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Data Transparency in an Un-Private Internet!

Data Transparency in an Un-Private Internet!:

Data Transparency in an Un-Private Internet!

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Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try.

Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try.:

Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try.

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Finally, a solution to license plate readers

Finally, a solution to license plate readers:

Finally, a solution to license plate readers

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Looking for a web host that respects privacy

So, I am planning to set up my own website. I want to try to protect my visitors’ privacy to my best knowledge. However, it is not enough if I simply don’t track the users myself. I must also find a web hosting service that does values privacy. Does anyone have an idea where to turn to?

I am located in Germany if that makes a difference…

Thanks in advance!

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KeePass autofill compared to copy-and-paste?

How bad is copying and pasting KeePass passwords compared to using KeePass autofill? I see a lot of people who say using copy and paste is a horrible idea, but what about when autofill isn’t an option? (Such as when entering the password to unlock a cryptomator drive on your computer).

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Thunderbirds with Gmail privacy solid or no?

Using Gmail/Thunderbird. I cannot change from Gmail because its already been registered with important accounts so I have two concerns:

1) Beacons instered in emails which leak my IP when I open and read. It appears setting “text only” solves this but I may be wrong. Am I wrong?

2) Replying to emails leaks my IP

How can I ensure the above do not happen? The IP leakage when replying to emails is one thing I am lacking on information. Would replying to an email leak my IP any in degree?

Please keep this situation open for both desktop and android application version of Thunderbird.

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China to track citizens’ cars from next year

China to track citizens’ cars from next year:

China to track citizens’ cars from next year

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Privacy focused navigation apps for Android?

Looking to have a Google free mobile device by using LineageOS. The issue is that I am terrible with directions and rely on Google Maps to get me around. Any privacy focused alternatives out there? Thx

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Privacy Concerns with Non-Google System Apps

I am currently using an android smartphone. The manufacturing brand has its own software ecosystem. When you buy phone from them, you will get a lot of their apps installed, which are part of the system itself. You can’t uninstall those, you can just disable those apps.

List of System Apps provided by the Smartphone Brand:

  1. Calling Screen
  2. UI Service
  3. Audio Wizard
  4. Backup
  5. Bug Reporter
  6. Calculator
  7. Calendar
  8. Camera
  9. Browser
  10. Clock
  11. Contacts
  12. Download Manager Client (For System Updates)
  13. To Do List App
  14. Email Exchange Services
  15. Ruler
  16. File Manager
  17. Flashlight
  18. FM Radio
  19. Gallery
  20. SMS App
  21. Video Editor
  22. Mobile Manager (To Optimize Cache, Battery Usage)
  23. Quick Memo
  24. Service Center
  25. Share Link
  26. Sound Recorder
  27. Photo Editor
  28. Themes
  29. Weather
  30. Keyboard
  31. Launcher
  32. FAQ
  33. Talk (Community App)

Although not all apps don’t require internet correction, my location, camera, voice or other permissions; but some does. These apps are closed-sourced and system apps which makes me skeptical of its capability to exploit my data.

I take the following steps and i would love to follow some rational advises from you guys:

  • I disabled most of the apps that can hardly affect my system performance
  • I use alternative apps from F-Droid and Yelp, but it is taking a lot of memory.

[My Limitation: No popular Custom ROM supports my device. There are some unofficial release which has very poor review from those who’ve tried. I am not in a position of buying new phone. I love the hardware and its spec. My phone is doing really well.]

I want this post to be universally relevant that is why i avoided brand name. But if anyone want to advise me in a device specific manner, i should tell you that my brand is ASUS.

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How to be anonymous and keep network secure?

So I am new to the whole networking and privacy aspect of things. I’ve done some reading on SSH tunnels, P.O.R.T.A.L, vpn routers. I currently have qubes 4.0 installed and wanted to know what are the best configurations, hardware, applications etc I can use/buy to help keep myself both anonymous and my internet traffic encrypted from prying eyes? Any suggestions or reading would be greatly appreciated!

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