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2021: the year Chatroulette became the main medium for business communication because all phones went down due to widespread DDoS attacks against SIP providers.

Bandwidth.com, a major upstream VoIP provider seems to be under DDoS attack.

This is affecting RingCentral, GoogleVoice (among others), but also VoIP.ms, who uses them too.

status.bandwidth.com
status.ringcentral.com

Not linking Voip.ms status, we know they have been experience major issues for over a week now.

Canadian VoIP provider VoIP.ms has been under DDoS attack for a week now.

The attackers intially demanded 1 Bitcoin. Voip.ms refused to pay. Attackers raised the ransom to 100 Bitcoins.

DDoS attack is still going.

It sucks, my phone service is heavily disrupted, but I think that VoIP.ms is right not to give in to extortion.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

The one riding that is very likely to elect a Green MP is our next-door neighbour Kitchener Centre. Nice

22:25 Eastern time β€”the CBC is calling a Liberal government: Justin Trudeau to remain in power

It is still too early to tell whether or not it will be a majority government.

Luckily we hardly see any of this on the Fediverse, but the news is riddled with obituaries of people for whom the only source pic was a FB selfie in an awkward pose, and these pictures don't look good. At all.

Seriously, this is not how you want to be remembered.

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People who post selfie pictures with the skin smoothing filter on: please don't.

It is gross and unflattering, and makes you look like you belong in the reject pile of the Barbie doll factory.

Alors je sais pas pourquoi mais j'ai un air qui me traite dans la tΓͺte. Γ‡a fait:

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Papivole,
Papivole,
Pa-pi-vole

Mrs. Kicou will probably spend a few months to take care of her parents in Paris (France), where the Autumn and Winter seasons are dull and miserable, so she wants to spend Canadian Thanksgiving in the Eastern Townships of Quebec to at least enjoy the fiery Autumn colours before she heads out.

Luckily, a client just signed off on a quote that will allow us to cover the trip to Quebec (and I will work from there).

Intuit to buy Mailchimp.

They already own Mint, Turbotax, CreditKarma and Quickbooks.

Imagine an Intuit data breach: the perfect database combo to steal your identity, your personal finance information, your banking data, your business data, and spam you into oblivion.

reuters.com/business/intuit-bu

⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.

We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now. matrix.org/blog/2021/09/13/vul

Sunday, 18:40. I call my ISP's technical support (I am with Start.ca and I love them)

I had a knowledgeable agent on the line within 30 seconds. She quickly verified that I had run a speed test on my end, proceeded to check the provisioning of my line and found that β€”as I suspectedβ€” it wasn't provisioned properly (I wasn't getting the speed I expected for downstream traffic).

She apologised and told me that she had put a request to have it corrected, that it would be fixed within 24 to 48 hours.

She lied: it was fixed within 3 minutes!

All in all it took less than 10 minutes and I didn't have to tell her to get off her stupid script (NO, I don't have a Windows Start menu or an Apple menu icon)

This is exactly why, rather than giving my money to the Robelus cartel (Rogers-Bell-Telus, the three companies that form the Canadian communication oligopoly), I prefer doing business with a smaller provider, even if it means that I have to pay more (and in return get vastly superior service)

The reason I pay more is because the CRTC (our version of the FCC) is controlled by Robelus and has been strong-armed to smother smaller ISPs. I really hate how anti-competitive the Canadian telecom landscape is πŸ˜‘β€‹

Because of that, we have among the highest telco rates in the world (if not THE most expensive) and it sucks!

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