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  1. Comment on How Facebook tracks you on Android in ~tech

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    I guess this just raises awareness on mobile tracking. Generaly at events like cryproparties people give a lot of effort to explain how online tracking works, but the world of in-app tracking is...

    I guess this just raises awareness on mobile tracking. Generaly at events like cryproparties people give a lot of effort to explain how online tracking works, but the world of in-app tracking is largely unknown. Thanks for putting this here @chromakode
    The full report can be found here. https://www.privacyinternational.org/campaigns/investigating-apps-interactions-facebook-android.
    I am interested in reproducing these results and fortunately they have it all well documented

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  2. Comment on You no longer have to work and are extremely wealthy, what hobbies would you like to pursue? in ~talk

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    Correct. Unfortunately capitalism requires us to limit access in order to sustain a project typically (the tildes project is an example of the opposite). I'm just saying that some people just...

    Correct. Unfortunately capitalism requires us to limit access in order to sustain a project typically (the tildes project is an example of the opposite). I'm just saying that some people just can't afford it we are having an influx of kids in developing countries who are not able to afford such a price and they would not have
    When I think of libraries of content like that one, skillshare, udemy, etc are super valuable but since they are closed, once the main website closes, all the content goes down with it just like the library of Alexandria.
    And making it a non-profit venture with open access only makes it better for society.

  3. Comment on You no longer have to work and are extremely wealthy, what hobbies would you like to pursue? in ~talk

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    You startup seems really nice and well intentioned. The thing I have with projects like yours is that they are closed and they will only reach a certain audience that: Can pay for the service Can...

    You startup seems really nice and well intentioned. The thing I have with projects like yours is that they are closed and they will only reach a certain audience that:

    1. Can pay for the service
    2. Can overcome the friction of trying the service (create an account)

    From my experience, I've found my biggest interests in youtube just randomly surfing. And those are the topics that marked me the most. I know that is is kind of hard to find economical sustanability while openning up the educational resources, but the truth is that opening them up will literally change many young pelople's lives.
    Given the hypothesis of you being super wealthy perhaps would you consider transforming your startup into a non-profit like khanacademy as Salman Khan did?

  4. Comment on On an internet run by personal information, what do you do to manage yours? in ~tech

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    For those of you who have been playing with linux for a while and have a beefy computer, it might be worth considering using QubesOS. It uses VMs to enforce the Compartmentalization privacy...

    For those of you who have been playing with linux for a while and have a beefy computer, it might be worth considering using QubesOS. It uses VMs to enforce the Compartmentalization privacy strategy. It's the most secure you can get without actually using various computers.
    Also, the VMs have a non-persistent root partition such that when you close the machine whatever stuff got installed is going to revert back to it's original state, thus making it virus resistant given that you know what you are doing.
    Whonix comes pre-installed, So you can torify any software you want without fear of it ever leaking your IP address. Whenever possible I use tor with whonix on a disposable VM that gets discarded as soon as I close it.
    I've been using it for the last 2 years and It's been great. Some problems once in a while, but nothing that can't be fixed.

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  5. Comment on On an internet run by personal information, what do you do to manage yours? in ~tech

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    [Disclaimer: I didn't read the source code] From what I can gather, the emails are stored encrypted on their servers but they use GPG to send email. If you go to settings in the protonmail account...

    [Disclaimer: I didn't read the source code]
    From what I can gather, the emails are stored encrypted on their servers but they use GPG to send email. If you go to settings in the protonmail account you can see your public key. You copy that and share it with who wants to send you an encrypted message and doesn't use the same service.
    Sending encrypted email might be a bit more complicated because you need to get your private key and encrypt the message manually and pasting the encrypted text on the email body.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Github Joins the fight against the Mandatory Webfilters on the EU Copyright Reform in ~tech

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    Apparently they had already been in the fight for a while. They signed this open letter: https://savecodeshare.eu/#supporters

    Apparently they had already been in the fight for a while. They signed this open letter: https://savecodeshare.eu/#supporters

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  7. Comment on Cards Agains Humanity for Infosec Dorks - Malicious Content in ~tech

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    Is this another fork of that other card game? No! Certainly not. We like to say, "It's like Cards Against Humanity -- but for infosec". It was also inspired by Jaded Aid and way too many...

    Is this another fork of that other card game?

    No! Certainly not. We like to say, "It's like Cards Against Humanity -- but for infosec". It was also inspired by Jaded Aid and way too many gin-tonics. In fact, you should probably buy those and shuffle these in for extra fun.

    Sample Card: My secure login uses the undying hopelessness of our profession

    The cards can be pirated here: https://malicious-content.com/releases/malicious-content-015.pdf

    1 vote
  8. Comment on "Toward defining privacy expectations in an age of oversharing" in ~tech

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    I think we cannot blame the users for being ignorant. What we need to do is to make them care about privacy enough to ask some important questions, before buying something. And going to subs like...

    I think we cannot blame the users for being ignorant. What we need to do is to make them care about privacy enough to ask some important questions, before buying something. And going to subs like reddit's r/privacy to know what people think about that. If we were able to make people care as much about privacy as their instagram filters, that would have been a won battle.
    I believe the technology to enable such a thing is already here. What we have is a UI problem and an educational one. I tend to view privacy like personal hygiene:
    The average person does not need to know how bacteria reproduce. They just need to know that they exist, they do us harm and there is something they can do about it: soap, tooth brushing, etc. We technologist, need to create the digital analogous of the soap and tooth paste.
    Right now, we are in the dark ages of privacy, I guess. At that time, people had a shower once or twice in their lives (in Europe) and didn't really know what hygiene was nor how it could help them.
    Let's shine some light in to the average person's life and make them understand the risks of having a poor digital health

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What is your experience with jailbreaking your e-reader? in ~books

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    Jailbroken Kindle PW2, installed KOreader. It's basically the only functionality I really use. It re-flows PDF files, making them view-able with a dencent sized font. The only problem was that...

    Jailbroken Kindle PW2, installed KOreader. It's basically the only functionality I really use. It re-flows PDF files, making them view-able with a dencent sized font.
    The only problem was that Amazon is a really terrible company and not only do they track every book you read, and all your annotation, they also update the kindle as soon as it is connected to the internet without your consent. And since it updated I had to wait a whole year for another jailbreak to be developed. Needless to say that it has been in offline mode since then,.

  10. Comment on What is your experience with jailbreaking your e-reader? in ~books

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    Excellent. I was looking for a vnc client like that. Many thanks

    Excellent. I was looking for a vnc client like that. Many thanks