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RT @salasaria@twitter.com

“The future of human flourishing depends upon facial recognition technology being banned. Otherwise, people won’t know what it’s like to be in public without being automatically identified, profiled, and potentially exploited"

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/16/opinion/facial-recognition-new-york-city.html
#Überwachung #privacy
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a11 | Tor Blog
 

Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show - Facebook’s leaders seriously discussed selling access to user data — and privacy was an ongoing afterthought

It's not like this is a big surprise to many... but the pattern has become very clear that this type of behaviour was standard operating procedure at Facebook. Despite Mark's assurances in the early days that the data would always belong to users and be respected, no such thing happened behind the scenes and this is unethical. This is not your vehicle's petrol consumption data being exposed, it is your very personal information not intended to be shared outside those you shared it with (and then even not shared such as mobile phone numbers for two-factor authentication).

Facebook has also shown over the years that they just keep apologising after being caught out and then promise to learn from the experience... but don't. It's clear that governments are still wondering how to deal with but the remaining consumers using Facebook really need to make a stand of their own. I deleted my Facebook account more than a year back and I'm still alive, I lived through G+ shutting down this month and I'm still alive on social media and made new friends. You may not worry about your own data, but you could be exposing your friends' data.

This is also one reason why I started up my own Hubzilla node - I manage and control it all by myself and it can be used by my friends and family, who can share/link outside of it if they choose. But inside the node it is free and trusted. There are lots of alternatives out there and many are run by volunteers who respect privacy. Nothing is permanent on the Internet which also means we can move on and survive too.

See https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/mark-zuckerberg-leveraged-facebook-user-data-fight-rivals-help-friends-n994706

#deletefacebook #privacy

 
#NOYB verteidigt unsere Rechte gegenüber den Großkonzernen, die unser #Privacy mit Füßen treten:
https://noyb.eu/

Werde Mitglied, damit auch du einen kleinen Beitrag zu dem Projekt beiträgst. Wir werden deren Arbeit leider immer öfter bitter nötig haben.
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity Ecuador: Free Ola Bini | Tor Blog
 
Hotelanmeldung: Der Kontrollwahn mit dem Meldezetteln
https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article191846877/Hotelanmeldung-Der-Kontrollwahn-mit-dem-Meldezetteln.html
"Die Ermittler wollen die Möglichkeit haben, über Fingerabdrücke und DNA-Spuren auf dem Meldezettel, Bösewichten auf die Spur zu kommen."
#surveillance #privacy
 
Tracking- und googlefreies #Android Smartphone aufsetzen
http://rufposten.de/blog/2019/04/14/mein-setup-tracking-und-und-googlefreies-smartphone/

Aufschlussreiches Handy-Setup ohne #Google mit vielen App-Tipps. 👍
#privacy #surveillance
 
Fefes Blog: ein weiterer Fall von "Projekt von seiner eigenen #Devops-Komplexität erschlagen"
https://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a24e9b82

#Matrix #privacy
 

/e/ nieuwsbrief

/e/ nieuwsbrief ( @/e/ Foundation @/e/ foundation ), het 1e privacy-bestendige OS voor je telefoon, is uit: https://e.foundation/verlaat-apple-google-nu-5gb-gratis-meer-dan-75-smartphones-ondersteund-en-word-een-h-e-ro/?lang=nl #privacy @Gaël Duval
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Verlaat Apple & Google: nu 5GB gratis, meer dan 75 smartphones ondersteund en word een H/e/ro…
Amsterdam 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New release: Tor 0.4.0.4-rc | Tor Blog
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity How Bandwidth Scanners Monitor The Tor Network | Tor Blog
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity Collecting, Aggregating, and Presenting Data from The Tor Network | Tor Blog
 

#Google and other tech giants are quietly buying up the most important part of the #internet


source: https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/06/google-and-other-tech-giants-are-quietly-buying-up-the-most-important-part-of-the-internet/
We’re reaching the next stage of internet maturity; one where only large, incumbent players can truly win in #media.
Consumers will soon need to decide exactly how much faith they want to place in these companies to build out the internet of tomorrow. We need to decide carefully, too; these are the same companies that are gaining access to a seemingly ever-increasing share of our private lives.

#privacy #future #technology #news #economy
Google and other tech giants are quietly buying up the most important part of the internet
Euskal Herria 

New to Friendica


Redoing my intro post after some advice from @utzer:

Hi folks, I decided to join Friendica since it sounded interesting & I believe redecentralizing the internet is the way forward. I'm also on Mastodon & Scuttlebutt. I creatively write & LOVE to talk about the social implications of technology. I look forward to seeing what's out here.

#newhere #decentralization #redecentralize #cyberpunk #internetrights #privacy
 

Study of Google data collection on your phone: they know everything!

this is why we should all switch to /e/ , the new privacy-friendly mobile OS, based on Android! www.e.foundation @/e/ Foundation @Gaël Duval #privacy #eelo #google
Study of Google data collection comes amid increased scrutiny over digital privacy
Amsterdam 
https://queer.garden/@zigg/101829790030547809

Y'all should be using #Firefox containers for your site-isolating and anonymous browsing needs and I wrote about them https://spin.atomicobject.com/2018/10/29/virtual-browsers-firefox-containers/ #privacy
Hong Kong or Sweden 
Joplin review

Migration from #BoostNote to #Joplin is complete. I am using #Syncthing for synchronization of notes across devices with my #FreedomBox serving as an always-on synchronization point.

It's a good enough replacement for #Evernote. The Android app needs to improve its text editor.
It also has a Web Clipper but I don't know what to use it for since I already use #Wallabag.

See the full list of apps I use at https://njoseph.me/mediawiki/Privacy_Stack

#PrivacyTools #Privacy
 

AMP will bring on GMAIL and many more...

And so the effort of a centralized internet handled by Gugl will be soon brought on the Gmeil service as well, with many companies happy to join the initiative...

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/google-brings-amp-to-email-turning-your-inbox-into-an-app/

I am so happy to have get rid off gmeil...

#html #web #email #google #freedom #privacy #degooglify #freeinternet #gmail
Florida 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a10 | Tor Blog
 
Rena Tangens (Digitalcourage), Frank Rieger (CCC) und Ben Wizner (Anwalt von Ed Snowden) am Dienstag abend in Lörrach
https://www.badische-zeitung.de/computer-medien-1/big-data-verstaerkt-die-macht-asymmetrie--169194561.html #ccc #bigdata #privacy #datenschutz
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.8 | Tor Blog
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New release: Tor 0.4.0.3-alpha | Tor Blog
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a9 | Tor Blog
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.7 | Tor Blog
 
Is it just me who is wondering how the #GuardianProject can use #FuckOffGoogle URL shortener + tracking for links that they label with #privacy?

And isn't it absurd when you recommend users to "Try private web searching with #DuckDuckGo" but then you lead them to directly into the #GooglePlay store?

@fdroidorg #FreeYourAndroid #SurveillanceCapitalism #Orbot @torproject
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/e/

Using /e/ for 2 weeks now, and so far it's a great experience!! Even works better than the Google-based Android i was using before. Great alternative to #Apple and #Google that is also good for your #privacy! @/e/ Foundation @Gaël Duval
Home

/e/: home (Samuel Cazin)

Amsterdam 
Warum es eine gute Idee ist, nicht immer nur mit #Google zu suchen https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Warum-es-eine-gute-Idee-ist-nicht-immer-nur-mit-Google-zu-suchen-4321944.html?wt_mc=rss.ho.beitrag.atom

Seit etlichen Jahren habe ich mobil und am Desktop ausschließlich mit #startpagecom gesucht. Der Wechsel ist schnell erledigt. #privacy #surveillance #cloud
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity Making Diversity The Default in The Open Source World | Tor Blog
 
#privacy
 
#unitoodailynews, #tor, #privacy, #humanrights, #anonymity International Women's Day | Tor Blog
 
 

Wilkommen/Welcome

Hi @Eduardo Thomas

Ein paar Tipps wie man am besten seinen ersten Beitrag verfasst. Es ist gut im ersten Beitrag den Hashtag "neuhier", also #neuhier einzubinden dazu noch ein kleiner Text, also zum Beispiel so:

Hastags

Hallo ich bin #neuhier und interessiere mich für #Friendica, #Android, #Datenschutz, #Netzwerke und #Hunde und gehe gerne #Paddeln.

Dieser Beitrag wird dann, sofern als öffentlicher Beitrag erstellt, auch an andere Server verteilt, über die Hashtags finden andere Nutzer mit gleichen Interessen deinen Beitrag. So lernst Du neue Menschen mit gleichen Interessen kennen und es kommt ein bisschen Aktivität in die eigene #Timeline. Grundsätzlich funktioniert das auch mit jedem weiteren Beitrag, #Tags helfen bei der #Vernetzung sehr.

Nach dem Absenden des Beitrags kannst du auch direkt den verwendeten Tags selber folgen, indem du diesen anklickst und über das Pluszeichen oben rechts speicherst. Du kannst auch andere Hastags über das Suchfeld (oben) suchen und jede Suche genau so speichern. Durch das speichern der Suche fordert dieser Server von anderen Servern Beiträge mit diesen Tags an und dieser erscheinen in deiner #Netzwerkleiste.

Das Erwähnen

Mit dem @ Zeichen kannst du User direkt ansprechen. Füge @username@domain in deinem Beitrag ein und Derjenige wird eine Benachrichtigung bekommen das er in einem Beitrag erwähnt wurde.

Das Teilen

Wenn du andere Webseiten schnell auf meld.de teilen willst kannst du den Code am Ende des Beitrages benutzen, als #Bookmark abspeichern und auf der zu teilenden Webseite anklicken. Es geht ein Popup Fenster auf in dem du noch deinen #Pod Adresse eintragen musst, das wäre dann meld.de, Pod speichern und schon kannst du besuchte Webseiten auf meld.de teilen.

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Here a few Tipps, how one writes best the first contribution. It is good to insert the Hashtag "newhere" thus #newhere in the first contribution. In addition still another small text, for example so:

Hastags

Hello I am #newhere and am interested in #Friendica, #Android, #Privacy, #Networks and #Dogs and like #Paddling.

This post will then be distributed to other servers if it is a public post. Hashtags will help other users with the same interests to find your post. In this way you get to know new people with the same interests and a little activity is added to your #Timeline. Basically, this works with every post you make, #Tags help a lot with #networking.

After submitting the post, you can also follow the tags directly by clicking on them and saving them with the plus sign in the upper right corner. You can also search for other #Hastags using the search field (above) and save each search exactly the same way. By saving the search, this server requests posts with these tags from other servers and these will appear in your #Network bar.

Mentioning

With the @ sign you can address users directly. Add @username@domain to your post and the one will get a notification that he was mentioned in a post.

Share

If you want to share other websites quickly on meld.de you can use the code at the end of the post, save it as #bookmark and click on the website you want to share. There will be a popup window where you have to enter your #Pod address, that would be meld.de, save the pod and you can already share the currently visited website on meld.de.

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Chrome soll eine erweiterte API für Inkognitofenster erhalten #Chrome #Chromium #Inkognito-Modus #Privacy
 

My G+ Security Privacy and Rights Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/securityprivacyrights

#security #privacy
 
Schon älter, trotzdem schlimm:
"Keine Angst: Der #Datenschutz ist uns ganz wichtig. Es geht uns um die Bewegungsprofile"
https://steiermark.orf.at/news/stories/2832980/
#privacy #surveillance
 

European Copyright Reform: Article 13 puts alternative social networks at risk


If you live in the European Union, you have probably heard about the planned European Copyright Reform, and you are probably aware of its controversial Article 13.

The so-called Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market intends to introduce new regulations around copyright. Article 13 would add new liability rules for online content-sharing service providers. While previously, providers could act on content that infringed copyright upon receiving a notice, the proposed regulations would render providers accountable for content as soon as it has been uploaded.

Effectively, this would put providers into a position where they have to implement strict upload filters to prevent users from uploading content that may infringe on someone else's copyright. This is dangerous, and it puts free speech, the diversity of opinions, and the internet as a whole at risk.

Article 13 previously contained rules to exclude platforms younger than three years, generating revenue of less than €10 million or with fewer than 5 million active users. Last week, however, a new draft was published, and the proposal now only excludes platforms matching all three of those conditions.

This is shocking. If Article 13 became a reality, everyone who operates a platform for users to publish content for more than three years would be 100% liable for everything happening on that platform, including content the operators are not even aware of. This makes operating an alternative social network effectively impossible.

For more details about the planned copyright reform, and information on how you can help, please check out saveyourinternet.eu. This does not concern just diaspora\* or your other favorite alternative social network. This concerns everyone. This is about health of the internet. Please #SaveYourInternet and fight against the #CensorshipMachine.

For reference, you will find below an open letter from diappora\* core team member Dennis Schubert, sent to those members of the European Parliament who currently support Article 13.
Dear Member of the European Parliament

The proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has been the topic of discussions for many months now. In spite of many debates on this matter, not much progress has been made to address concerns of many respected experts, including many NGOs and even the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye[1]. According to my information, you are in the group of members of the European Parliament currently in favour of supporting this proposal, which is why I am reaching out to you to request you to reconsider the proposal, and especially consider the impact Article 13 will have on the Internet.

I am writing to you as a citizen of the European Union, but I am also reaching out to represent the many users and engineers behind alternative social networks. I am the project lead of diaspora*[2], an alternative, distributed social network based on free and open-source software. Together with similar projects such as Mastodon and Friendica, the world of alternative social media reaches over 2.5 million users on more than 4000 servers, including citizens who are part of your constituency.

Until now, the European Union has been seen as the epicentre of many efforts to build and maintain alternatives to large networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of these projects, their developers, and users are citizens of the European Union, and our projects enjoy great popularity among people as they are seen as privacy-friendly, local alternatives to the large systems built by American corporations. On many occasions in the past, European Union legislation has supported these projects and their principles, for instance with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation [4]to ensure high levels of data privacy for EU citizens.

Unfortunately, the planned copyright reform, and especially Article 13, will have an effect exactly opposite to supporting such projects and efforts.

The upload filters both explicitly described in and implied by the text on which you will be voting would force all online platforms to rely on technologies known to be error-prone, intrusive and legally questionable[5]. The proposal intends to hold providers of online platforms accountable for all content uploaded by users as soon as they have been published, contrary to the "notice and takedown" procedure currently in place, which allows providers to remove offending content upon receiving notice without the fear of legal repercussions.

For large platforms like Twitter and YouTube, this change would result in the implementation of stricter upload filters. Due to the technical natures of such systems and the strict liability regulations, those systems will be designed to block "too much", because blocking "too little" would put the provider at risk. Such over-cautious filters are a danger for users' freedom of speech, the diversity of opinions and creativity on the entire Internet, and would limit EU citizens' rights substantially.

Implementing Article 13 in its current form would be the end for smaller platforms and projects, as well as small and medium-sized businesses working on these or similar projects. Although in a previous revision of the proposal, platforms younger than three years, with revenue of less than €10 million, or with fewer than 5 million monthly active users would be excluded, a recent revision of the proposal now only excludes projects that meet all three of these conditions. For projects like diaspora*, which is significantly older than three years, this decision would result in all operators being responsible for every action their users do.

Non-profit projects like diaspora* are developed and maintained by people working voluntarily. Operators of servers running these software projects run those because they deem privacy important and want to provide an alternative to the large networks. They do not earn any money by doing this. The development, embedding and maintenance of infrastructure needed to filter copyright violations automatically requires a lot of resources, and implementing such solutions would thus simply be impossible.

If Article 13 became a reality, these projects and companies would not be able to comply with the new laws, so they could either cease to provide their services to European citizens and move their operations to a country outside the EU or stop their activities altogether. For Europe, especially as a community for strong privacy principles and independent, alternative solutions, this would be a huge step backwards and would make the established large networks, which quite regularly violate European principles, even more powerful.

With this, I am asking you to reject Article 13 of the Copyright Directive and to support all citizens who raise their voice for a free, open and diverse Internet.

Please do not use your vote to destroy the Internet.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis Schubert

[1]: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Opinion/Legislation/OL-OTH-41-2018.pdf
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(software)
[3]: https://the-federation.info/
[4]: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02016R0679-20160504
[5]: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571681753c44d835a440c8b5/t/58d058712994ca536bbfa47a/1490049138881/FilteringPaperWebsite.pdf

Standalone Open letter, English Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-en.html
Standalone Open letter, German Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-de.html
#diaspora #privacy #copyright #europe #article13
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Why you should seriously consider deleting WhatsApp from your phone - And if not, add Telegram and Signal to your phone to help others delete Whatsapp

You might want to consider ditching WhatsApp if you want to protect your private data, warns tech expert Toby Shapshak. Shapshak is the author of Stuff magazine and says the messaging app no longer offers enough security.

He says users should be wary of the Facebook-owned messaging app after the string of privacy threats, breaches and scandals facing the social media company.

Shapshak says Facebook has a history of exploiting data without the consent of users and could target the instant messaging service next.

Toby is echoing what many others are warning about. We've seen over many years that Facebook cannot be trusted with personal data (and they know they can do better) and integrating Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook together clearly will result in "it can be done better" yet again. I know many people cannot delete Whatsapp (myself included as I have groups at work still using it) but what we can all do is install Telegram and Signal so that others can find it easier to leave Whatsapp if they wish to. It's often us who are holding other back from leaving as they don't find us on alternative messaging platforms.

"Facebook's real customer is not us the user. Facebook's real customer is the advertiser" — Toby Shapshak, Editor-in-chief - Stuff magazine. Think about that.... who is actually paying.

See http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/337669/why-you-should-seriously-consider-deleting-whatsapp-from-your-phone

#whatsapp #facebook #privacy
 

Facebook to integrate Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp - Raising Privacy and Anti-Trust Concerns

Many are concerned that this move may not improve the privacy concerns on Facebook Messenger and Instagram side as much as it may weaken the end-to-end encryption on Whatsapp. Many Whatsapp users do not use Facebook and want nothing to do with it. Will this interoperability not share information back to Facebook?

While E2E is a valuable security measure for users, it has the side effect of preventing Facebook from scanning messages as part of its advertising business. The technology has also come under attack from law enforcement organisations, since it hinders their ability to intercept suspect communications in real time.

On the anti-trust side, there is also a concern that this move may prevent the spin-off of Instagram and Whatsapp.

Matthew Green, a cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins University, said the change “could potentially be good or bad for security/privacy”. He added: “But given recent history and financial motivations of Facebook, I wouldn’t bet my lunch money on ‘good’.

See https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/25/facebook-integrate-instagram-messenger-whatsapp-messaging-platforms

#facebook #privacy #whatsapp #Facebook #WhatsApp #Instagram #Socialmedia #Technology #Encryption #Apps #GDPR #MarkZuckerberg #Socialnetworking
 

European Copyright Reform: Article 13 puts alternative social networks at risk


If you live in the European Union, you have probably heard about the planned European Copyright Reform, and you are probably aware of its controversial Article 13.

The so-called Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market intends to introduce new regulations around copyright. Article 13 would add new liability rules for online content-sharing service providers. While previously, providers could act on content that infringed copyright upon receiving a notice, the proposed regulations would render providers accountable for content as soon as it has been uploaded.

Effectively, this would put providers into a position where they have to implement strict upload filters to prevent users from uploading content that may infringe on someone else's copyright. This is dangerous, and it puts free speech, the diversity of opinions, and the internet as a whole at risk.

Article 13 previously contained rules to exclude platforms younger than three years, generating revenue of less than €10 million or with fewer than 5 million active users. Last week, however, a new draft was published, and the proposal now only excludes platforms matching all three of those conditions.

This is shocking. If Article 13 became a reality, everyone who operates a platform for users to publish content for more than three years would be 100% liable for everything happening on that platform, including content the operators are not even aware of. This makes operating an alternative social network effectively impossible.

For more details about the planned copyright reform, and information on how you can help, please check out saveyourinternet.eu. This does not concern just diaspora* or your other favorite alternative social network. This concerns everyone. This is about health of the internet. Please #SaveYourInternet and fight against the #CensorshipMachine.

For reference, you will find below an open letter from diappora* core team member Dennis Schubert, sent to those members of the European Parliament who currently support Article 13.
Dear Member of the European Parliament

The proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has been the topic of discussions for many months now. In spite of many debates on this matter, not much progress has been made to address concerns of many respected experts, including many NGOs and even the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye[1]. According to my information, you are in the group of members of the European Parliament currently in favour of supporting this proposal, which is why I am reaching out to you to request you to reconsider the proposal, and especially consider the impact Article 13 will have on the Internet.

I am writing to you as a citizen of the European Union, but I am also reaching out to represent the many users and engineers behind alternative social networks. I am the project lead of diaspora*[2], an alternative, distributed social network based on free and open-source software. Together with similar projects such as Mastodon and Friendica, the world of alternative social media reaches over 2.5 million users on more than 4000 servers, including citizens who are part of your constituency.

Until now, the European Union has been seen as the epicentre of many efforts to build and maintain alternatives to large networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of these projects, their developers, and users are citizens of the European Union, and our projects enjoy great popularity among people as they are seen as privacy-friendly, local alternatives to the large systems built by American corporations. On many occasions in the past, European Union legislation has supported these projects and their principles, for instance with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation [4]to ensure high levels of data privacy for EU citizens.

Unfortunately, the planned copyright reform, and especially Article 13, will have an effect exactly opposite to supporting such projects and efforts.

The upload filters both explicitly described in and implied by the text on which you will be voting would force all online platforms to rely on technologies known to be error-prone, intrusive and legally questionable[5]. The proposal intends to hold providers of online platforms accountable for all content uploaded by users as soon as they have been published, contrary to the "notice and takedown" procedure currently in place, which allows providers to remove offending content upon receiving notice without the fear of legal repercussions.

For large platforms like Twitter and YouTube, this change would result in the implementation of stricter upload filters. Due to the technical natures of such systems and the strict liability regulations, those systems will be designed to block "too much", because blocking "too little" would put the provider at risk. Such over-cautious filters are a danger for users' freedom of speech, the diversity of opinions and creativity on the entire Internet, and would limit EU citizens' rights substantially.

Implementing Article 13 in its current form would be the end for smaller platforms and projects, as well as small and medium-sized businesses working on these or similar projects. Although in a previous revision of the proposal, platforms younger than three years, with revenue of less than €10 million, or with fewer than 5 million monthly active users would be excluded, a recent revision of the proposal now only excludes projects that meet all three of these conditions. For projects like diaspora*, which is significantly older than three years, this decision would result in all operators being responsible for every action their users do.

Non-profit projects like diaspora* are developed and maintained by people working voluntarily. Operators of servers running these software projects run those because they deem privacy important and want to provide an alternative to the large networks. They do not earn any money by doing this. The development, embedding and maintenance of infrastructure needed to filter copyright violations automatically requires a lot of resources, and implementing such solutions would thus simply be impossible.

If Article 13 became a reality, these projects and companies would not be able to comply with the new laws, so they could either cease to provide their services to European citizens and move their operations to a country outside the EU or stop their activities altogether. For Europe, especially as a community for strong privacy principles and independent, alternative solutions, this would be a huge step backwards and would make the established large networks, which quite regularly violate European principles, even more powerful.

With this, I am asking you to reject Article 13 of the Copyright Directive and to support all citizens who raise their voice for a free, open and diverse Internet.

Please do not use your vote to destroy the Internet.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis Schubert

[1]: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Opinion/Legislation/OL-OTH-41-2018.pdf
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(software)
[3]: https://the-federation.info/
[4]: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02016R0679-20160504
[5]: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571681753c44d835a440c8b5/t/58d058712994ca536bbfa47a/1490049138881/FilteringPaperWebsite.pdf

Standalone Open letter, English Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-en.html
Standalone Open letter, German Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-de.html
#diaspora #privacy #copyright #europe #article13
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Signal Messenger Has A Clever New Way To Shield Your Identity - A "sealed sender" Feature

A key part of what makes Signal the leading encrypted messaging app is its effort to minimize the amount of data or metadata each message leaves behind. The messages themselves are fully encrypted as they move across Signal's infrastructure, and the service doesn't store logs of information like who sends messages to each other, or when. On Monday, the nonprofit that develops Signal announced a new initiative to take those protections even further. Now, it hopes to encrypt even information about which users are messaging each other on the platform.

"While the service always needs to know where a message should be delivered, ideally it shouldn’t need to know who the sender is," Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of Signal, wrote on Monday. "It would be better if the service could handle packages where only the destination is written on the outside, with a blank space where the 'from' address used to be."

See https://www.wired.com/story/signal-sealed-sender-encrypted-messaging/

#signal #privacy
 
(Anmerkung: interessante sache, habe ich heute mal ausprobiert)
♲ kaffeeringe.de (feed@kaffeeringe.de):
Bullshit-Web: Pi-hole filtert den Scheiß aus dem Netz
Mit Pi-hole kann man das heimische #Netzwerk von Trackern und #Reklame befreien. Wer noch einen Raspberry Pi herumliegen hat, sollte den dafür reaktivieren. Es lohnt sich.

Wer heutzutage eine kommerzielle Website aufruft, lädt nicht nur Text und Bilder. In der Regel rufen Spiegel Online & Co. Dutzende externer Dienste auf, um Reklame anzuzeigen, die Performance der Seite zu analysieren und die Daten an Datensammler weiterzugeben. So verdienen die ihr Geld.

The Bullshit Web



Nick Heer nennt das „The Bullshit Web“: All die Dinge, die moderne Webseiten enthalten, die für die Besucher aber wenig Nutzen haben:
„The vast majority of these resources are not directly related to the information on the page, and I’m including advertising. Many of the scripts that were loaded are purely for surveillance purposes: self-hosted analytics, of which there are several examples; various third-party analytics firms like Salesforce, Chartbeat, and Optimizely; and social network sharing widgets. They churn through CPU cycles and cause my six-year-old computer to cry out in pain and fury. I’m not asking much of it; I have opened a text-based document on the web.“

Man kann dagegen #AdBlocker einsetzen oder Plugins wie den Privacy Badger der EFF. Oder man setzt ein Stückchen weiter vorne im eigenen Netzwerk an und filtert direkt am Router.

Wie funktioniert Pi-hole?



Pi-hole ist eine Software für den Raspberry Pi, die DNS-Anfragen mit Block-Listen abgleicht und Anfragen von bekannten Trackern gar nicht erst weiterleitet.

Normalerweise fragen Browser einen #DNS-Server, unter welcher IP eine www-Adresse zu finden ist. So wie man im Telefonbuch nachgeschaut hat, welche Telefonnummer Frau Müller hat. Das macht der Browser nicht nur für zum Beispiel spiegel.de sondern auch für all die Reklame-Elemente und Tracker, die spiegel.de zusätzlich lädt.

Statt die Anfragen direkt an einen normalen DNS-Server zu stellen, leitet man die Anfrage an Pi-hole. Pi-hole schaut dann nach, ob die Adresse auf einer Liste bekannter Tracker und Reklame-Server auftaucht. Wenn nein, wird die Anfrage an einen richtigen DNS weitergeleitet. Wenn ja, stoppt Pi-hole die Anfrage.

Auf diese Weise hat Pi-hole heute ein gutes Viertel aller Internet-Zugriffe aus meinem Netzwerk gestoppt. Bei einem Viertel aller DNS-Anfragen ging es um Tracker oder Reklame!

Pi-hole installieren



Pi-hole zu installieren ist wirklich einfach: Du brauchst einen #RaspberryPi i samt Netzteil, SD-Karte und Netzwerkkabel. Die SD-Karte formatierst Du an Deinem richtigen Computer. Du lädst Dir NOOBS herunter, packst es aus und kopierst es auf die SD-Karte. Karte in den Raspi, Kabel dran, Monitor, Tastatur und Maus.

Nachdem der Raspi NOOBS gestartet hat, wirst Du gefragt, welches Betriebssystem Du installieren willst. Nimm Raspbian Lite – das reicht. Nach einer viertel Stunde ist Raspbian installiert und Du kannste den Raspi neu starten. Nachdem Raspbian gestartet ist, kannst Du Dich mit pi/raspberry einloggen.

Auf der Website von Pi-hole steht direkt, wie man die Software installiert. Einfach mit dem Befehl:
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
Die Installation dauert einige Zeit. Ein paar mal wirst Du nach Einstellungen gefragt, aber die voreinstellten Settings sind ok.

Nach der Installation läuft auf dem Raspi ein Webserver mit den Einstellungen und des Statistiken. Wenn Du die IP des Raspis im Browser aufrufst, wirst Du dort hin geleitet.

Pi-hole als DNS-Server



Im Router musst Du zum einen einstellen, dass der Raspi immer die gleiche IP bekommt. Zum anderen stellst Du diese IP dann als primären DNS-Server ein.

Danach kannst Du Dir in der Statistik anschauen, wie Anfrage um Anfrage gefiltert wird. Dabei sind das natürlich nicht nur die Anfragen, die Du im Browser auslöst. Dein Smart-TV funkt nach Hause, die Apps auf Deinem Handy machen das, selbst der Treiber Deiner Grafikkarte macht das.

Bei mir werden zurzeit 26% aller DNS-Anfragen von Pi-hole abgefangen und bemerkt habe ich nichts – alle Seiten, die ich aufgerufen habe, funktionierten weiterhin ohne Probleme. Über ein Viertel aller Anfragen sind überflüssiger Scheiß! Scheiß, der Bandbreite verbraucht und Energie auf Servern und meinem Rechner! Macht das auch: Filter die Scheiße aus dem Netz!

Der Beitrag Pi-hole filtert den Scheiß aus dem Netz erschien zuerst auf kaffeeringe.de.

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#Adblocker #privacy #DNS #RaspberryPi
Tracking‐​Wahnsinn bei Spiegel‐​Online
 

Bullshit-Web: Pi-hole filtert den Scheiß aus dem Netz

(Anmerkung: interessante sache, habe ich heute mal ausprobiert)
Bullshit-Web: Pi-hole filtert den Scheiß aus dem Netz
Mit Pi-hole kann man das heimische #Netzwerk von Trackern und #Reklame befreien. Wer noch einen Raspberry Pi herumliegen hat, sollte den dafür reaktivieren. Es lohnt sich.

Wer heutzutage eine kommerzielle Website aufruft, lädt nicht nur Text und Bilder. In der Regel rufen Spiegel Online & Co. Dutzende externer Dienste auf, um Reklame anzuzeigen, die Performance der Seite zu analysieren und die Daten an Datensammler weiterzugeben. So verdienen die ihr Geld.

The Bullshit Web


Nick Heer nennt das „The Bullshit Web“: All die Dinge, die moderne Webseiten enthalten, die für die Besucher aber wenig Nutzen haben:
„The vast majority of these resources are not directly related to the information on the page, and I’m including advertising. Many of the scripts that were loaded are purely for surveillance purposes: self-hosted analytics, of which there are several examples; various third-party analytics firms like Salesforce, Chartbeat, and Optimizely; and social network sharing widgets. They churn through CPU cycles and cause my six-year-old computer to cry out in pain and fury. I’m not asking much of it; I have opened a text-based document on the web.“

Man kann dagegen #AdBlocker einsetzen oder Plugins wie den Privacy Badger der EFF. Oder man setzt ein Stückchen weiter vorne im eigenen Netzwerk an und filtert direkt am Router.

Wie funktioniert Pi-hole?


Pi-hole ist eine Software für den Raspberry Pi, die DNS-Anfragen mit Block-Listen abgleicht und Anfragen von bekannten Trackern gar nicht erst weiterleitet.

Normalerweise fragen Browser einen #DNS-Server, unter welcher IP eine www-Adresse zu finden ist. So wie man im Telefonbuch nachgeschaut hat, welche Telefonnummer Frau Müller hat. Das macht der Browser nicht nur für zum Beispiel spiegel.de sondern auch für all die Reklame-Elemente und Tracker, die spiegel.de zusätzlich lädt.

Statt die Anfragen direkt an einen normalen DNS-Server zu stellen, leitet man die Anfrage an Pi-hole. Pi-hole schaut dann nach, ob die Adresse auf einer Liste bekannter Tracker und Reklame-Server auftaucht. Wenn nein, wird die Anfrage an einen richtigen DNS weitergeleitet. Wenn ja, stoppt Pi-hole die Anfrage.

Auf diese Weise hat Pi-hole heute ein gutes Viertel aller Internet-Zugriffe aus meinem Netzwerk gestoppt. Bei einem Viertel aller DNS-Anfragen ging es um Tracker oder Reklame!

Pi-hole installieren


Pi-hole zu installieren ist wirklich einfach: Du brauchst einen #RaspberryPi i samt Netzteil, SD-Karte und Netzwerkkabel. Die SD-Karte formatierst Du an Deinem richtigen Computer. Du lädst Dir NOOBS herunter, packst es aus und kopierst es auf die SD-Karte. Karte in den Raspi, Kabel dran, Monitor, Tastatur und Maus.

Nachdem der Raspi NOOBS gestartet hat, wirst Du gefragt, welches Betriebssystem Du installieren willst. Nimm Raspbian Lite – das reicht. Nach einer viertel Stunde ist Raspbian installiert und Du kannste den Raspi neu starten. Nachdem Raspbian gestartet ist, kannst Du Dich mit pi/raspberry einloggen.

Auf der Website von Pi-hole steht direkt, wie man die Software installiert. Einfach mit dem Befehl:
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
Die Installation dauert einige Zeit. Ein paar mal wirst Du nach Einstellungen gefragt, aber die voreinstellten Settings sind ok.

Nach der Installation läuft auf dem Raspi ein Webserver mit den Einstellungen und des Statistiken. Wenn Du die IP des Raspis im Browser aufrufst, wirst Du dort hin geleitet.

Pi-hole als DNS-Server


Im Router musst Du zum einen einstellen, dass der Raspi immer die gleiche IP bekommt. Zum anderen stellst Du diese IP dann als primären DNS-Server ein.

Danach kannst Du Dir in der Statistik anschauen, wie Anfrage um Anfrage gefiltert wird. Dabei sind das natürlich nicht nur die Anfragen, die Du im Browser auslöst. Dein Smart-TV funkt nach Hause, die Apps auf Deinem Handy machen das, selbst der Treiber Deiner Grafikkarte macht das.

Bei mir werden zurzeit 26% aller DNS-Anfragen von Pi-hole abgefangen und bemerkt habe ich nichts – alle Seiten, die ich aufgerufen habe, funktionierten weiterhin ohne Probleme. Über ein Viertel aller Anfragen sind überflüssiger Scheiß! Scheiß, der Bandbreite verbraucht und Energie auf Servern und meinem Rechner! Macht das auch: Filter die Scheiße aus dem Netz!

Der Beitrag Pi-hole filtert den Scheiß aus dem Netz erschien zuerst auf kaffeeringe.de.


#Adblocker #privacy #DNS #RaspberryPi
 

Want a bit of privacy? Got a USB stick? Welcome to TAILS 3.12 - Linux distro image seeks USB drive for private liaison. Discretion assured

The Linux distro for the security-conscious has been updated with a fresh USB installation method.

Hot on the heels of Apple's latest privacy blunder, The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) has emitted version 3.12.

The big news this time around is the arrival of a USB image alongside the usual ISO. ISOs, handy for burning to a DVD or spinning up a virtual machine, are not so good when it comes to one of TAILS' strengths – running Linux without a trace.

The faff of needing a couple of USB sticks and around three hours of spare time is gone with this release. A single 8GB USB stick is sufficient to handle the 1.2GB download and TAILS reckons that the whole process should take an hour and a half.

A swift download and burn to USB using Etcher and a user is up, running and able to enjoy the discretion afforded by the Debian-based distro and the Tor network.

See https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/30/tails_3_12/

#tails #privacy #Linux
 
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