While I work on a new ThinkPrivacy site, I changed to a single page design for now to be the solution to what I think pages like PrivacyTools got wrong when nesting too many of their pages.


I hope this is even easier for people to access.

is the freedom to act without being watched and thus, in a sense, to be who we really are — not who we want others to think we are. nytimes.com/2019/04/10/opinion

"Is LineageOS without Google apps 100% Google-free?": No, it isn't.

– some LOS services like NetworkMonitor still connect to Google (github.com/LineageOS/android_f)
– some settings like the phone's DNS server can still send data to Google
– besides, LOS, many apps, and the whole internet heavily rely on libraries, protocols, and standards (e.g. HTTP/2, Certificate Transparency) developed by Google, so there will never be a "100% Google-free something" for average users

Die nachhaltige Gestaltung der ist ein sehr vielschichtiges und wichtiges Thema. Ich habe mir das Buch zur Bits & Bäume Konferenz schon mal vorbestellt... oekom-crowd.de/projekte/was-bi

"Can I fully control my Android phone?": No, you can't.

– in our tests, AFWall+ leaked DNS queries of all apps on the device (including blocked apps), making it easy to determine apps installed on the phone
– updating Android doesn't imply that firmware vulnerabilities get fixed
– apps from F-Droid/Play Store etc. can still leak personal data as shown in our /e/ article
– besides, your proprietary baseband processor, GPS, sensors etc. remain out of control

#android #security #privacy #infosec

Wer über die Osterfeiertage Zeit hat und einen externen Datenträger mit dm-crypt / LUKS (GNU/Linux) oder VeraCrypt (Windows) verschlüsseln möchte, es gibt dafür jeweils eine Anleitung auf dem Blog:

VeraCrypt: kuketz-blog.de/veracrypt-daten
LUKS: kuketz-blog.de/dm-crypt-luks-d

"What can I use to encrypt my Linux filesystem?":

– LUKS/LVM supports full-disk encryption (and optionally 2FA)
– ext4 supports folder-based encryption
– eCryptFS/encfs are outdated/unmaintained
– GoCryptFS uses modern crypto but leaks metadata
– CryFS uses modern crypto and hides metadata but is slower than GoCryptFS

Thanks to Mr. Schumacher from Magdeburger Institut für Sicherheitsforschung

#linux #encryption #crypto #fde #cryfs #encfs #gocryptfs #ecryptfs #infosec #security #cybersecurity

Facebook uploaded 1.5m users’ e-mail contacts without their consent probably to create shadow profiles - Only YOU can make a difference here…

Facebook harvested the e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016 and did so without their consent.
The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the e-mail contacts after asking some users to e-mail passwords when signing up to the site as a way of verifying their identity — a practice widely criticized by security experts.
According to a report by Business Insider, those who did enter their password then saw a pop-up message telling them their contacts were being imported to Facebook, without asking for permission to do so first.
The incident is the latest in a growing list of data privacy breaches to hit the social network.
Facebook said the flaw had been caused by a feature which had allowed users to confirm their account and import their e-mail contacts at the same time; however, a redesign in 2016 had removed some of the language which explained this but was still uploading contacts in some cases. squeet.me/display/962c3e10-135

@GhostSlide "Faul" und "Programmiersprache" passt leider nicht wirklich gut zusammen. Und die dahinter liegenden Konzepte sind ebenso wichtig: Datenbanken, Webserver, Betriebssysteme, Dokumentation, Hardware usw usf...
Ich kann Dich nur motivieren diese Herausforderung ganz anzunehmen, aber "so nebenbei" oder "gemeinsam" wird das eher nichts. Musste ich auch irgendwann akzeptieren ;)

You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:


There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:


You can follow the official F-Droid account here:


#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle

Linux Action News 101

Date: 04/14/2019
Desc: Google's important news this week, why Linux is fueling PowerShell Growth, and the Matrix breach that might be worse than it sounds.
Plus more good work by Mozilla, and the Chinese crackdown on Bitcoin mining.

Page: linuxactionnews.com/101
DL: bit.ly/2ULmf1R
Tags: #linux #linuxactionnews #podcasts #tech #technews #foss #ubuntu

#pv (Pipe Viewer) is an essential utility for the terminal.

pv tracks how much data goes through it, and can estimate the time until completion.

This is a great help when performing tasks like tarring a directory. tar -xzf out.tgz dir/ will tar and compress dir but it doesn't give a progress meter. tar -xzf - dir/ | pv > out.tgz does the same and shows a detailed progress meter with pv.

Website 🔗: ivarch.com/programs/pv.shtml

apt 📦: pv

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #sysadmin

Check out this new zine catering to the digital rights activist in us all, courtesy of Electronic Frontier Alliance group @CypurrNYC. twitter.com/cypurrnyc/statuses

Bryan Lunduke talks about the future of computing - will data be under control of the users or corporations? He sees a role for #Nextcloud but will it be enough?

What are your thoughts?

@BryanLunduke@twitter.com #selfhosting #opensource #privacy

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