Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate
"This was a mistake. We had imagined that the textual representation would be used for remote comparisons and the QR code for local (in person) comparisons, but some users found it easier to send a screenshot of both formats via a public forum like Twitter, unknowingly publishing the phone numbers embedded in the QR code."
So, Signal apologists, remind me how forcing users to associate their phone number with their #Signal account isn't a privacy risk?
@schestowitz quite relevant to anyone who has friends or family in that country. I'm still trying to get to the point where I can have an Android emulator just running WeChat and wipe it from my Island compartment on my phone
@kravietz it's a mess there. From relatives who live there I hear hospitals basically offer you both options -- "western" modern medicine or TCM.
Half of Americans have decided not to use a product or service because of privacy concerns
In my excitement I forgot to link the documentation for this - https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/206538086-How-Do-I-Set-Up-Two-Factor-Authentication-
"Recently, [Google's] security team informed employees using Zoom Desktop Client that it will no longer run on corporate computers as it does not meet [their] security standards for apps used by [their] employees."
"Earlier this month … SpaceX also banned employees from Zoom, citing 'significant privacy and security concerns.' And on Monday, New York City's Department of Education urged schools to abandon Zoom and switch to a service from Microsoft."
isolating zoom on linux (easy)
How to isolate zoom from doing too much nasty shit on your linux system, the easy way:
install firejail ("sudo apt install firejail" or whatever command it is for your distro you nerd).
Only run zoom with this command from now on (maybe even uninstall your current zoom and re-run it with this) "firejail zoom".
Done! You may wanna make a new menu icon or executable for running Zoom in a sandbox, so you don't accidentally launch it normally again.
Those of you real nerds will have noticed that I didn't suggest making a new firejail config or anything, that's because the latest firejail comes with a suggested zoom config by default! No extra work required!
@michel_slm anyone has a recommendation for a privacy preserving weather app, now that DarkSky will be am iOS exclusive?
Letsencrypt is going to revoke 3,048,289 certificates tomorrow that "may" have been wrongfully issued due to a wrong CAA DNS check.
To check if you're affected, and need to re-issue certs (before tomorrow!), check here:
A couple of days ago a friend of mine visited a mobile service shop, to fix an issue on her phone. The store employee, after looking into the device, asked her: Signal? This uses e2e communication... Why? Are you a journalist?
So, instead of basic human right, privacy is now considered a "special case" ?
"I used object-oriented programming languages but only called static methods because abstraction is oppression and only The Man uses virtual function tables." -- https://mickens.seas.harvard.edu/wisdom-james-mickens I plan to chortle for the next hour or so while watching his talk https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=4vd2rCBjHp8
Mickens never disappoints here he trashes blockchain and deep fakes. I do not know when he gets times to do actual research.
Going to read it, thanks, but WA group messages are E2EE, similar to Signal groups. There was a privacy controversy earlier over how when a participant changes keys (new phone or someone hijacked their SIM), WA doesn't inform other participants by default, while Signal does.
Meanwhile @signalapp with much less funding managed to create secure desktop apps for multiple platforms, no problem (and don't require you to only have one active session, or be tethered to your phone)