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 #
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to help find you pro bono representation. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/eff-offering-assistance-attorney-referrals-protesters
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:
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.
@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. https://www.eff.org/pt-br/deeplinks/2020/04/google-fitbit-merger-would-cement-googles-data-empire
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: https://www.abetterinternet.org/careers/
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? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/eu-court-again-rules-nsa-spying-makes-us-companies-inadequate-privacy
Verschlüsseln für ALLE!
Diese Woche veranstaltet @cryptoparty_berlin eine Online-Cryptoparty.
Alle Infos hier:
Lest euch den Text am Besten vorher durch, damit ihr technisch (und sozial) vorbereitet seid.
Alle Termine in Berlin: https://cryptoparty.in/berlin
RT @eff: We hope our new malware handout is helpful for teachers and trainers alike! https://sec.eff.org/materials/malware-handout-english https://twitter.com/mshelton/status/1225581644381224960
Even Amazon employees are starting to revolt. As one employee says, Amazon Ring surveillance doorbells are “not compatible with a free society.” https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-engineer-says-ring-should-be-shut-down-immediately-2020-1
Twitter needs to stop pressuring users to add their phone numbers to their profiles and stop defaulting to making those phone numbers discoverable. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/how-twitters-default-settings-can-leak-your-phone-number
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.
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: https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/
CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital spac
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