Since IMSI catchers are in the news, here's something I wrote about them for EFF. https://www.eff.org/pages/cell-site-simulatorsimsi-catchers
Apple has been doing this for what, 2 years now, and Google (and other Android manufacturers I guess) still can't get a handle on secure facial identification? What a joke 🙄
The Pixel 4’s face unlock works on sleeping, unconscious people http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/the-pixel-4s-face-unlock-works-on-sleeping-unconscious-people/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social by @RonAmadeo@twitter.com
And, they'll match contributions for the next year! So if you needed a way to support privacytools.io or myself... seems like a good option, just sayin'.
Oh look, GitHub accepted me for their sponsorship program—like, 5 months later? Better late than never I guess. https://github.com/sponsors/JonahAragon
Well would you look at the time...
11 ^ 1
10 | 2 It's http://BanFacialRecognition.com
9 ⊙———> o clock
Apple of 2019 is the Linux of 2000 https://nibblestew.blogspot.com/2019/10/apple-of-2019-is-linux-of-2000.html
Account migration "easier than ever, and with 3.0 comes the ability to bring your followers with you like magic!" Thanks a lot! I think that's one of the most important feature for a decentralized network! https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/10/mastodon-3.0/ #Mastodon
I am extremely happy that @firstname.lastname@example.org has responded to the community's concerns and have put in a lot of effort to make Synapse and Riot a more privacy friendly place 😄 — Very glad to recommend them again for group chats on http://privacytools.io: https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/1389
Someone give me a column I have *things to say* about how DoH is not the boogeyman and about Voatz changing their bug bounty safe harbor after the fact to justify turning over a student to the FBI and about how FB's e2ee is good, actually.
Hi Fediverse 👋
let me tell you this: Thank you all for the feedback, wishes and support offers so far! I'm very optimistic that we will get this project continued together ⏩
Before the next big steps, I will take a break for a few weeks. So, might get a bit silent here. I'll try to visit once in a while but internet access could be rare sometimes 🏖
While I'm away, you may also have a look at @privacytools and their software section 📋
Mark Zuckerberg would put a piece of tape on the camera and microphone of his computer.
At the same time he bought the 4 houses around his home to protect his privacy.
Image loading issues on instance
Hello! Just wanted to let you all know that if you are or have been seeing image/media loading errors that is being investigated. We use Wasabi for media storage on the backend and it appears that they are experiencing performance issues on their side (https://status.wasabi.com). Clicking images to load them manually or refreshing the page should help.
Funny how nobody warning about DoH ever notices that "organisations" could indeed run their own DoH/DoT servers and implement any policy they like https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dutch-govt-explains-the-risks-behind-dns-over-https-move/
Main limitation being of course that it would require ten year long transition program as your whole "organisational" DNS runs on some ancient crap commercial or cloud nameserver, who only heard about DoH/DoT in 2019 and it's just as new to them as say IPv6
Instance News: v3.0.0
Hey look, an update! What's new? All sorts of stuff, I guess: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.0.0
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