Huawei formally announces HarmonyOS, an open source Android alternative
@Denizen56 However, this is encouraging for the future: "Foreground apps that have focus will also be able to access the clipboard, but background apps won't." (https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/03/14/android-q-will-kill-clipboard-manager-apps-in-the-name-of-privacy/)
I'm wondering if LineageOS, GrapheneOS, ReplicantOS, or others have secured their clipboards more than vanilla Android.
I have been used a #passwordmanager app on my #Android phone for a while now. I was idly messing with with my keyboard when I discovered a #clipboard button. To my horror when I pressed this I found my last 20 clipboard entries which included #passwords that I had cut and pasted! There is no way of turning this function off. When I researched this further I found that apparently ALL the apps on your phone can see this data! This is a major #security flaw!
Meanwhile in Twitter land:
"Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to."
Google’s File on You is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s — Here’s How to View It https://themindunleashed.com/2019/08/google-10-times-data-facebook.html
Data Protection Toolkit by i have something to hide: a guide to securing your privacy.
Google has been temporarily forced to stop listening in on its users across Europe after leaked data sparked privacy concerns
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/critics-question-five-eyes-push-to-expand-spies-telecoms-access-528938?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=iTnews+News+feed - Critics question 'Five Eyes' push to expand spies' telecoms access - Security - Telco/ISP - iTnews
Privacy.Haus: website with apps and advice for securing privacy.
The new UK Home Secretary Priti Patel demands government back door access to all encrypted communications. Apparently only child abusers want their conversations to be private. Ironically it would appear that it's Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg who is championing our right to encryption. When the devil himself is all that stands in the way of an Orwellian state surveillance system then all is really lost...
Google’s Plans for Chrome Extensions Won’t Really Help Security - Manifest V3 is a joke
Thank you to everyone who took part in the google fonts thread last week:
I've published an alternatives page, feedback welcome:
The first kernel security update for Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" is now available. The update addresses #security flaw CVE-2019-13272. The issue affects older versions of #Debian as well, so all users should update now. https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2019-13272
'Android without Google' or 'What Huawei did next'
The Encryption Debate Is Over - Dead At The Hands Of Facebook - https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2019/07/26/the-encryption-debate-is-over-dead-at-the-hands-of-facebook/#6100a3d75362
As the front page is getting a bit unwieldy, I've added an alphabetical list to switching.social too:
Just click on whatever you want to replace.
Socialist, FOSS enthusiast and digital privacy advocate