Look How Easy It Is to Fool Facial Recognition—Even at the Airport

Masks and simple photographs are enough to fool some facial recognition technology, highlighting a major shortcoming in what is billed as a more effective security tool.

fortune.com/2019/12/12/airport

LOOK AWAY NOW!!! Not so smart now, are you?

It would seem that certain types of recently released 'Smart' TVs have set out to disrupt the viewing experience by inverting the flow and making you the object of their deliverables!!!

decentralize.today/privacy/loo

NSL “gag orders” violate the First Amendment an indefinitely prevent their recipients from speaking publicly about controversial government surveillance powers. Today’s new report includes our recommendations for how to fix this urgent problem. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/12/eff-

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Facebook Stock Got Hammered Because the FTC Plans App Crackdown

On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing a potential injunction against Facebook. The agency claims that Facebook’s efforts to regulate apps have stifled competition and given unfair advantage to Facebook’s own products.

ccn.com/facebook-stock-got-ham

Decentralizing the Web Is More Necessary Than Ever
It’s vogue to say the internet is broken, even if there’s little consensus on how to fix it. 

Enter Galen Wolfe-Pauly, who thinks the root cause of online dysfunction is the over-reliance on monolithic service providers like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon. Many would agree.

coindesk.com/decentralizing-th

"Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future." ― #GeorgeOrwell, '#1984'
@aran @raucao

The Tor network team spent the last 12 months working to improve network scalability and accessibility.

They:
- Reduced module complexity and maintenance burden;
- Developed new architecture for several key Tor modules;
- Implemented better tooling;
- Improved testing for several key Tor modules; and
- Improved our documentation.

All this work couldn’t have happened without the support of many teams at Tor and anonymous volunteer cypherpunks. Thank you.

Details: blog.torproject.org/modularizi

#Russian #police have raided the Moscow offices of #Nginx over a #copyright infringement complaint filed by #Rambler, a Russian Internet portal and email service provider who accused the dev, #Sysoev, of creating the software while he was working as a sys admin for the company. Thus, Rambler claims to own the copyright of the application.
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The long-awaited Indian data protection draft is public.

While strong on companies, the bill is a dramatic step backwards on government surveillance. We will continue our work to ensure the Indian people receive the data protection law they deserve.

t.co/wQnvezmHTx tweeted by @mozilla

Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 4.2 - An Outline of Shadowsocks(-ing)

Since the inception of the Great Firewall of China (GFW), people there have needed to bypass that restriction in order to access many of the Internets' most popular sites and apps.

VPNs are commonly used to access blocked content and services, however, in 2012, for a variety of reasons, a developer created Shadowsocks...

decentralize.today/privacy-coo

Status - Private, Secure Communication?

New decentralized, privacy driven messaging service and a whole lot more.......

In the final installment of our quick look at available encrypted messaging service, we turn to Status.....never heard of them, well, don't worry....we have a feeling that you will.

decentralize.today/privacy/sta

Our main takeaways from today's hearing:

☑️ There’s no such thing as an unhackable phone.

☑️ Lawful access to encrypted phones would take us back to the bad old days.

☑️ End-to-end encryption is here to stay. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/12/sena

Ring is not your friend.

"If someone refuses to provide footage to police, all police need to do is reach out to Ring.

...officers are instructed to contact Ring and request that the captured video be preserved." vice.com/en_us/article/bjw9e8/

The Tor Project Retweeted:

Just checked and my Snowflake has helped three people circumvent censorship in the last 24 hours. Everybody should add the Snowflake extension to their browser to help users where Tor is blocked. zdnet.com/article/tor-snowflak …

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After months of work, we have a new stable release series.

Tor 0.4.2.5 is the first stable in the 0.4.2.x series. This series improves reliability and stability and includes several stability and correctness improvements for onion services. blog.torproject.org/new-releas …

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