So glad I discovered #rclone. Finally I can easily sync encrypted backups to my @nextcloud instance. The only thing that I find strange is that setting a trailing slash at end of destination path doesn't seem to transfer files to the directory preceding the slash, instead overwrites. I may be getting this bit wrong so will need to continue to experiment with this great tool. #sync #Nextcloud #encryption #backup #terminal #GNULinux
Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"
Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".
Worldviews I would kill to stop
Ignoring for the moment that Google and Facebook are carbon neutral, this article and worldview are as vile as it gets. This is the kind of garbage that can lead to the extinction of humanity if it's not stamped out immediately.
It is not up to anyone else how I use energy. If you want carbon neutrality, stop letting people pull fossil fuels out of the ground. People who propose instead banning uses they don't agree with are totalitarians.
Tor Project : Updates from the Onion (August 2019)
– Details on recent updates and upcoming features (including Tor Browser for Android).
– They consider switching from FF ESR to FF since FF is more secure than ESR.
– Tor Browser 9.0 is scheduled for October 2019, bringing an improved user interface.
– Infos about Snowflake (https://snowflake.torproject.org/)
The government of the United States has just announced a lawsuit over my memoir, which was just released today worldwide. This is the book the government does not want you to read: (link corrected) https://t.co/JS1AJ6QlXg
"Free as in Sausage Making: Thoughts on Freedom within the Debian Project" by Sam Hartman https://hartmans.livejournal.com/99077.html
If you could change the world, would you? Six years later, I talk to @EwenMacAskill and the @guardian. https://t.co/46mcpHh0eM
The surveillance state is growing.
A new project by @eff and the University of Nevada allows you to explore a map of where known cell-site simulators, smart street lights, and mobile biometric technology have been deployed.
Amazon has sold (as of 2019) over 100 million Alexa devices.
If Amazon is willing to share unwitting information via the Ring Doorbell, what is to stop them from sharing wide-scale audio as well?
This is potentially a much bigger deal than Ring.
Let your friends know that their always-on devices can be used for no good.
Privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information are human rights, yet these rights are denied online around the world.
You can help by running a Tor bridge. #RunTorBridges https://blog.torproject.org/run-tor-bridges-defend-open-internet
Weekend project: Are you helping your family to change their social media settings to be more private? You might want to try this lesson plan by the Security Education Companion
"You would have to be pretty desperate with all of its history of privacy scandals to give Facebook any more insight into your life than you already have,” EFF's @jgkelley says of Facebook's new Dating service https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/05/facebook-launches-dating-app-is-it-safe-privacy-issues
🧪 There's a new experimental version of Tor Browser out now.
Tor Browser 9.0a6 is the first alpha release based on Firefox ESR68, so it contains several important changes such as the rebasing of our Firefox patches, toolchain updates, integration of Torbutton directly into the browser, and updates to Tor Launcher to make it compatible with ESR68.
I've finally persuaded my partner to put #Windows 10 aside and let me set up a laptop for her running #Ubuntu MATE (her one condition was to have #iTunes so I installed it with Wine and PlayonLinux). Now I'm just itching for her to start using the damn thing! Next job is to set up her CyberGhost #VPN CLI tool and make it easier for by assigning some simple aliases using .bashrc. #freefromproprietary #GNULinux #FOSS
Tor-focussed operating system Tails 3.16 released:
– updates for Linux kernel (4.19.37-5+deb10u2, fix for the SWAPGS variant of the Spectre vulnerability), and Tor Browser (8.5.5)
– updates for most firmware packages
– removes LibreOffice Math by default (additional software), and predefined configuration in Tor Browser and Pidgin
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