7 Billion Suspects
Growth in surveillance may be hard to scale back after pandemic, experts say.
An animal rescue in Montluçon, France is using PeerTube to host videos of the animals available for adoption 😎
Private Internet Access was just purchased by a former adware vendor https://torrentfreak.com/private-internet-access-to-be-acquired-by-kape/
Bad news: 'Unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much • The Register - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/21/ublock_origin_firefox_unblockable_tracker/
Russia Will Ban Smartphones Without Pre-Installed Russian Software
Julian Assange and visitors were spied on by security firm for US intelligence - https://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2019/11/18/news/a_massive_scandal_how_assange_his_doctors_lawyers_and_visitors_were_all_spied_on_for_the_u_s_-241314527
Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-interpol-encryption-exclusive/exclusive-interpol-plans-to-condemn-encryption-spread-citing-predators-sources-say-idUSKBN1XR0S7
Google employees are accusing the company’s leadership of developing an internal surveillance tool that they believe will be used to monitor workers’ attempts to organize protests and discuss labor rights.
PSA: Mobile app support is disabled on some instances due to an auth flow bug.
It's possible to bypass two factor authentication using the OAuth APIs. While the login attempts are rate-limited, we are working to fix the bug so instances can re-enable mobile app support!
EU contracts with Microsoft raising ‘serious’ data concerns, says watchdog https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/21/eu-contracts-with-microsoft-raising-serious-data-concerns-says-watchdog/
NordVPN breach was worse than I thought.
'TechCrunch took NordVPN to task on the somewhat dismissive tone of its breach disclosure, noting that the company suffered a significant breach that went undetected for more than a year.
Kenneth White, director of the Open Crypto Audit Project, said on Twitter that based on the dumped Pastebin logs detailing the extent of the intrusion, “the attacker had full remote admin on their Finland node containers.” '
I wrote an e-mail to #nordvpn to ask them to detele my account and they ignore my request. They only responded to a brief mention of the fact that I wasn't notified via e-mail about this hack, but ignored the clearly requested account deletion. I will persevere.
In which #NordVPN mocks the term "triggered" while apologizing for its bad security practices https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/21/nordvpn-confirms-it-was-hacked/
#NordVPN: "We failed by contracting an unreliable server provider and should have done better to ensure the security of our customers."
#TorGuard: "[...] said it became aware of the breach in May due to the company's ongoing lawsuit over an alleged blackmail attempt from NordVPN over how it found TorGuard server configuration files on the internet."
#VikingVPN: "did not immediately respond to a request for comment."