why 7 days of new posts are gone
in short: our server crashed the other day and we're not really sure why, so we had to restore a backup it went down at about 1:40 pm yesterday and we gave it until early this morning to diagnose what the problem was ourselves and get feedback from our server host (Digital Ocean) on what the problem might be. unfortunately we couldn't do that and none of their suggestions helped, so this morning we pulled the trigger on restoring the backup. as a consequence a few days of posts and registrations are now lost. so: **if you registered some time in the past 7 days, you will need to re-register**. (as a registration aside, we approve registrations very quickly so if you *have* registered your account should be approved within 24 hours of joining the site) it's unfortunate to lose all the posts and registrations of a week but we don't pretend to have 100% uptime (nor do we really have the funding to guarantee that, lol) so it is what it is. thanks for using the site, folks, hopefully this won't happen again anytime soon

>Back to Lauren, though, who last year declared: “I’m immersing myself in philanthropy and strategic giving.” Which sounds a lot more fun than Amazon warehouse workers immersing themselves in strategic peeing-in-bottles.

The XSS vulnerability can be leveraged to obtain unauthorized access to a website and can lead to user data theft or a full site takeover.

My father, Henry Kissinger, is turning 100. This is his guide to longevity
Can't wait to read the comments for this one (on WaPo, I mean, though comments on my HK nudie pic are welcome as well 🙂) ![](

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Security expert says that “law enforcement isn’t yet ready for climate change”
Detlef Schröder, former Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), claims that law enforcement needs a "holistic review of its approach" to the challenges posed by climate change. "When climate change is mentioned in European law enforcement circles, it is often in reference to the management of environmental protests or even workplace policies, but rarely law enforcement’s direct role in climate change mitigation and the reduction of climate crime."

According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), we have about ten years to avoid the point of no return. Greenhouse gas emissions have reached unprecedented levels. Between 15% and 51% are due to the consumption of meat and other animal products. Ethical alternatives exist that can produce the same amount of meat with 96% less greenhouse gas emissions. The technology to save the world exists! The petition is for subventions of plant based meat alternatives, and to end subventioning animal products as "essential food"

“We need them now more than ever”: UN calls for protection of climate activists following crackdown in Germany
Protesters had been instrumental at "crucial moments in pushing governments and business leaders to do much more, and global climate goals would already be out of reach without them," UN Secretary-General António Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told the German press. "Climate activists - led by the moral voice of young people - have continued to pursue their goals even in the darkest days. They need to be protected."

The secretive prisons where Russia hides and tortures Ukrainian civilians
Over the last 14 months, Russia has abducted thousands of Ukrainian civilians, from volunteers and journalists to former soldiers and officials, and locked them in Russian prisons. Most of them are not allowed to communicate with their lawyers or loved ones and without knowing reasons for their incarceration. Now Ukrainians who have been released from the facilities, as well as with their relatives and lawyers, talk about how this clandestine prison system works.

In recent years, the Azerbaijan government has been intensifying crackdowns against its LGBTQ+ community. In 2017, at least 83 people were detained by the police for being gay or transgender. The detainees reported being tortured and blackmailed. The same year, at least four Azerbaijani citizens who identified as LGBTQ+ committed suicide. According to ILGA Europe, an global NGO advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, Azerbaijan occupies the last place among 49 countries on the organization's Rainbow Index consecutively for three years in a row.

First documented evidence of Pegasus spyware used in a war context, report says there is “substantial evidence […] that Azerbaijan is a Pegasus customer”
Related to the military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a joint report of international security researchers says that the malware by Israeli company NSO Group was used to spy on a former Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia (the Ombudsperson), two Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Armenian Service journalists, a United Nations official, a former spokesperson of Armenia’s Foreign Ministry (now an NGO worker), and seven other representatives of Armenian civil society.

I've spent the last two weeks waking up at night thinking about a flight I have coming up and then I see this...

CEO of Crypto Hardware Wallet Ledger concedes that governments could subpoena access to user funds, but says it is not a concern
Recent comments by Ledger shareholder and former CEO Éric Larchevêque that governments could subpoena access to user funds held on a Ledger device that has subscribed to its new Recover service sparked consternation among Ledger users. Now Ledger's current CEO Pascal Gauthier has shrugged off concerns, arguing that governments only issue subpoenas in the case of a serious act like terrorism or one involving drugs. "It's not true that the average person gets subpoenaed every day." Aha.

Press freedom advocates have increasingly been criticising “lawfare”, the misuse of the law to silence critical voices. It typically involves charges not directly related to journalism and is more and more a common tool among corrupt and authoritarian regimes keen to fight freedom of expression. Instead of being targeted for the words published or spoken, journalists, publishers and editors are pursued on supposedly unrelated charges.