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Google sucks.

Session now has an F-Droid repo, making it even easier to #GetSession without compromising your privacy.

Tap this link on an Android device with F-Droid installed to add the repo:

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Developer singlehandedly solves some bugs causing the slow loading times that have been plaguing GTA V Online since 2013. Without access to source code. Game made by multimillion company.

I used to think minimal, distraction-free writing in couldn't get better than , but this weekend I discovered the power of and its potential as a 'daily driver' for as well as . Currently putting some thoughts together for an upcoming post on this subject.

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My latest for HackerNoon on how easy it is to achieve privacy online. Fear of tech doesn't have to be an obstacle to internet privacy.

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👩‍🔬 💻 We put our users at the center of our development process. You can help us improve Tor Browser by completing a new short survey about your experience:

@micahflee Hi Micah, just wanted to say it's amazing what you've done with OnionShare. I've been running a persistent .onion version of my own static site for a while now, but I'd love to also try the dropbox and chat features soon. The new docs also look great, and they're now on my reading list. 👍

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🚨 Emergency Hard Fork Announcement 🚨

The #Particl team has discovered a critical issue in the #RingCT and CT implementations.

Please immediately update your Particl Core nodes to version and read the blog post below for more information.


"’s success, the fact that it is so good at what it does, the fact that it is crapping out a mountain of gold ingots, is terrible for us and society."

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Now that the new OnionShare has better command line support, I just wrote a guide explaining how to run your own anonymous Tor dropbox on a Raspberry Pi. Check it out:

If you have any leaks, load this URL in Tor Browser to send them my way: vxat6yszh7o5r2fxzvibxsb4lmfi6y

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The #AdTech industry, especially Facebook, is very upset about Apple’s plan to require App Store developers to ask for users’ permission in order to track them online. Our privacy maverick @ds_m4riano explains.

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Do you know someone who has recently claimed #UniversalCredit (UK welfare benefit) or helped someone else to claim it?

I'm leading an 11-week project to try and make it easier for the 25% of people who currently fail to register for UC remotely.

We're just into the prototyping phase and so are looking for (remunerated) user testers.

DM me if you've got leads. Boosts appreciated.

More info about the project here:

This weekend, success =
- Steadily growing local media server
- Setting up connection to my for IP camera and Plex streaming
- Isolating work devices on the LAN
- Discovering no new issues (more to come, I'm sure).

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I dread to think how many hours I could have saved when reinstalling/reconfiguring software if I had my own . Now one of my main tasks is going to be creating a personal of sorts in , my app of choice.

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If you live in the UK, please sign this petition to ensure that it is not required for encryption services to establish backdoors to enable data access .

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If you go out with your wifi turned on, then chances are anyone nearby can find your home address in seconds.


See in this video by @RTP :

#privacy #wifi #security #peertube

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For anyone interested in the tool I use for all my projects, it's called and I wrote a script to get you up and running quickly on or :

Since switching to a minimal install for my 4, I've been pleased with the overall performance, and it's now also running .

I do miss the easy config of my fan. Previously I easily set it to come on when the CPU reached 55°C, but I can't figure out how to target it manually from the . I'm happy to write a for the task of monitoring and triggering the power. But I can't do that until I figure out the commands.

Any ideas?

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Have an Amazon account? Take a minute to check your Alexa privacy settings for voice recordings.

By default, they're saved forever but you can change the setting to "never" here (currently linked to US site, but you can edit Amazon URL to your region):

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