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How did you improve your privacy and security in 2019? What are you looking to do more of in 2020?

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Android isn’t exactly known for its privacy protections. But Google’s popular mobile operating system isn’t going away any time soon. Here are 14 Android privacy tips you can implement right now. protonmail.com/blog/android-privacy

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So the Verge article for which I wrote some thoughts about Jack Dorsey announcing #Bluesky is out and it used only a few sentences from what I came up with, so I wanna share the full thing...

I was asked, if Twitter did indeed adopt #ActivityPub instead of coming up with something new, would it be better or worse for the decentralized social web?

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The Tor network team spent the last 12 months working to improve network scalability and accessibility.

They:
- Reduced module complexity and maintenance burden;
- Developed new architecture for several key Tor modules;
- Implemented better tooling;
- Improved testing for several key Tor modules; and
- Improved our documentation.

All this work couldn’t have happened without the support of many teams at Tor and anonymous volunteer cypherpunks. Thank you.

Details: blog.torproject.org/modularizi

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"Privacy is a fundamental human right. It has no price tag. No person should be coerced or encouraged to barter it away." eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/know

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Did you hear the news about Twitter exploring decentralisation?

MoodleNet Product Manager @dajbelshaw has shared his opinions on the upsides and downsides of such a move on his personal blog: discours.es/2019/decentralised

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We sent a FOI request to @DHSCgovuk to see the Amazon/NHS contract. The content is to a big extent redacted, and we contest the Department of Health’s take on the notion of public interest.

privacyinternational.org/long-

This is why we asked them to #ReleaseTheContract (fully!) twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/stat

Just read Jack Dorsey's thread about . Kudos for prompting the idea from his position (I imagine it'll only do et al good). But it all seems a bit like capitulation to me. It reminds me of another certain someone declaring from a stage, "The future is private!"

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Our main takeaways from today's hearing:

☑️ There’s no such thing as an unhackable phone.

☑️ Lawful access to encrypted phones would take us back to the bad old days.

☑️ End-to-end encryption is here to stay. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/12/sena

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Calendar apps that spy on user data, beware: Your days are numbered.
The Proton team discusses the development process for the upcoming ProtonCalendar. You'll get to try the beta yourself very soon. Stay tuned. youtube.com/watch?v=ImPzVl6GAy

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Surprise your friends, families or colleagues with our special edition of #Christmas cards dedicated to the 4 freedoms to use, study, share, and improve.

fsfe.org/order/#card-christmas

Order today and you will receive them in time.

#FreeSoftware

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Sweden has concluded that the US Cloud Act is incompatible with the #GDPR - this means that putting private customer or user data with a US cloud provider is not legal. #DigitalSovereignty
linkedin.com/posts/karloskarbr

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Your web browser is the first line of defense against third-party trackers. That’s why it is essential to choose a browser with strong privacy protections. Check out our favorite browsers here: protonmail.com/blog/best-brows

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looks like @privacytools has pushed a revamped page on "Real-Time Communication" options:

privacytools.io/software/real-

Interestingly, they break it down into categories: Centralized, Federated, and Peer-to-Peer and explains advantages and disadvantages to each

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Take a moment to consider the profound impact each of us has in the fediverse.

The fact we can communicate across the world using open source technology is pretty amazing.

We also have a responsibility, as developers, to ensure platform privacy and safety are legitimate priorities and not just buzzwords used in marketing.

We can do it better than Silicon Valley if we step outside our bubbles and listen to the people. The fediverse depends on it!

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We are asking UK political parties to disclose the companies they use to source your personal data and the criteria used to target you with political messages.

Read our Twitter thread for more info: twitter.com/privacyint/status/ twitter.com/privacyint/status/

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Malicious Python libraries stealing OpenPGP and SSH keys:

zdnet.com/article/two-maliciou

– Look for python3-dateutil, and jeIlyfish.
– Both modules try to exfiltrate SSH/OpenPGP keys and send them to an IP address.
– This is the third time the PyPI team intervenes to remove typo-squatted malicious Python libraries from the official repository.

#python #malware #pypi #infosec #security #cybersecurity

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Ghostwriter is a minimal and distraction free editor for Linux and Windows (there's a macOS beta too).

I put it on full screen with dark theme and focus mode on. When I want to go gung-ho I also enable Hemingway mode which disables the backspace key.

wereturtle.github.io/ghostwrit

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Everything I publish starts with plain text.

I use the basic text editor that comes with the OS or Ghostwriter when I really want no distractions. It's a great editor on Linux.

Can recommend Standard Notes for those who want to sync between devices.

plaintextproject.online/

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