Category: digital security

Uhmm what you say? Thank you Google.

I’m strictly against giving apps access to mics and camera (besides Discord.) This is a rule, that I’m trying to make my not-so-tech-savvy fiancé to follow as well.Yesterday he sang the lyrics to Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek (“Mmm, what’d you say? Mmm, that you only meant well? Well, of course you did.. etc”) to make a joke. Fun stuff. Though it’s a song we listen to, sing on a regular basis or anything like that.Fast forward two-ish hours and Youtube is suggesting the SNL The Shooting / Dear Sister-skit and the Jason Derulo song to him. (Note; 99% of his viewing habits are based on RuneScape classic and Critical Role.) Yet… there it is.He might have lied about his phone and that crap, and I’d never find out. It’s his phone. Or… google is listening a bit too much.Do you have any stories like that? This is like the fifth time since Aug. that I noticed sh*t like this.

Protecting my privacy from Google with a Pixel…

Just got a Pixel 3, but I don’t want to be tracked by Google or use Google services. Never used a custom ROM before. What do I do? Which OS works on Pixel 3 and what’s the best one?

Tor as Default

So I installed TOR and I am quite happy with it but one think I cant overcome is I cant set top are default browser no matter what I do. Does anybody have a idea how to do it? ThanksEdit: using Windows 10 latest build and ever tried to set it manually in registry but no luck

iPhone: initiate wipe from an Apple Watch?

Hi guys. Hypothetical scenario. Someone takes your iPhone and goes off with it. You still have your Apple Watch with you. The Watch has cellular so Bluetooth range doesn’t matter. Can you initiate wipe of the phone remotely from the watch? The only method I can think of is find my iPhone from a browser but that wouldn’t work in the above scenario. Thanks.

Android: need a semi secure messenger. Key fea…

Hey all.Ive been researching messaging systems, and have a very simple requirement.I need reliable and fast secure messages.I was using signal, but the last 5 or so updates can take 20 minutes to deliver a message (i have a thread in r/signal, im not alone!).Should i consider WIRE?Basically, i have little to hide.Im not doing anything illegal, and i dont talk about innapropriate things.Im just anti-profiling.I dont like that metadata, as opposed to actual data is used to ‘guess’ at what/who we are.Also, my partner and i are often away from each other, so you know….Anyway,What apps are out there that are secure without effort/court order?End to end is a huge bonus, but transmitted securely and not 5eyes would probably make me feel ok?Any advice appreciated!Im thinking wire is worth trying….

Amazon discloses names and addresses — but do…

Amazon discloses names and addresses — but doesn’t disclose details:

Amazon discloses names and addresses – but doesn’t disclose details

Hushed app

Anyone here use the Hushed app with a lifetime number? I paid about 30 bucks a few months ago for a lifetime number from the app. It worked okay for a couple month post. I just got an email saying my account has been suspended due to violation of their terms and conditions. Multiple emails to their support email have gone unanswered. They refuse to tell me what the violation is. Anyone else face this?Seems like a way to get me to pay again. The only things I’ve used the app for is to forward calls to my Canadian number when I roam outside the country.

Concerning: Spanish people still don’t care ab…

Concerning: Spanish people still don’t care about passwords:

Concerning: Spanish people still don’t care about passwords

These GPS watches put children’s lives at risk…

These GPS watches put children’s lives at risk, researcher warns:

These GPS watches put children’s lives at risk, researcher warns