RT @theintercept: “Although VPNs pose special challenges for SIGINT (signals intelligence) collection and processing, we’ve recently had no… source: twitter.com/torproject/status/

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@rysiek @privacylab @succfemboi I think a good start would be making a separate package for chromium-ungoogled and getting it accepted into official repos

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Sadly quitter.no will shut down on 5th of September. So we have to move on.

You can find us here:

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Please follow us there to get the latest updates and to interact with us.
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view your digital doppelgänger: "fuzzify.me starts to assemble a running list of the Facebook ads you have been exposed to. You can now see the bigger picture: how Facebook sells you to advertisers, and how Facebook has categorized you. Is that you? Do you want to be seen as that person?" chupadados.codingrights.org/en

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@privacylab "Oh you want to disable location tracking?

I'm sorry, I cannot let you do this, Dave..."

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“'Google has too strong of a grip on the Android ecosystem, and by the same token Apple has a very strong grip on the iOS ecosystem,' Sean O’Brien, a member of @privacylab says. 'They dictate what users can and can’t see in the user interface.'"

popsci.com/turn-off-google-loc

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We’re grateful to have the support of a dedicated volunteer base who help us to make Tor the strongest privacy tool out there. We want to thank Sina Rabbani for his years of support to Tor and to the internet freedom movement.
blog.torproject.org/volunteer- twitter.com/torproject/status/ source: twitter.com/torproject/status/

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"The year is 2031, and I'm going to see Avengers 7... my location is displayed on the Goober Dashboard, even though I opted out of Google AlwaysTrack™! There's a complete disconnect between what the user interface is telling me and what actually happens" boingboing.net/2018/08/14/goob

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That says something about cybersecurity, does it not? And not much good.

It's a real benefit of #opensource that you (and others) can inspect the code you run and know you've not been compromised by a single disgruntled employee at a vendor or distributor of your software.

Half of IT pros say it would be easy to turn to #cybercrime without getting caught, according to @TechRepublic. Explore their research: https://www.techrepubli…
twitter.com/F5NetworksME/statu

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debate about security and privacy at DEF CON this year. "only a visual review" of hotel rooms by security officers.

marcrogers.org/2018/08/13/open

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"The Teemo and Fidzup audits took actually place in 2017, long before the GDPR went into effect. By issuing the public warning now and tying it to GDPR, the CNIL appears to be using the duo as a teaching moment for the industry." Video of Fidzup in action: youtube.com/watch?v=Xweq1eF_eP

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a tracker that @exodus has been keeping close tabs on via its scanner: "Teemo also got dinged for holding on to geolocation data for 13 months, which the CNIL said was too long to justify the purpose of targeted advertising." adexchanger.com/privacy/forget

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@njoseph There's been some #peer2peer #OpenStreetMap stuff. Not enough though, and it's all a little experimental. I need to investigate this more ( github.com/digidem/osm-p2p-db ). I'd love a more decentralized #OSM

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tips to go with today's AP story on Google location. But remember: "simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address that can be geographically mapped. Smartphones also connect to cell towers, so your carrier knows your general location at all times." apnews.com/b031ee35d4534f548e4

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Hi everyone! We've already got 46 updated apps that _might_ be in the next #TWIF.

gitlab.com/Matrixcoffee/index-

What is _your_ favourite new feature or new app? And why? What annoying bug finally got squashed? Let us know before Thursday, and we'll feature it in the next edition.

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"Sean O’Brien, a @YalePrivacyLab researcher with whom the AP shared its findings, said it is 'disingenuous' for Google to continuously record these locations even when users disable Location History. 'To me, it’s something people should know,' he said." apnews.com/f60bc112665b458cb64

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