Google's never ending quest to depreciate themselves:
Why does anyone trust Google to keep *anything* going? I'll be interested to see how the community reacts when "Project Fuscia" upends ChromeOS and Android.
European Central Bank on Twitter: https://t.co/glSwD6EnLo" / Twitter
They must be regretting this. Read the comments
BootHole – GRUB2 vulnerability threatens secure boot (CVE-2020-10713):
– To be exploited, the attacker needs to modify the grub.cfg file first.
– If exploited, attackers can permanently access the system.
– Keep your operating system up-to-date.
BREAKING: The EU's Court of Justice has just invalidated the "Privacy Shield" data sharing system between the EU and the US, because of overreaching US surveillance. All details available here: http://www.noyb.eu/cjeu
#PRISM #FISA702 #Privacy #PrivacyShield #SCCs #GDPR #CJEU
How many people block Google Analytics?
65% DuckDuckGo users
57% Firefox users
53% on Linux
21% on laptop/desktop
19% on Windows
18% on macOS
14% on Chrome
10% on Android
9% Google search users
8% on mobile/tablet
6% Bing users
6% on iOS
5% on Safari
"This has been going on for years and is an essential part of the mobile app economy."
Unless you remove the financial incentive, there's no hope for #privacy on Android/iOS. Their app ecosystems are built on selling user data and no amount of prompts or checkboxes can fix it.
For anyone in the UK, the Government has just given Palantir, a surveillance company that I passionately dislike, access to sensitive medical records of Covid-19 patients for £1.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
Stay secure, use encryption. Tutanota makes sure that your entire mailbox, calendar and contacts are encrypted. Check it out: https://tutanota.com/
Planning and participating in a protest could get you under surveillance: in this thread we talk about three technologies you should know about:
These graphic explainers come from a campaign called Neigbourhood Watched, which we developed with @libertyhq.
Good news is: there is also a campaign pack with ideas for you to work in your local community!
(it is UK focused but can be easily adapted)
"Tinfoil Chat (TFC) is a FOSS+FHD peer-to-peer messaging system that relies on high assurance hardware architecture to protect users from passive collection, MITM attacks and most importantly, remote key exfiltration.
#TFC is designed for people with one of the most complex threat models: organized crime groups and nation state hackers who bypass end-to-end encryption of traditional secure messaging apps by hacking the endpoint."
To server admins:
One upcoming but already widespread format is the security.txt file at https://your-server/.well-known/security.txt.
Zoom meetings aren’t actually end-to-end encrypted, despite misleading marketing on their website, in their security white paper, and in the user interface in their app https://theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zoom-meeting-encryption/ by @yaelwrites and myself
Certificate expiration periods will get smaller by 50% every year. Eventually they will cross the Planck time, rendering all certificates unusable, but by then all websites will be AMP anyway.
https://whoami.filippo.io/ , the SSH server that knows who you are, got some newly refreshed intel! Try it out!
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