our @diggity chatting about the disconnect between fast-bootstrapped app culture and #privacy https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/7/8/21311533/sdks-tracking-data-location
Germany’s highest court has declared that “privacy rights enshrined in Germany’s Constitution extend to foreigners living abroad and cover their online data," reports @meddynyt. 👏
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1264915879868993536
The ProtonMail Bridge app is now open source! It has also passed an independent security audit. You can find the full details and links to the code and audit report here. https://protonmail.com/blog/bridge-open-source/
Dangerzone: Working With Suspicious Documents Without Getting Hacked https://tech.firstlook.media/dangerzone-working-with-suspicious-documents-without-getting-hacked
Zoom meetings aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing on their website, in their security white paper, and in the user interface in their app. Also my first byline with @micahflee (!!!!!) https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoom-meeting-encryption/
Zoom's encryption has some major flaws, is "not suited for secrets", and Zoom has servers in China generating meeting encryption keys for users in other countries, Citizen Lab researchers discover https://theintercept.com/2020/04/03/zooms-encryption-is-not-suited-for-secrets-and-has-surprising-links-to-china-researchers-discover/ (by me)
Here's an awesome security tutorial. Look out for Tutanota at 12:37 - looks like he's using our secure email service. 😃👇
I'm continually impressed with how much good, new cryptography the Signal community keeps researching and developing to ensure that services can know as little about their users as possible https://signal.org/blog/signal-private-group-system/
“Wire was always for profit and planned to follow the typical venture backed route." [@Wire CEO] Brogger... describes individual consumers as “not part of our strategy."
This is a grim turn for a once-promising app, and a window for @Signalapp to exploit. https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/13/messaging-app-wire-confirms-8-2m-raise-responds-to-privacy-concerns-after-moving-holding-company-to-the-us/
Facebook & Google are trying to depict themselves as the new defenders of privacy. But upon closer inspection, it's just marketing: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/facebook-google-privacy #LeaveGoogle
ProtonMail Version 4.0 is now in open beta! The new version totally redesigned, laying the foundation for the future of ProtonMail. Log in to your account at beta.protonmail.com to try it now. https://protonmail.com/blog/v4-beta-announcement/
IMEI: International Mobile Equipment Identity
IMSI: International Mobile Subscriber Identity
Just two of the digital identity cards inside your phone that make it possible for a global network to monitor your daily movements and activities.
In addition to sharing and receiving files without a third party, the newest OnionShare lets you publish static websites as onion services 🙌
Your IP address and identity will be protected, and your site will be censorship resistant. #onionizetheweb
"The political system has already sent a clear signal: Even intelligence community whistleblowers who follow the law can’t be confident their concerns will be heard." https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-whistleblower-edward-snowden_n_5d893bf8e4b0938b5932cde0?mzk
A new study analyzes how so-called "smart TVs" and other IOT devices are collecting and sending data beyond what you might expect.
One solution is to not connect your TV to wifi and instead use a set-top box from a manufacturer you trust. https://www.zdnet.com/article/smart-tvs-send-user-data-to-tech-heavyweights-including-facebook-google-netflix/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1176130849345089538
Even printers are trying to get your data. @robjheaton takes a deep dive on an HP printer.
“Is it OK if we have your printer collect metadata about your devices and what you print, and then use it online advertising?” https://robertheaton.com/2019/09/15/hp-printers-send-data-on-what-you-print-back-to-hp/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1176493241161715714
Everyone should be watching this 😮
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