want to know more about us? check out this interview for @eff deeplinks. We're proud members of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/securing-institutions-we-rely-grassroots-case-study
💕 a poignant message of love on V Day: "And that’s why I love free software! It gives you back the control over your machine. It’s something that you can trust, as there are no secrets kept from you..." 💘 https://blog.jabberhead.tk/2019/02/14/i-love-free-software-day-2019/ … #ilovefs #privacy #security @fsfe
watch how @diggity helps Kashmir Hill avoid the #BigTech giants using tools like RiseUp.net services and @torproject -powered OnionShare: https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
MONDAY Feb. 4 12:00 noon: Intro to Privacy Lab - Join us to find out how you can be a part of our workshops and research (with pizza)! Baker Hall Rm 420 https://law.yale.edu/yls-today/yale-law-school-events/introduction-privacy-lab
our @diggity on https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com podcast: "Using video cameras and signals from our smart devices, marketers are tailoring their billboards and digital signage based on our appearance and even our identity." #privacy #security cc @yaelwrites
@privacylab Really interesting but I kinda *need* to know more about this ...
"...France, for example, has asked Google to obscure all imagery of its prisons after a French gangster successfully conducted a Hollywood-inspired jailbreak involving drones, smoke bombs, and a stolen helicopter(!)..."
new mastodon.social "wizard" is FANTASTIC. Great job @Gargron (and team)!
gives new meaning to "security by obscurity" :P
@switchingsocial Not sure if you already had CryptPad, a zero-knowlege-server-side service that does text-pads (like Etherpad, but actively developed) for code (with syntax highlighting) and formatted text, polls (similar to doodle), simple sketches, and presentations.
It's opensource, you can self-host it and even server admins cannot see any content.
The Chaos Computer Club Vienna @c3wien hosts a public instance.
"The two companies — Apptimize and Localytics, which help optimize apps — receive some of the information that Grindr users choose to include in their profiles, including their HIV status and 'last tested date.'"
@exodus report with Apptimize, Localytics, and 15 other trackers: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/5323/
Given the tons of attn that trackers are getting it's worth revisiting the Sleep Number debacle with (potential) microphones in mattresses. Courtesy City Frequencies and @diggity we know the app still has code for mics and "snore sensitivity". Might have gotten past the R&D stage?
You do not control your data if it is not #secure.
in-depth coverage on NYTimes this morning (podcast and special feature) on location trackers in mobile apps. Glad to see big media starting to tackle the issue :)
@exodus reports on the apps studied: https://reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/reports/35958/
More on app trackers: https://privacylab.yale.edu/tmt
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
@privacylab this is literally the worst possible way to handle border crossing
"Travellers will... upload pictures of their passport, visa and proof of funds, and will then... answer questions from a computer-animated border guard... It will then analyse the traveller’s micro-expressions to figure out if he or she is lying." https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/11/14/lie-detector-tests-europe/
Graphic public domain, Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=lie%20detector#/media/File:Lie_detector_test.jpg
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