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hi! internet is a place under constant and heavy surveillance by surveillance capitalism. but still we must use it every day. we can't afford not to. let's not accept this submission as a fact! let's do whatever we can to defend ourselves and our communities! this account is made to collect useful pieces from all over the net to help us fight back.

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redSec

EFF and McSweeney’s have teamed up to bring you The End of Trust (McSweeney’s 54). The first all-nonfiction McSweeney’s issue is a collection of essays and interviews focusing on issues related to technology, privacy, and surveillance.
eff.org/the-end-of-trust

Facebook routinely tracks users, non-users and logged-out users outside its platform through Facebook Business Tools.

Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International - privacyinternational.org/campa

switching.social – Ethical alternatives to popular sites and apps - switching.social/

Ava Kofman went on a "Wi-fi data safari" in Midtown to capture the leaky internet data of strangers. Then she wrote about why the current wi-fi protocol is bad for privacy.

Silent Shout — Real Life - reallifemag.com/silent-shout/

The cell phone network is broken; why aren’t we fixing it?

Opinion | Our Cellphones Aren’t Safe - The New York Times - nytimes.com/2018/12/26/opinion

redSec boosted

Users should assume all profile data of this type is now in the public domain. The best way for users to protect themselves is to remove all data from profiles, close the accounts, and manually remove the Google+ app from their devices as soon as possible.

Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users | Ars Technica - arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Anyone who has ever used audio device maker Sennheiser's HeadSetup for Windows or macOS should take action immediately, even if users later uninstalled the app.

Sennheiser discloses monumental blunder that cripples HTTPS on PCs and Macs | Ars Technica - arstechnica.com/information-te

The DHS is using WhatsApp to surveil the exodus of from Central America. Read guide to Whatsapp security for activists and journalists so you can better protect and communicate with each other.

nbcnews.to/2QXqYHW

Harm Reduction for WhatsApp - WITNESS Blog - blog.witness.org/2018/11/harm-

1. don't buy "smart" speakers.
2. don't use google now or siri.

in other news:
Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Government Where You’re From - theintercept.com/2018/11/15/am

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