Author: Privacy Galaxy

Signal taking forever to load, is it just me?

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but I figured that since this is basically the only place on reddit that talks about Signal I’d give it a shot, let me know if I’m in the wrong place.I’ve been getting some friends over to signal from other messaging apps recently, and I like to use the desktop app so that when I’m at my laptop I can still talk to everyone. I’ve noticed however that it takes forever to “load messages” every time I start up the app. Right now it’s just about 50-60 messages and that still takes 4-5 minutes to load. I can’t imagine what will happen once I get more people over to it and start using it a bit more often.Is this just me or are other users experiencing the same thing? Is there a setting to tell Signal Desktop to keep all messages so that it doesn’t have to reload them every time?

Shadowsocks from Google Play store compromised…

Hello everyone,It has come to my attention that after numerous testing and web searching that perhaps a few apps available on the google play store are compromised.Shadowsocks is one of them, whenever you install the one available on either Yalp or Play store your IP is pointed towards 26.26.26.1 which is the DoD during a web rtc check using ipleak.If you install the copy from Github by madeye this problem does not occur. I also tested this out using the website hybrid-analysis and amazingly the sha256 checksum matches up on both the play store and Github but it is still marked as potentially dangerous.If you do not believe me feel free to perform this yourself. Here is a link to the images I was presented with and make sure web rtc on your browser is on to replicate this yourself:imgur.com/a/0jAwwF2Here is the hybrid analysis link:hybrid-analysis.com/sample/854f8409bf7196a2ad8c71159bc6398b34081bf0804389712ff2d07456e7dad2Feel free to let me know if I’m wrong but I have replicated it multiple times and upon performing some further research I also found some people using HotSpot VPN were also getting similar results when downloaded from the google play store, madeye the developer of the Github shadowsocks app on one of the posts in response to a concerned person suffering the same 26.26.26.1 issue stated that there was probably a bug in this individuals ROM to have that address of 26.26.26.1,since he had no way of seeing that on his (madeye) end with the unedited application.The confusion is that the download by this individual occurred from the copy sitting on the play store server.Hope this helps everyone and privacy is something we should all be taking very seriously.

Apple makes it easier to download your persona…

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/10/17/you-can-finally-download-your-personal-data-apple-without-asking/1654884002/

Google to start charging European smartphone m…

What will happen to Lineage if oneday Google decide Android is not open-source anymore? I’m desperate for another mobile OS for Privacy.https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6282843/Google-charge-smartphone-makers-Google-Play-Europe.html

An app the lets you earn cashback by snapping …

An app the lets you earn cashback by snapping your grocery receipts is now asking for your passport:

An app the lets you earn cashback by snapping your grocery receipts is now asking for your passport

Facebook says it could use data from Portal de…

Facebook says it could use data from Portal devices to target users with ads:

Facebook says it could use data from Portal devices to target users with ads

Australian Anti-Encryption Bill Moving Forward…

Australian Anti-Encryption Bill Moving Forward Despite Objections From Tech Experts:

Australian Anti-Encryption Bill Moving Forward Despite Objections From Tech Experts

Can streaming services (i.e. Amazon, Netflix) …

Just curious, ran into some issues trying to stream videos tonight that seamed to be related to my HDMI usage.

Dashlane 25% off for new users… Why are they…

Is there anyway to take advantage of the discount if I already have an account?Perhaps by deleting my current account and then signing up for the premium?Will Dashlane remember that I had a free account and still not give me the discount?