Researchers from Dublin reviewed the Google Play Services that are mandatory for Covid Tracing Apps on Android. Every 20 min they transfer:
- IP adress
- phone #
- email
- SIM #
➡️ So it's illegal, intrusive and affects large parts of the population

Have legal needs as a result of your participation in protests? Send us an email at and we may be able to help find you pro bono representation.

I'm Open Sourcing the Have I Been Pwned Code Base

Let me just cut straight to it: I'm going to open source the Have I Been Pwned code base. The decision has been a while coming and it took a failed M&A process to get here, but the code will be turned over to the public for the

The recent Twitter hack again demonstrates that technical security isn't sufficient if there is a "human factor" involved.

Beware of social engineering that targets our human characteristics:

Follow-up by Twitter:

#SocialEngineering #Awareness #InfoSec #Security #Twitter

KeePassXC for beginners – setup and basic usage:

In this tutorial for beginners, we set up and show a typical use case of KeePassXC, an open-source password manager.

#KeePassXC #PasswordManagement #Passwords #InfoSec #Security #cybersecurity

@eff As EFF has said, merging Fitbit’s trove of health and biometric data with Google’s data makes it harder and harder for privacy-focused tech companies to exist and compete.

Let's Encrypt is hiring a Junior or Senior Software Engineer for a remote position! Interested in Go? Crypto? Protecting people's privacy on the web? More info is here:

The EU’s highest court says that government surveillance makes the U.S. unsafe for European personal data -- again. Will U.S. companies or Congress listen?

Verschlüsseln für ALLE!

Diese Woche veranstaltet @cryptoparty_berlin eine Online-Cryptoparty.

Di, 31.03.2020
19.00 Uhr

Alle Infos hier:

Lest euch den Text am Besten vorher durch, damit ihr technisch (und sozial) vorbereitet seid.

Alle Termine in Berlin:

Dear Fediverse,

we have a request:
we are looking for the 2008 comic about the Chrome browser by Scott McCloud.

If you have a high-res copy or the paper version, please get in touch! (We are planning an update 😉 )

Boosts welcome!

Even Amazon employees are starting to revolt. As one employee says, Amazon Ring surveillance doorbells are “not compatible with a free society.”

@eff yes, and EFF also needs to stop calling their TWTR feed "official" & their #Mastodon feed "unofficial". EFF should not even mention their TWTR feed outside of TWTR. Send website visitors to Mastodon instead.

Twitter needs to stop pressuring users to add their phone numbers to their profiles and stop defaulting to making those phone numbers discoverable.


If you are interested in #digitalSecurity & #CyberSafety, then join us in #Abuja on January 29, 2020 at The Glass Room Community Edition – a pop-up exhibition that explores #data, #privacy & our relationship with the #technologies and platforms we use everyday lives.



Watch out for those photo meme apps, they can be a form of nonconsensual #personaldata collection. Identities and locations can be inferred from pics you provide through the use biometric and geometric algorithms. Please don't do this to your family, friends or to yourself.


Next #Cryptoparty at #k19, #Berlin #Friedrichshain:

28.1., 7pm

we'll have vegan food and plenty of stuff to learn and share

Kreuziger Str. 19, #Berlin - #Friedrichshain, U Samariterstraße

A recent article on a big tech news site included this phrase:

"[...] Linux phones like the PinePhone, [...]are full of closed-source firmware from non-open components"

We'd like to clear the record: The #PinePhone has two blobs -- neither runs on the main SoC: One loaded to WiFi/BT module, other enclosed within the cell modem. In the modern world of tech, both blobs are unavoidable.

For an overview from someone with deep knowledge of both the PinePhone and Librem 5:

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