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want to know more about us? check out this interview for @eff deeplinks. We're proud members of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/secu

RebLawCon 2019 starts tomorrow! reblaw.yale.edu Our Laurin Weissinger and @seanodiggity will be facilitating a Digital Self-Defense workshop at noon on Saturday: frama.link/reblaw-2019

💕 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..." 💘 blog.jabberhead.tk/2019/02/14/ @fsfe

@t0k @Purism @privacylab this is certainly an issue with most news outlets. Journalists have no control over the profit schemes of their overlords and I still think it's important to try to reach readers beyond the FOSS / digital privacy choir.

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 law.yale.edu/yls-today/yale-la

our @diggity on 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." cc @yaelwrites

podcast.firewallsdontstopdrago

@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(!)..."

Check out this video of Eben Moglen speaking about at Yale Law School!

Shout out to @privacylab for organizing this event!

Eben Moglen: "Better than Rage Against the Machine..."
youtu.be/khO76Mpo9dg

new mastodon.social "wizard" is FANTASTIC. Great job @Gargron (and team)!

@diggity Hey didn't realize we had two active in the area! Sweet! long time contributor, we should connect some time and plan some privacy events.

I also host the Hombrew Website Club and organize IndieWebCamp-NYC and IndieWebCamp-NewHaven. You should get involved.

a big thanks to Mozilla Open Leaders and of course Yale ISP, Josefina Caro Magaña, @exodus, Cityfreqs, @fdroidorg for all the support. Go ! Our project: privacylab.yale.edu/tmt

youtube.com/watch?v=R7me9PvEcn

@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.

cryptpad.fr/

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.'"

buzzfeednews.com/article/azeen

@exodus report with Apptimize, Localytics, and 15 other trackers: reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/

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?

theguardian.com/world/2018/nov

You do not control your data if it is not #secure.

Our latest #nextcloud 15 allows admins to enforce two-factor authentication, we added new security hardenings and we made 2FA easier. That is how we keep your data yours! #privacy #GDPR #Compliance

nextcloud.com/blog/next-genera

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.

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

@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." lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/11/

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