The Internet service providers of Hong Kong condemned government threats to block social media services. https://www.hkispa.org.hk/139-urgent-statement-of-hkispa-on-selective-blocking-of-internet-services.html We echo their call to keep the Internet open. Freedom of speech is a basic human right—and our service will ensure private and secure Internet access.
Opt-out from letting VISA use your "Card Transaction Data in Visa marketing solutions":
Very cool project I found today: "Spectre, Meltdown, Foreshadow, Fallout, RIDL, ZombieLoad vulnerability/mitigation checker for #Linux & BSD.”
Helpful site for more context: https://cpu.fail
Whoa, love these diagrams by the EFF for explaining encrypted SNI (server name indication):
ICE, USPol, Immigration & Refugees, Naming & Shaming ICE Contractors
(You can sort by 'awarding sub agency' and look for recent dates to see examples of ICE contracts)
As part of our plan to overhaul our VPN section at privacytools.io, we can now proudly present our now VPN layout: https://www.privacytools.io/providers/vpn/
Note that we can still add a few refinements later on. Also at the end of 2019 we will re investigate all vpns listed, and lock the amount of providers we recommend to 3.
What do you all think?
The fediverse is big. The map of the fediverse is starting to reflect that!
https://www.fediverse.space now includes more server types!
@privacytools now has an encrypted DNS recommendations list 😯✨
“Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption publisher Rockstar Games has been accused of tax avoidance in a new report. Investigative thinktank Tax Watch UK states in its report that Rockstar's combined companies paid zero corporation tax in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2018, despite lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto V totaling an estimated US $6 billion.”
GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea
Nice. So Equifax's data breach claim page has Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google trackers.
Show your solidarity with Iranian devs having their GitHub accounts restricted by US sanctions.
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