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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! …


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 …


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)…


The most interesting part to me started here: …




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…


Big Tech Detective (A new browser extension blocks big tech)

Dabbling with ungoogled chromium*, and reading about this extension I decided to give it a shot. Its not in the chrome store so you need to load it manually. I went to DDG and it immediatedly picked up 8 calls to Microsoft. Pretty interesting, though I haven’t looked into what it actually does or if…


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


[India] Explained: Union govt’s new IT rules for social media, OTT platforms & digital news

There are concerns over several factors including over privacy of users on social media and censorship of digital news media, which will ultimately affect citizens’ rights in India. …


Tired of loosing your passwords/secrets? Shamir’s Secret Sharing has got your back! Split your secrets into many shards and encrypt those for your friends’ public keys, and voilà! demo



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…


How to use open source peer-to-peer OnionShare desktop apps to anonymously share and receive files, host a website and anonymously chat

OnionShare uses Tor onion services, so sharing of addresses should resolve remotely within just the Tor Browser, or even Brave browsers. There are apps for Linux, Windows and macOS. But you should read the guide and precautions at the linked article below. …


The most anonymous way possible to buy on eBay?

I know eBay is horrible and so is PayPal, but after OpenBazaar shut down, I don’t know where else to look. …



Though App Privacy information has been added to Gmail, Google has done so server side and has yet to issue an update to the Gmail app. It has been two months since the Gmail app last saw an update. Earlier in February, the Gmail app was displaying warnings about the app being out of date as it ha…



To all European people, join the movement …


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