Discord the Grand Spyware – DISCOver Remote Devices

Nothing on this world is free.

You pay with your information, with exposing the contents of everything on your computer, of running processes, hard disk contents as well as the obvious private chat not being private.

It goes as far as what you speak being analyzed and sold off to advertising companies, yes the actual words. Everything you do is being profiled.

I know for some people it doesn’t matter, especially young people are rather ignorant about the consequences of being permanently monitored but it’s not exclusive to young people. I’m writing young people because when you’re young you feel invincible and confident for the most part. As you age you learn that you’re not and how the world really works. Information is power and people will pay money for power.

Discord is even more dangerous and invasive than Facebook. It’s in your OS, on your phone and it wants your information. The moment you log into discord with their app they know what hardware you use, what processes are running (can’t be turned off) and it will scan your drives in the background.

People were worried about Google/Alphabet or Apple spying on them, Discord takes this to a whole new level.

The old “I have nothing to hide” argument. Ok imagine walking on the street and some random guy says “Show me the contents of your wallet and bags and pockets”. What would you say? “I have nothing to hide”? Doubtful. You’d tell them “No, go away and leave me alone” or “You have no right”.

But that is the same as running Discord. You’re exposing your devices to total strangers and giving them access to your wallet contents and your pocket, virtually.

If that’s fine with you, knock yourself out. After all what alternatives are there? None really. Except hosting your own IRC server and your own mumble server (or other VOIP server).

That’s the sad part of the story. Discord fills a hole that needed to be filled, but wants to know everything about what’s on your machines and everything you talk about, written or spoken.

Suche Anwalt: Google schliesst mein Ads Konto mit 400€ Guthaben in Gutscheincodes

Ich habe einn Google Konto das ich explizit für eine Domain erstellt hatte. Auf dem Konto habe ich über die Jahre Gutscheincodes für Adwords eingegeben.
Über den Lauf der Jahre hatten sich so über 400€ Guthaben angehäuft.
Jetzt habe ich ja ein neues Projekt fertig und wollte da Werbung machen, und da erinnerte ich mich an dieses Konto mit den 400€ Guthaben.
Zuerst einmal kann ich mich nicht einloggen, weil ich natürlich das Passwort nicht mehr weis.
Eine Passwortwiederherstellung ist nicht möglich weil ich ja die Emailadresse angebe, mir einen Verifizierungscode zuschicken lasse, den korrekt eingebe, aber Google dann will das ich eine Handynummer angebe, was ich nicht tue, denn der Code stimmt ja, und folglich sagt Google “Konto konnte nicht verifiziert werden”.
Na dann, also schaue ich mein Email Konto durch, in das ich seit 2017 wohl nicht mehr die Mails abgerufen habe.
Einen Haufen Spam und dann eine Email in der steht das mein Google Ads Konto aufgelöst wurde weil ich 15 Monate lang keine Werbung gebucht habe.

Die Email ist authentisch.
Ich dachte erst das ist wieder eine dieser Phishing Emails.

Ich suche eine Anwalt der sich der Sache annimmt.

Fuck Google Ads

I launched a new site I wanetd to promote.
I have about 400€ in ad balance in Google Ads.
So I created a campaign in Google Ads.
I now have to provide fucking images, I don’t want image ads, I just want text ads and I’m only paying 0,02€ / click.
So I made screenshots of the website I created, since you had to provide fucking images and uploaded those.
Next day, today, I log into Google Ads again to find a big “REJECTED”.
Listen you fucks, you don’t get to tell me what kind of ads I can use, especially when you fucking force me to provide images, which I don’t want.
It’s MY MONEY and YOU don’t get to say what ads I can and can’t display FOR MY MONEY!!!
Fuck Google and Alphabet. Who the fuck do those wankers think they are?

Go/Golang Run embedded bash script or node/js,python,php,ruby etc

Since Go v1.16 there’s the embed package, a simple tool to embed files as filesystems of simple strings or []bytes.

While it has its downsides, I was recently met with a challenge. I’d like to run bash scripts I wrote because it’s more efficient to just run a bash script than breaking my fingers writing os/exec stuff.

Anyhow it’s pretty simple really. Any shell command has a standard input and output. You just assign the file pointer (aka the Reader) to the os.Command’s Stdin.
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