Category: digital

Does anyone know anything about Alarm.com or P…

I couldnt find any big consumer complaints, scandals, etc.

I’m renting a home which unfortunately comes equipped with an Alarm.com setup. I can turn it off at any time, but apparently that is a massive pain because at the moment the property management uses a master access code on the front door to get in if I have a maintenance request. I wont have maintenance requests, but if I unplug this crap or stop paying for it, they’ll have to come over, remove all the hardware, and reinstall normal hardware.

It would be a big pain in the ass. This system has an automatic front door lock and automatic temp control. I find this to be a security issue, but I’m wondering if anyone has seen anything that would prove this may also be a privacy issue? There are no advertised cameras or microphones, but for all I know this thing listens in on me for marketing purposes. None of this connects to the home network, it all connects to a cell plan that is seperate from my own.

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What operating systems don’t constantly send d…

I imagine android is constantly sending data back to google, they can consider it necessary for proper maintenance and development and error reporting, but I don’t want that. I think on Linux OSs it’s optional depending on the distribution and you can choose not to do it. Windows does it of course. Are there forks of android that don’t send any data?

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How do some websites with E2E encryption give …

I saw a cloud website offers “end to end encryption” cloud storage. (Sync.com)

Now before you say self-hosted is the best, I know that.

I just have a genuine question.

How are they able to give a “password reset via E-Mail” with end to end encryption?

How does that work? I saw Protonmail also has it, but I guess they don’t actually E2E your whole account/data? It seems to me like there’s something fishy going on or a mechanism I’m not aware of.

Can anyone answer this?

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Russian ISP blocks MTProto Proxy by the size o…

Russian ISP blocks MTProto Proxy by the size of client packages (Google Translate):

Russian ISP blocks MTProto Proxy by the size of client packages (Google Translate)

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Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can be found in …

Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can be found in its patent applications – The Verge:

Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can be found in its patent applications – The Verge

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How would I transfer the text securely from a …

It’s kind of a lot of info so I’d rather not hand copy it all, before I resort to that though I wanted to ask if there is a secure way to do this

Imagine the info is social security number caliber information, are there no trustworthy ways to transfer it?

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Can Reddit app (or any app for that matter) ac…

Only asking because I use a Reddit app only with a VPN. I’ve never accessed the app without one but I’m curious if when the VPN is off of my real IP is gathered by the app. I don’t have push notifications enabled and background app refresh is also disabled (iOS).

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New EU data law forces firms to ban WhatsApp, …

New EU data law forces firms to ban WhatsApp, Snapchat from company-issued phones:

New EU data law forces firms to ban WhatsApp, Snapchat from company-issued phones

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California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell …

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers:

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

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The Cookie Exchange Proposal – Pseudonymized C…

The Cookie Exchange Proposal – Pseudonymized Cookie Data Optimized Via ETF Markets:

The Cookie Exchange Proposal – Pseudonymized Cookie Data Optimized Via ETF Markets

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