@Mehrad Agreed. I was tempted to confront them about it but didn't get round to it, and also didn't want to single myself out too much by doing so. They also mentioned Snowden in passing, in a negative light, and said something like "anyone who likes him, have a chat with me afterwards". I think they were just trying to ruffle the feathers of anyone in the audience who might be pro-privacy / pro-Snowden / anti-surveillance.
@twann Without naming names, it was someone who has worked at significant levels within and outside of government in various roles. They liked to brag about their knowledge of 'easy' ways to hack people, dropping bad USBs, looking at people's webcams etc. But that Signal comment eapecially didn't sit well with me. The suggestion of Signal being literally unencrypted was just silly, but it was almost like they were dissuading others from using it altogether.
"[A bar in Bucharest]It takes its roots from UNIX"
The normalisation of surveillance tech in our daily lives creeps up slowly, and it is something we must remain vigilant against — even when it's happening for all the right reasons.
A member of our team wrestled with this recently. Here is their story:
@nerdtronics does your workflow involve connecting a monitor, keyboard etc for that terminal use? I imagine it would be cumbersome otherwise. Would like to get hold of a Pinephone one day.
Spent a few hours tonight working on #fediDB!
It's not as pretty, mostly because I've been focusing on the data and utility aspects.
It now has tons of graphs, more data points/stats and the long awaited public release of our AP developer tools!
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OK apparently they aren't using facial recognition or storing the images. 🤔 OK so what we're the cameras trained on? As someone who's been misaged in my 30s, I'll just stick to the check out. But just pay your staff. Have more staff. Please don't usher in more cameras.
OnionShare 2.5 is out! This version fixes all the security issues found in a comprehensive security audit, and also improves censorship circumvention https://micahflee.com/2022/01/onionshare-25-released/
Vulnerabilities the pen testers found:
- 0 critical
- 0 high
- 2 elevated
- 3 moderate
- 4 low
Huge thanks to Radically Open Security for bug hunting and OTF's Red Team Labs for paying for it.
You can read the complete penetration test report here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/onionshare/onionshare/develop/security/2021%20Penetration%20Test%20Report.pdf
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