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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...

The Tor Project is joining voices from around the world to raise concern about the future of OpenTechFund and the internet freedom technology it supports.

Read our full statement:
blog.torproject.org/save-open-

A USB Data Blocker is a low-tech and low-cost way to protect the information on your mobile phone when you need to plug it into an untrusted port.

(Unless you own it, consider the port untrusted.)

on duckduckgo.com for "USB Data Blocker" or "PortaPow" to see the manufacturer of this particular model.

Get one with a carrying case and a strap so that you are never without it. As a bonus, the device can actually help speed up charging.

Does the idea that an app can indiscriminately copy your clipboard data without notifying you make you feel sick?

This article is another indicator that seemingly innocuous services can undermine your and information security.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/0

(This article has many trackers. Block them in browser. Use EFF.org’s Privacy Badger or similar.)

Consider discontinuing services that undermine your personal information.

And remember there’s an app for that: it’s the web browser 😉

Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here! #introductions

Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:

better.fyi/trackers/google-ana

Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!

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Some of the methodologies used in developing sites and applications have implications.

Using Google's may correlate specific user activity to actual identities when used with Analytics and the in-browser account login.

The ubiquitous nature of Google Analytics allows for pervasive user tracking, especially when coupled with other offerings.

is used as an example, but this problem is far-reaching across services from different vendors.

If you are using a particular software for your daily life, do a little research on the company.

If they are backed by venture capital or their goal is financial dominance, they might be a candidate to sell their company to the highest bidder - and your data right along with it.

Your information could be pushed into the hands of giants overnight.

We can’t tell the future, but we can try to mitigate our risks by choosing companies and tools when possible.

If knew everything about you, they would’ve stopped listening to everything you say.

Look no further than your system for today’s .

If you know that your & others are data-mined, is it entirely “on them” that your is undermined?

Be an active participant in your goal to remain private.

Avoid by choosing to make (sometimes difficult) decisions. Give your money to better companies with products that respect you more.

As always, we recommend that you assume you are being tracked & avoid being naive to think that this tracking is innocent.

This article demonstrates how easy it is to track and compartmentalize those involved in social .

This data can potentially be further correlated to CCTV footage, geofence warrants to tech giants & more. Assume that someone can connect the dots.

engadget.com/mobilewalla-data- (This link has trackers)

If you must use website analytics, give yourself a set of core values to operate under and continually ask:

Are we using the metrics to empower our disenfranchised and underserved users?

Are we using tools that maintain the right to ?

Is our analytics engine in an ecosystem?

Are we exploiting users based upon their perceived age, religion, race, gender or relationship status?

segments like this help to normalize .

The lighthearted music in this segment masks the seriousness of this invasion.

The owners of this video felt they not only have the right to take this , but to further share it to a news agency. This video appears to show homes outside of the owner’s property line and treats the driver’s identity as an object that they have rights to.

cnn.com/videos/business-videos

This link has many spy trackers.

For supporters of systems (like ) that do not infringe on user with algorithms used to generate ad-revenue:

What do you do to sway your friends, family and clients to the ?

Do your , posts, bylines and support links point here?

Would love to hear your methods for helping others learn what you already know!

has a good read on (yet another) attack on :

namecheap.com/blog/the-secret-

This URL uses Google and Twitter Analytics. Please disable in your browser and consider using Privacy Badger from the EFF at eff.org

What is the most -respecting, heavily-used online payment / patronage system?

Please choose one...

P.S. We know some/all of these do not fully respect privacy. Please comment with others. It is most appreciated.

For today's we want to give shout-outs to everyone that cares about privacy (online and off) to keep their friends, family and work safe.

There are people from all walks of life, with varying levels of interest in privacy and information security, and we thank you all for participating in the conversation.

If you know a person that shines in this arena, feel free to comment with a link to their blog, social media or website.

Have a great day!

What is the most -respecting, heavily-used online payment / patronage system?

Please choose one...

P.S. We know some/all of these do not fully respect privacy. Please comment with others. It is most appreciated.

This is a regular reminder to help maintain better and data :

- Turn off your cellular connections when you don’t need them
- Keep bluetooth disabled in public
- Disable location services after needing
- Stay away from untrusted wi-fi
- Avoid un-encrypted texting
- Do not use personal info to name your wi-fi, phone & computer
- Use apps, services and browsers that you trust more

Privacy Badger - one of the best trackers blocker. You can install it in Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Opera.
privacybadger.org/
#privacy #browser

For those with communal recycling and refuse containers: did you ever notice how many empty boxes still have the full shipping labels on them?

A gentle reminder: remove any label that has your name, mailing address (sometimes, phone number) and barcodes from the boxes you dispose of.

Don't put your purchase history and personal information on display for dumpster-divers or anyone else in the middle of the garbage cycle.

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