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Here's a simple security privacy thing which I think should be possible, but the rockstars have not aligned.

Was setting up Uber on a new phone (for reasons). I need to enter a credit card. Every app now has a feature where I can take a picture of the card, but this requires camera access. Can be revoked, but requires digging through settings. But all the app needs is a number. Why no option for letting the app read a number through the camera?

A lot of privacy concerns could be alleviated by only providing processed data, not sensor access. Mobile OS service architecture seems built for this as well.
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@nikolal @jonah Matrix and the clients are two different problems... ;) Riot is not exactly the best example of what could be done, it's just what's available...

That said, matrix is the best decentralized chat option at the moment till someone makes something better...

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"U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications." 🙄

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GnuPG — "SKS Keyserver Network Under Attack":

"If you fetch a poisoned certificate from the keyserver network, you will break your GnuPG installation."

"High-risk users should stop using the keyserver network immediately."

#gnupg #gpg #keyserver #infosec #security #cybersecurity

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Riot is better, doesn't require phone number and you aren't dependant on a third party server
#telegram #askthefediverse #askmastodon

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me: I lost my phone. I need a new SIM card.
shop assistant: phone number please.
me: +436...
he: here is your new SIM. we will charge 10 € on your next invoice.

don't trust phone numbers as identifiers. #signal #whatsapp

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