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Meetup: Tor Community Night at PETS | Tor Blog


https://blog.torproject.org/meetup-tor-community-night-pets

A couple weeks ago when I introduced my new role as Relay Advocate, I mentioned we are planning a relay operators meetup at PETS in Barcelona. This is moving forward, and we have some new details to share with you.

We are hosting a "Tor Community Night" after Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) event hours on Tuesday, July 24th beginning at 6:30PM. Attendance at PETS is not required to attend this meetup. All are welcome.

#tor #privacy

 

Facebook is CREEPY


https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/21/opinion/sunday/facebook-patents-privacy.html

"Facebook has filed thousands of patent applications since 2012. One of them describes using forward-facing cameras to analyze your facial expressions and detect whether you’re bored or surprised by what you see on your feed.

A patent application explores using your phone microphone to identify the television shows you watched and whether ads were muted. It also proposes using the electrical interference pattern created by your television power cable to guess which show is playing.

Another patent application discusses tracking your weekly routine and sending notifications to other users of deviations from the routine. In addition, it describes using your phone’s location in the middle of the night to establish where you live.

An other patent proposes correlating the location of your phone to locations of your friends’ phones to deduce whom you socialize with most often. It also proposes monitoring when your phone is stationary to track how many hours you sleep.

One patent application discusses predicting whether you’re in a romantic relationship using information such as how many times you visit another user’s page, the number of people in your profile picture and the percentage of your friends of a different gender.

Another proposes using your posts and messages to infer personality traits. It describes judging your degree of extroversion, openness or emotional stability, then using those characteristics to select which news stories or ads to display.

This patent application describes using your posts and messages, in addition to your credit card transactions and location, to predict when a major life event, such as a birth, death or graduation, is likely to occur.

Another considers analyzing pictures to create a unique camera “signature” using faulty pixels or lens scratches. That signature could be used to figure out that you know someone who uploads pictures taken on your device, even if you weren’t previously connected. Or it might be used to guess the “affinity” between you and a friend based on how frequently you use the same camera."

#facebook #hackernews #security #dataprotection #datasecurity #privacy #gnu #linux #gnulinux #zuckerberg #hubzilla

 
Mal ein bissel was für die #Online #Privacy :) https://privacytools.it-sec.rocks Ich finde die Seite echt super und sehr #informativ. Auch sehr zu empfehlen: https://privacy-handbuch.de

Viel Spaß beim #stöbern #tracking #sicherheit #datenschutz

 
Mal ein bissel was für die #Online #Privacy :) https://privacytools.it-sec.rocks Ich finde die Seite echt super und sehr #informativ. Auch sehr zu empfehlen: https://privacy-handbuch.de

Viel Spaß beim #stöbern #tracking #sicherheit #datenschutz

 
I wrote to Garante Privacy Italy for a violation of Absolute Software about CompuTrace software inside BIOS of my just bought Lenovo T500, This send some data to their server for security purpose but i cannot see what, when and why and cannot disable this feature. Forced enable.
#gdpr #computrace #lenovo #thinkpad #t500 #backdoor #privacy

 
I wrote to Garante Privacy Italy for a violation of Absolute Software about CompuTrace software inside BIOS of my just bought Lenovo T500, This send some data to their server for security purpose but i cannot see what, when and why and cannot disable this feature. Forced enable.
#gdpr #computrace #lenovo #thinkpad #t500 #backdoor #privacy

 
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SàT 0.7.0a1 (first alpha) released.

https://www.goffi.org/b/Uj5MCqezCwQUuYvKhSFAwL/salut-alpha-contributors,-take-your-keyboards

There is a big need of contributors. If you want to participate in a project which is decentralized, ethics, and politically involved, contact me.

#XMPP #ethics #SàT #salutatoi #decentralization #release #social networks #chat #encryption #privacy #forge #blog #events #forums #file sharing

 


Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters - ProtonMail Blog


https://protonmail.com/blog/gmails-privacy-problem-and-why-it-matters/

Gmail is a weapon of mass surveillance waiting to be abused. Imagine if Cambridge Analytica had gotten its hands on your inbox.

Gmail has violated that trust again and again, and it will continue to do so because invading people’s privacy is essential to its business model.

#Gmail #google #privacy
Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters

 

Tech’s ‘Dirty Secret’: The App Developers Sifting Through Your Gmail - WSJ


https://www.wsj.com/articles/techs-dirty-secret-the-app-developers-sifting-through-your-gmail-1530544442

Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services

#privacy #google

 


Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters - ProtonMail Blog


https://protonmail.com/blog/gmails-privacy-problem-and-why-it-matters/

Google’s business model is primarily based on online advertising. The company earned over $95 billion last year selling the personal information of its users to advertisers.

#privacy #google
Gmail’s privacy problem and why it matters

 

Awesome Selfhosted


"This is a list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally. Selfhosting is the process of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaS providers."

https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted

There are all kinds of categories, e.g. Search Engines:
  • Ambar - Document Search Engine (OCR, Store & Search) (Demo, Source Code) MIT Nodejs/Python
  • Gigablast - open source search engine. (Demo, Source Code) Apache-2.0 C++
  • Seeks - Web search proxy and collaborative distributed tool for websearch. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 C++
  • Searx - Privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Yacy - Peer based, decentralized search engine server. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 Java
File transfer/synchronization:
  • Git Annex - File synchronization between computers, servers, external drives. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Haskell
  • Kinto - Kinto is a minimalist JSON storage service with synchronisation and sharing abilities. (Source Code) Apache-2.0 Python
  • Nextcloud - Access and share your files, calendars, contacts, mail and more from any device, on your terms. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
    OpenSSH/SFTP - Secure File Transfer Program. (Source Code) BSD C
  • ownCloud - All-in-one solution for saving, synchronizing, viewing, editing and sharing files, calendars, address books and more. (Source Code, Clients) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Pydio - Turn any web server into a powerful file management system and an alternative to mainstream cloud storage providers. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Samba - Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. It provides secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol. GPL-3.0 C
  • Seafile - File hosting and sharing solution primary for teams and organizations. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 C
  • SparkleShare - Self hosted, instant, secure file sync. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 C#
  • Syncany - Secure file sync software for arbitrary storage backends, an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. Securely synchronize your files to any kind of storage. GPL-3.0 Java
  • Syncthing - Syncthing is an open source peer-to-peer file synchronisation tool. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 Go
  • Unison - Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows. GPL-3.0 OCaml
  • Z-Push - Implementation of Microsoft’s ActiveSync protocol. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
XMPP Web Clients:
  • Candy - Multi user XMPP client written in Javascript. (Source Code) MIT Javascript
  • Converse.js - Free and open-source XMPP chat client in your browser. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 Javascript
  • JSXC - Real-time XMPP web chat application with video calls, file transfer and encrypted communication. There are also versions for Nextcloud/Owncloud and SOGo. (Source Code) MIT Javascript
  • Kaiwa - Web based chat client in the style of common paid alternatives. (Source Code) MIT Nodejs
  • Movim - Modern, federated social network based on XMPP, with a fully featured group-chat, subscriptions and microblogging. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Salut à Toi - Multipurpose, multi frontend, libre and decentralised communication tool. AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Libervia - Web frontend from Salut à Toi. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Python
#linux #gnu #gnulinux #selfhosted #services #hackernews #foss #security #privacy #searchengines #searx #yacy #seeks #gigablast #ambar #xmpp #candy #jsxc #kaiwa #movim #salutàtoi #libervia #gitannex #kinto #nextcloud #owncloud #pydio #samba #seafile #sparkleshare #syncany #syncthing #unison #zpush

 

Awesome Selfhosted


"This is a list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally. Selfhosting is the process of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaS providers."

https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted

There are all kinds of categories, e.g. Search Engines:
  • Ambar - Document Search Engine (OCR, Store & Search) (Demo, Source Code) MIT Nodejs/Python
  • Gigablast - open source search engine. (Demo, Source Code) Apache-2.0 C++
  • Seeks - Web search proxy and collaborative distributed tool for websearch. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 C++
  • Searx - Privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Yacy - Peer based, decentralized search engine server. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 Java
File transfer/synchronization:
  • Git Annex - File synchronization between computers, servers, external drives. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Haskell
  • Kinto - Kinto is a minimalist JSON storage service with synchronisation and sharing abilities. (Source Code) Apache-2.0 Python
  • Nextcloud - Access and share your files, calendars, contacts, mail and more from any device, on your terms. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
    OpenSSH/SFTP - Secure File Transfer Program. (Source Code) BSD C
  • ownCloud - All-in-one solution for saving, synchronizing, viewing, editing and sharing files, calendars, address books and more. (Source Code, Clients) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Pydio - Turn any web server into a powerful file management system and an alternative to mainstream cloud storage providers. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Samba - Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. It provides secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol. GPL-3.0 C
  • Seafile - File hosting and sharing solution primary for teams and organizations. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 C
  • SparkleShare - Self hosted, instant, secure file sync. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 C#
  • Syncany - Secure file sync software for arbitrary storage backends, an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. Securely synchronize your files to any kind of storage. GPL-3.0 Java
  • Syncthing - Syncthing is an open source peer-to-peer file synchronisation tool. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 Go
  • Unison - Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows. GPL-3.0 OCaml
  • Z-Push - Implementation of Microsoft’s ActiveSync protocol. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
XMPP Web Clients:
  • Candy - Multi user XMPP client written in Javascript. (Source Code) MIT Javascript
  • Converse.js - Free and open-source XMPP chat client in your browser. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 Javascript
  • JSXC - Real-time XMPP web chat application with video calls, file transfer and encrypted communication. There are also versions for Nextcloud/Owncloud and SOGo. (Source Code) MIT Javascript
  • Kaiwa - Web based chat client in the style of common paid alternatives. (Source Code) MIT Nodejs
  • Movim - Modern, federated social network based on XMPP, with a fully featured group-chat, subscriptions and microblogging. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Salut à Toi - Multipurpose, multi frontend, libre and decentralised communication tool. AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Libervia - Web frontend from Salut à Toi. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Python
#linux #gnu #gnulinux #selfhosted #services #hackernews #foss #security #privacy #searchengines #searx #yacy #seeks #gigablast #ambar #xmpp #candy #jsxc #kaiwa #movim #salutàtoi #libervia #gitannex #kinto #nextcloud #owncloud #pydio #samba #seafile #sparkleshare #syncany #syncthing #unison #zpush

 

Awesome Selfhosted


"This is a list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally. Selfhosting is the process of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaS providers."

https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted

There are all kinds of categories, e.g. Search Engines:
  • Ambar - Document Search Engine (OCR, Store & Search) (Demo, Source Code) MIT Nodejs/Python
  • Gigablast - open source search engine. (Demo, Source Code) Apache-2.0 C++
  • Seeks - Web search proxy and collaborative distributed tool for websearch. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 C++
  • Searx - Privacy-respecting, hackable metasearch engine. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Yacy - Peer based, decentralized search engine server. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 Java
File transfer/synchronization:
  • Git Annex - File synchronization between computers, servers, external drives. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 Haskell
  • Kinto - Kinto is a minimalist JSON storage service with synchronisation and sharing abilities. (Source Code) Apache-2.0 Python
  • Nextcloud - Access and share your files, calendars, contacts, mail and more from any device, on your terms. (Demo, Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
    OpenSSH/SFTP - Secure File Transfer Program. (Source Code) BSD C
  • ownCloud - All-in-one solution for saving, synchronizing, viewing, editing and sharing files, calendars, address books and more. (Source Code, Clients) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Pydio - Turn any web server into a powerful file management system and an alternative to mainstream cloud storage providers. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Samba - Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix. It provides secure, stable and fast file and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol. GPL-3.0 C
  • Seafile - File hosting and sharing solution primary for teams and organizations. (Demo, Source Code) GPL-2.0 C
  • SparkleShare - Self hosted, instant, secure file sync. (Source Code) GPL-3.0 C#
  • Syncany - Secure file sync software for arbitrary storage backends, an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. Securely synchronize your files to any kind of storage. GPL-3.0 Java
  • Syncthing - Syncthing is an open source peer-to-peer file synchronisation tool. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 Go
  • Unison - Unison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows. GPL-3.0 OCaml
  • Z-Push - Implementation of Microsoft’s ActiveSync protocol. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
XMPP Web Clients:
  • Candy - Multi user XMPP client written in Javascript. (Source Code) MIT Javascript
  • Converse.js - Free and open-source XMPP chat client in your browser. (Source Code) MPL-2.0 Javascript
  • JSXC - Real-time XMPP web chat application with video calls, file transfer and encrypted communication. There are also versions for Nextcloud/Owncloud and SOGo. (Source Code) MIT Javascript
  • Kaiwa - Web based chat client in the style of common paid alternatives. (Source Code) MIT Nodejs
  • Movim - Modern, federated social network based on XMPP, with a fully featured group-chat, subscriptions and microblogging. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 PHP
  • Salut à Toi - Multipurpose, multi frontend, libre and decentralised communication tool. AGPL-3.0 Python
  • Libervia - Web frontend from Salut à Toi. (Source Code) AGPL-3.0 Python
#linux #gnu #gnulinux #selfhosted #services #hackernews #foss #security #privacy #searchengines #searx #yacy #seeks #gigablast #ambar #xmpp #candy #jsxc #kaiwa #movim #salutàtoi #libervia #gitannex #kinto #nextcloud #owncloud #pydio #samba #seafile #sparkleshare #syncany #syncthing #unison #zpush

 

Diaspora* users in the EU are called upon to ACT NOW.


https://saveyourinternet.eu

CONTACT YOUR MEPs

#saveyourinternet #EU #Internet #CopyrightDirective #FixCopyright #CensorshipMachine #Article13 #Censorship #free-speech #FreeSpeech #Privacy #gnu #CreativeCommons #creative-commons #fair-use #FairUse #orwell #orwellian #diaspora
Home

 

Diaspora* users in the EU are called upon to ACT NOW.


https://saveyourinternet.eu

CONTACT YOUR MEPs

#saveyourinternet #EU #Internet #CopyrightDirective #FixCopyright #CensorshipMachine #Article13 #Censorship #free-speech #FreeSpeech #Privacy #gnu #CreativeCommons #creative-commons #fair-use #FairUse #orwell #orwellian #diaspora
Home

 
A quite well-done talk on privacy and mass-profiling of people:


There's one especially interesting point (apart from may other valuable ideas in the talk):
It's not just about our personal dramas - whether we will get decent credit rate, a visa to US, or our dream job. It's more and more about shaping the society we live in.
Profiling ignores any exceptionality. It dwells and feeds itself on stereotypes, and therefore it makes these stereotypes stronger and more persistent. <...> If a young female is exploring Internet, she's much more likely to get an advertisement for a lipstick than a science magazine.
#privacy #surveillance

 
#eu hates the #internet
But claims to pursue #privacy with #gdpr (whilst itself violating it)
European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee Gives Green Light to Harmful Link Tax and Pervasive Platform Censorship

 
#eu hates the #internet
But claims to pursue #privacy with #gdpr (whilst itself violating it)
European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee Gives Green Light to Harmful Link Tax and Pervasive Platform Censorship

 

Some moments are personal....


If you're a parent, you should definitely watch this. Don't post pictures of your children (or anybody else who has not given their consent for you to do so) on social media or the internet.



\#privacy #socialmedia #children #consent

 

EU-US Privacy Shield not up to snuff, data tap should be turned off

"While progress has been made to improve on the Safe Harbor agreement, the Privacy Shield in its current form does not provide the adequate level of protection required by EU data protection law and the EU Charter," said Claude Moraes, chair of [the civil liberties committee (LIBE)].
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/12/meps_privacy_shield_insufficient_protection/

\#privacy #privacyshield #eu #us

 
Hey #devs and people who know about phone apps and #opensource development.

I asked recently the developers of the app #Aloha, a supposedly #privacy -conscious #browser, why they weren't open source. (Because I thought it would make sense to be able to review the code to make sure that there isn't anything dodgy in there.)

The replied the following:
Thanks for the message. Open source only make sense when you can build and install straight away to your device, but with mobile devices it is not very easy to do. You have to have a lot of skills and be a part of developer program. Plus it requires back end and server infrastructure. Having code open sourced doesn’t necessarily means the production builds available in stores have been built unmodified, so it just don’t make sense to go open source in our case.
Does that make sense to you at all? It feels to me that they are dismissing the whole idea because of one small thing. "Showing the code doesn't make sense because the app stores add some code".... ???

 
#Amazon treats its warehouse workers badly, pays very little tax and tracks its users. Its #Kindle platform will delete books that people have already bought.

Here are some updated ethical alternatives to #AmazonBooks, Kindle and #GoodReads:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions for alternatives, if you have any more suggestions (or feedback on these alternatives) please reply to this post.

#Kindle #Goodreads #Privacy #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #DRM #eBooks #Books
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
#Amazon treats its warehouse workers badly, pays very little tax and tracks its users. Its #Kindle platform will delete books that people have already bought.

Here are some updated ethical alternatives to #AmazonBooks, Kindle and #GoodReads:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-amazon-and-goodreads/

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions for alternatives, if you have any more suggestions (or feedback on these alternatives) please reply to this post.

#Kindle #Goodreads #Privacy #DeleteAmazon #DeleteKindle #DRM #eBooks #Books
Ethical alternatives to Amazon Books, Kindle and Goodreads

 
Over the course of 2 months, and one Ubuntu and Debian upgrade, I came from not being impressed with #Gajim + #OMEMO to extremely satisfied with it, in a way that even mom and dad can talk to me through it.

Release 1.0.1, available natively in Bionic, is extremely well polished, highly usable and the OMEMO plugin works great when I have to talk to people using android. Great job to everyone who helped out in the project!
#privacy #xmpp

 
Over the course of 2 months, and one Ubuntu and Debian upgrade, I came from not being impressed with #Gajim + #OMEMO to extremely satisfied with it, in a way that even mom and dad can talk to me through it.

Release 1.0.1, available natively in Bionic, is extremely well polished, highly usable and the OMEMO plugin works great when I have to talk to people using android. Great job to everyone who helped out in the project!
#privacy #xmpp

 
Diaspora*LA Updated to Enhance User Privacy

Diaspora*LA has now enabled the Camo secure image proxy for all third-party image assets, including assets on other diaspora* pods, in order to enhance the privacy of our users. Diaspora*LA's pages are served over a secure connection using HTTPS. However, because diaspora*[...]

\#diaspora-la #camo #privacy
Originally posted at: https://blog.diaspora.la/2018/05/10/diasporala-updated-to-enhance-user-privacy/
Diaspora*LA Updated to Enhance User Privacy

 


How HTTPS and #Tor Work Together to Protect Your #Anonymity and #Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation


 

A symbolic donation challenge


Since you are reading this post I guess you are directly interested in the improvement of Diaspora*. As you probably know Diaspora* couldn't improve without the hard and enthusiastic work of the developers. That is why

I challenge you to give at least a symbolic €0.01/week amount to the Diaspora* developers


€0.01/week is not much. It just €0.52/year so probably you can easily afford that. I guess you throw away much more to buy some fancy junk you don't even need at all ;-)

Isn't €0.01/week too little?

Yes, it is symbolic, but it is much more than nothing.

Also it can be a lot if most of us are willing to join (especially if some of us are willing to give a bit more).

For example, imagine if just 1% of the currently registered users of the federation have been taking this challenge. That would mean about €65/week for the developers. Just 15% of the users that were active in the past 6 month could give €75/week this way. 70% of the monthly active users could give €105/week for the developers by this "symbolic" donation.

Of course, you are free and encouraged to give more. (I also do so.)

How to participate?
- Create an account at https://liberapay.com.
- Add some money to your wallet.
- Start directly donating the developers.

Please, also encourage others to join this cause by spreading the message and voting on the poll below.

#diaspora #developer #donation #liberapay #crowdfunding #freesoftware #free-software #opensource #open-source #foss #floss #gnu #freedom #privacy #poll #hubzilla #gnusocial #friendica #federation

 
#anonymity #debian #linux #privacy #tails #tor

Thanks to the N0thing2Hide folks that donated 10% of their budget to us! ❤
Protect the information

 
#anonymity #debian #linux #privacy #tails #tor

Thanks to the N0thing2Hide folks that donated 10% of their budget to us! ❤
Protect the information