Here’s a way (on iOS 14) of combining a WireGuard VPN with a separate encrypted DNS resolver: install a DNS profile (encrypted-dns.party) or app (DNSecure, NextDNS, iVerify) and then remove the DNS server(s) in your WireGuard profile.

libredd.it/r/nextdns/comments/

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Ok I need to find more "trancecore" after stumbling on Fail Emotions' "Reborn."

failemotions.bandcamp.com/trac

@weirdwriter@mastodon.social huh, was hoping they'd take the approach Privacy takes (support.privacy.com/hc/en-us/a) but I guess we'll wait and see 🤔

Interesting, AdGuard is coming out with “Virtual Cards.” Sounds similar to Privacy.com.

adguard.com/en/promo/virtual-c

Nice, Passepartout now supports using a separate, encrypted DNS resolver with a VPN connection. Using a resolver like NextDNS with a VPN just became a bit easier on iOS.

libredd.it/r/nextdns/comments/

passepartoutvpn.app

@humanetech I wish more search providers offered this. Qwant’s “lite” version is the only other one that comes to mind: lite.qwant.com 🤔

fascists 

Irregular remindar that whilst Signal might have issues, the fork of it "session" however has been developed by people with strong ties to alt-right shit, as documented here [1]. Please remind yourself of that before(!) sharing their content.

[1] nitter.kavin.rocks/WPalant/sta

I can always count on an episode of People Just Do Nothing to cheer me up 😄

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_J

Looks like PrivateStorage is finally launching later this year.

"PrivateStorage began as a joint venture between Least Authority and Private Internet Access. Together, we facilitated user testing as we investigated improvements to increase the usability of the application. At the end of 2020, the two companies mutually agreed to change their relationship and PrivateStorage is now 100% owned by Least Authority."

nitter.nixnet.services/PvtStor

privatestorage.io/about-us/

“[Mullvad’s] public DNS service (currently in beta) offers DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT), with QNAME minimization and basic ad blocking. It has been audited by the security experts at Assured.”

mullvad.net/en/help/dns-over-h

More interesting development...

“Today Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media.”

brave.com/brave-search/

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gab 

Yup, it’s true 🥳 ✨

> The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make Gab’s 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.

wired.com/story/gab-hack-data-

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@evaluator_spied_garter@social.privacytools.io yeah it’s pretty high maintenance but not terrible 🙂

@Privatepower42 Correction, Bitwarden doesn't use GA anymore.

github.com/bitwarden/browser/i

"Essentially Angularlytics has now been "black holed". There is nothing in the apps that is connected to or makes calls to Google Analytics. You could verify this by monitoring your network tab in the browser's dev tools."

@Privatepower42 huh, it does appear that the web app uses GA (I'm assuming server-side since no connection to GA is made client side 🤔):

"I will be adding an opt out flag soon for the browser and mobile products, but won't be here for the web project. If you are worried about google analytics on the web you can always use a nice extension like ghostery." - github.com/bitwarden/web/issue

@Privatepower42 So a pull request just represents a change in a code base, and from that one they added an opt-out option but at some later point they removed it entirely (can't find a PR related to that). So Bitwarden's apps currently don't use any analytics looks like.

@Privatepower42 I think Bitwarden used to use GA but now doesn't (found this PR removing it from the mobile apps: github.com/bitwarden/mobile/pu). It also doesn't look like their web app (vault.bitwarden.com) uses GA 🤔

Buttercup looks really nice actually, thanks for sharing. What gives me pause is it hasn't undergone a formal security audit like Bitwarden has (bitwarden.com/help/article/is-) but maybe this is on their roadmap (hopefully)..

@Privatepower42 hmm.. there are a number of options for email providers and password managers so I'd recommend comparing these to see which one would fit your needs better:
- privacytools.io/providers/emai
- privacytools.io/software/passw

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