“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

“Truth exists but you have to find it”: Fighting disinformation on Facebook in Ukraine

Galyna Petrenko, Director of the NGO Detektor Media told me about her organisation’s experience with Facebook blocking educational content Detektor Media had developed from being promoted: “We have our own weekly video programme for YouTube and Facebook about countering disinformation – we take some funny examples of disinformation from TV and show people what is wrong with this information.

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support

But the issue is much worse than previously reported, with the hackers able to access email content from a large number of Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail email accounts, according to a source who witnessed the attack in action and described it before Microsoft’s statement, as well as screenshots provided to Motherboard.

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Chinese companies have leaked over 590 million resumes via open databases Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers According to Microsoft, between January 1, 2019, and March 29, 2019, a hacker, or group of hackers, compromised the account of a Microsoft support agent, one of the company's customer support representatives that handles technical complaints.

Encrypt that SNI: Firefox edition

Encrypt that SNI: Firefox edition

As promised, our friends at Mozilla landed support for ESNI in Firefox Nightly, so you can now browse Cloudflare websites without leaking the plaintext SNI TLS extension to on-path observers (ISPs, coffee-shop owners, firewalls, …).

Data Brokers

Data Brokers

How Consumers Can Opt Out of Directory Services and Other Information Brokers. If you know of a data broker not listed below or notice inaccuracies in the information below, please email us at: webmaster(at). Read more about opting out of Online Information Brokers.

Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux

Although you can download individual applications from websites and install them with a package manager that automates the process similar to Windows, finding new programs on Linux is generally as simple as searching for it in the software repository and clicking install.

Will California lawmakers vote to protect Californians’ privacy or tech industry profits?

Will California lawmakers vote to protect Californians’ privacy or tech industry profits?

The results are in : Californians overwhelmingly support the privacy protections in Privacy for All. The bill’s premise is simple: It’s time for Californians to take control of their personal information, hold tech companies accountable, and ensure that everyone has the same privacy rights.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

KeePassXC 2.4.0 released

KeePassXC 2.4.0 released

Among the highlights of this release are a new database creation wizard, advanced search, KeeShare database sharing and synchronization, update checks, OpenSSH for Windows support, and a QR Code generator for TOTP.

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

School of Privacy - schoolofprivacy/TUMBLR enabled SSL support for blogs!

So we have been using tumblr for a long time and a few years back we started requesting support for SSL and they finally made a option feature in your themes settings if you go to edit appearance you can select enable HTTPS which will add full SSL support for your tumblr blog/site.

BleachBit 2.2

BleachBit 2.2

The latest release brings major improvements to startup speed, cleaning Google Chrome and Firefox, support, and more. Add environment variable %cd% for use in custom cleaners (idea thanks to RaiKoHoff). Clean Midnight Commander on Windows (idea thanks to Tobias B.

Open Letter to EU Lawmakers Against Fingerprints in ID Cards

Open Letter to EU Lawmakers Against Fingerprints in ID Cards

The proposal relies entirely on the ICAO standard but fails to investigate its security and to take into account some key differences (although they are mentioned in the impact assessment): a citizen doesn’t carry their passport all the time, and are not obliged by law to do so, which is not true for ID cards in some Member States.

Happy Valentine's Day: Announcing Cwtch Alpha, A Start to Building Consensual Applications

Happy Valentine's Day: Announcing Cwtch Alpha, A Start to Building Consensual Applications

Cwtch is also our decentralized, privacy-preserving, asynchronous multi-party messaging protocol that can be used to build consensual applications. Cwtch also works on Android Most importantly we want others to start building applications on top of Cwtch.

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

When asked how OkCupid plans to prevent account hacks in the future, the spokesperson said the company had “no further comment.” In fact, when we checked, OkCupid was just one of many major dating sites — like Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, Badoo, JDate, and eHarmony — that didn’t use two-factor authentication at all.

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

Echoing Defense Industry Donors, Democrats Call for a Surveillance Wall

These companies, which include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, have been lobbying Congress on border technology appropriations for years, and they currently hold the largest border surveillance contracts with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

Stanford researchers dismantle Mark Zuckerberg’s “meaningful interactions” argument

Stanford researchers dismantle Mark Zuckerberg’s “meaningful interactions” argument

About a year ago, Mark Zuckerberg began publicly pushing a certain idea about social media and its supposed benefits, one he said was backed up by research: Facebook, the CEO claimed, is more beneficial to users when they engage more frequently with people they care about, rather than just scrolling through the news feed and passively looking at posts.

Signal >> Blog >> I link therefore I am

Signal >> Blog >> I link therefore I am

Previewing the future As time goes on, we may expand the list of sites where link previews are available with new additions that include the necessary meta tags and support HTTPS connections that are compatible with Signal’s privacy-enhancing proxy.

Bye, Bye, Google

Bye, Bye, Google

In the end, I was able to switch about 130 internet accounts to use my new e-mail address after a few hours of work.

99 Percent Foundation

99 Percent Foundation

Our Mission - Uniting and supporting the 99% around the world 99% refers to the lower 99% of the world's income distribution. By uniting the 99%, we wish to create a more justified world, a world where salaries are fair without discrimination and our privacy is not violated.

BEAM vs. Grin: A Complete Comparrison – Real Simple Crypto

BEAM vs. Grin: A Complete Comparrison – Real Simple Crypto

As BEAM and Grin have started taking their first steps as live implementations of the MimbleWimble protocol, however, questions have begun to come up about what each project aims to do, how they aim to do it, and the groups behind them.

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city

A San Francisco lawmaker is introducing legislation today that would make the city the first in the nation to ban the government use of facial recognition technology.

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

The survey found that when potential tradeoffs were not part of the question, approximately 80 per cent of Americans agreed they would like Google, Facebook and other online services to collect less of their data.

Taking the smarts out of smart TVs would make them more expensive

Taking the smarts out of smart TVs would make them more expensive

(Hint: remotes aren’t going away, but voice control and devices like the Google Home Hub are a big part of the future.) And we definitely talked about the pervasive ad tracking that all smart TVs do — especially after I noticed the new Vizio P-Series in my parents’ house seems to ping the network an awful lot .

New releases: Tor 0.3.5.7, 0.3.4.10, and 0.3.3.11

New releases: Tor 0.3.5.7, 0.3.4.10, and 0.3.3.11

The Tor 0.3.5 series includes several new features and performance improvements, including client authorization for v3 onion services, cleanups to bootstrap reporting, support for improved bandwidth- measurement tools, experimental support for NSS in place of OpenSSL, and much more.

Google's new SMS and call permission policy is crippling apps used by millions

Google's new SMS and call permission policy is crippling apps used by millions

This basically kills one of Cerberus heads (SMS commands to recover a lost/stolen phone which is not connected to the internet) and other main features like — Cerberus (@cerberusapp) The Play Console support page for the applicable set of permissions notifies developers that they can submit what is effectively an application for an exemption, categories for which are listed on the same page.

The official release of AdGuard DNS — a new unique approach to privacy-oriented DNS

The official release of AdGuard DNS — a new unique approach to privacy-oriented DNS

And if there is a difference for you, you probably know the answer anyway :) AdGuard DNS recently added DoH support, which brings our service to the forefront of privacy protection.

Technitium Blog

Technitium Blog

However, most operating systems and applications do not support them but, end users can still use these protocols on their computer by installing Technitium DNS Server locally and configuring any DoT or DoH provider as a forwarder to bypass ISP's control over DNS.

The Hated One

The Hated One

If at any point during the video you feel like this is too much for you, feel free to leave it there and keep your privacy protection at a level that suits you best.

U.S. Tech Giant Cloudflare Provides Cybersecurity For At Least 7 Terror Groups

U.S. Tech Giant Cloudflare Provides Cybersecurity For At Least 7 Terror Groups

In the United States, it’s a crime to knowingly provide tangible or intangible “ material support ” — including communications equipment — to a designated foreign terrorist organization or to provide service to an OFAC-sanctioned entity without special permission.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Renewed, Privacy Commitments Ignored

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Renewed, Privacy Commitments Ignored

The European Commission has renewed the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a framework permitting the flow of European consumers' personal data to the U.S. Oddly, the Commission cited the FTC investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal (which has produced no outcome) and the appointment of three members to the PCLOB as support for renewal.

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