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The dangers of paying attention to concern trolls

I came across a few comments and topics here telling people who strongly advocate for privacy to be more “moderate”, and to “sound less crazy”. People who say that should be ignored and even banned if they persist. Time and time again privacy advocates and skeptics of the "if you don’t have anything…



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Encryption on EU seems to be under threat... again.

Apperantly they approved a resolution that undermines encrypted communication. https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-13084-2020-REV-1/en/pdf (link doesn’t work for me, please tell me if it works for you)…


This is our propaganda time over at reddit, now that they are removing "opt-out" for data tracking and collection

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I thinks it is about time to rally the gang, and go enlighten then folks over at reddit. now that reddit had decided to remove opt-out for logged-in accounts! …


Don't recommend Lemmy to Reddit users.

Reddit users don’t care about the benefits Lemmy brings, they are fixated on the political views of the devs. If you didn’t do it yet, don’t. For Stallman’s sake don’t…


Anyone knows of any privacy preserving National Addressing Systems (ZIP codes and such)

A lot of countries in Africa do not have addressing systems and there is a push to have them adopt these granular forms of addressing for e-commerce and government service delivery. But existing addressing systems are structured to precisely link occupants to specific identity. I am reading more on …


As online advertising becomes ever more ubiquitous and unsanctioned, AdNauseam works to complete the cycle by automating ad clicks universally and blindly on behalf of its users. Built atop uBlock Origin, AdNauseam quietly clicks on every blocked ad, registering a visit on ad networks’ databases. As…


Found it via this project. Probably not so good to use with banking services, but otherwise could be useful…



How do you feel about hardware cutoff switches for cameras vs covers?

Do you think a hardware cutoff switch for the camera, like the Librem 5 and PinePhone, is enough to ensure privacy, or would you really want an actual built-in camera cover like is on some laptops (that presumably also kills the power since the system knows whether the camera is covered). The caveat…




Sourcehut now has Sourcehut pages

sourcehut now has a tool where you can publish your own static site! every user receives username.srht.site domain and you can bring your own domain …




What are some Invidious instances run by people or organizations with good privacy track records?

I like invidious.snopyta.org because its parent website seems to be a privacy focused organization, but is it actually good for privacy, and are there any other Invidious instances with good privacy track records?..


Apparently Apple will proxy Safe Browsing Requests to Google to reduce Google’s visibility into iOS users activity. The article doesn’t mention what Apple itself does with the information if users should have a proxy in front of apple too … …



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