The Responsible Data Label
So I’ve finished my VeraCrypt installation, I just have a few questions. I’m mainly using it to hide chat logs, like Skype and Discord. However, I’m wondering if there’s any windows options like user assist viewer or stuff I should disable. Not sure if maybe Discord will generate logs outside of my hidden partition is that possible? What should I do to ensure and secure it more?
Thoughts, analyses, opinions?
Can’t find much information on android safe mode. It claims to only run manufacturer-installed apps, is that definitely for sure correct? Any downsides to using safe mode? Thanks
With these rules, it will enable people of all interests to post productively in asking or answering questions and reading informative articles and having informative discussions.
Without them, the content of the subreddit will be dominated by low quality upvote seeking posts and links and constant rehashes of old and basic subjects.
There are many threats to privacy, some of which can be theoretical or technical in nature, and having a subreddit dominated by useless Facebook posts (look at the front of this subreddit, as of posting this, the top two highly upvoted links are about Facebook nonsense) and such basic questions from people who need to be shown how to find information that is right in front of them (ie, being “nice” is not very nice if it results in encouraging helplessness) that will stifle and drive away more meaningful conversations.
Most people do not care about privacy and while we think they should, we cannot force people to care and we should not underestimate the apathy that reins. Remember the outrage over Facebook Beacon, which tracked activity of profiles outside of Facebook? Facebook discontinued it and launched Facebook Connect. The same people use that without complaint.
Such is the quality of the masses. They will have the occasional outburst of outrage, but they take no real effort to change anything, and they are so easily satisfied with token responses that result in even worse outcomes.
Do we really need to make every effort to appeal to these people? I think we need to focus on providing the grounds for people who actually want to change, not providing the occasional salve to those who feel wounded by invasions of privacy but have no desire to remove themselves from the brambles.
It is a “big” step for the average person these days (apparently) to remove Google, Facebook, and tracking devices and other invasions of privacy from their lives.
Spam comes in two forms: spam from bots and shills and marketers, and spam in the form of low quality content that is marginally relevant. This subreddit is very good at removing and preventing the posting of the first type. It attracts the second type too much.
If people cry censorship at restrictions, it is an indication one is overreaching in rules, or that the people have gotten away with too much for too long. Maintaining quality in important discussions is not censorship!
EDIT: It is interesting that new accounts are held for manual approval, but that older established upvote seeking accounts are not. I would also suggest the rule that reposting a link or story that is clearly visible on the page that must have been seen when posting it results in some action to restrict this activity (but reddit is all about seeking upvotes, so maybe my ideas to foster meaningful discussion and content and use of a temporary account have no place on reddit).
I have a creepy little anecdote for you guys. I was randomly singing “otherside” by red hot chili peppers near my phone not 10 minutes ago. I couldn’t remember the lyrics, got them wrong and headed to Google on my phones browser. I’d barely typed “other” when Googles autofill suggested both “otherside” and “otherside lyrics” This was creepy but I dismissed it as a coincidence, sang the song and moved to the next one. “Don’t worry, be happy” has a slightly longer name. I sang it and got curious. Back on Google I typed “Don’t” and sure enough the first autofill suggested “Don’t worry be happy”
This phone does not have Facebook on it however I do have Spotify.
Coincidence or not I’m creeped. Has anyone else tested this or know much about it? Is it a coincidence? Is it hearing me sing or using my Spotify data to match a likely search term?
Hi guys, what is your preference when it comes to privacy focused messaging on Android? The only one I’m familiar with is Signal, but I’m on the fence since it has to use a phone number. What do you guys reckon?