Warning: There’s an app for blurring out sensitive information in images called Obfuscate being featured on #GNOME Software right now.
Please be careful.
The default blur setting can easily be reversed.
The default should be to replace the areas with a solid colour or a pattern not derived from the underlying information.
This really should not be a featured app in its current state.
The era of borderless data is ending.
«Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency».
Our mind push us to think that software can't hurt us since is not material. In reality nowdays #software is so connected to our #life that an insecure software can hurt us more than a lot of insecure devices we daily use.
Keeping your software up to date is pretty similar to the periodical #maintenance you do on your car. You can't overlook it.
«Mastercard unleashes new era of biometric #payments to enhance the checkout experience».
When using #biometric systems please keep in mind one big rule: the biometric data HAVE to be stored on a secure chip/device you own. If the data are store/managed by the service provider the system is insecure and not #privacy compliant by design.
Please avoid those kind of systems: a #databreach is always possible and you will loose something you can't change.
Submit your public feedback on the EU's Chat Control adoption
Do you want to get rid of #Microsoft services from your local network?
Here it is the official endpoints list to analyze while configuring your #firewall: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/privacy/manage-windows-11-endpoints
Google Is sharing our data at a startling scale.
«By way of online activity and location, a person in the U.S. is exposed 747 times each day to #Google’s real-time bidding».
We are hiring two Software Engineers for our Applications Team! You'll work on Tor Browser and future applications and help millions of people circumvent censorship and protect their privacy. All details here: https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs/software-engineer-applications-team-2/
A new study finds 3,000 websites on which third-party #tracking companies scoop up what you type into forms in real time — even if you never hit submit. This happens on about 1,800 websites for E.U. users too, likely in violation of the #GDPR.
«The EU Commission’s New Proposal Would Undermine #Encryption And Scan Our Messages»
TL;DR: The executive body of the European Union published today a legislative proposal (text) that, if it became law, would be a disaster for online #privacy in the EU and throughout the world. Fortunately, the misguided proposal published today is far from the final word on this matter.
"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations" - George Orwell
Journalists are routinely subject to surveillance, because they publish things that you're not supposed to know.
#Twitter, #Facebook, #Reddit, #Minecraft direct messages can be read by any super-user (administrators, server operators & so on).
On #Mastodon happens to be the same. Your instance admin can read all your DMs.
Mastodon already implemented most of the server-side bits, but several challenges remain to implement the feature in clients.
Keep this in mind and choose your media wisely when communicating sensitive data.
Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads.
The report concludes that #Amazon and third parties (including advertising and #tracking services) collect data from your interactions with #Alexa through #Echo smart speakers and share it with as many as 41 #advertising partners.
At least you can say you are not alone at home anymore.
41 fu**ing partners.
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