Category: Net Neutralit

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That…

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.:

For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

Illiterate. Want to establish baseline of priv…

I want to do this by switching my smartphone for a brick and building a PC for casual internet use without a Hard Drive or OS and booting only from seperate USB sticks each with its own different kind of Linux and a different browser depending on the task with one drive used for social media and the other for everything else in conjunction with TOR. Both will have scripting disabled, use HTTPS with one only capable of accessing white listed sites and the other blacklisting anything the former whitelisted. Any photos uploaded to social media will be devoid of any face striped of exif and taken with a DSLR. A seperate USB drive will be used solely for Tails and another solely for programs like iTunes. Default search engine will be Duck Duck Go or something comparable. In addition any seperate devices for gaming or work will not be used for any of the afformentioned.Any input prehiperals will be wired with all devices connected through a KVM switch. Monitor wont have a webcam or any smart capabilities.Google will be completely boycotted.Is this a good start? I have no idea what I’m doing. Any suggestions on improvements or reccomended browsers/programs or OS’s? I want every computer/OS/Browser to be unable to affect the other or transfer any information between them.

Here are ALL the permissions “Google Play Serv…

List of all permissions “Google Play Services” wants (6 Screenshots): https://imgur.com/gallery/c68OZ6VTo view the permissions of any app on your Android device in DETAIL, install “Yalp Store” or “Aurora Store” from F-Droid. Note, you can only view the permissions of Google Play Services if you have a device which runs it. The screenshots themselves are from a phone running a custom ROM with opengapps.For Yalp Store, open it up and in the menu (three dots), tap on “Filter” and check “System apps”. Scroll down and find “Google Play Services”. Tap on it and scroll down on the app page and tap on “Permissions”.

Google confirms it’s letting third parties sca…

Google confirms it’s letting third parties scan your Gmail:

Google confirms it’s letting third parties scan your Gmail

Are there any open source call recording apps …

I need to get a call recording app for my Android phone (don’t mind paying of course!), but one that I know isn’t doing anything fishy with my recordings. Any recommendations?

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Los Angeles is first in US to install subway b…

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners:

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, li…

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not:

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, li…

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not:

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

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Looking for a solid mid-call voice changer app…

I would greatly appreciate if someone could recommend me an Android application that is capable of changing my voice automatically the moment I start a call. (A mere pitch change would be sufficient)

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Selling my old PC, I want a secure-erase. Reco…

Edit: My main concern is trying to secure-erase my SSD

I’m going to be selling my old PC soon, and I don’t want my data recoverable AT ALL. Not even if it were in the hands of the DoD. However, I want to keep windows OS as it means the resale value is higher.

Windows can reset itself, and has the option to “Remove files and clean the drive” claiming it will “make it harder for someone to recover your removed files.” I assume this is a standard, low-tech secure-erase.

I’m not satisfied with “make it harder”, so I’m looking for third-party software that wipes unused disk storage. Does anyone have any recommendations for military-grade storage-wiping software (compatible with both SSD’s and HDD’s)?

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