NetCipher v2.2.0-alpha released! Supports the new TorServices app; adds new libraries for enabling Tor/proxying with Conscrypt and WebViews. Get them on Maven Central:
If anyone is looking for a #ReproducibleBuilds #Java / #Android project to hack around with, jtorctl now builds with #Gradle (from gradle.org or #Debian), #Maven, and #Bazel with sketches of Ant. The idea is that if all the build tools make the same JAR, no need to trust the build tool.
New AI law proposal agrees with the risks and harms of biometric mass surveillance but *fails* to properly ban it.
Companies and authorities aren't prohibited from these practices and the law enforcement ban has way too many exceptions. 🤦
61 MEPs from different political groups just asked the EU to ban biometric mass surveillance, days before @EU_Commission@twitter.com proposes new laws on AI.
We need 1 million signatures to force the European Commission to listen - will yours be the next one? Join us #ReclaimYourFace
We are now automatically scanning apps for API Key Identifiers like #GoogleAnalytics' ga_trackingId that are used to enable tracking APIs. If your app includes these, it will be marked with the `Trackers` Anti-Feature. To fix that, either remove the tracking API Key entirely or move it out of the build flavor used by F-Droid.
Try out our new #ReproducibleBuilds support! All signature types are supported The "fdroid build" CI job on app merge requests will run a complete test and give rapid results before sending it to the production buildserver.
Instead of adding Google apps on top of that, @e_mydata
added open-source alternative Nextcloud instead of, for example, Google Drive.
@Mrwhosetheboss shares interesting tips on how to stay in full control of your data, watch the video!
Weak privacy bills are being pushed by tech companies across the country, and in some cases have even become law. "Setting up these weak foundations is really damaging and really puts us in a worse direction on privacy in the U.S.," says EFF's @htsuka https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/15/big-tech-is-pushing-states-to-pass-privacy-laws-and-yes-you-should-be-suspicious
Mexico’s Senate has passed a law mandating registration for cell phone users that links SIM cards to biometric data. This is an unnecessary and disproportionate measure as Mexican NGO @R3Dmx has shown - and it poses major risks of abuse and leaks. https://r3d.mx/wp-content/uploads/Ficha-PUTM-Senado.pdf
Two-factor authentication is a simple, powerful way to add a new layer of protection to your online accounts. Which type is right for you? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/guide-common-types-two-factor-authentication-web
Protect yourself at protests with our comprehensive guide about securing your electronic devices and digital data from surveillance when protesting. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/attending-protest
Police use face recognition, drones, automated license plate readers, and an arsenal of other invasive tech. Atlas of Surveillance is a searchable map containing thousands of datapoints that allows you to see what is deployed in your area. https://atlasofsurveillance.org
Don't be fooled: Google's latest announcement on third-party cookies doesn't mean it will stop tracking you. We’ve built a new site to tell you whether or not you are a test subject in Google’s latest tracking experiment: https://amifloced.org/
F-Droid has taken the next step in providing metrics in a ethical way that includes strong privacy protections. v1.12-alpha3 has an opt-in "popularity contest" reporting mechanism in the Expert Settings. For more info, see https://f-droid.org/2021/03/01/fdroid-metrics-and-clean-insights.html
If you are looking for a way to help F-Droid get updates out faster, considering diving into the code and contributing! Relevant issues to tackle can be found here:
Doing #metrics by starting with safe data makes a lot of hard problems go away, and avoids violating users' #privacy
Copyright should not be a fast-track to getting speech removed that you do not like. The law is meant to encourage creativity by giving artists a limited period of exclusive rights to their creations. It is not a loophole to be exploited by authorities. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/02/cops-using-music-try-stop-being-filmed-just-tip-iceberg
#Usability: the wonderful, powerful idea that betrayed us. A discussion of switchblades as kitchen tools, hammering in the bathroom, and measuring effectiveness rather than "engagement".
https://guardianproject.info/2021/02/18/usability-the-wonderful-powerful-idea-that-betrayed-us/ #AddictiveDesign #SurveillanceCapitalism
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