@chaosradio ich sehe in meinem Feed eine neue Folge ("Gesundheits-Apps") aber sie wirft mir einen 404 beim Downloaden...

Roe v Wade implications for privacy online 

With the overturning of Roe v Wade, this org. called "Digital Defense Fund" made this bulletin specifically for women looking for information about abortion online, as their browser history, text messages etc. may now be used as evidence against them... (by the way WTF...)

Apps and services that are mentioned are Tor, Firefox, DuckDuckGo, no logs VPN, and E2E messengers including Matrix (!)


Does anyone know what's happened to Guerrilla Mail? Their site's been down for days (at least) and their Twitter account is silent...


I wonder if this time it's over for crypto. Do you believe crypto currencies will still make a comeback? Do they have any value potential for the broad public as a more privacy respecting medium of exchange? Are they merely a dangerous and environmentally destructive speculative instrument with practical use for only a small minority of users dealing in illegality?


@Lamdarer @twann @markusl yes they don't seem to give up do they? 😃 They just figure sooner or later public opposition will get worn down so they keep bringing it back under a new name every 2 years - but we never will 💪

But at any rate if small communities started self-hosting their email and matrix/xmpp servers I would love to see attempts to police that 😃 anyway we can keep dreaming

@Lamdarer @twann @markusl I hope you are right! The decentralized nature is definitely a big plus! Do you know DeltaChat an encrypted messenger "piggybacking" on the existing email infrastructure? I love the general idea of it. Maybe if the EU keeps pushing "ChatControl" that will lead to a Renaissance of decentralized services in the mainstream...

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German government makes a really cheap train ticket.
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@Lamdarer @twann @markusl yes that is also what I think. Seeing as how email is on the way out though, I am doubtful that this will happen. It's a pity, I really like email as a form of communication and wide spread standard encryption is what it's been missing :-)

@chpietsch since when? I mean I noticed that it is now "integrated" (earlier it used to be a plugin called Enigmail). But it does by no means that I can see automate key creation, publishing or fetching of keys for your contacts (so any of the functions I mentioned). I did not play around with it much, though. Correct me if I'm wrong.

I feel like the use of pgp/gpg could be more widespread if there was better software for it. Like email clients that manage key creation and publishing automatically and grab the public keys for the contacts in your address book etc. So far, I haven't come across any such solution. And therefore it is too much of a pain in the a*

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@allinone0 no that's exactly it's problem. No one should feel "too stupid" to use it for it to achieve its purpose, but according to this Wired article even Ed Snowden messed it up at first :-D


Out of curiosity, how many of you use PGP encryption for email?

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5 years ago... Pavel Durov:

> The encryption of Signal (=WhatsApp, FB) was funded by the US Government. I predict a backdoor will be found there within 5 years from now.


@kravietz this is funny. I do like Telegram but I will never accept why E2E is not on by default for private chats... 🤷‍♂️

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@yogthos would be great. I inherited my wife's old iPad but there is not much to do with it since it won't run almost any apps anymore. Would love to experiment with Linux on it instead 😜

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