Items tagged with: privacy
Do You Remember Subseven / Sub7 Trojan?
Certainly one of the most famous, inspired by Netbus / Back Orifice
It is so unreliable on my end that the only way to use it is literally running it with:
until flatpak run org.signal.Signal; do sleep 1; done
It then needs several attempts to start and keeps crashing all the time (but is restarted by the command).
Anybody else experiencing this?
For safety reasons, Pixelfed will block DMs from people you don't follow. However, this is just a default option, you can change it if you prefer.
If you use Pixelfed and want to receive DMs from anyone:
1. Log into your account on your Pixelfed server's website
2. Go to Account Settings
3. Go to Privacy
4. Tick the box marked "Receive Direct Messages from anyone"
5. Click the "Submit" button below
Red de democratie stop #chatcontrol !! . Dit is zo een extreem slecht wetsvoorstel dat ik er voor als mascotte van de Piratenpartij ZuidHolland voor naar 020 afreis. Lees hier wat het probleem is: https://chatcontrole.nl/
My employer is looking for 5 people to join their Technology Advisory Board in the #UK.
They're particularly interested in people with experience in:
Please spread the word - and do consider applying yourself.
Deadline: 18th October.
(ICYMI) Tutanota @Tutanota Unlimited Custom Domain Email Addresses, Contact Lists, Shared Mailboxes & Family Option
- Paid plans get unlimited alias email addresses for custom domains
- Contact lists can be created and shared with new paid plans
- Family options available in paid plans
- Shared encrypted mailboxes
Norway wants Facebook behavioural advertising banned across Europe.
Norway has told the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) it believes a countrywide ban on Meta harvesting user data to serve up advertising on Facebook and Instagram should be made permanent and extended across Europe.
Wer 2023 immer noch mit #Microsoft in seinem Unternehmen plant, dem sei gesagt: Der Maschinenraum dieser »Titanic« ist bereits voll Wasser gelaufen. Die Datenschützer & Sicherheitsexperten haben schon unzählige Male oben im Tanzsaal Alarm geschlagen. Aber dort wird noch Champagner getrunken, die Kapelle spielt irgendwas. Die hören nicht, dass das Ganze untergeht. 🌊
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What's in store for the #privacy space in 2023? 🔮
Our Co-Founder & CEO Patricia Thaine makes her predictions about how #privacythinking will evolve in the new year, takes a look back at the results of her 2022 predictions, and shares limitations as well as opportunities for #innovation.
Patricia's 2023 predictions include:
✅ Governments will begin to reconsider employee privacy rights.
✅ A rise of companies linking their privacy policies with the company’s actual code reviews.
✅ Governments worldwide will have more serious discussions about providing #dataprotection, privacy, and #cybersecurity subsidies or incentives.
Read more via Total Security Advisor: https://lnkd.in/gNHZkMH7
These #ML models are able to generate text that can be indistinguishable from text written by a human, and can be used for a wide range of #NLP tasks such as translation, text summarization, and answering questions.
But these LLMs invariably come with #privacy implications that must be addressed.
Patricia Thaine (Co-Founder & CEO, Private AI) explores how LLMs are being used (and misused), what risks companies leveraging these technologies should be thinking about in respect to exposing #PII, and what solutions exist to protect their customers’ personal #data.
Read more: https://lnkd.in/g8SYmatS
🚨 COVERING THORN LOBBYING GOV TO MANDATE CLIENTSIDE SCANNING LEGISLATION (encryption compromise)
Watch On #Peertube Mirror
Organizations Lobby Governments For Legislation Implementing Encryption Threatening Client-side Scanning Tech; Recent Examples Include Laws / Bills Like Chatcontrol, UK's Online Safety Bill, USA's EARN IT ACT, KOSA, And More (sadly); Thorn Partners In Creating Profitable Client-side Software Solutions Such As "Safer", In The Space; Today We Do A Dive Into This Lobbying, The Risks Of Legislation / Tech, To Our Right To Privacy: The Most Basic Human Dignity.
Is This The Future Solution For Protecting Kids Online? Or Too Dangerous?
SHARE your thoughts in the comments below!
Thorn Began As "DNA", Co-founded By Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher. Ashton Kutcher Has Been Lobbying Governments Worldwide To Implement Experimental Technology Using AI (artificial intelligence) Cryptographic Hash Scanning; Using Cryptography
Some Of Video Includes Personal Opinion, Thought, Hypothetic Dangers, To Help Create a Balanced View In Light Of Heavy Lobbying / Advertising Only Covering The Positive Sides
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Cult of the Dead Cow has released #Veilid: A secure peer-to-peer #network for apps that flips off the #surveillance economy
The idea being here that apps – #mobile, #desktop, #web, and headless – can find and talk to each other across the #internet privately and securely without having to go through centralized and often corporate-owned systems. Veilid provides code for app developers to drop into their #software so that their clients can join and communicate in a peer-to-peer #community.
🚨 NGO LOBBYING GOV CLIENTSIDE SCANNING AGAINST ENCRYPTION
#YOUTUBE PREMIER ABOUT TO START (join the live chat!):
📺 VIDEO:🌹 "Thorn In The Side Of Secure 🔓 Encryption"
Looking Into #NGO Lobbying For Encryption Compromises
Public Early Watch On Blog (click peertube) Shows up on channels soon
Twitter post from Proton Privacy X account , sharing the good news that Swiss Parliament vote to adopt a motion to protect Swiss Internet users from indiscriminate scanning of private messages proposed by the European Commission.
There is just a handful of countries around the world that protect the privacy online of their citizens. Thank you.
If you're a #privacy proponent donating to @eff, if you're celebrating the #GNU Project's 40th anniversary, if you're a user of the internet feeling helpless towards the claws that large corporations dug in the way we interact with each other as humans, and especially if you're a user of #mastodon, I urge you to take a listen to @pluralistic 's talk at #DEFCON about #enshittification:
If #CoryDoctorow doesn't manage to rile you up in the first 3 minutes, nothing will!
Apple just updated the support page about iCloud Keychain and removed the part that says when keychain data is deleted from Apple servers. This means if #iOS17, #iPadOS17, or #macOS 14 has turned syncing on without your permission, it's a hassle to make sure data is deleted from #Apple servers.
Our investigation and testing showed that upgrading to Apple's latest operating systems switch iCloud Keychain on without user permission. The number of users experiencing this issue is growing 👇:
A small security check:
If you're one of the few users who haven't synced their Passwords & Keychain with iCloud and have upgraded to iOS 17, iPadOS 17 or macOS Sonoma, check your iCloud settings and make sure the option to sync "Passwords & Keychain" is off. This case was reproducible in our testing, but some iCloud accounts didn't change the setting. The reason is not clear.
If you find that the setting has changed to on, don't panic. Keychain data is end-to-end encrypted. Apple cannot read it.
Also it would be helpful if you share your experience in the comments. 🙏
Dass es bei der #Chatkontrolle nicht um den behaupteten Schutz von Kindern geht, sondern um allgemeine Verschlüsselungsverbote, Identifizierungspflichten und die Errichtung neuer digitaler, erweiterbare Kontrollinfrastrukturen, dürfte längst bekannt sein.
Dass Staaten und #EU in diesem Zusammenhang jetzt sogar noch auf die Echtzeit-Überwachung von Audiokommunikation hinarbeiten, zeigt, wie weit und maßlos die autoritären Bestrebungen der Herrschenden offensichtlich reichen und wie gefährlich "digitale Vorhaben" der EU ganz allgemein sind.
Es sollte aber auch bedacht werden, dass es sich bei so etwas um taktische Maximalforderung handeln kann. Nach dem Muster, dass alles andere dann "nicht mehr so schlimm" wirkt und im Falle einer vermeintlichen Abschwächung des Vorhabens oder eines Gerichtsurteils, zwar ein "Immerhin ist das mit der Audioüberwachung nicht durchgekommen" steht und irgendwelche Seiten und Parteien sich mal wieder für irgendwelche faulen Kompromisse feiern lassen, während trotzdem die #Massenüberwachung von persönlicher Text-Kommunikation, Identifizierungspflichten für Chatprogramme, Websites und App-Stores sowie Netzsperren durchgesetzt werden.
Facial recognition technology jailed a man for days. His lawsuit joins others from Black plaintiffs
"A lawsuit filed this month blames the misuse of facial recognition technology by a sheriff’s detective in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, for his ordeal.
Quran, 29, is among at least five Black plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against law enforcement in recent years, saying they were misidentified by facial recognition technology and then wrongly arrested. Three of those lawsuits, including one by a woman who was eight months pregnant and accused of a carjacking, are against Detroit police.
The technology allows law enforcement agencies to feed images from video surveillance into software that can search government databases or social media for a possible match.
Critics say it results in a higher rate of misidentification of people of color than of white people."
#Facialrecognition #Technology #Privacy #videoSurveillance #Detroit #USA
🚨 It's NOT "For The Children".
🏦 💸 Greed Appears To Fuel Ashton Kutcher's Thorn: Client-Side Scanning For Profit From Corporate Interests Using NGO Fronts
Last year The Markup revealed that tax prep companies sent sensitive personal information/tax related info/financial info to #Facebook without clear disclosure or expressed consent. This was primarily happening because of the #Meta Pixel, which collects data on websites that implement it - regardless if you have a Facebook/Meta company account.
Afterall, who files taxes and expects that information get sent straight to Facebook/Meta when using a tax prep software?
#Signal introduces a new quantum-resistant key agreement protocol called PQXDH.
"With this upgrade, we are adding a layer of protection against the threat of a quantum computer being built in the future that is powerful enough to break current encryption standards"
🚨PSA: iOS 17 turns these sensitive location options back on. If you have disabled significant locations as well as adding your location information to your iPhone analytics before upgrading to iOS 17, #iOS17 will turn the options on as shown in the screenshot.
While significant locations remain local on your #iPhone, they can be abused as they record detailed information about the locations you visit frequently. iPhone analytics, on the other hand, are shared with #Apple. Having your location information included in these analytics reports might have privacy implications, even if the reports don't identify you.
Security experts have always advised to turn these two options off.
Go the Settings app: Privacy & Security ➡️ Location Services ➡️ Scroll down to System Services ➡️ Find these two options and turn them off:
👉 Significant Locations
👉 iPhone Analytics
A re-post or boost would be appreciated to spread the word🙏
#UK's #Online Safety Bill finally passed by #parliament
#Messaging platforms led by #Meta's (META.O) #WhatsApp have opposed a provision in the law that they say could force them to break #end-to-end #encryption.
📱 iPhone iMessage "Zeroclick" Exploits (ie: FORCEDENTRY / BLASTPASS)
⚠️ UK Online Safety Bill Passes
#Apple #News #infosec #cybersecurity #privacy #Pegasus #NSOgroup #spyware #malware #iPhone #iMessage #FORCEDENTRY #BLASTPASS #UK #onlinesafetybill #UnitedKingdom #FreeSpeech #FreeExpression #tech #Peertube
PSA: Google has now begun to roll-out the Ad Topics "feature" onto Android itself. It's not just in Chrome you have to disable the settings. Please #Boost to spread awareness.
If you didn't get the pop-up screen on your Android device (it'll look like the first two screenshots), to opt-out of these settings:
- Go to your device Settings
- Press on "Google"
- Press on "Ads"
- While you're here, press on the "Delete Advertising ID" button and delete it
- Press on "Ad Privacy"
- Review: "Ad Topics", "App-suggested ads", and "App Measurement". Make sure they are all labelled as "OFF". (This page will look like the third screenshot.)
If you don't see "Ad Privacy" in Step 4 then it means that it hasn't been rolled out to you yet. You might need to wait and check back in a couple of days to see if/when it has been implemented to disable these settings.
EDIT: There's another setting to review. In step 2, scroll to "Personalize using shared data". Turn everything off.
TransJakarta wants to profile each and every passenger on the bus network by linking their government issued identity numbers with their tickets under the guise of targeted subsidy scheme so the haves will not be paying subsidized ticket fares. They also want to know exactly how you travel each day on the network as individuals. If you’re a non Jakarta resident they want to charge you a different fare.
I don’t even know where to begin my outrage https://metro.tempo.co/read/1774854/ada-perbedaan-tarif-transjakarta-bagi-warga-ktp-dki-dan-luar-jakarta-setelah-tiket-berbasis-akun-diberlakukan