Learn more about stalkerware and spyware: EFF's @evacide will be speaking in a livestreamed #LogicLoungeNY event covering how these products are used by individuals and governments, their legality, and how to safeguard yourself against them https://www.eventbrite.com/e/logiclounge-with-eva-galperin-spouseware-and-stalkerware-where-do-we-go-from-here-tickets-63013928356
Stores can track & target you through your devices using Bluetooth beacons, & they can do so with location data from 3rd party apps like news & weather...
We highly recommend reviewing your mobile apps & opting out of location services wherever possible. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/14/opinion/bluetooth-wireless-tracking-privacy.html
This week only, you can get our black and green roots t-shirt for a donation of $47. This design is usually reserved for Tor contributors but can be yours. Just write '47' into the other box on the donate page, and we'll contact you about sizing. https://donate.torproject.org
While wireless headphones exist for the use among travelers and athletes, that doesn't mean you should deem something obsolete, when it isn't. It's an idiotic choice to make. How about supporting both blue-tooth and wired connections, that way your respecting both crowds, but of course today it's all about doing senseless things and promoting those decisions.
I really hate it when people try to promote blue-tooth headphones, and find it as a good reason for the removal of the headphone port, starting with the iPhone 7. Wired remains the best when it comes to quality. Also if cable hazards are a concern, get a velcro cable strap, that is what those are there for, to wrap your cable in a neat fashion. Also I heard that wireless is more user-friendly. Apparently the act of plugging in the cable and putting the headphones on your head is too complicated
Google's Captcha is one of the worst trackers out there - because you have to use it even if you refuse to use Google: https://kevv.net/you-probably-dont-need-recaptcha/
Fortunately, Tutanota is completely Google-free! 😃😍 https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email
A new study suggests behavioral (aka creepy) advertising only increases publisher ad revenues by 4%.
Companies don't need to invade your privacy to be profitable; we never do! Read more about our business model: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-revenue-generation-model-for-DuckDuckGo https://www.wsj.com/articles/behavioral-ad-targeting-not-paying-off-for-publishers-study-suggests-11559167195
Tomorrow! Join us at the @internetarchive to celebrate the new book by veteran technology reporter @josephmenn, entitled "Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World" https://www.eff.org/event/cult-dead-cow-book-event-internet-archive
My latest blog entry talks about secure online shopping methods.
We’re proud to support Disappear - Documentary sequel to Nothing to Hide, featuring Matt Mitchell. He’s the founder of Crypto Harlem, Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech Berlin (@info_activism ), and a ProtonMail user! Find out more about the documentary and how to support the crowdfunding campaign here: https://protonmail.com/blog/disappear-film-marc-meillassoux-interview/
Create strong, unique passphrases for your online accounts. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/creating-strong-passwords
Join EFF at @BlackHatEvents in Las Vegas this summer! Use code 19eff4 to save $200 on Briefings. https://www.eff.org/event/eff-black-hat-briefings-usa-2019 https://twitter.com/DarkReading/status/1136046246853038080
My new blog post is out.
Just a reminder out there for people, jail-breaking iOS means you are a criminal,according to Apple. It's time to tell Apple to stop enforcing anti-consumer technologies, such as DRM. Read the following blog for more information. You can start by not purchasing Apple products, and start using systems that respect your freedom. https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/1256
We've got big news.
After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.
Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85