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Gandalf: I release you from the spell, Theoden the king
Theoden: You have no power here, Gandalf the grey
Gandalf: sudo !!

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@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." (androidpolice.com/2019/03/14/a)

I'm wondering if LineageOS, GrapheneOS, ReplicantOS, or others have secured their clipboards more than vanilla Android.

WARNING: NEVER CUT AND PASTE PASSWORDS ON AN ANDROID PHONE!

I have been used a app on my phone for a while now. I was idly messing with with my keyboard when I discovered a button. To my horror when I pressed this I found my last 20 clipboard entries which included 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 flaw!
arstechnica.com/information-te

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a handy guide for deciding between PNG, JPG, GIF, or SVG :)

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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."
techcrunch.com/2019/08/07/twit

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Data Protection Toolkit by i have something to hide: a guide to securing your privacy.
ihavesomethingtohi.de/tools.ht

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Privacy.Haus: website with apps and advice for securing privacy.
privacy.haus/

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...

theregister.co.uk/2019/07/31/h

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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. security-tracker.debian.org/tr

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As the front page is getting a bit unwieldy, I've added an alphabetical list to switching.social too:

switching.social/alphabetical-

Just click on whatever you want to replace.

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