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 😄
Everyone please, please sign the save .ORG petition.
.ORG seems to be the worst tld to sell. The people who want to use it are orgs that probably need it. ICANN has not given good reasons for why they are selling except for "we trust them" and pretty much just "we want the money."
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
Don't let powerful people abuse copyright and trademark law to censor NGOs. EFF is proud to stand with @RSI, @creativecommons, and @publicknowledge to defend .ORG. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/nonprofit-community-stands-together-protect-org
A for-profit company just bought the .ORG registry, shortly after ICANN removed price caps on .org domains. So... that’s just fantastic.
If anyone owns a .org domain I’d probably extend that registration out to the max 10 years before those prices jump. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/org_registry_sale_shambles/
Today's Hacker Noon front page story: Long "Unbiased" VPN Reviews That Give You The Short End of the Stick [Deep Dive] https://hackernoon.com/be-wary-of-vpn-reviewers-lcb26bs
Affiliate marketing schemes are untrustwothy by design. There's no better example of this than VPN "review" sites. https://blog.privacytools.io/the-trouble-with-vpn-and-privacy-reviews/
"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.
It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.
Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:
- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
Sweden dropped the rape investigation against Julian Assange because "the evidence has weakened considerably due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the events in question".
The prosecutor says, "I would like to emphasise that the injured party has submitted a credible and reliable version of events. Her statements have been coherent, extensive and detailed"
The Assange people are acting like this exonerates him, which it clearly doesn't.
If you don't know where to start with keeping your browsing #privacy, start here: Our guide to Firefox privacy https://blog.privacytools.io/firefox-privacy-an-introduction-to-safe/
Monthly review, October 2019:
– news: Simjacker (again), web browser support for TLS, important security updates
– tool: MinTOTP
– tip: processes/organization as an important part of InfoSec
– 3 questions/answers
Today is the day! I have a new book out and I think you should buy it!
@privacytools is now accepting tax-deductible contributions at https://opencollective.com/privacytoolsio#section-contribute! If you want to help us continue running this Mastodon server or spreading the good privacy word, this is your chance! Learn more at https://blog.privacytools.io/privacytools-io-joins-the-open-collective-foundation/
ECSM 2019 – Securing emerging technology (IoT) at home:
Nowadays, there are dozens of IoT devices available for private users/consumers. We present several problems with IoT devices, and ways to secure them.
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