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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.

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upcoming @mozfestprivsec presentation "Tracking Mobile Trackers" in the @mozilla blog: "a session that teaches you how to detect - and jam - the mobile trackers that prey on your personal data" @exodus

Graphic CC BY-SA Sean O'Brien

"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:

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.

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

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."

Graphic public domain, Wikimedia Commons:

Thanks to @exodus (sorry folks for having put a bit load on your site during the past few days; I'm back to normal now), coverage on what apps on my app listings are tainted by what trackers now is close to 95%

Thanks for offering that great service 🙇

What app listings? These:

Watch out for those monitor icons (really offensive trackers) – but also for those yellow stars (no trackers found) next to the apps 😃

#privacy #android #apps

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

Check out this interview with our friends Sean O'Brien (@diggity) and Laurin Weissinger of @privacylab!

These gentleman bring hands-on hardware hacking to Yale Law School. And sometimes, they even use in the classroom.

Learn more about their unique work here:

Sean O'Brien (@diggity) and Laurin Weissinger of @privacylab were interviewed by @eff.

They use, inspect, and hack on and software in the classroom at Yale Law School.

Read this article to learn more about their work and how we have been involved:

"Securing The Institutions We Rely On: A Grassroots Case Study"

A donation for @conservancy = support for :inkscape: and other community-driven free software projects. If you can help out, #PIA will match donations made before end of 2018. Help keep cool projects and #FLOSS software alive & kicking!

RT most interesting is the mechanism for collecting data that is correlated w/ people near billboards. it comes via mobile app SDKs (trackers) & is then laundered through Cuebiq & Ubimo; the latter provides a shiny map for CCO, to then sell UI + "insights" (RADARView) to advertisers


@doctorow: "It turns out that you need very few identifiers to make a guess about who a person standing in front of a billboard is, especially when you can suck data out of their phones. Throw in data about how long you stand in front of a billboard..." cc @exodus

"Even if the SDK isn’t being used to gather information right now, it could be in the future. 'An application could embed an SDK which is not used for the moment, but can be activated in [an update],' an @exodus spokesperson said."

🇫🇷 Il y a un an Exodus Privacy se révélait au grand jour après 3 mois de travail intense dans l'ombre. Pour avoir une idée du chemin parcouru, grâce à vous toutes et tous

🇬🇧 One year ago Exodus Privacy has become known, after 3 months of hard work in the shadow. To see what we have done with your help, please have a look at

Merci à / Thanks to @Qwant , Codeurs en Liberté, @Octopuce , @gandi, @LaQuadrature @fdroidorg, @privacylab

our @diggity on creepy billboard surveillance: “Only a few data points are necessary to identify individuals. Our activity in our social life and where we were are at least as identifiable as a name”

"It’s not about price. It’s libre, not gratis. With any program, there are two possibilities: either the users control the program, or the program controls the users."

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