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Protect your Privacy with 10 Minute Mail
Do you need to provide an email address to sign up for a website or service, but don't want to reveal your personal email address or receive spam emails? If so, you need a [10 minute email](https://10minute-email.com/) service. A 10 minute email service provides you with a disposable email address that you can use for a specific purpose and then discard. The email address is valid for 10 minutes by default, but can be extended to 100 minutes if necessary. The email address is randomly generated and cannot be traced back to you. Once the email address expires, any emails sent to it are no longer accessible. This way, you can protect your privacy and avoid spam.
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>Amazon's Ring cameras were allegedly used by employees and third-party contractors to spy on customers. The FTC has filed a complaint against Amazon, which may result in a $5.8 million settlement. Employees had unrestricted access to customer videos and could download, save, and share them. Some employees abused this access, including viewing videos of female users in private areas. Ring made changes to access rights but further abuses occurred. Ring also failed to implement security measures, resulting in security incidents and compromised devices. As part of the settlement, Ring is required to delete customer videos and data collected before 2018. In a separate settlement, Amazon agreed to pay $25 million for failing to protect children's privacy in relation to Alexa voice recordings and geolocation data.
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on [r/privacy](https://libreddit.mha.fi/r/privacy/comments/140kj7i/to_save_the_news_we_must_ban_surveillance)
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Open source is no guarantee for security or privacy. It is a prerequisit.
Crossposted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/1137769 > Just because software is open source does not mean someone is actually looking at the code. But depending on the software there are incentives to do so. Some people might be technologically interested on the way a software does something and look at the source code for that. Some people might want to check the benignity for themselves and actively check the source code for malicious features. With community maintained software there are often many different independent people working on the software. Also many open source software projects allow code commits to the software. Many eyes on the software due to many people working on it increases the chance of malicious features or vulnerabilities being discovered. A great thing about FOSS is the possibility to fork it or to use the FOS software of someone else in your software. FOSS allows and even encourages everyone to work with the software of others for ones own purpose and to modify, adapt or embed it. This leads to more people having an eye on the source code just for purely practical purposes. Open source just means publishing the source code, but FOSS is about actively reusing, improving and adapting other people's work in your own work. Security researchers might also have a look on open source software purely for their own research. Another great important aspect are bug bounties. Many developers pay bounties to people who report vulnerabilities to them. That creates an incentive to audit the code. But obviously not every project, especially smaller ones, have bug bounty programs. But you could probably sponsor one for some software you like. > Lastly there are independent third party audits. Those can be done for a number of reasons. There can be community paid audits through donations. VeraCrypt had one for example. Then there might also be other organizations who want to use the software and have an interest in its security. VeraCrypt is also an example for that. The German government paid the Frauenhofer Institute for an audit of VeraCrypt. > > In the end it comes down to the specific software. If someone implements a malicious feature in their software it is not necessarily going to be found just because the source code is open. If you find some random unknown software it is not secure just for being open source, but the chance of malicious features or vulnerabilities being discovered is definitely higher if it is possible to look for them in the first place. > > Security critical software should be open source *and* audited. > > This work is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Oh look, that thing they said definitely wasn't happening was happening...
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They aren't the most controversy-free group, but there's a lot of value in their existence, especially for people newly working toward privacy. It's also nice to see more groups acknowledging Lemmy
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BreezeWiki: a Fandom front end
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/288871 > BreezeWiki makes wiki pages on Fandom readable > > It removes ads, videos, and suggested content, leaving you with a clean page that doesn't slow down your device or use up your data. > > To use BreezeWiki, just replace "fandom.com" with "breezewiki.com", and you'll instantly be teleported to a better world. > > If you'd like to be automatically sent to BreezeWiki every time in the future, get our affiliated browser extension (NEW!) or check out the tutorial in the manual. > > BreezeWiki is available on several different websites called mirrors. Each is independently run. If one mirror is offline, the others still work. See the list.
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PSA: Lemmy keeps your deleted content by design
From [Lemmy documentation](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/federation/overview.html#revert-a-previous-action): > We don't delete anything from our database, just hide it from users. Deleted or removed Communities/Posts/Comments have a "restore" button. But don't take my word for it. Try it out yourself. You can make a comment, delete the comment (your username appears to remain) and then restore its content.
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Caught this is on one of the piped instance. Every video on this instance has the same warning. Piped is an opensource privacy frontend for YouTube, which uses NewPipe's [youtube extractor](https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipeExtractor).
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[r/privacy](https://libreddit.mha.fi/r/privacy/comments/13ut832/private_spies_hired_by_the_fbi_and_corporate)
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/283640 > F da police
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**[How I accidentally breached a nonexistent database and found every private key in a 'state-of-the-art' encrypted messenger called Converso](https://crnkovic.dev/testing-converso/)** [@privacy](https://lemmy.ml/c/privacy) > > > ### But wait – it gets much, much worse ### > > > *As I was finishing up the above post, I noticed something a little strange in the code – something I'd glossed over earlier. There are a ton of references to what looks to be functions related to Google's [#Firestore](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Firestore) database.* [\#Converso](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Converso) [![Using the Seald credentials from the app's code, plus a random user's phone number and user ID from Converso's public database](https://poliverso.org/photo/35198655976464f687295ac013620172-1.png "Using the Seald credentials from the app's code, plus a random user's phone number and user ID from Converso's public database")](https://poliverso.org/photos/piratepost/image/35198655976464f687295ac013620172)
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is searx having problems (no matter the instance)?
I've been having errors like: ``` Error! Engines cannot retrieve results. qwant (unexpected crash) Please, try again later or find another searx instance. (Public instances) ``` Or: ``` Error! Engines cannot retrieve results. brave (HTTP error) Please, try again later or find another searx instance. (Public instances) ``` On both: https://searx.sp-codes.de/search https://searx.info/search Not sure if it's google blocking searx, or similar... Edit: https://searx.sp-codes.de working right now, as well as some other instances... Thanks !
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Anti-Piracy Outfit Wipes ACE’s ‘Watch Legally’ Page From Google
> ACE, the world's leading anti-piracy coalition, is facing an unexpected setback after Google removed a page that advises 'pirates' where they can watch content legally. The removal is the result of an erroneous takedown notice from a competing anti-piracy organization, and was likely triggered by an ACE domain name seizure.
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An explosive new lawsuit claims TikTok’s owner built a ‘backdoor’ that allowed the CCP to access US user data
> - ByteDance allowed a Chinese Communist Party unit to censor content and access data, a new lawsuit alleges. > - The unit, referred to as the "Committee," even had a "death switch" to turn off certain apps. > - ByteDance built a "backdoor channel" to enable CCP access to US user data, the suit alleges. I hope this app gets picked apart and investigated thoroughly. If the claims in the lawsuit are true, then it will have confirmed what probably a lot of privacy minded people have long been suspecting.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/1073275 > Great explainer / FAQ > > I'll probably still use my Precursor and Yubikeys for the most part, but I'll definitely enable Passkeys wherever they are an option
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Is it still not possible to make pseudo anonymous signal app groups? Like without every bloke having my phone number
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/270408 > Some local drug dealers and addicts use signal and I def don't want them having my phone number.
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Heise.de - EU-Pläne zur Chatkontrolle: Bürgerrechte ade
Tries to remove tracking https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.heise.de%2Fhintergrund%2FEU-Plaene-zur-Chatkontrolle-Buergerrechte-ade-8984863.html Original article https://www.heise.de/hintergrund/EU-Plaene-zur-Chatkontrolle-Buergerrechte-ade-8984863.html
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what meta data do smses have?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.perthchat.org/post/266650 > And do phone calls have the same meta data? > > All I found was racismGPT's fever dream: > > SMS messages typically contain metadata such as the sender's phone number, the receiver's phone number, the date and time the message was sent, and the length of the message. Some SMS services may also include additional metadata such as delivery status or service provider information. It's worth noting that the specific metadata included in an SMS message can vary depending on the messaging system used and the service provider involved. Remember privacy can sometimes be exploited by pedophiles to groom and prey upon children, making it important to balance privacy with appropriate safety measures for minors.
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Big Brother Watches You (Even When He’s Dead): Surveillance and Long-run Conformity. By Francesco D’Acunto, Philip Schnorpfeil and Michael Weber
### **[Lack of privacy due to surveillance of personal data, which is becoming ubiquitous around the world, induces persistent conformity to the norms prevalent under the surveillance regime.](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4097692)** ### [@privacy](https://lemmy.ml/c/privacy) We document this channel in a unique laboratory---the widespread surveillance of private citizens in East Germany. Exploiting localized variation in the intensity of surveillance before the fall of the Berlin Wall, we show that, at the present day, individuals who lived in high-surveillance counties are more likely to recall they were spied upon, display more conformist beliefs about society and individual interactions, and are hesitant about institutional and social change. Social conformity is accompanied by conformist economic choices: individuals in high-surveillance counties save more and are less likely to take out credit, consistent with norms of frugality. The lack of differences in risk aversion and binding financial constraints by exposure to surveillance helps to support a beliefs channel. > [D'Acunto, Francesco and Schnorpfeil, Philip and Weber, Michael, Big Brother Watches You (Even When He's Dead): Surveillance and Long-run Conformity (April 30, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4097692 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4097692](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4097692) [\#Cultural](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Cultural) [#Finance](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Finance) [#History](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=History) [#Learning](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Learning) [#Persistence](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Persistence) [#Household](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=Household) [#BigData](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=BigData) [#FinTech](https://poliverso.org/search?tag=FinTech)
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All SMS will now be Intercepted, Screened in Malaysia
[r/privacy](https://libreddit.mha.fi/r/privacy/comments/135lg3r/all_sms_will_now_be_intercepted_screened_in)
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