The first deep dive into the processes and Windows10 registry for telemetry

Report by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) (PDF - 63 pages)

(Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik - 2018)


Time to update! Tor Browser 8.0.5 is out.

This release updates Firefox to 60.5.0esr and Tor to, contains a number of backports from the alpha series, and includes the latest versions of NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere.

There's no end in sight to Facebook's atrocities.

Facebook paid kids to install its VPN which granted "near limitless access" to their phone activity.

Yahoo has a serious security flaw:

"A while ago I bought a new phone number. I went on Yahoo! mail and typed in the phone number in the login. It asked me if I wanted to receive an SMS to gain access. I said yes, and it sent me a verification key or access code via SMS. I typed the code I received. I was surprised that I didn't access my own email, but the email I accessed was actually the email of the previous owner of my new number"

"The first browser that features a full VPN client that protects your PC's internet traffic"

"You need to download and install this private version. Ssh! It's not yet available for all users, so you'll not find it directly on our website"

Privacy pioneers plan ‘zero tracking’ rival to Facebook

Cyber security and privacy pioneers are launching a crowdfunding campaign to build an alternative to Facebook, hoping to woo users dissatisfied with the social network after the huge data leak to Cambridge Analytica. (paywalled)

Full text is available here

or here

Facebook is a destructive force in our society. We'll invest $100,000 to help you build something better"

Wait, what?? ... "Join the mailing list to receive regular updates and sign-up for the discussion group on... Facebook!"

Εxodus is a privacy auditing platform for Android applications.

It detects behaviors which can be dangerous for user privacy like
ads, tracking, analytics, … .

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