Ditch your privacy phone. Do this instead. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]mongre 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The only way to be private is by switching off your device.

This guy is an idiot.

New EU rules would require chat apps to scan private messages for child abuse by SoCo in privacy

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Or just advise parents to not allow their kids on the internet unsupervised.

Why do they never say anything about that but they will happily tell people how close they are allowed to stand next to each other.

New EU rules would require chat apps to scan private messages for child abuse by SoCo in privacy

[–]FuckYourMom 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They always say for the kids. It’s never about the kids.

Fluent Reader is a secure cross-platform news aggregator that has useful privacy features such as deletion of cookies on exit, strict content security policies (CSP) and proxy support, meaning you can use it over Tor. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's modern, also in the sense that the interface has to hijack your attention. I'd rather use Seamonkey, that can also be used over Tor and has the option to delete cookies on exit.

libreddit - a private front-end for Reddit. Browse the coldest takes of r/unpopularopinion without being tracked. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]TheRealPanzer[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You are welcome.

libreddit - a private front-end for Reddit. Browse the coldest takes of r/unpopularopinion without being tracked. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Fireslinger 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks!

libreddit - a private front-end for Reddit. Browse the coldest takes of r/unpopularopinion without being tracked. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Fireslinger 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is great, thank you!

Any suggestions for a private front-end youtube alternative?

libreddit - a private front-end for Reddit. Browse the coldest takes of r/unpopularopinion without being tracked. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Drewski 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Great software, I use it all the time. Some other related tools worth mentioning:

libreddit project page - also has a list of instances

teddit another reddit frontend, looks like the old reddit (teddit.net)

libredirect - browser extension to redirect reddit and other sites to a privacy frontend

India orders VPN providers to collect data on users by Drewski in privacy

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sure it's already being done pretty much everywhere else.

Private email providers by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

CTemplar is shutting down so def want to avoid that one.

Malicious relays and the health of the Tor network by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]FuckYourMom 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don’t trust tor.

Mozilla tracking users by (WiFi) SSID name, unless you add _nomap by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]FuckYourMom 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This should not be an issue. MacIds, networks, location, screen size, cookies. None of this should be happening. Internet should be private.

haystak - your darknet search engine by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]--Z-- 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

it cannot even find youtube page 0/10 (shit)

Data about our habits and movements are constantly collected via mobile phone apps, fitness trackers, credit card logs ... But even with it off, data collected from acquaintances and even strangers can predict your location. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Then there are companies that mine all this data, collect it together, and sell the data packages to AT&T or the Department of Defense.

Then they use it for advertising, or god knows what else. And most people never even realized their data had been collected... pretty creepy if you ask me.

Here’s What a VPN Can’t Protect You From by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A VPN is just part of it, I have a VPN but I use a separate computer for the dark side. I use any one of 20 neighbors wifi so they (fbi,SS,CIA or who ever) can't track my personal IP to my home. Back in the day I bought and sold weed, guns online with little work so anyone can safly brows the web in secret if they want.

OurTube is a YouTube Clone built on top of Polygon network, that allows users to create, share and watch videos, without worrying about their privacy. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is the communist undertone intended?

Thunderbird beta finally has Matrix support enabled by default by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Great update, though I don't personally use Thunderbird for chat the more options the better.

The EU is allowing the linking of face recognition databases to create a mega surveillance system by Drewski in privacy

[–]binaryblob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The problem with this likely false message is that there is no reference to official documents. Why even publish it in the first place?

The EU is allowing the linking of face recognition databases to create a mega surveillance system by Drewski in privacy

[–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Correct. So you gotta become an invisible electric eel. Which coincidally is a plan i'm implementing for over a decade.

The EU is allowing the linking of face recognition databases to create a mega surveillance system by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Whale Oil Beef Hooked.

Here’s What a VPN Can’t Protect You From by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]neomarxist_bullshit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Judging by how much Youtubers shill them, I guess they're so mainstream now that you have to wonder how many VPNs are run by secret services.

Barack Obama proposes “modifications” to online anonymity when people are “rude, obnoxious, cruel, or lie” by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]IkeConn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I thought Texas was giving illegals the phones so the democrats will know when they arrive in DC by the bus load.

Barack Obama proposes “modifications” to online anonymity when people are “rude, obnoxious, cruel, or lie” by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]ShekelPa 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Who do you think has been speaking into joPedo's ear? His policies reek of Obama version 3. Hell, they are now giving out obamaphones to illegals.

Barack Obama proposes “modifications” to online anonymity when people are “rude, obnoxious, cruel, or lie” by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]IkeConn 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thank God this man can never be President again.

Barack Obama proposes “modifications” to online anonymity when people are “rude, obnoxious, cruel, or lie” by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]SMCAB 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if he ever said anonymously online that he'd run on public money, or close Gitmo, or anything else from the laundry list of lies, that way we can out him, and catch all the black gay porn too. He's married to a fucking manbeast.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, they were, but that was about BBM i.e. they can access communications stored on their servers, just like with Prism. There are also exploits for all the older BlackBerries that use BlackBerry OS. I believe they can steal your data remotely if you're a target. That's something different, though, and didn't require any keys from BlackBerry. But they created a special, hardened BlackBerry for Obama when he was president, because of these exploits. BlackBerry was never as secure as we'd like to think. But all of this has nothing to do with the Android BlackBerries, so it doesn't answer my question.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]asterias[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

BlackBerry are supposed to be more secure, but weren't they obliged to give access to certain governments? I guess someone experienced with BlackBerry will have to give a definitive answer.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]jostiniane 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yeah, but it is the answer to the clickbaity title you put.

Why you should stop using SMS by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]jamesK_3rd 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I disagree with this article.

This is the premise of most of the "experts" and woke crowd.. that everything needs to go over https, ssl, etc. I've always enjoyed this page: http://n-gate.com/software/2017/07/12/0/ or https://archive.ph/Ym7fc

This is often security at the detriment of functionality. It's the https everywhere crowd.

If you need to send something securely, or need privacy don't use it. But the universality of sms is excellent. The same with email. People using Gmail have some nerve complaining that they're offended Google tries to sell them ads for things in their email, dude you're the product..

I've run an ejabberd xmpp server for over 8 years, for friends and family. But it can be finicky, and up until the past few years, finding a client that works well on iOS has been difficult. That being said, I do prefer xmpp. But let's not go overboard here.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Do all of these exploits rely on rooting the phone? I use a(n unrootable) BlackBerry (a modern one with Android). I want to know if that means I don't have to worry about this.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]Brewdabier 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This information is over 30 years old, well for me anyway.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]asterias[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He also explains about data collection and its consequences... the microphone part is only a part of the whole video.

Why you should stop using SMS by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]AlanSmith33 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yunohost with their built in XMPP-server is the solution that allows everyone to host their own text message service. Text securely from iphone and androids, all the computers, web and whatever, supports rooms, media uploads. Communicate with everyone else that have their own servers.

If it's not self hosted, it's no fun.

"Remove It Before You Use The Phone!" Edward Snowden 2022 by asterias in privacy

[–]jostiniane 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

for people who don't want to spend 10 minutes on this clickbaity video.

He says he opens the phone and removes the microphone and the camera, use an external phone/camera whenever he needs them.. Keeps repeating that once the phone/computer is hacked they can do what you can do (so normies can understand)

Shadiness in the Privacy Space: Jonah Aragon's (PrivacyGuides) Failed Attempt to Takeover PrivacyTools.io by Drewski in privacy

[–]asterias 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Censorship Update:

Posts mentioning this article in the Privacy subreddits are being actively deleted and censored by trai_dep and JonahAragon only minutes after they have been posted.

Those "privacy" subs on reddit are full of shady characters. Take a look at this one:

https://poal.co/s/ModAbuse/158793

They always try to push an agenda and make profit from what they advise against. No wonder they profit from Brave rewards while advocating against Brave.

Today Google is turning on activity tracking for many users that had it turned off previously. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Brewdabier 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Well Microsoft has been tracking is for many years.

Today Google is turning on activity tracking for many users that had it turned off previously. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Google already tracks everything. Whenever you get autocomplete in your searches, gmail, youtube, or google docs: Google is recording what you are doing.

Today Google is turning on activity tracking for many users that had it turned off previously. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Today Google is turning on activity tracking for many users that had it turned off previously. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]FuckYourMom 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

What’s the gmail alternatives?

Perthchat - a secure, open source and ad-free messaging experience with no strings attached by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's what they all say at first. Then they start logging your activity and IP so they can send you ads.

"I’m wondering if that was a factor in moving Google Maps from http://maps.google.com to http://google.com/maps: If you give Maps access to your current location then Google’s search engine can also access it." by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]MagicMike 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

“ Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” – Aristotle

"I’m wondering if that was a factor in moving Google Maps from http://maps.google.com to http://google.com/maps: If you give Maps access to your current location then Google’s search engine can also access it." by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I would think that if you give location access to any of Google's services, or have Google Play services on your phone, they can easily tie that to you and your other data regardless of the domain.

anonfiles - anonymous file upload (20 GB filesize limit, unlimited bandwidth) by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, but on which sites do you look? I'm asking because you will nuke your account again at one point...

anonfiles - anonymous file upload (20 GB filesize limit, unlimited bandwidth) by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]TheRealPanzer[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I get them on the net, like everyone else. You just have to know where to look.

anonfiles - anonymous file upload (20 GB filesize limit, unlimited bandwidth) by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm curious, Panzer: where do you find all these links? They're incredibly useful.

Berty is an encrypted and offline peer-to-peer messenger with no central server. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A similar one is Briar.

How to Live Privately by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How do you send PGP-encrypted email without using tech or the Internet?

Berty is an encrypted and offline peer-to-peer messenger with no central server. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Kinda lame that the only way to get the Android app is through Google Play, they don't have apk's on their website or github. I mean you can compile it but who wants to do all that to try out an app?

from their github issues: Release app on F-Droid

glouvigny (developer):

What Google or Apple for iOS will see on their servers is an encrypted payload, the recipient device identifier and the moment the push has been sent. However, on the privacy level Berty's relaying servers are able to determine both ends of a message (the originating IP address, the target device). I'm not sure anything can be done around that, apart from using your own service or disabling push notifications altogether.

We also plan to let users host their own push server or chose a trusted third party, however it might trigger some warnings on Android. I don't remember the exact message but it be something like "Disable battery optimizations for the app".

Anyway, our main goal is to provide an easy to use app, with as few configuration as possible, that's why we are prioritizing development of push via Google over self-hosted solutions.

I'm not a fan of a "decentralized" messenger that relies on Google for push notifications.

Google has been collecting call and messaging data about who you talk to or send text messages to for years. There's no opt-out, no notification in their TOS they're doing this. by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]dsolimano 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The only saving grace is that I've been assuming text messages and phone calls are completely compromised for years.

The EARN IT Act Is Back, and It’s More Dangerous Than Ever by Drewski in privacy

[–]dsolimano 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

EFF has a form you can use to write to your local Congress Critters to oppose the bill - https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-act-to-save-our-privacy

SimpleX - the first chat platform that is 100% private by design by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]swordofdamocles42 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks... not even embarrassed i couldn't find that tho... geebus

SimpleX - the first chat platform that is 100% private by design by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]TheRealPanzer[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Scroll down to Releases at the bottom of the page, click on 1.3.1, then go to assets at the bottom of the new page and there you have versions for Mac, Ubuntu, Windows ...

SimpleX - the first chat platform that is 100% private by design by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]swordofdamocles42 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I can never figure how to download from github... what am i missing?

Brave introduces new feature to protect against invasive tracking by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Over 20 years ago I did some invasive tracking on our Class C IP space. After only one day of tracking I took the system down and never used it again. You really don't want to know what the person down the hall just searched on but I can see how you could use the information to blackmail or market to them.

LibreWolf Browser is a Firefox fork that focuses on privacy, security, and freedom by LarrySwinger2 in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I discovered only yesterday that uBlock can block JS and the like. It can replace uMatrix. So this browser comes out of the box with the only extension you really need to make browsing an acceptable experience. (Although NoScript still has value, since it has some unique features.)

Note that uBlock lets you whitelist the sites that it breaks. You need to click on the button and then on "more" one or two times to reveal the content matrix.

LibreWolf Browser is a Firefox fork that focuses on privacy, security, and freedom by LarrySwinger2 in privacy

[–]mousebit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://www.linuxcapable.com/how-to-install-librewolf-browser-on-linux-mint-20/

This is handy for any Mint users. Or you can just go to Software Manager and install it without touching the command line. Really easy. I recommend the uBlock Origin extension specifically for it's "block element" feature. Most commercial-newstainment sites have something like 1/4 of the page being an article and 3/4 of the page are ads, solicitations for donations, calls to action (subscribe, get emails, etc), and it's nice to nuke all that easily.

LibreWolf's drawback is that it doesn't play nice with certain sites, in my experience you have to 'unset' a lot of the security features to have certain email, banking, or government sites work properly. I just use ungoogled-chromium for that, because I'm not trying to hide my info from sites that already know full well who I am.

To Protect Yourself, Never Give Your DNA Or Biometric Data by [deleted] in privacy

[–]h12 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Americans say that the US is the land of the free, but North Koreans also believe that North Korea is a free country.

LibreWolf Browser is a Firefox fork that focuses on privacy, security, and freedom by LarrySwinger2 in privacy

[–]Jackalope 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Looks pretty solid, thanks Larry, I'll give this a trial run.

LibreWolf Browser is a Firefox fork that focuses on privacy, security, and freedom by LarrySwinger2 in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

With GPrivate you can now search the web without tracking your search history or any personally identifiable information, making sure you are not tracked by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Finally. Startpage is throttling Tor traffic again and all the non-Google search engines don't give that good results. The vacuum has been filled.

FractalCrypt - a free cryptoarchiver permitting any number of hidden volumes for deniable encryption by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]raven9 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The reason why most encryption cannot be denied is because the encrypted files have recognizable headers that allow forensic examination to easily identify them as encrypted. What you really need is an encryption app that encrypts without adding a header to the encrypted data, and then converts the encrypted data to an image format. The resulting image file would look like noise or could be combined with a real image. This would create absolute deniability because the even the application itself should not know the difference between a regular image and the secret image. It would try to apply the reversal process to whichever file it is pointed at but it would only work if the correct password was entered and the image really is one of the secret images.

LocateJS predicts your location by analyzing your connection and system data. This scan allows you to understand how your location can be pinpointed even while using a VPN, location spoofer or private mode by TheRealPanzer in privacy

[–]FuckYourMom 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I tried explaining to people that nothing is anonymous. Even tor is tracked. The question is wether or not they are looking at you.

CIA is secretly collecting bulk data pertaining to Americans, senators say by Drewski in privacy

[–]Drewski[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Quick, delete this comment before they catch onto your scheme!

CIA is secretly collecting bulk data pertaining to Americans, senators say by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I hope they like my data. I throw in a lot about grandchildren in it. Some of it's fake. That way when they ask me about my "grandson" Billy in interrogation I will know they think he is real and they ate the cheese.

CIA is secretly collecting bulk data pertaining to Americans, senators say by Drewski in privacy

[–]Drewski[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The EARN IT Act Is Back, and It’s More Dangerous Than Ever by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whenever a politician says "it's for the children" the intended big fuck you is hidden in there somewhere.

The EARN IT Act Is Back, and It’s More Dangerous Than Ever by Drewski in privacy

[–]Drewski[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access by Drewski in privacy

[–]_honest_ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Guess I'll be using a carrier pigeon.

IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access by Drewski in privacy

[–]chadwickofwv 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Looks like I'm filling by mail next year.

Man wrongfully arrested because of incorrect facial recognition from software by magnora7 in privacy

[–]IkeConn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I hope he wins a shitload of money.

Man wrongfully arrested because of incorrect facial recognition from software by magnora7 in privacy

[–]FuckYourMom 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It happens often.

Man wrongfully arrested because of incorrect facial recognition from software by magnora7 in privacy

[–]Markimus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Good thing I'm always wearing masks so facial recognition can't detect me. God bless covid giving me cover for this, I can finally have some privacy.

Man wrongfully arrested because of incorrect facial recognition from software by magnora7 in privacy

[–]Check_Check 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That technology is only designed to work on humans.

Man wrongfully arrested because of incorrect facial recognition from software by magnora7 in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Man wrongfully arrested because of incorrect facial recognition from software by magnora7 in privacy

[–]Brewdabier 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

What a load of shit, the facial recognition technology did not do anything except ID a possible suspect. The cops were responsable for identifying the individual.

Now I have to finish turning lead into gold

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Says Stalker Used Apple AirTag To Track Her by Drewski in privacy

[–]chadwickofwv 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What do you expect when you carry around a tracking device anyone can query.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Says Stalker Used Apple AirTag To Track Her by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's fucked up but then she is in the public eye and subject to identification.

New cars sold in the EU will be forced to record driving data by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yea. I have been hearing shit like that since the 1970's gas crisis.

New cars sold in the EU will be forced to record driving data by Drewski in privacy

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

All the lefty men will cheer this on.

Right up until their wife hacks it and finds out they weren't actually working late.

New cars sold in the EU will be forced to record driving data by Drewski in privacy

[–]jet199 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Petrol vehicles will be outlawed within a decade as well.

New cars sold in the EU will be forced to record driving data by Drewski in privacy

[–]chadwickofwv 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you really think this is new? All vehicles manufactured since 2006 log ALL ACTIVITY and report it back to the company through a cellular modem. Then it gets copied to the relavent government.

And yes, your car has a cellular modem. Just because you can't use it does not change that fact.

New cars sold in the EU will be forced to record driving data by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Buy old cars.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]chadwickofwv 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Verizon is a blatantly evil corporation. You should never do business with them.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]jamesK_3rd 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I just bought the Moto one Ace, it's easy to jailbreak. I'm sure it's the same for your Moto G.

Once you rooted it, you can easily disable bloatware from Verizon or Google.

Also, don't generally use their apps if you value privacy.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]Node 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the tip!

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]Node 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I only have my past 3 phones now. Wish I still had my first phone from 1988. A Motorola 1500, I think. Was a hefty 5+ pounder, with a cord and handset. The base unit fit into a fanny pack, and I could just talk on the handset coming out of the fanny pack. People had no idea wtf was going on, as few knew about cell phones back then. lol

There was a guy I met at some trainings who had a 'cellphone' too, but it was in a case about 3 times the size of a normal briefcase. My next phone after that literally fit in my pocket, although about 8 inches tall. Fun times.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]Drewski[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You could check /r/nocontract

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sometimes I delibereately browse something I have absolutely no interest in just to fuck with their algorithms. It makes for interesting ads at times.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the deets!

I think I'll get the exact same as soon as I hustle up the funds. Also, lemme know if you ever decide to sell yours. I may start collecting a bunch of the same make/model/stats/etc. over the next decade or few - then I/we can batch config and utilize them in various ways. Maybe. I/we will have to look into this more. Maybe there's a better device to do this with.

Personally, I'm going to try to limit my phone dependence/addiction if I can, primarily for important texts, calls, occasional camera, maps, notes, music player, some movies and books on it if I'm ever waiting somewhere, and avoid ever using it online except to look things up.

Plus my eyes have gone to shit over the last 2 years for close up.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]Node 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NWBY8YJ/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Moto G Power | 2021 | 3-Day battery | Unlocked | Made for US by Motorola | 4/64GB | 48MP Camera | Gray

Was $196 with tax, after the cyber monday price.

Spigen Rugged Armor Designed for Moto G Power (2021) Case [NOT Compatible with Moto G Power (2020)] - Matte Black

Didn't drop the last one (moto g 6) for a couple years, but when I did I got some major cracking with sharp glass edges. Otherwise would have been good for a few more years. Getting the cover this time.

I'm not a power user by any means. Browsing, occasional photos, texting, and blocking spam calls. Decent phone for a reasonable price. This one claims a 3 day battery. Also seems to have a better camera than the last.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Mind sharing some more details about that phone?
The right-to-repair guy recommends Moto-G phones.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]filbs111 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm no fan of lawfare generally, but it would be nice to see them catch some legal flak for this.

Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history by Drewski in privacy

[–]Node 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Just bought a new moto g power, to replace my dropped phone. What is a cheap alternative to verizon for limited phone usage, and data that could probably be done with wifi. I'm looking to knock around $50 off my near $70 bill.

And how exactly do you switch?

FBI document shows what data can be obtained from encrypted messaging apps by Drewski in privacy

[–]typhoon 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Signal looks the best

Brave and UC San Diego Announce SugarCoat, A New Solution to Strengthen the Protection of Web Users’ Privacy While Not Breaking Websites by Drewski in privacy

[–]chadwickofwv 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds cool. I hope it works.

Covid testing company investigated over plan to sell swabs with customer DNA by Drewski in privacy

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They should have just bribed the politicians to require DNA testing. They would never have been caught.