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When you said, you couldn't find any other interesting _privacy_ news this week, I wondered whether you have heard about the [EU's youngest attack on E2EE](https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/11/09/the-eu-may-be-looking-into-breaking-end-to-end-encrypted-chats/).
The scary thing is, that some forces in the EU try to push this as fast as possible, while everyone else only looking at Corona.

More on that [here](https://www.heise.de/hintergrund/EU-Regierungen-planen-Verbot-sicherer-Verschluesselung-4951415.html) and [here](https://www.heise.de/news/Terrorbekaempfung-und-Verschluesselung-EU-Rat-forciert-umstrittene-Crypto-Linie-4960069.html) (in German unfortunately, but Google translate to the rescue).
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@gamingonlinux This was very very very unexpected. Sadly, this means no one will learn their lesson and now the project will likely stay on Github instead of moving to Savannah or Gitlab.

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@gamingonlinux Microsoft: "plizzz give monie, we can't fight takedowns !! 💰 "

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If you think that the RIAA/Github/Youtube-dl fight is an all-American affair, think again. The terrible DRM law at the heart of the case has spread to over a hundred other countries. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/gith

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Monopolies are once again being recognized as a problem in and of themselves, regardless of their impact on short-term prices. It's a welcome, long overdue change. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/eu-v

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@snailerotica @gamingonlinux I'm pretty sure one day you start your computer and "Microsoft Ubuntu" will install Edge by default from the Snap Store and shows you a nice (full)screen, which you can't end

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🚨🚨 It turns out "Hey Alexa" is short for "Hey Keith Alexander." Yes, the Keith Alexander personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal. And Amazon Web Services (AWS) host ~6% of all websites. 🚨🚨
t.co/6hkzsHjxh9

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Hi everyone. I think it is important to spread the word about what is happening in Belarus right now, especially when Internet cut offs are happening.

About 7 thousand people arrested, including journalists, widespread torture, soviet-style.

Safer Belarus = safer Europe = safer world.

bbc.com/news/world-europe-5377

#FreeBelarus

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I am so glad that more than 6 years ago I discovered the wonderful world of free (as freedom) and open source software, got interested in encryption (and crypto) and other censorship-resistant tools.

Screw you Bill, and your sh*tty #Windows.

#BillGates

reclaimthenet.org/bill-gates-e

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China Is What Orwell Feared: Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

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"Freedom in China is not simple. To empower those that seek it, you need many tools, from a global toolbox... We need the diverse, deeply researched, audited, & open-source brain trust that OTF has been nurturing and building for this last decade to win."

medium.com/@n8fr8/click-here-t

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"Biometric monitoring would make Cambridge Analytica’s data hacking tactics look like something from the Stone Age."

@harari_yuval warns of the dangers of tracking temperature, blood pressure, etc. as governments expand surveillance to track Covid-19.

ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-1

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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"Sometimes doing the right thing has negative consequences to your bottom line,” says EFF's @mala about the growing number of American tech companies deciding to operate in China—and to operate as de-facto censors for the Chinese government. vice.com/en_us/article/a35yke/

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