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Cake day: api. 15, 2021


So far, works as expected ;) great job as usual

If anything i hope people leave the bird side and joining the fediverse… mastodon is such much better anyway

EXPOSED! is a weekly series of articles run here on decentralize.today where we seek to reveal the corruption and wrongdoing of individuals, corporations and governments. The latter are charged with 'controlling' the activities of the former but so often get it wrong...as shown with today's piece from the Particl Project blog.

This is really shocking. Add calyx vs grapheneos dramas and you wonder why the privacy community is not working better together. I love both sites, and I think they both have great value, but man…

Not that I know off, updates still work, you get the security updates monthly etc

This is the second part of how to render your Galaxy device more privacy-friendly.

Nextdns is great, but yes or mullvad would also be a great option. More advanced is nextdns, decloudus and controld

In recent chapters I've shown you how to set up your new persona on Apple and how to make a Mac more privacy-friendly. When it comes to mobile, the best approach to 'degoogling' is a Pixel phone with GrapheneOS on it. Fullstop!

The question is even you removed the apps (via agb) or freeze it, what other apps calling home and what apps can communicate to each other, then sending data to google

iOS is collecting for Apple, Android is Google, but Google is a advertising company. Our of the box iOS is probably better (keep in mind Apple is a closed garden and you cant really see the code). I run GrapheneOS for my daily driver. But I also have an iPad. With Adguard you can block a lot, including with the right host file Apple domains. You can also via ADB degoogle a Samsung or any other android device.

So android gives you more options when it comes go blocking trackers, apps, etc. iOS is probably out of the box a little better, but you have not much ways to lock things down.

In 2016, we started running the messenger review series on decentralize.today since we anticipated how significant they would become in the mix of communication options and the impact on privacy.

If you are an avid Apple user, you are probably locked (trapped?) in the 'closed garden' of Apple. However, over the course of chapter 19 (this is 3rd piece in the 'apple pie') we have learned that you can anonymize yourself a little.

Two weeks ago, I started with "Apple - a new Persona", which was designed as the first step toward privacy and security on your Mac. Sadly, even if you start over with a new persona, you still need to do more to protect yourself from Apple. The "Privacy, this is Apple" does not fly very high when it comes to their (off the shelf) products.

When it comes to privacy, you often hear Apple fans jumping in first with: “what happens on my iPhone stays on my iPhone” Sure, except that it does not stay on your iPhone!

Our water reserves are rapidly disappearing; we need to change the way we use the internet today!

Privacy Cookbook — Chapter 5.9.8 - Cellphone Security — Best Privacy Development on Mobile for 2021
Over the whole of this last year, I observed that the chapter on CalyxOS vs GrapheneOS got a lot of attention and consistently weekly hits. In fact, it has stayed in the Top 5 since publication. I have used GrapheneOS for years and have trialled CalyxOS for a short while as well.

It is no secret that I am a big fan of DNS and, therefore, it's a no-brainer that I am kicking off the Privacy Cookbook's 'Best of 2021' series with the best DNS services and operators.

The upcoming fully private and decentralized cross-chain exchange for cryptocurrencies aspiring to set new standards.

In previous chapetrs of Orwell's Blueprint we have covered how you are tracked and also exposed some data brokers. However, what most people don't realize is just how much trouble metadata can get you in to.

Awsome! Newpipe is one of the few apps i couldn’t live without on my phone

Thanks for the review. The launcher looks indeed cool, not much of a gamer so i can’t comment on the gaming experience ;)

Let Me Make This Clear! A new series from decentralize.today - debunking the bunk! Yet Another Apple CSAM Post
If you’ve been on the internet in the last two weeks, you’ve possibly heard about Apple’s new Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) countermeasures. What you’ve heard – depending on where you’ve heard it – can range from “OMG Apple is gonna scan everything on your phone and manually review it and tell your parents!” to “Just turn off iCloud.”

This past week, the European Commission approved a temporary proposal commonly being called “Chat Control.” In just the few days since, I’ve seen wild accusations and misinformation spew out of the depths of the internet, and few people actually fact checking these. To their defense, this stuff sucks.

EXPOSED! Orwell's Blueprint - Chapter 5 - Amazon/AWS
Orwell’s 1984 was fiction, but if you read it, you know much of this 'fiction' has become a blueprint for aspects of the modern world. In a fairly extreme post a while back, we covered the situation where you are being followed.

Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 5.8.3 - Cellphone Security - Mobile DNS/Firewall/VPN - AdGuard
If you follow the Privacy Cookbook, you'll know I am a big fan of encrypting your DNS. Combine that with a good blocklist (on the DNS or device) and you are ahead of the pack!

Privacy Cookbook Ch 5.8.2 Cell Security critical apps blocks
I recently shared how to ADB disable apps and bloatware. Today we go the extra mile and block access to location, clipboard and co for apps that shouldn't have these permissions

Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 2.3 - Domain Name System (DNS) - RethinkDNS
If you follow the Privacy Cookbook (and decentralize.today) you'll realize that both keep mentioning DNS. It is in my opinion one of the most important things you need to set up, regardless of if its browser or system wide. On iOS and Android it is even more important to combine it with ad and spyware blockers.

Are the chats e2ee? Anyone know? I couldn’t find an information on that

Its good some mainstream sites writing about this

I doubt any of the new cars will be without data collection… plus selling data makes extra money

Back in the day, one would buy a new car based upon its looks, the power rating, handling and whether you wanted leather seats or not. But this is no longer the case as those pushy sales guys at the car showroom are trying to persuade us that all these new (privacy-invasive) features, with voice assistance and AI as the way to go.

PeerTube is one of the things what just make me excited about the future. This stuff we need and I try to push everyone I know to move from YouTube to peertube. Keep it up!

I also say ublock origin or umatrix sadly kinda discontinued. And of course privacy redirect! Big fan of keeping google and other Scharlatans away