Hey, dear friends in the #USA: your #police is constantly fucking up, killing people.
Now even #AmnestyInternational has to warn because of #violence against protesters:
amnestyusa.org/worldiswatching
#blacklivesmatter

O "sem meia entrada vai ficar mais barato" é o novo "se cobrarmos as bagagens vai ficar mais barato"..

It's not looking good for Open Technology Fund. Signal I don't much care about, but if Tor loses its funding for a significant length of time and starts to bitrot then that would be more of a concern.

www.politico.com/news/2020/07/30/interne

reCAPTCHA is one of many "free" systems that are seemingly helpful and innocent, but are actually part of the #Google data-collection ecosphere.

If you are a #website / app #developer, consider using tools & APIs that do not collect user & system information.

If you must use a particular system that integrates with reCAPTCHA or similar, please provide them feedback that you would like alternatives to Google services.

Users, choose to solicit sites that value your #privacy and user data.

Humans are not fundamentally evil, or fundamentally good. Humans are *easily manipulated*. And we set up a system where evil is rewarded and good is punished, and those who reap the rewards of that system are well positioned to manipulate humanity into serving their warped desires.

RT @ddale8@twitter.com

A day after boasting about his superior memory, Trump tells a detailed story about being booed at an event he didn't attend: cnn.com/2020/07/24/politics/tr

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ddale8/status/1286

In a democracy, the state can’t take over private organizations and replace their boards with political appointees. That's what the administration wants to do to the Open Technology Fund. EFF and partners told a court today: that's illegal, don't let it. eff.org/press/releases/eff-cou

"There’s Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT"

cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/202

Get your IT business out of the US. This needs to have an impact on the economy.

Microsoft accused of sharing data of Office 365 business subscribers with Facebook and its app devs

theregister.com/2020/07/20/mic

NordVPN makes data transfer to law enforcement agencies official

In a revised data protection statement, the VPN provider NordVPN admits that the processed customer data will be passed on to the authorities as of July 1, if the available data allows them to identify a criminal.

‼️ Privacy Policy - NordVPN
my.nordaccount.com/legal/priva

#NordVPN #privacy #ourdata #thinkabout
📡@cRyPtHoN_INFOSEC_DE
📡@cRyPtHoN_INFOSEC_EN
📡@NoGoolag
📡@BlackBox

RT @briantylercohen@twitter.com

This may be the best 14 seconds in the history of CNN.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/briantylercohen/st

Did you know that #GDPR allows sites not to announce the use of "essential" cookies? Meaning those your site uses for itself, to keep the user logged in for example.

So when Internet commerce started to slap those stupid "we use cookies" banners on every site they used the more generic word "cookies" to avoid saying outright that their sites use *ad trackers*.

Long story short, if you don't sell your user data, you don't have to present stupid disclaimers.

youtube-dl is one of my favorite pieces of community-maintained open-source software. Despite the name, now works on many sites – youtube, vimeo, even Twitter. You do "youtube-dl URL" and it figures out how to get you a local, offline copy of the video. youtube-dl.org/

I don't know who the artist is but this is amazing.

one more fucking time

STOP
USING
CLOUDFLARE

your website, big or small, almost certainly does not need cloudflare for any DDoS prevention efforts (and if you're running something high profile that does, there are other less liable providers), and there are just a shit ton of other CDNs you could be using (if you actually deal with enough bulk content to need one)

cloudflare is one of a few very big cloud services that have tricked us into thinking we need their product

The Trump Administration Is Attacking Critical Internet Privacy Tools

Trump’s cronies are dismantling the organization that helped give birth to open source tools like Signal and Tor. For activists around the world, the results could be disastrous.

vice.com/en_us/article/v7gz4d/

#trump #privacy #tor #signal #otf

Listen, can we stop already with the master -> main thing, please? The keyboard warriors pining for it would find their time much better spent protesting things like the summary execution of the black population by the police. Our priorities are severely out of order here.

A white guy, who never thought of his customers as racists, started wearing a black hat with white letters saying "Black Lives Matter". This is what happened to him in just one week of wearing that hat.

America IS a fundamentally racist nation. If we want "all men are created equal" to mean more than a bunch of Old White Slaveowners meant when they wrote that phrase, then WE have to make it so.

#Biden2020

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