Maybe you didn't know, but I run an IRC network called MadIRC.
It seems like it got quite famous among Tor users since we allow completely anonymous access via onion addresses.
Today I had to rework the channel ranks of the main darknet channel "#elite" after quite some abuse of power. Of course, the abusers are unhappy with this situation and declared it the end of the channel.
Feel free to prove them wrong:
The surveillance state is growing.
A new project by @eff and the University of Nevada allows you to explore a map of where known cell-site simulators, smart street lights, and mobile biometric technology have been deployed.
Dear PTIO community: after quite some work in the last few days, we are proud to show you our new browser recommendations! We now list recommendations for desktop Android and iOS!
See for yourself:https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#browser
Greetings, the PTIO team
So electron improved their security features with the recent version 5, but by doing this broke tons of applications because they either need User Namespaces or an SUID executeable (to launch proper isolated subprocesses).
#Signal Desktop noticed this problem and as well and "fixed" it in the worst way possible:
On the other hand #Riot Desktop did a proper fix, which enables an SUID bit on this binary: https://github.com/vector-im/riot-web/commit/56674ea70849b3a793fa7b862945163aa10b36b8
I remembered that they didn't convince me last time, I saw them, but I took the time now to write down a short analysis of what I figured out from their docs about the security status of this "Hardware password manager".
I really hope they proof me wrong, otherwise, it's a dumpster fire.
What is browser fingerprinting? How is it used? What is Tor Browser doing against it? Find out in this guest post by Pierre Laperdrix
"Any script running in your browser can silently build a fingerprint of your device without you even knowing about it."
Firefox 69.0 available:
– Enhanced Tracking Protection will be turned on by default; default standard setting for this feature now blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers
– support for the Web Authentication HmacSecret extension via Windows Hello
– various security fixes
The Internet service providers of Hong Kong condemned government threats to block social media services. https://www.hkispa.org.hk/139-urgent-statement-of-hkispa-on-selective-blocking-of-internet-services.html We echo their call to keep the Internet open. Freedom of speech is a basic human right—and our service will ensure private and secure Internet access.
We have now started the discussion about our oncoming browser overhaul on #privacytoolsio. Feel free to join the discussion and share your thoughts!
Mirrored from Twitter
Thread on 2013, Tor, and opsec. https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1165391070726950913
IBM has just realised the Power ISA as open source, this is a great step towards open hardware! #excited
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