What would be on your Black Friday shopping list if you were the least privacy-respecting shopper? In other words, what spyware would you gift your loved ones?

"If you wanted to secure the phone numbers you’d just put them in a database table called '2FA numbers don’t sell to marketers,'" says Matthew Green, a cryptographer at Johns Hopkins University.



Great article from Schneier quoting Maciej Cegłowski's essay on "ambient privacy"

"There is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition."


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Need another reason to #deleteFacebook? The platform is marketing user data to cellular carriers to use to assess things like user creditworthiness. Some of the data they pull directly from smartphones includes:

• Locations
• Interests
• Social groups theintercept.com/2019/05/20/fa

Great to see states pushing tougher privacy laws...


It's only a matter of time before companies will have to deal with a patchwork of state laws, and will beg for a federal law.

Interesting project. Like combining a pi-hole with a Tor Node.


...but not open source, and I'm wondering about someone else's illicit traffic getting bounced into my "Winston" for connection to the web. Also, I'm not sure how connection speeds aren't GREATLY affected.

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