A group I am active in is finally looking to step away from the laughably insecure combination of Facebook forum, email and Etherpads we’ve been using so far. I was wondering what kind of tools people here use. Admins, feel free to move this post or let me know if this is the wrong subreddit for this type of question.
The features we would need:
Additional features that would be nice, but are not mandatory:
We’d ideally look for a solution that is open source, obviously secure/encrypted, and preferably available on mobile.
We’ve looked at Riseup’s Crabgrass service, but it lacks several key features. We’d be open to host something ourselves, if necessary.
We’d like to retain the email list (hosted on Riseup) for non-sensitive information. I think that is unavoidable.
Missouri governor indicted for felony invasion of privacy
Car companies are preparing to sell driver data to the highest bidder
As the title says, I am looking for an up-to-date chart/map that would compare various countries based on their privacy, data collection and data protection laws, censorship and three-letter-agencies in countries. It should also give them a score, so they could be easier to choose.
I’ve already found https://www.dlapiperdataprotection.com/index.html , but it seems kinda weird that Russia is better than Iceland and China is better than a lot of countries.
If anyone has got anything, please let me know, thanks in advance!
I’ve been trusting Disconnect for some time now and I’m wondering if it works the same as services like VPNs in the sense that you are trusting them to not track you, so I took a look into their policy and broke it down.
tl;dr Disconnect doesn’t collect any of your personal info, including your IP address.
This is misleading. The actual policy states in short,
Nothing in this policy **contradicts the following statements:
We don’t collect…personal info…other than info you voluntarily provide
We don’t sell personal info
We share personal info only when legally required…to prevent harm
It goes on to clarify that
Aggregate data isn’t considered personal info.
The document focuses on personal information and away from not whom they might be sharing/selling the aggregate data to (to powers that could use that data to map out Disconnect as a network for example).
At the end of the policy is a final misleading statement
(We) retain…Personal Info…for one month or less… **within 30 days of any request to do so.
In their defense, they say they don’t collect information about your online activities over time or across (third-parties).
What do you guys think? Is using Disconnect about the same as trusting a VPN provider, or is the service in its design not capable of even doing such a thing?
This is an application for the non-technical masses, covered by large media outputs(TIMES I think covered it at one point), in other words a large project, with (I’d assume) plenty of money/influence behind it.
edit: crossposted from /r/netsec likely getting removed from there
Glitch allowed customers to access others’ accounts [Financial Privacy]
Hacker Strikes ‘Stalkerware’ Companies, Stealing Alleged Texts and GPS Locations of Customers: Nearly a year after Motherboard reported the data breaches of two spyware companies, another hacker has independently targeted two more.:
Hacker Strikes ‘Stalkerware’ Companies, Stealing Alleged Texts and GPS Locations of Customers: Nearly a year after Motherboard reported the data breaches of two spyware companies, another hacker has independently targeted two more.