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
If you use Windows, Hardentools by Security Without Borders is worth a look. A new version was recently released.
“Hardentools is a simple utility designed to disable a number of "features" exposed by Microsoft Windows, and primary consumer applications.”
Security w/o Borders is “a collective of hackers and security professionals working towards a stronger and more secure civil society.”
The best ad blocker for Android and iOS: free and open source.
Blokada, the ad blocker
If you want to efficiently block ads, trackers, malware, save on your data plan, speed up your device and protect your privacy with just one application, then Blokada is for you. It is free, secure and open source.
Smashing Security podcast #186: This one’s for all the Karens! - A high-rolling Hushpuppi gets extradited to the United States, Carole details her problems with cl... more: https://www.grahamcluley.com/smashing-security-podcast-186-this-ones-for-all-the-karens/ #businessemailcompromise #smashingsecurity #law&order #clipboard #podcast #privacy #ios
I share this without any schadenfreude:
Federal Judge Stunned by Facebook’s ‘Unscrupulous’ Violation of the Law, Warns of Much Deeper Problems
A U.S. district judge in the District of Columbia signed off on a historic settlement Thursday, putting an end to 8-year-old litigation between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and #Facebook.
Always suggest foss, when someone does software/stack selection for work or pleasure.
And when someone wants to connect with you on #surveillancetechnology you say "Gee, I only have Jitsi / Jami / Matrix / or-what-have-you. And I have issues with your suggestions, because.. [#privacy, #ethics plea follows]" and the you talk about the advantages of foss
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