Ecuador: Violent raid jeopardizes Ola Bini’s right to a fair trial
The raid carried out by the Attorney General’s Office on the home of Fabián Hurtado, the independent information technology expert witness in the case of digital rights defender Ola Bini, which resulted in the seizure of his electronic equipment, again caused great concern about the guarantee of a fair trial for Bini, Amnesty International said today.
#blogs are still a thing, especially in #security research, so my #RSS reader is key to my work. Recently, I've started an experiment with it: I read the articles in oldest-first order. It feels unnatural at first, but now I'm starting to appreciate the calm, without the #AddictionByDesign of pull-to-refresh breaking news feeds
#FreeSoftware like #SAMBA was key to breaking open the #microsoft #monopoly in the early 90s with #AdversarialInteroperability. The #BigTech web and bad #copyright and #patent laws like #DMCA make that even harder now than in the 90s.
“As Indonesia deliberately tries to create ethnic conflict in West Papua with militia, I must stress that for West Papuans our enemy is not the Indonesian people. Our enemy is only the system of colonisation. We will not be provoked. Our peaceful struggle is for a referendum.”
After nearly two decades, it's time to put an end to the NSA's Call Detail Records program. https://act.eff.org/action/end-the-nsa-s-call-detail-records-program-once-and-for-all
There are two semi-related questions that have been repeatedly popping up in my head for the past couple years: 1) now that we know how to do real #SecureMessaging, are we sure we want a world where wiretapping isn't possible? 2) now that we know how to privately track usage without #tracking people, are we sure we want to encourage software development based on tracking data? #privacy
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#Firefox starts blocking third-party cookies by default
Hong Kong Police arrested protesters after accessing full details of injured protesters through Hospital Authority's "backdoor"
Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software
Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.
I've been researching #SecureMessaging for a decade and I've found #forensics always quite informative. as with any problem with digital media, there is software to make it easier
#Statistics are used to gain public approval and even to manipulate us, so it is important to know how reality can be different from intuition: "An Explainer on the Base Rate Fallacy and PNR"
"Until appropriate safeguards are in place, we need a moratorium on biometric technology that identifies individuals" https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02514-7
#FacialRecognition #biometrics #privacy
A few aspects of Google’s Privacy Sandbox are good ideas. But most would be privacy disasters. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/dont-play-googles-privacy-sandbox-1
Reading about how #Vivaldi browser aims to remove unique IDs when counting users makes me think about how #fdroid hasn't been tracking users from the beginning, and stopped tracking downloads years ago, and seems to only have become more popular. Makes me think that #FreeSoftware developed by community motivated by doing the right thing is a better way than a #startup or being driven by #tracking. Maybe improving the #privacy of tracking is missing the point.
Don’t Let Encrypted Messaging Become a Hollow Promise | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Don’t Let Encrypted Messaging Become a Hollow Promise
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/dont-let-encrypted-messaging-become-hollow-promise #privacy #e2e