untrustable, or force the model's owners to pay significant per-person costs to maintain accuracy, then we would have largely succeeded."

To learn more about this technology, or if you want to download Version 0.3 and try it on your own photos, head over to the Fawkes webpage. The team will be (virtually) presenting their technical paper at the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium running from August 12th to the 14th.

(via Fstoppers via Gizmodo)

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#finds #software #technology #ai #algorithm #artificialintelligence #clearview #clearviewai #cloaking #face #facialrecognition #fawkes #photoediting #privacy #security
posted by pod_feeder_v2
This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits

PetaPixel: This 'Cloaking' Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits (DL Cade)

 

This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits








A team of researchers at the University of Chicago have developed an algorithm that makes tiny, imperceptible edits to your images in order to mask you from facial recognition technology. Their invention is called Fawkes, and anybody can use it on their own images for free.

The algorithm was created by researchers in the SAND Lab at the University of Chicago, and the open-source software tool that they built is free to download and use on your computer at home.

The program works by making "tiny, pixel-level changes that are invisible to the human eye," but that nevertheless prevent facial recognition algorithms from categorizing you correctly. It's not so much that it makes you impossible to categorize; it's that the algorithm will categorize you as a different person entirely. The team calls the result "cloaked" photos, and they can be used like any other:
You can then use these "cloaked" photos as you normally would, sharing them on social media, sending them to friends, printing them or displaying them on digital devices, the same way you would any other photo.
The only difference is that a company like the infamous startup Clearview AI can't use them to build an accurate database that will make you trackable.

Here's a before-and-after that the team created to show the cloaking at work. On the left is the original image, on the right a "cloaked" version. The differences are noticeable if you look closely, but they look like the result of dodging and burning rather than actual alterations that might change the way you look:




You can watch an explanation and demonstration of Fawkes by co-lead authors Emily Wenger and Shawn Shan below:

According to the team, Fawkes has proven 100% effective against state-of-the-art facial recognition models. Of course, this won't make facial recognition models obsolete overnight, byt if technology like this caught on as "standard" when, say, uploading an image to social media, it would make maintaining accurate models much more cumbersome and expensive.

"Fawkes is designed to significantly raise the costs of building and maintaining accurate models for large-scale facial recognition," explains the team. "If we can reduce the accuracy of these models to make them untrustable, or force the model's owners to pay significant per-person costs to maintain accuracy, then we would have largely succeeded."

To learn more about this technology, or if you want to download Version 0.3 and try it on your own photos, head over to the Fawkes webpage. The team will be (virtually) presenting their technical paper at the upcoming USENIX Security Symposium running from August 12th to the 14th.

(via Fstoppers via Gizmodo)

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#finds #software #technology #ai #algorithm #artificialintelligence #clearview #clearviewai #cloaking #face #facialrecognition #fawkes #photoediting #privacy #security
posted by pod_feeder_v2
This ‘Cloaking’ Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits

PetaPixel: This 'Cloaking' Algorithm Breaks Facial Recognition by Making Tiny Edits (DL Cade)

 

W O W !!! Oh boy... what a guy !

I made a free alternative to Photoshop, that is used by 7 million people. Ask me Anything!


Hi, my name is Ivan Kutskir, I am 29 y.o. and I live in Prague, the Czech Republic. I created Photopea , an advanced image editor which works in a web browser. There were 7 million visitors in July.

I started to work on it in 2012, the first version was published in 2013, it was just my hobby until 2016, when I graduated and started to work on it full-time. I did not fully "believe" in Photopea until 2017, when I started to monetize it (with ads) and was able to make $400 a month :)

I had an AMA on Reddit over a year ago and I would like to tell you what happened since then :)
  • the number of users doubled (again)
  • my income doubled
  • I added the support for text on a curve, smarter selections, opening Figma files, puppet warp, content-aware scale, improved PDF support and more
  • I reached 2,300 solved issues on Github!
  • Photopea still wasn't acquired by anyone, even though I received several offers of an investment
I still work on Photopea alone, but I would like to hire more people. I would like to start making a video editor, too, at some point. Ask me Anything! :)

You can follow Photopea on Facebook or Twitter! Proof: I put a link to this AMA here!

Photopea is an advanced editor and it is hard to learn simply by using it. I wrote a manual here: www.Photopea.com/learn .
btw, there's a #podcast on Ivan Kutskir and Photopea...

bestest comment on #reddit:

Adama0001 3.4k points · 8 hours ago
You made documentation?

What kind of unholy programmer from the abyss are you? Don’t let our bosses find out or we’re screwed.
#Photopea #Technology #Photoshop #Gimp #photo #editor #manipulation #creative #computer #internet #software #Prague #Czech
 

W O W !!! Oh boy... what a guy !

I made a free alternative to Photoshop, that is used by 7 million people. Ask me Anything!


Hi, my name is Ivan Kutskir, I am 29 y.o. and I live in Prague, the Czech Republic. I created Photopea , an advanced image editor which works in a web browser. There were 7 million visitors in July.

I started to work on it in 2012, the first version was published in 2013, it was just my hobby until 2016, when I graduated and started to work on it full-time. I did not fully "believe" in Photopea until 2017, when I started to monetize it (with ads) and was able to make $400 a month :)

I had an AMA on Reddit over a year ago and I would like to tell you what happened since then :)
  • the number of users doubled (again)
  • my income doubled
  • I added the support for text on a curve, smarter selections, opening Figma files, puppet warp, content-aware scale, improved PDF support and more
  • I reached 2,300 solved issues on Github!
  • Photopea still wasn't acquired by anyone, even though I received several offers of an investment
I still work on Photopea alone, but I would like to hire more people. I would like to start making a video editor, too, at some point. Ask me Anything! :)

You can follow Photopea on Facebook or Twitter! Proof: I put a link to this AMA here!

Photopea is an advanced editor and it is hard to learn simply by using it. I wrote a manual here: www.Photopea.com/learn .
btw, there's a #podcast on Ivan Kutskir and Photopea...

bestest comment on #reddit:

Adama0001 3.4k points · 8 hours ago
You made documentation?

What kind of unholy programmer from the abyss are you? Don’t let our bosses find out or we’re screwed.
#Photopea #Technology #Photoshop #Gimp #photo #editor #manipulation #creative #computer #internet #software #Prague #Czech
 
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INFOSEC: FUCK YOUR '"BLACK/WHITE NEUTRALITY"!

By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | July 4, 2020

The information security (infosec) community has angrily reacted today to calls to abandon the use of the 'black hat' and 'white hat' terms, citing that the two, and especially 'black hat,' have nothing to do with racial stereotyping.



Discussions about the topic started late last night after David Kleidermacher, VP of Engineering at Google, and in charge of Android Security and the Google Play Store, withdrew from a scheduled talk he was set to give in August at the Black Hat USA 2020 security conference.

In his withdrawal announcement, Kleidermacher asked the infosec industry to consider replacing terms like black hat, white hat, and man-in-the-middle with neutral alternatives.

These changes remove harmful associations, promote inclusion, and help us break down walls of unconscious bias. Not everyone agrees which terms to change, but I feel strongly our language needs to (this one in particular).

— David Kleidermacher (@DaveKSecure) July 3, 2020

While Kleidermacher only asked the industry to consider changing these terms, several members mistook his statement as a direct request to the Black Hat conference to change its name.

With Black Hat being the biggest event in cyber-security, online discussions on the topic quickly became widespread among cyber-security experts, dominating the July 4th weekend.

While a part of the infosec community agreed with Kledermacher, the vast majority did not, and called it virtue signaling taken to the extreme.

Most security researchers pointed to the fact that the terms had nothing to do with racism or skin color, and had their origins in classic western movies, where the villain usually wore a black hat, while the good guy wore a white hat.

Others pointed to the dualism between black and white as representing evil and good, concepts that have been around since the dawn of civilizations, long before racial divides even existed between humans.

Right now, the infosec community doesn't seem to be willing to abandon the two terms, which they don't see as a problem when used in infosec-related writings.
MORE COMMENTS: https://www.zdnet.com/article/infosec-community-disagrees-with-changing-black-hat-term-due-to-racial-stereotyping/

#programming #computer #science #software #development #infosec #black hat #resistance #goggle #hackers #internet #censorship #freedom #sexism #social #web #human rights #sanctimony #activism #activist #correctness #meetoo #blacklivesmatter #racism #racist #USA #research #cyber-security #security #privacy
 
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INFOSEC: FUCK YOUR '"BLACK/WHITE NEUTRALITY"!

By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | July 4, 2020

The information security (infosec) community has angrily reacted today to calls to abandon the use of the 'black hat' and 'white hat' terms, citing that the two, and especially 'black hat,' have nothing to do with racial stereotyping.



Discussions about the topic started late last night after David Kleidermacher, VP of Engineering at Google, and in charge of Android Security and the Google Play Store, withdrew from a scheduled talk he was set to give in August at the Black Hat USA 2020 security conference.

In his withdrawal announcement, Kleidermacher asked the infosec industry to consider replacing terms like black hat, white hat, and man-in-the-middle with neutral alternatives.

These changes remove harmful associations, promote inclusion, and help us break down walls of unconscious bias. Not everyone agrees which terms to change, but I feel strongly our language needs to (this one in particular).

— David Kleidermacher (@DaveKSecure) July 3, 2020

While Kleidermacher only asked the industry to consider changing these terms, several members mistook his statement as a direct request to the Black Hat conference to change its name.

With Black Hat being the biggest event in cyber-security, online discussions on the topic quickly became widespread among cyber-security experts, dominating the July 4th weekend.

While a part of the infosec community agreed with Kledermacher, the vast majority did not, and called it virtue signaling taken to the extreme.

Most security researchers pointed to the fact that the terms had nothing to do with racism or skin color, and had their origins in classic western movies, where the villain usually wore a black hat, while the good guy wore a white hat.

Others pointed to the dualism between black and white as representing evil and good, concepts that have been around since the dawn of civilizations, long before racial divides even existed between humans.

Right now, the infosec community doesn't seem to be willing to abandon the two terms, which they don't see as a problem when used in infosec-related writings.
MORE COMMENTS: https://www.zdnet.com/article/infosec-community-disagrees-with-changing-black-hat-term-due-to-racial-stereotyping/

#programming #computer #science #software #development #infosec #black hat #resistance #goggle #hackers #internet #censorship #freedom #sexism #social #web #human rights #sanctimony #activism #activist #correctness #meetoo #blacklivesmatter #racism #racist #USA #research #cyber-security #security #privacy
 

Citing software with style – Software Heritage


#biblatex #software
Citing software with style
 

Coming soon: A new site for fully free #collaboration


source: https://www.fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/coming-soon-a-new-site-for-fully-free-collaboration
As we said in an end-of-year post highlighting our work supporting free software #development and #infrastructure, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning to launch a public code hosting and collaboration #platform ("forge"), to launch in 2020.
#software #freedom #fsf #news #coder #developer
 

Coming soon: A new site for fully free #collaboration


source: https://www.fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/coming-soon-a-new-site-for-fully-free-collaboration
As we said in an end-of-year post highlighting our work supporting free software #development and #infrastructure, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning to launch a public code hosting and collaboration #platform ("forge"), to launch in 2020.
#software #freedom #fsf #news #coder #developer
 

Nasa: Boeing umging Sicherheitsprozeduren bei Starliner - Golem.de


TL;DR: Don't trust software developed by boeing!
#nasa #boeing #software
 

Anyone else thinks hackatons are a terrible idea?


A group of programmers in my country ( #czech ) decided they'll create #software for #government for free during 48 hours, for free. While that seems cool at first, I think that is in fact a very #bad idea. Why?

Well imagine you want to do the same e.g. with a building. To save the architect's time and money on his salary you tell him to design the building in one hour as best as he can. While you'll immediately save money, the result will likely be a building that's badly designed, will have many issues you'll be paying for during the next decades.

Hackatons, gaming jams etc. are extremely popular because they look cool and save time, but they create terrible results and teach very bad practice, which is driven by today's short-sighted society. The whole history of #engineering taught us that haste makes waste, but nowadays we're abandoning all sanity because of #capitalism, #markets and #consumerism. The result of course is huge #bloat, ugly, wasteful, obscure, unmaintainable, buggy and even dangerous technology. Let's not do this.

#hackaton #programming #game #jam #suckless #escapekeysociety
 

Anyone else thinks hackatons are a terrible idea?


A group of programmers in my country ( #czech ) decided they'll create #software for #government for free during 48 hours, for free. While that seems cool at first, I think that is in fact a very #bad idea. Why?

Well imagine you want to do the same e.g. with a building. To save the architect's time and money on his salary you tell him to design the building in one hour as best as he can. While you'll immediately save money, the result will likely be a building that's badly designed, will have many issues you'll be paying for during the next decades.

Hackatons, gaming jams etc. are extremely popular because they look cool and save time, but they create terrible results and teach very bad practice, which is driven by today's short-sighted society. The whole history of #engineering taught us that haste makes waste, but nowadays we're abandoning all sanity because of #capitalism, #markets and #consumerism. The result of course is huge #bloat, ugly, wasteful, obscure, unmaintainable, buggy and even dangerous technology. Let's not do this.

#hackaton #programming #game #jam #suckless #escapekeysociety
 
Das Hersteller immer noch nicht verstanden haben, daß dies die schlechteste aller Strategien im Umgang mit Sicherheitslücken ist.

Mal von dem Umstand abgesehen, daß unverschlüsselte Kommunikation seit mindestens fünf Jahren obsolet sein sollte.

Ja, das war das böse Konjunktiv: sollte.

Update ohne Auth auf dem Zielserver? Unverschlüsselt?
Da ist dann aber doch wenigstens die Updatedatei durch Signaturen geschützt, oder?
Ein Angreifer hätte nun versuchen können, diesen Hash selbst zu berechnen. Aber das war gar nicht notwendig. In unseren Tests reichte es bereits, den entsprechenden Eintrag namens "dirhash" leer zu lassen. Einen leeren Wert akzeptierte Quincy als gültig und führte anschließend die von uns manipulierte setup.exe aus. Der Angriff funktionierte auf diese Weise mit der Version von Quincy, die zum Zeitpunkt unserer Tests Ende Oktober aktuell war
https://glm.io/145428

#FrauStreisand #Security #Software

Hersteller um Stellungnahme gebeten, Anwaltskanzlei antwortet https://www.golem.de/print.php?a=145428 RT Dr. Streisand bitte zur Post-Mortem-Analyse in Station 23, Dr. Streisand bitte https://twitter.com/nitram2342/status/1204531431214637058 #Quincy
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Microsoft Access: The Database Software That Won’t Die

Funny thing, I recently built a serial letter in Word from Office 365 and it offered me to store the addresses in an access database file...

#Microsoft #software #Access #Office
 

Hiring is Broken And Yours Is Too – Software the Hard way


#software #programming #hiring
 
Good post about W3W, some new points/problems with it I wasn't aware of (eg the dodgy internationalisation) as well as some familiar concerns:

Why bother with What Three Words?

#w3w #whatthreewords #technology #proprietary #software
Why bother with What Three Words?
 

Four Better Rules for Software Design


This is actually a very refreshing perspective compared to the traditional definitions.

#programming #software

<https://naildrivin5.com/blog/2019/07/25/four-better-
rules-for-software-design.html>
 
#software #Apollo11
 
#legal #law #copyright #foss #oss #opensource #software #game #games #gaming #psx #playstation #playstation1 #spongebob #gpl #gplviolation #programming #computerscience
 

Habt ihr gestern noch über den Notebad-Bug gelacht? Als vim-User?


Heute lachen nur noch die Emacs-User:

https://github.com/numirias/security/blob/master/doc/2019-06-04_ace-vim-neovim.md

#software #bugs
 

Habt ihr gestern noch über den Notebad-Bug gelacht? Als vim-User?


Heute lachen nur noch die Emacs-User:

https://github.com/numirias/security/blob/master/doc/2019-06-04_ace-vim-neovim.md

#software #bugs
 

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both lower costs and a reduced dependency on a single operating system. The Ministry will trial Linux on its PCs and roll it out more broadly if there aren't any major compatibility or security issues.
#software #computing #technology #business #microsoft #linux #southkorea #opensource
 

South Korea's government will switch to Linux over cost concerns

Some governments might have fallen out of love with Linux, but South Korea appears ready to start a torrid affair. The country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety has outlined plans to switch government computers from Windows to Linux due to both lower costs and a reduced dependency on a single operating system. The Ministry will trial Linux on its PCs and roll it out more broadly if there aren't any major compatibility or security issues.
#software #computing #technology #business #microsoft #linux #southkorea #opensource
 
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