I changed my mind: I want to try out going invite-only and see how it works out for us. We're getting a lot of registrations but it seems like most accounts aren't even used. I strongly believe in quality over quantity and I hope adding some limits will help keep our conversations great!
More info @ https://social.privacytools.io/about/more#invites — definitely open to feedback on this.
Hey everyone! Just a friendly reminder that this instance is privately-operated and does have a code of conduct. It's a simple one but it does exist! https://social.privacytools.io/about/more
I highly recommend people check it out and use common sense and there won't be an issue. We are highly responsive to user reports made as well, and if you don't think we're handling something quick enough you can always ping me. Definitely want to discourage instance blocks to avoid fediverse fragmentation 😄
I should have a pinned message to new users.
Welcome to social.privacytools.io everyone! If you have any questions feel free to mention me in a post or DM and I'd be happy to answer them!
Also, adding a profile picture, bio, and an #introduction post will go a long way towards discovering new and interesting people in the fediverse 😄
Some tips from the EFF (https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/attending-protest).
Before the Protest
- Enable full-disk encryption on your device
- Remove fingerprint unlock and FaceID
- Install Signal
- Back up your data
- Buy a prepaid, disposable phone
- Consider biking or walking to the protest (to avoid Automated License Plate Reader Systems)
During the Protest
- Take photos and videos without unlocking your device
- Enable airplane mode
After the Protest
- Scrub metadata on photos
What the fuck
Here’s the video footage of the MN State Police’s bizarre arrest of the CNN crew.
The CNN crew clearly identified themselves, explained why they were there, & offered to move to wherever police instructed.
Still arrested w/o explanation.
Massive shoutout to Techlore (of https://techlore.tech and YouTube fame) for sponsoring PrivacyTools 🎉 😄
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It's unclear who's behind the surge in bot activity or whether they're originating from the US or abroad. Nearly half 'reopen America' Twitter accounts are bots: report - Business Insider #twitter #influence #coronavirus https://www.businessinsider.com/nearly-half-of-reopen-america-twitter-accounts-are-bots-report-2020-5?fbclid=IwAR11zb8Tbmx-BAFbe95tZycWzLBMaOR3Ki4xgjyhykL30CEeJ97VPPWqGSU
Man, long distance data transfers are no fun. Almost finished :)
Just a reminder for everyone, the Matrix homeserver is going offline in a few hours, but it should definitely be worth it, the new server is crazy (we'll be back ASAP!) :P https://privacytools.statuspage.io/incidents/7ftdpkv172mf
Watch out, Chrome Safe Browsing was quite privacy aware so far, it just checked URL hashes. Now it's full blown real-time monitoring of what you actually browse... and link it to your Google account.
Not that it did anything else if you had your browsing history synced to cloud 😂
“Since I Met Edward Snowden, I’ve Never Stopped Watching My Back”
Pretty bold move 😆
Read ‘Why you don’t need a VPN’ - the first post in our blog series ‘VPN Worst Practices’. It covers misleading marketing messages and common misconceptions on what VPNs are useful for. https://www.ivpn.net/blog/why-you-dont-need-a-vpn/
Centralised apps have a crucial flaw. Zoom just purchased Keybase rendering it unsafe IMO.
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📖 Read “Why I Decided to Run a Tor Relay” by PrivacyTools blog guest contributor @syntax live at https://blog.privacytools.io/why-i-decided-to-run-a-tor-relay/