Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos When hackers compromised a Customs and Border Protection subcontractor, they walked away with photos of travelers and license plates. https://www.wired.com/story/hackers-stole-traveler-photos-border-agency-database #Security/CyberattacksandHacks #cybersecurity #hackbrief #Security #border #hacks
I got an interview with AndroidAuthority!
NEW: It is widely known that major media outlets in #Russia — especially television — are controlled by the government. But who actually manages the #Kremlin’s grip? This is the story of Alexey Gromov, a former diplomat who has gained great influence and power as Vladimir #Putin’s media puppetmaster.
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Here is a great website created by @ethical_net that lists all alternative and ethical web services.
We're glad to be listed in the "search engine" section!
While trying to convince us all that they take user #privacy seriously, Google is prohibiting ad blockers in Chrome. Trackers will be able to follow your activity across the Internet - and Google will be able to continue collecting its ad-based revenue.
Bizarre: French government has banned the publication of statistical information about judges’ decisions https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2019/06/04/france-bans-judge-analytics-5-years-in-prison-for-rule-breakers/
to better explain my dislike of Purism. It's simple. It goes far beyond their ignorance when it comes to allowing hate speech on their social platform.
They also release half-cooked probducts that aren't ready for mass consumption. They raise funds for products that aren't realistic or that they don't even know how they will build yet.
They charge shipping and restocking on their own failed products when they don't work as sold.
Exciting stuff coming up.
Currently making a webserver with free services for everyone.
For now, you can access:
- https://paste.prvcy.one : Similar to Pastebin, but fully encrypted.
- https://invidious.prvcy.one : A YouTube front-end, see all the videos without all the tracking.
- https://search.prvcy.one : Metasearch engine. Search online without your every move getting tracked.
We'll continue adding more services, and a nicer homepage that lists all of them for easy access.
Interestingly scanning https://www.nitrokey.com/de/documentation/applications reveals googleads.g.doubleclick.net, youtube.com, and more Google. Google APIs and YouTube are explicitly allowed in the CSP of nitrokey.com. Just opening this page already transmits data to Google, and you get cookies from YT. Google fonts are also present at support.nitrokey.com.
This again shows the importance of scanning all pages, not only the home page.
#Firefox starts blocking third-party cookies by default
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On the wave of popularity of #chernobyl series, this is good reading https://nei.org/resources/fact-sheets/chernobyl-accident-and-its-consequences
@privacylab Between Facebook and Instagram, CrossFit had 6 million followers. This was a brave move that I hope will set an example for more companies.
Quote from announcement: "Facebook collects, aggregates, and sells user information as a matter of business. Its business model allows governments and businesses alike to use its algorithmically conjured advertising categories as sophisticated data-mining and surveillance tools."