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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.

sf/sn!

redSec

for those with special threat models (journalists, activists, etc):

How to lock down Signal – Martin Shelton
medium.com/@mshelton/locking-d

Windows+Bitlocker+SSD users, beware!!

Security researchers have busted the encryption in several popular Crucial and Samsung SSDs | TechCrunch - techcrunch.com/2018/11/05/cruc

"In fact, the Iranians used Google to identify the website the CIA was were using to communicate with agents. Because Google is continuously scraping the internet for information about all the world’s websites, it can function as a tremendous investigative tool — even for counter-espionage purposes."

The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise. It started in Iran. - yahoo.com/news/cias-communicat

Be careful what browser extensions you use. Use as few as possible. Even a trusted browser extension dev can be hacked or they can sell/transfer their extension to someone not trusted...

Hacked Facebook private messages for sale - bbc.com/news/technology-460657

redSec boosted

Signal is testing out a new feature that encrypts message metadata. Once it's widely deployed, their server will facilitate delivering messages but without having access to who is sending them

signal.org/blog/sealed-sender/

Signal messenger to provide more protection for metadata, masking who is talking to whom.

signal.org/blog/sealed-sender/

The only solution: don't use Google Play store to download apps. Use F-droid @fdroidorg

Mobile app data sharing 'out of control' - BBC News - bbc.com/news/technology-459524

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn - The New York Times - nytimes.com/2018/10/24/us/poli

Walmart filed a patent to use biometric shopping handles to track customers' heart rates, temperatures, and stress levels.

Nothing to worry about at all.
cbinsights.com/research/walmar

mastodon.social/@torproject/10

@RedSec i would only install uMatrix addon if i had big amount of spare time to manualy set it for every site that i visit because it brakes many of them. network.http.sendRefererHeader setting fucks up many sites too. also, some menu settings are so radical that they make your browsing an agony. so use this with caution!

MEGA is now even more secure: Two-Factor Authentication has arrived
mega.nz/blog_48

Passengers refusing 'digital search' at the New Zealand border (surrender laptop and phone passwords!) now face $5000 Customs fine and their electronic devices seized by the New Zealand Customs
radionz.co.nz/news/national/36

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