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    this is an official whitehouse.gov petition - americans, PLEASE sign this and don’t let our country’s obsession with deportation ruin even more lives

    please. as an international student this DIRECTLY affects my ability to complete my degree and my institution + many of my friends’ schools CANNOT/refuse to clarify the format of classes until August. I literally can’t even go home. If school stops/goes digital my home country has its borders CLOSED. 

    Also, by forcing people to go cross borders, it directly increases the risk of people who are infected but have yet to show symptoms to spread the virus around internationally, not to mention the commuting, flying process. This is not ideal to anyone.

    You ok?

    Its ok if the answer is no

    Its ok not to be ok. But can I give you a few reminders?

  • Make sure you take a moment to breathe today
  • Please make sure youre eating and drinking water today 
  • Did you get enough rest?
  • Hey! Go shower! 
  • Put on a show you like
  • Read a book you adore
  • Doodle or sing! 
  • Do what you love. 
  • Take a break from the internet if you need to
  • I know its hard, I know it is. And maybe you cant do everything, make practicing self care is so so hard for you. And thats ok, youre trying and thats what counts

    Every single one of you is a fighter who only grows stronger and more talented as the days go on. I am so proud of each you. You only continue to grow brighter, each and everyone of you.

    Hey! If you have some positivity to share, don’t forget to give some to yourself.

    If none of this resonates with you, if you think “Hey thats stupid” thats ok! Its not for everyone. I hope each and every one of you has the best week going forward. And i am here if you need me ok?

    I love you all you special stars that shine, go forth and be! 


    They are days away from having no free speech. Here’s why:

    This basically means that anyone who is against the government will be considered a terrorist and will face harsh punishments.

    The president signed it into a law and it goes into full effect after 15 days. You’d be surprised how far signing petitions and raising awareness can go. There is still hope! More info below.

    Much love, please stay safe!

    <>source: @ HARRYSIGHS on twitter

  • George Floyd - change.org
  • George Floyd - amnesty.org
  • George Floyd - colorofchange.org
  • Get The Officers Charged
  • Charge All Four Officers
  • Breonna Taylor - moveon.org
  • Breonna Taylor - colorofchange.org
  • Breonna Taylor - justiceforbreonna.org
  • Breonna Taylor - change.org
  • Breonna Taylor - thepetitionsite.com
  • Ahmaud Arbery - change.org
  • Ahmaud Arbery - change.org 2
  • Ahmaud Arbery - change.org 3
  • Justice for Oluwatoyin Salau
  • Pass The Georgia Hate Crime Bill
  • Defund MPD
  • Life Sentence For Police Brutality
  • Regis Korchinski - change.org
  • Tete Gulley - change.org
  • Tony McDade - change.org
  • Tony McDade - actionnetwork.org
  • Tony McDade - thepetitionsite.com
  • Joao Pedro - change.org
  • Julius Jones - change.org
  • Belly Mujinga - change.org
  • Willie Simmons - change.org
  • Hands Up Act - change.org
  • National Action Against Police Brutality
  • Kyjuanzi Harris - change.org
  • Alejandro Vargas Martinez - change.org
  • Censorship Of Police Brutality In France
  • Sean Reed - change.org
  • Sean Reed - change.org 2
  • Kendrick Johnson - change.org
  • Tamir Rice - change.org
  • Tamir Rice - change.org 2
  • Fire Racist Criminal From The NYPD
  • Jamee Johnson - organizefor.org
  • Darius Stewart - change.org
  • Darius Stewart - moveon.org
  • Abolish Prison Labor
  • Free Siyanda - change.org
  • Chrystul Kizer - change.org
  • Chrystul Kizer - change.org 2
  • Andile Mchunu (Bobo) - change.org
  • Eric Riddick - change.org
  • Amiya Braxton - change.org
  • Emerald Black - change.org
  • Elijah Nichols - change.org
  • Zinedine Karabo Gioia - change.org
  • Angel Bumpass - change.org
  • Sheku Bayoh - change.org
  • Angel DeCarlo - change.org
  • Sandra Bland - change.org
  • Sherrie Walker - change.org
  • Darrien Hunt - change.org
  • Cornelius Fredericks - change.org
  • Elijah McClain - change.org
  • James Scurlock - change.org
  • Darren Rainey- change.org
  • http://www.pb-resources.com/
  • https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
  • <>Do something!

    <>*You don’t need to donate to change.org, donate directly to the families<>. Also if there’s a problem with a petition, please dm me instead of reblogging so I can fix it faster. *

    i’m scared. there’s no denying it.

    if you find my posts about the terror bill annoying or inconvenient for your thirsting over 2D animated boys, you can go ahead and unfollow me. but remember, <>FILIPINO LIVES, OUR VOICES, OUR HUMAN RIGHTS <>ARE BEING THREATENED. and in 15 days it can fully be taken away from us. 

    i’ve attached pubmats where you can read about the Anti-Terrorism Law an<>d this article that summarizes the process/people involved.







    under the cut i will be linking carrds and petitions that you can use to help our country. god knows we fucking need it.


    1. #JunkTerrorBill 

    2. #DefendPressFreedom 

    3. #MassTestingNowPH 

    4. #StopTheKillings 

    5. #ProtectedBikeLanesNOW 

     6. #NoToJeepneyPhaseou

     7. #SaveLumadSchool

     8. #MassTransportNo

     9. #NoStudentLeftBehin

     10. #BalikPasada

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    From the linked Reddit thread:

    So I can personally weigh in on this. I reverse-engineered the app, and feel confident in stating that I have a very strong understanding for how the app operates (or at least operated as of a few months ago).

    TikTok is a data collection service that is thinly-veiled as a social network. If there is an API to get information on you, your contacts, or your device… well, they’re using it.

  • Phone hardware (cpu type, number of course, hardware ids, screen dimensions, dpi, memory usage, disk space, etc)
  • Other apps you have installed (I’ve even seen some I’ve deleted show up in their analytics payload - maybe using as cached value?)
  • Everything network-related (ip, local ip, router mac, your mac, wifi access point name)
  • Whether or not you’re rooted/jailbroken
  • Some variants of the app had GPS pinging enabled at the time, roughly once every 30 seconds - this is enabled by default if you ever location-tag a post IIRC
  • They set up a local proxy server on your device for “transcoding media”, but that can be abused very easily as it has zero authentication
  • The scariest part of all of this is that much of the logging they’re doing is remotely configurable, and unless you reverse every single one of their native libraries (have fun reading all of that assembly, assuming you can get past their customized fork of OLLVM!!!) and manually inspect every single obfuscated function. They have several different protections in place to prevent you from reversing or debugging the app as well. App behavior changes slightly if they know you’re trying to figure out what they’re doing. There’s also a few snippets of code on the Android version that allows for the downloading of a remote zip file, unzipping it, and executing said binary. There is zero reason a mobile app would need this functionality legitimately.

    On top of all of the above, they weren’t even using HTTPS for the longest time. They leaked users’ email addresses in their HTTP REST API, as well as their secondary emails used for password resets. Don’t forget about users’ real names and birthdays, too. It was allllll publicly viewable a few months ago if you MITM’d the application.

    They provide users with a taste of “virality” to entice them to stay on the platform. Your first TikTok post will likely garner quite a bit of likes, regardless of how good it is.. assuming you get past the initial moderation queue if thats still a thing. Most users end up chasing the dragon. Oh, there’s also a ton of creepy old men who have direct access to children on the app, and I’ve personally seen (and reported) some really suspect stuff. 40-50 year old men getting 8-10 year old girls to do “duets” with them with sexually suggestive songs. Those videos are posted publicly. TikTok has direct messaging functionality.

    Here’s the thing though.. they don’t want you to know how much information they’re collecting on you, and the security implications of all of that data in one place, en masse, are fucking huge. They encrypt all of the analytics requests with an algorithm that changes with every update (at the very least the keys change) just so you can’t see what they’re doing. They also made it so you cannot use the app at all if you block communication to their analytics host off at the DNS-level.

    For what it’s worth I’ve reversed the Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter apps. They don’t collect anywhere near the same amount of data that TikTok does, and they sure as hell aren’t outright trying to hide exactly whats being sent like TikTok is. It’s like comparing a cup of water to the ocean - they just don’t compare.

    tl;dr; I’m a nerd who figures out how apps work for a job. Calling it an advertising platform is an understatement. TikTok is essentially malware that is targeting children. Don’t use TikTok. Don’t let your friends and family use it.

    You can’t make this stuff up 😐

    Employers, banks and other financial institutions already send detailed information to the IRS. The government knows how much you owe in tax. If they wanted to they could send you a tax bill and a form you could fill in to claim back taxable expenses (like travelling for work purposes.) It’s called Return Free Filing And is used in the majority of countries in the world. The American tax system has been deliberately set up this way so people will engage accountants, tax services, and tax software like TurboTax, because those same companies spent a lot of money lobbying Congress to keep the tax system complicated so they can make more money when you hire their services<>. They’re basically using the money you’re paying them to make sure congress doesn’t make your taxes easier.

    Surprise surprise all shitty roads lead to capitalism


    very important question. can you eat chicken or would that be cannibalism

    Heh, no matter what, I love chicken. Okay 100% serious now, I am a bird of prey, and they eat smaller birds, like chicken. Not to mention, I happen to be human. Humans get to eat chicken without having their motives questioned.  (ツ)

    How do we keep our chickens safe from him?! ;~;

    <>       AND YOU WON’T