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A deep dive into stalkerware's creepy marketing, illegal privacy invasions, and terrible security - https://boingboing.net/2019/06/12/tech-for-abusers.html
I just programmed an open source tool called semiphemeral that lets you automatically delete your old tweets, except for the ones you want to keep. Would be cool to add support for making your toots semiphemeral too, one day... https://micahflee.com/2019/06/semiphemeral-automatically-delete-your-old-tweets-except-for-the-ones-you-want-to-keep/
Ghosts in Your Machine: Spooks Want Secret Access to Encrypted Messages
"Apple says, “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week."
Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms - The Washington Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/its-middle-night-do-you-know-who-your-iphone-is-talking
Google Is Making Android As Difficult To Hack As iPhone—And Cops Are Suffering - https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/05/23/google-keeping-cops-out-of-android-like-apple/
Google's Project Mainline in Android Q will help speed up security updates - https://www.xda-developers.com/android-q-project-mainline-security/
Update Regarding Add-ons in Firefox | Mozilla Add-ons Blog - https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/
MAC randomization is an important privacy feature on mobile phones, tablets and laptops but it's still not enabled by default on Ubuntu and can not even be enabled via GUI, though you can ebable it via terminal..
Randomize your MAC address using NetworkManager - https://fedoramagazine.org/randomize-mac-address-nm/
Researchers at MIT are recruiting Tor users for a research study focused on the importance of anonymity online. The study is meant to understand how the uses of services like Tor may change under different contexts. Learn more and take part: https://anon-research.mit.edu/
"Even though the Asus malware attack was spread through software updates, the best way to protect yourself online is to keep your software updated."
Opinion | Stop Ignoring Those ‘Update Your Device’ Messages
by Matt Blaze
!!! MIND YOUR ASUS !!!
Hackers Hijacked ASUS Software Updates to Install Backdoors on Thousands of Computers - Motherboard - https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pan9wn/hackers-hijacked-asus-software-updates-to-install-backdoors-on-thousands-of-computers
A brief history of Wi-Fi security protocols from “oh my, that’s bad” to WPA3 | Ars Technica - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/802-eleventy-who-goes-there-wpa3-wi-fi-security-and-what-came-before-it/
What is #Facebook doing with your phone number?
We asked Facebook to explain reports that #2FA phone numbers - provided to secure accounts - are now made searchable across the platform by default.
Read the full letter: https://privacyinternational.org/report/2759/facebook-must-explain-what-its-doing-your-phone-number #MarkZuckerberg https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1103676130119335938/photo/1
How well does each Linux distro really do with security hardening? Here's a detailed data-driven analysis (across millions of binaries).
Millions of Binaries Later: a Look Into Linux Hardening in the Wild • Capsule8 - https://capsule8.com/blog/millions-of-binaries-later-a-look-into-linux-hardening-in-the-wild/
Your phone and TV are tracking you, and political campaigns are listening in - Los Angeles Times - https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-campaign-tech-privacy-20190220-story.html
D. E. B. L. O. A. T.
How To Disable Any System App Bloatware On Android Without Root - https://www.xda-developers.com/disable-system-app-bloatware-android/
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