Tag: privacy

  • Signal Now Has A Standalone Desktop App

    [The app is now available][link] for Windows, macOS, Debian-based linux distros. You should be using Signal if you ever talk about anything to anyone. [link]: https://signal.org/blog/standalone-signal-desktop/ “Signal Blog: Standalone Signal Desktop”

  • iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

    [Now that’s what I call usability][link]. [link]: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/17/16161758/ios-11-touch-id-disable-emergency-services-lock “iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID – The Verge”

  • Yahoo Files Suit Demanding Greater Accountability from the U.S. Government

    [I doubt it’ll do much good, but I’m really glad to see Yahoo! trying *something*.][link] [link]: http://yahoopolicy.tumblr.com/post/60753842342/yahoo-files-suit-demanding-greater-accountability-from “Yahoo Files Suit Demanding Greater Accountability from the U.S. Government | Yahoo Global Public Policy”

  • Stop Watching Us

    >The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights. We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs. [Sign the letter to congress][link], follow them on [Twitter][twitter]. [link]: https://optin.stopwatching.us/ “Stop Watching Us | Stop Watching Us” [twitter]: http://twitter.com/stopwatchingus “Stop Watching…

  • Verizon forced to hand over telephone data

    [The Guardian:][link] >The US government is collecting the phone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order. Funny how government only uses the word “patriot” when they want to do something awful, isn’t it? [link]: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/jun/06/verizon-telephone-data-court-order “Verizon forced to hand over telephone data – full court ruling | World…

  • How To Protect Against Laptop Webcam Hacking

    [Someone should make a removable 3D printable bracket that does this, maybe with some optional padding to kill a mic as well?][link] [link]: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/04/how-protect-against-laptop-webcam-hacking “How To Protect Against Laptop Webcam Hacking | Electronic Frontier Foundation”

  • Every Time You Torrent, Feds Log Your IP in Just Three Hours

    [Gizmodo:][link] >Anyone who has downloaded pirated music, video or ebooks using a BitTorrent client has probably had their IP address logged by copyright-enforcement authorities within three hours of doing so. So say computer scientists who placed a fake pirate server online—and very quickly found monitoring systems checking out who was taking what from the servers.…

  • Twitter Implements Do Not Track Privacy Option

    [Another big privacy / security win for Twitter][link]. They’re using a new feature in Firefox called, appropriately, “[Do Not Track][dnt]”: >Do Not Track is a step toward putting you in control of the way your information is collected and used online. Do Not Track is a feature in Firefox that allows you to let a…

  • TextSecure

    [Sounds good:][link] >TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. Why isn’t this built-in to Android? or iOS for that matter? or everything? [link]: https://github.com/WhisperSystems/TextSecure “WhisperSystems/TextSecure – GitHub”

  • Ghostery

    [A browser plug-in that automatically blocks covert ad trackers, tracking pixels and other hop-ons.][link] [link]: http://www.ghostery.com/ “Ghostery”

  • Evercookie

    [I am intrigued][link]: >evercookie is a javascript API available that produces extremely persistent cookies in a browser. Its goal is to identify a client even after they’ve removed standard cookies, Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects or LSOs), and others. > >evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that…

  • A REAL Facebook privacy issue: Email addresses NOT listed on Facebook are getting indexed by Google

    [Cory Watilo][link]: >So what’s happening here? Well, Facebook’s “Opt out of emails from Facebook” page is getting indexed by Google. That means that the email address that Facebook shows you on the page is also indexed. Meaning it is spam-harvester heaven. The hits just keep on coming. [link]: http://corywatilo.com/a-real-facebook-privacy-issue-email-addresses “A REAL Facebook privacy issue: Email…