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"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use .

It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.

Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

Tomorrow is ! 🚮 Despite WhatsApp’s delay of its privacy policy update, many users have decided to take a stand for and leave the controversial chat service on the original deadline of February 8. ✊

Is one of the things holding people back on their break from the idea that having followers is the same thing has having productive conversations?


Increasing Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India!

Today, we wrote to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, relaying our concerns on the ongoing use of FRT and asking them to call stakeholders and privacy experts to depose before them.



@theprivacyfoundation I haven't heard of this book. But about the first half of my #fosdem21 talk (tomorrow, 10am) is about how the web fails to take user concerns into account by design.

I didn't intend for that, but it had to get out ;)

With the help of , Clearview AI's database has been declared illegal in the EU. Take action now to stop Clearview from collecting your data: 😀💪

Breaking good news: Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada

"Canadian authorities have found that the collection of facial-recognition data by Clearview AI is illegal because it violates federal and provincial privacy laws..."

Freedom of speech and the right to privacy are closely interlinked. We stand with Russian protesters who act upon these Human Rights. In case you need secure and anonymous email, make sure to sign up with a VPN as Tutanota is blocked in Russia:

Is "Smart Home" the right way to describe a home that is connected to the internet to provide basic functions through surveillance?

What are some better names? Comment with others.

Thank you for being people that care about privacy and information security.

It's great that you've found the Fediverse! This is a reminder that we welcome shares of our posts to other social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Our hope is that we can help people in the various "walled gardens" learn new ways to make informed decisions about their data privacy.

This post from @Edent is really spot-on about our problem:

The experience of those without fancy devices (or for anyone wanting speed, accessibility and freedom) may be negatively impacted by a lack of empathy for their needs.

privilege allows us to implement bad practices ranging from usability to privacy.

If we decide to make the web about sharing information instead of taking it, the world will be better.

Need: Simple. Fast. Private.

Would teaching efficiency help us rely less on mega-infrastructure from ?

There are so many bloated frameworks, ubiquitous scripts, poorly architected databases, unoptimized graphics, never-expiring surveillance and more in our current methods.

Does this "force" website/app makers to use complex hosting scenarios from AWS, Azure etc when we could use smaller or self hosting?

Maybe it's time to start counting bytes again to help save the Internet?

What is your choice after switching from #WhatsApp?

Please help me share.

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource

Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

You can find me as on #Matrix 😊

#whatsapp #communication #privacy #decentralisation

U.S. Military Intelligence has been monitoring U.S. cellphone movement without a warrant! Anyone still think we don't need our own GDPR?

Have you been blocked by Cloudflare from using a website because you are on a VPN?

Cloudflare and the World Wide Web are not one in the same.

routinely blocks competitor's VPN's.

Our hope is that @protonvpn and other providers begin to file anti-competitive lawsuits against these practices.

People should not be harassed by a global data bully for choosing to use a competitor's product.

This is our regular reminder to use an encrypted password manager...

Keep your personal, school and work accounts safer by using an encrypted password manager. Never store your passwords in the browser.

We recommend but any encrypted manager is better than none!

is an amazing project with a lot of polish. Keep projects like this alive by donating to their .

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Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!