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by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 08:59:56 AM EST
Auschwitz survivor Zilli Schmidt: Fearing new Nazis today - DW
The 96-year-old Zilli Schmidt has made it her mission to tell the world what was done to the Romani people by the Nazi regime. She warns of contemporary parallels -- and strikes a chord with many of her listeners.

It is September 2020 when Zilli Schmidt walks into Kulturhaus RomnoKher in the western German city of Mannheim, to attend a reading of her book about her memories as a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. "Your visit is a gift," is a common expression of gratitude among the many people who turn out to greet her.

The book is entitled God had plans for me: To keep alive the memory of the German Sinti and it tells of happy childhood days, as well as her incarceration, hunger, guards shooting at small children and mass murder.

In an interview with DW, she explains that it is her mission to say what the Nazis did to the Sinti, one of Europe's Romani tribes. "They were all gassed, my entire family, all my people." She says all the talk after the war was about the Shoah: "The Jews were all sent to the gas chambers. And all the Sinti are still alive?" She pauses: "Nobody was still alive."

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 12:23:30 PM EST
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Cellmate could expose sensitive user information such as names, phone numbers, birthdays and location data.
by Cat on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 03:01:00 PM EST
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And could apparently remain in looked position. Which would be bad.

The Cellmate, produced by Chinese firm Qiui, is a cover that clamps on the base of the male genitals with a hardened steel ring, and does not have a physical key or manual override.

The locking mechanism is controlled with a smartphone app via Bluetooth -- marketed as both an anti-cheating and a submission sex play device -- but security researchers have found multiple flaws that leave it vulnerable to hacking.

"We discovered that remote attackers could prevent the Bluetooth lock from being opened, permanently locking the user in the device. There is no physical unlock," British security firm Pen Test Partners said Tuesday.

by fjallstrom on Mon Oct 12th, 2020 at 11:47:14 AM EST
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by generic on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 12:54:42 AM EST
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A Libertarian view ...


'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 03:12:20 AM EST
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