Robo calls bothering you? Here are some available options. https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/6/17071478/spam-calls-how-to-stop-block-robocalls-robots-scam-iphone-android Protecting your older relatives might go to “Do not disturb” and allow only numbers on the contact list / address book to avoid voicemail (trash). My favorite would be: announce to new callers they are welcome to stay on the line to talk to me, but […]
Good news, that Skype is going to work with Signal to encrypt messaging end to end. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/skype-finally-getting-end-to-end-encryption/ The danger of using the same protocol for many applications is the idea of “monoculture” – when all the rice or bananas are the same strain or variety, they can all succumb to a single virus or other […]
Creepy ? It’s the future, and it’s here. What devices have you already invited into your home and listening to every conversation? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/akita/akita-instant-privacy-for-smart-homes https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3172893/video-843524-h264_high.mp4 from the post: Connected to a LAN port on your router, Akita scans your network for any unusual activity and immediately shuts it down. All-the-while letting you know an attempt was […]
https://www.extremetech.com/internet/258310-firefox-borrows-feature-tor-protect-user-privacy TOR borrowed many functions from FF, and now FF is using some TOR capabilities to block -“canvas fingerprinting” (an HTML5 devious tracking method that doesn’t need cookies). One of the problems of setting high privacy configurations, is that many sites tell you “you may not see our content unless you allow us to track […]
https://open.nytimes.com/https-open-nytimes-com-the-new-york-times-as-a-tor-onion-service-e0d0b67b7482 You could always use TOR to read the NYT site, but this is one level improved. The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service Illustration by Kevin Zweerink for The New York Times Today we are announcing an experiment in secure communication, and launching an alternative way for people to access our […]
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