Another piece worth reading πŸ™‚

How to Safely and Securely Dispose of Your Old Gadgets

wired.com/story/gadget-disposa

So Firefox app on Android has 4 trackers inside according to Exodus Provacy. Orfox has the same issue. Trackers inside Tor Browser in Android? WTF??

Thank you for your effort @exodus
I discovered so many tracking apps on my phone and did thorough cleaning.
You help people to realize that they are still treated as a product, even by the paid apps developers sometimes. This is so upsetting, but thanks!
πŸ˜‰

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Yay, we've just released an important update to make your secure mailbox even more secure! πŸ˜€ Learn here how you yourself can reset your account should you lose your passwords or second factor:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/secure

Hackers seed StatCounter with nasty JavaScript in elaborate Bitcoin cyber-heist caper

Gate.io exchange believed to be target of embedded attack

theregister.co.uk/2018/11/06/s

I will just switch to bridged mode πŸ˜‰

As usual, encryption didn't fail, but everything depends on the keys. πŸ˜‰

Dutch cops hope to cuff 'hundreds' of suspects after snatching server, snooping on 250,000+ encrypted chat texts

BlackBox IronPhones' IronChat app convos intercepted

theregister.co.uk/2018/11/07/d

I returned after a little break. The timeline here is so calm πŸ˜‰

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Most online services are for 'free' because users pay with their data. Let's change this business model and take back our right to privacy!

theverge.com/2018/5/25/1739376

Police face recognition tools 'inaccurate'

Its system incorrectly flagged 102 people as potential suspects and led to no arrests.

In figures given to Big Brother Watch, South Wales Police said its technology had made 2,685 "matches" between May 2017 and March 2018 - but 2,451 were false alarms.

bbc.com/news/technology-440891

mastodon.technology/media/ivno
Thank you, next please.

I played with this today on my Debian VM. rkhunter didn't find anything, but chkrootkit sensed something fishy: at least one hidden process. Good to know that old chkrootkit is still useful πŸ˜€
Use it people πŸ˜‰

I use CopperheadOS, so F-droid and Yalp are my only hope πŸ˜‰

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The Movement to Break Up Facebook Has Begun

Privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups launched the Freedom from Facebook campaign on Monday, demanding that the Federal Trade Commission force the social media giant to break up into four separate companies. Sensing a moment of weakness, activists hope to establish stronger privacy protections and cross-platform communication.

gizmodo.com/the-movement-to-br

toot.zone/media/Qp4KsVVA2i6hyT

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I'm running an OnionShare receive mode server in a Qubes AppVM on a desktop computer that I'll just leave online for a long time.

It's not quite stable yet, but here's the work-in-progress pull request: github.com/micahflee/onionshar

Anyway want to try sending me some files, anonymously and securely? Load this address in Tor Browser: uxhsndx5d3ufxqoj.onion/

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