Category: internet surveillance

Avira Privacy Pal first look

Avira Privacy Pal first look:

Avira Privacy Pal first look

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Sad news re domain fronting

Sad news re domain fronting:

Sad news re domain fronting

From here

An alternative to TAILS: heads OS

An alternative to TAILS: heads OS:

An alternative to TAILS: heads OS

From here

Spokeo

Do these sites use a specific database to pull all information? Would I have to manually unlisted myself from all these sites? Where should I start?

Found here

Data roaming/program data

I have VeraCrypt in my windows computer with a hidden partition. I use it to store files and programs. I usually run tor and discord, I might move Firefox there (ideas?). However I’m wondering if there’s a way to disable roaming for discord since that’s where it seems to store authentication.

Found here

Google Firebase Analytics

I was looking into trackers that are implemented into Android apps and came across firebase analytics often. I read about what it is and am not surprised that this is used in apps like Chrome, Netflix, etc. What makes me wonder though is why is it implemented in Firefox nightly and Bitwarden. I know both of those have analytic options in the settings. Is firebase the tracker that is be turned on and off depending on the analytic setting in the application? Or is it running regardless of whether you have turned analytics off?

Found here

Equifax hack

I thought they were going to make an app where you could freeze your credit for free. I feel like I’ve been running around circles on the net trying to get current info. Can someone provide a link on how to go about freezing and any news on the resolution to the hack?

Found here

Let’s Make a Mystery Box

Let’s Make a Mystery Box:

Let’s Make a Mystery Box

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Opinions on Keybase

What is everyone’s opinion on Keybase? It’s FOSS, has e2ee, and has Slack/Discord like chat.

https://keybase.io/

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Orbot and Public Wifi?

I know how unsafe and unprotected public wifi is, and many people recommend getting a VPN. But if I can’t afford a VPN (as the free ones mostly aren’t all that great) and I can’t afford a huge data plan to completely avoid public wifi, would Orbot at least protect me somewhat when using public wifi? Doesn’t it function similarly to a VPN?

Found here