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briar wrote the following post Sun, 07 Feb 2021 08:58:24 +0100 Briar is censorship resistant

1. it does not rely on centralized server infrastructure
2. Tor, and bridges to Tor in case Tor is under censorship are implemented by default
3. build with offgrid communication in mind, in case of internet shutdown
4. no Sim card required. (sim card registration can be stopped/on hold by gov)

Don't build proxies serving only a single purpose, support general purpose censorship prevention tools such as Create #Tor nodes and bridges
#Iran #Signal

Did you know you can buy ebooks for your #Kindle, #Kobo, or #Nook from bookshops other than the ones linked to your ereader?

You can buy ebooks from hundreds of bookshops!

Kindle owners: Buy MOBI books
Everyone else: Buy ePub books

Here you go!

Ep 8 of I talk to
Safa Ghnaim
from @info_activism
about the Detox toolkit which has clear suggestions and concrete steps to help people harness all aspects of their online lives.

The Case Against Tablets

As I hunt for new computing hardware, I’m coming to the conclusion that tablets are simply a mistake. And yes, strongly informed by using one as a primary device for 5 years.

An ultra-light laptop has better utility and vastly superior privacy.

The one killer function, reading documents, seems better served by an e-book reader. ...

I'm exploring this question on Diaspora, with some good suggestions. Upshot is that tablets do most things poorly and virtually nothing well. And the landscape fully sucks.

Text reading and possibly notetaking is the major exception. And for that, an e-ink reader is the preferred option.

I'm surveying what uses people have, multi-response, with a goal more of completeness than representation. Please explain "Other".

#Tablets #Devices #Laptops #Desktops #Servers #Embedded #Mobile #Android #iOS #TheCaseAgainstTablets

We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!

1) The consensus of the infosec community is that Telegram is significantly less secure than @SignalApp.

2) Signal is an independent non-profit with a $50m endowment—they can't be meaningfully influenced by money for a very long time. Telegram is a standard private company.

Facebook reverses postelection algorithm changes that boosted news from authoritative sources.

I missed this from December. File under shocking but not suprising behaviour from Zuckerberg.

EU - Mass surveillance on Facebook is illegal

Facebook - You are stopping us catch paedophiles

Seems that link must be broken New report: To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising thanks for flagging @michel_slm

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While organisations like Panoptykon Foundation exist there is hope of pushing back the likes of Google and Facebook from their relentless attacks on democracies and our communities.

They have an English website worth checking out

Panoptykon Foundation was founded by a group of lawyers in Poland to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of fast-changing technologies and growing surveillance.

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Although these issues might seems quite EU focused we've already seen other parts of the world adopting aspects of GDPR locally so I think much of what is discussed is relevant to people living outside the EU. Major EU legislation could cause serious damage to firms pushing if done right

PS - I live in the UK now outside the EU :(

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Karolina has written and published a report 'To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising' which examines alternatives to the dominant behavioural advertising model and developing policy recommendations aimed at promoting privacy-friendly funding models for online publishers.

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New episode: Karolina Iwańska is a lawyer at Panoptykon Foundation and has been leading their investigation into the online advertising industry’s practices related to protection and .

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