Category: Net Neutrali

Microsoft’s Cloud telemetry service stores dat…

Microsoft’s Cloud telemetry service stores data unencrypted:

Microsoft’s Cloud telemetry service stores data unencrypted

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I dont get this, are these people your typical…

https://youtu.be/jYL4gMsGZgE

i saw this video.

the senators are asking very legit questions.

We all know Facebook collects our data.

So why all these commentors laughing about how dumb these senators are or how their 5 year old knows better than this.

I mean they are sharing thier private information over internet and are calling senators dumb for not knowing ‘how internet works?’.

are these people typical r/iamverysmart but are actually being oversmarted by Zuckerberg.

Sorry for my English.

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New law may force small businesses to reveal d…

New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices:

New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices

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Security of a KeePass database against state-l…

Hello all! I’m very new here, but I wanted to ask:

How secure is a KeePass database against a dedicated, offline attack by a nation-state level entity? (This is my threat model)

My setup is as follows:

– 30-char master password of case-sensitive alphanumeric with a few symbols

– 256KB keyfile of random uppercase hexadecimal text

– Argon2 as KDF – takes about 3s on an Intel i5 and about 15s on my S8

– Database stored on Dropbox\* with many offline backups

– Keyfile kept only locally – never in the cloud

– Using “Keepass2Android” as mobile client

I realize that this may seem like overkill, but I consider it necessary to protect all my accounts, credit cards, etc. Thoughts? What can I do better?

*. I know Dropbox is basically a public location; my security does not rely on the security of Dropbox.

(X-post from my post in /r/security)

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What are the cons to living a private and secu…

We preach the benefits of privacy and security in our inherently unsafe digital world. Some of us implement everything to the max, and some of us are struggling to get off Facebook. In communities like this, we do everything possible to educate the uneducated.

BUT, nothing in this world is perfect, and I was hoping to hear how living a more private and secure life has/can/may impact people in a negative way. Here were some negatives I had in mind:

  • Convenience loss
  • Inability to share your accomplishments easily on social media platforms
  • Difficulty finding jobs without much (if any) information about you online to keep tabs on your life.
  • Possible paranoia. I’ve encountered a few people who can’t take their mind off the constant tracking, and quite honestly I’ve been slowly falling in this rabbit hole. This can really mess people up and we should be giving more support to users with this problem.
  • Family and friends calling you a weirdo 😎 (This is more of a compliment)

I was curious to hear how this has impacted you, more specifically negatively. Excited to hear what some of you have to say.

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Amnesty International staff targeted with mali…

Amnesty International staff targeted with malicious spyware:

Amnesty International staff targeted with malicious spyware

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I think everyone should see this if they care …

I think everyone should see this if they care about privacy:

I think everyone should see this if they care about privacy

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Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investi…

Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants:

Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

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Indian Railways Is All Set To Sell Citizen’s D…

Indian Railways Is All Set To Sell Citizen’s Data For Money:

Indian Railways Is All Set To Sell Citizen’s Data For Money

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