• @abbiistabbii@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    337 months ago

    They’re using child safety as an excuse to pass this bill, which is funny because criminals don’t tend to care about the law and thus will just move to (now illegal) encrypted services.

    It’s doubly interesting because Boris Johnson (the former prime minister and head of the party who came up with this bullshit) is literally hiding behind the fact he can’t find the passcode for his encrypted WhatsApp messages to stop the COVID enquiry seeing evidence he has in regards to how COVID was handled, and members of his party, who proposed this bill, are saying it’s an attack on democracy that he hands over these encrypted messages.

    In short, the government is coming for YOUR encryption but they’ll keep using it to keep info they don’t want you to know, thank you very much!

  • @Mugmoor@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    Was it really necessary for you to post this in no less than 5 different communities? You’ve been called out for this before and claimed you’d start using crossposting.

    I really don’t need my feed showing the same story that many times, it’s redundant and pointless. If you want to karma farm, go back to reddit.

    • @PM_Your_Nudes_Please@lemmy.world
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      227 months ago

      This is the first time I’ve seen it.

      If you want to complain about crossposting, go back to Reddit. Lemmy is almost purpose-built for posting in multiple locations, because federation means not everyone will see every instance.

      • @gh0stkey@lemmy.world
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        67 months ago

        I will not upvote nor downvote because idk if you’re being sarcastic or not. But to clarify, the purpose of Lemmy is to be able to federate and see what’s on other communities, hence no reason for needlessly cross posting…

    • @seasonone@opidea.xyzOP
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      This is cross-posting only. I saw this in tutorial. I follow these steps:-

      • I click on copy like (cross-post) icon beneath the post.
      • Select community and click post

      I am not karma farming!

      I have no intention of spamming or karma farming, it means nothing on lemmy, spamming & karma farming was the reason why i switched from reddit to lemmy & mastadon. If anyone want to karma farm they can create own server, create multiple fake accounts and keep up-voting themselves. So your allegation of karma-farming is useless.

      Why do I cross-post?

      I cross-post so a particular article can reach to all the ** relevant ** communities. I have never cross-posted to irrelevant communities.

      I’m attaching a screenshot which shows me it is crossposted. I would really appreciate if you start looking situation in depth before assuming things. I just wanted to reach this article to all the relevant communities. That’s it.

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      • fearout
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        As a suggestion, I think it might be a good idea to space out the submissions by some amount of time, like half an hour or so. I’d guess the biggest gripe that people have is that it occupies a large chunk of the timeline simultaneously and it’s just weird to suddenly notice it. Here’s how it looks like for me.

        • @CountVon@sh.itjust.works
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          77 months ago

          This isn’t a user behavior problem, it’s a client code problem. Not wanting to see duplicates is reasonable, but expecting cross-posters to time-gap their cross-posts is not. There’s already a feature request to fix this for the Lemmy web UI, other clients will need to decide whether and how to handle cross-posts.

          • fearout
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            17 months ago

            I agree that it should be a platform feature, just offering a suggestion how to evade some scrutiny for now. People seem to comment about it quite often, so it might be an ok temporary solution.

            And, you know, it does look weird.

    • hightrix
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      Even worse, it seems the block user functionality on kbin isn’t currently working.

      No one wants to see the same article spammed 5 times in a row on their feed.

  • Another Person
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    87 months ago

    Good luck. Also once quantum computing hits we’re going to have to rethink encryption anyway.

  • @RagingNerdoholic@lemmy.ca
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    I’m thinking the relevant service providers are going back out of the UK rather than put in a backdoor for them.

    • @PM_Your_Nudes_Please@lemmy.world
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      77 months ago

      This is what Apple has already threatened to do. They’ve said that if they’re going to be forced to introduce backdoors into iMessage for the UK, they’ll simply stop offering iMessage in the UK altogether. I’d imagine that other providers like Signal will do the same.

    • @seasonone@opidea.xyzOP
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      27 months ago

      Companies from UK can’t back out. They will have to follow these regulations. Then some more will follow to keep competing

      • Leraje
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        77 months ago

        Apple, SIgnal, Session, WhatsApp and a few others have already said they’ll simply withdraw from the UK market if this bill goes through.

  • @VonButternut@lemmy.ml
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    57 months ago

    So something I’ve never quite gotten, is what’s to stop someone from just running a message through pgp before using an insecure app? The math is out of the bag already.

    Not only that, those backdoors going to be really big juicy targets for bad actors and they will be cracked by someone either publicly or privately in a matter of months…