If you fork the #opensource #Signal app you cannot communicate with other Signal users who are on the official app. It would be a great idea to set up #decentralised Signal servers where users control their data, logs & can communicate with all Signal users. Many #infosec risks would be mitigated b/c it'd be distributed across hundreds of operators, across many countries, across various jurisdictions
settings > developer options > quick setting developer tiles > sensors off
This will place a quick settings tile in the notification shade to enable/disable sensors on the device, allowing you to completely disable camera/microphone access on the device
Power is always gotten through inducing mass fear, whether by terrorism, pandemics or a rouge cop. Governments are abusing the crises to push a power grab & corporations are abusing the crises to consolidate more wealth. We are all loosing to centralisation of power & wealth. We are all being f*cked by governments & corporations. Yet somehow while the governments & corporations maintain unity, we turn against each other in bipartisanship. Governments & corporations are the real enemy.
End to end encryption in proprietary software (like WhatsApp) makes little to no sense. If it's not 100% FOSS, you cannot inspect the code, you cannot know if there's a backdoor in the encryption, you have to rely on trusting the company / developer. Doesn't matter if it's "mostly" open source (like Chrome/Telegram), all it takes is one line of code to exploit you. Security should never rely on trust.
#Spotify has 8 different trackers https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/com.spotify.music/latest/
#Tidal has 9 different trackers https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/com.aspiro.tidal/latest/
Not to mention unnecessary permissions.
Playing your own .mp3 files has 0 trackers.
The dystopian present day
China - social control, concentration camps and invasive universal surveillance
USA - all personal data belongs to a few conglomerates and there's massive social inequality
Russia - clandestine ops, government backdoors in everything, tons of propaganda and sinister plots
UK - Orwellian state, mass surveillance is 2nd only to China
Dystopia is now.
All metadata in WhatsApp is unencrypted and sent to Facebook. Since you can learn an awful lot from metadata alone, it makes sense for the UN to ban it, given their threat model likely includes governments and Facebook will cower to government requests for data.
Today is Data Protection Day
As the United Kingdom prepares to exit from the European Union, our privacy standards are at a crossroads.
The signs from Government are unclear: as the future trade agreement is likely to be loose, it would be open to Government to dilute data protection, to make it harder to enforce, or to lower fines.
It is more important than ever for the United Kingdom to commit to respecting the right to privacy.
Computer nerd. Software tinkerer. Android (Graphene OS) and Linux aficionado. Interested in technology, foss, infosec, privacy, encryption.
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