Category: Net Ne

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….

Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users’ Pas…

Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users’ Passwords In Plaintext:

Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users’ Passwords In Plaintext

Are we as a society willing to give up privacy…

“People will get very comfortable trading privacy for functionality,” predicts Michael Wolf, CEO of Activate, when he said on Squawk Box that he predicts the average American will soon own 12 cameras. He also says in his Tech and Media Outlook that “cameras are becoming terrifyingly smart.” With the proliferation of smart speakers already happening, do you think the collective we will continue down this path until every piece of possible data is collected on us to make our lives easier? Or is there a limit?(PS – without even trying to be tech-savvy, I counted owning 5 cameras myself: 2 in the phone, 1 in my desktop, 1 in my laptop, 1 rear-view cam in my car.)

Can Google Chrome Extensions Continue Tracking…

Can Google Chrome extensions continue to operate while toggled “off”?For example, if I download AdBlock Plus, use it for a while, but then decide to turn it off under the Extension settings (with the toggle switch), can it continue to see/read my browsing activity? Or does the act of toggling it off stop that? Or do I have to fully uninstall the extension to get it to stop?

Does encrypting an Android phone normally caus…

My phone is virtually unusable after I did a “fast encryption” of only the used space. Curious in general if it’s even common practice for Android users to encrypt their phones or maybe this is a problem that keeps people away from doing it and I’ll know better in the future. First time I’ve tried it and it completely screwed my phone.I realize this sub isn’t for support but yes, also more immediately looking for a sub or resource if anyone knows to try to at least get my phone to make/receive calls again. It’s my only phone.It wiped all the app icons and instead are pop ups like “TouchWiz home keeps stopping”, “Google play services keeps stopping”, “ Google services framework keeps stopping”. Only option they give is to close app, but they just pop right back.Can access top pull down menu with settings icon and so forth, but that doesn’t help me open any apps or use as a phone. Had no idea encrypting would do something like this.

Intel’s Proposed Bill Would Jail Execs Who Lie…

Intel’s Proposed Bill Would Jail Execs Who Lie About Data Privacy:

Intel’s Proposed Bill Would Jail Execs Who Lie About Data Privacy

Scoop: ATT to cut off some customers’ service …

Scoop: ATT to cut off some customers’ service in piracy crackdown:

Scoop: ATT to cut off some customers’ service in piracy crackdown

Finally taking control of my privacy and sayin…

I have been privacy conscious for a while but was too lazy to actually ditch google, but yesterday I switched to Protonmail and have been changing my email preferences to sites as I get emails from them unsubscribing and it feels great to be cutting google out of my life.

Need advice on private indoor security camera …

Hi All!I’m looking for a affordable indoor camera with a WiFi connection that is safe to use privacy wise. A lot of WiFi camera’s have open API’s which is pretty easily hacked or use apps/servers from company’s I don’t trust. I did some research and all the camera’s I found can’t be bought in Europe. So that’s another problem I face. Does someone have experience with this or can point me out a good camera with safe setup?Thanks!

Why the NSA Called Me After Midnight and Reque…

Why the NSA Called Me After Midnight and Requested My Source Code:

Why the NSA Called Me After Midnight and Requested My Source Code