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German state Baden-Württemberg forces its schools to put their data on a foreign Microsoft cloud! The OSBA calls them out, noting this bad for #privacy & #digitalsovereignty and it goes directly against all stated political goals of the parties involved!
https://osb-alliance.de/news/allgemein/stellungnahmer-ausschreibung-des-kultusministeriums-baden-wuerttemberg-beschaffung-eines-lernmanagementsystems

 
#BleepingComputer #Privacy #Security #Moscow #Russia #BraveNewWorld

 
#BleepingComputer #Privacy #Security #Moscow #Russia #BraveNewWorld

 
"Würde man das Verfahren in die Offline-Welt übertragen, könnte man die Dienstleistung
der SOFORT Überweisung wie folgt beschreiben: Weil man selbst zu faul ist, gibt
man einem Fremden auf der Straße die EC-Karte und PIN, damit er zum Bankautomaten
geht, sich über den Kontostand und die letzten Transaktionen informiert um danach die
gewünschte Überweisung auszuführen." (Privacy Handbuch, 2019, S.150) #datenschutz #privacy

 
Schönes Beispiel, warum ich nicht ohne Tracking-Blocker (hier: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/umatrix/) im Netz unterwegs bin. Über 30 einzelne Tracker in einem Artikel der Süddeutschen Zeitung mit dem Titel: „Wie Tiktok seine Nutzer überwacht“ #privacy #datenschutz
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Datenschützer und Nerds für ihre Datenschutzbemühungen zu belächeln, ist wie einen Herzchirurgen auszulachen und denken, dass man es besser kann. #Datenschutz #Privacy #Politik #Smartphones #Microsoft #Google #Apple #Amazon

 

Private Internet Access VPN to be acquired by malware company founded by former Israeli spy

Private Internet Access is in the process of being acquired by Kape Technologies.


Kape Technologies is better known by the name under which they were formerly incorporated - "Crossrider" but make no mistake they are the same company which became notorious as an adware/malware producer.
#PIA #PrivateInternetAccess #VPN #Crossrider #KapeTechnologies #unit8200 #security #privacy

 
We are often asked, why does the Librem 5 cost that much? Because we are "Breaking Ground" https://puri.sm/posts/breaking-ground/ https://youtu.be/IQIxr5qcasQ

When you order a #Librem5 you get a #Linux desktop in your pocket and support an #EthicalTech future where our #privacy and data aren't exploited by #BiGTech for profit https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/ #security

 
Am Sonntag ist es soweit: unser #adventskalender mit Tipps zur digitalen Selbstverteidigung ist wieder da!
https://digitalcourage.de/adventskalender
#bookmark #gernWeitergeben
Ab dem 1. Dezember öffnet sich jeden Tag ein Türchen!
#Datenschutz #privacy #Weihnachten /f
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@fedilab
Good to hear.

Do you know why #instance's #web #servers seem to require #javascript from mastohost.com and require the use of #webAssembly.

It makes #instances impossible to use over #Tor #Privacy #Browser.

@jemek

 
There's a bot called "glowposter" living on gameliberty dot club that scans Fediverse instance DBs and sends "x has been blocked by y" DMs to both x and y.

The problem with this bot should be obvious, but it basically stirs up trash mobs and encourages harassment campaigns against people who block other users.

Instance admins should also consider blocking gameliberty dot club because it's a "free speech uber alles" instance.

#Privacy #Crawler #Spam #-bot #Blocklist

 
@laufi better change the direction of your trust. #signal can come under the hammer like #wire. This service is centralised like #Whatsapp. If privacy is important to you consider using #xmpp #conversations #chatsecure.🤘❗🙌

#privacy #fediverse #freedom #besmart

 
In context of the #deletewire discussion the claim that #signal also is also owned by a US company is not 100% correct. It was owned by a company but recently this company became a nonprofit thanks to the support of one of the #whatsapp founders.
Yes it is still questionable that signal is developed and operating in US jurisdiction, but at least there are no corporate interests to monetize data. So i trust Signal more to care about my #privacy than I trust #wire now.

 


“Die einzige Konstante im Leben ist die Veränderung”

sagte schon der griechischen Philosoph Heraklit vor zweieinhalbtausend Jahren. Das gilt genauso für das Internet. Wer mit der Zeit geht, hat bereits verstanden, dass dezentrale Technologien die Zukunft in allen Bereichen ist. Und hier betritt SearX (gesprochen [sörx]) die Bühne ...

Googlest du noch, oder searxt du schon?

https://hyperblog.de/hoergen/2019/11/18/searxt-du-schon-oder-googelst
#blog #Searx #Suchmaschinen #Google #duckduckgo #Privacy #Datenschutz

 
One of the nice things about CryptPad is the server resources needed. While we have hit another record usage of 65000 pads for 12000 users last week, the server cpu and memory usage does not blink. A side effect of end to end encryption. Privacy is highly scalable ! #privacy
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Stochastic rounding and privacy


Suppose ages in some database are reported in decades: 0, 10, 20, etc.
You need to add a 27 year old woman to the data set. How do you record
her age? A reasonable approach would to round-to-nearest. In this
case, 27 would be rounded up to 30.

Another approach would be stochastic rounding. In our example, we
would round this woman’s age up to 30 with 70% probability and round it
down to 20 with 30% probability. The recorded value is a random variable
whose expected value is exactly 27.

Suppose we were to add a large number of 27 year olds to the database.
With round-to-nearest, the average value would be 30 because all the
values are 30. With stochastic rounding, about 30% of the ages would be
recorded as 20 and about 70% would be recorded as 30. The average would
likely be close to 27.

Next, suppose we add people to the database of varying ages. Stochastic
rounding would record every person’s age using a random variable whose
expected value is their age. If someone’s age is a d+x where d is
a decade, i.e. a multiple of 10, and 0 < x < 10, then we would
record their age as d with probability 1-x/10 and d+10 with
probability x/10. There would be no bias in the reported age.

Round-to-nearest will be biased unless ages are uniformly distributed in
each decade. Suppose, for example, our data is on undergraduate
students. We would expect a lot more students in their early twenties
than in their late twenties.

Now let’s turn things around. Instead of looking at recorded age given
actual age, let’s look at actual age given recorded age. Suppose
someone’s age is recorded as 30. What does that tell you about them?

With round-to-nearest, it tells you that they certainly are between 25
and 35. With stochastic rounding, they could be anywhere between 20 and
40. The probability distribution on this interval could be computed from
Bayes’ theorem, depending on the prior distribution of ages on this
interval. That is, if you know in general how ages are distributed over
the interval (20, 40), you could use Bayes’ theorem to compute the
posterior distribution on age, given that age was recorded as 30.

Stochastic rounding preserves more information than round-to-nearest on
average, but less information in the case of a particular individual.

Related posts

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http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheEndeavour/~3/z3OV9rMwWwA/
#johndcook #Math #Privacy
Stochastic rounding and privacy

John D. Cook: Stochastic rounding and privacy


 

Stochastic rounding and privacy


Suppose ages in some database are reported in decades: 0, 10, 20, etc.
You need to add a 27 year old woman to the data set. How do you record
her age? A reasonable approach would to round-to-nearest. In this
case, 27 would be rounded up to 30.

Another approach would be stochastic rounding. In our example, we
would round this woman’s age up to 30 with 70% probability and round it
down to 20 with 30% probability. The recorded value is a random variable
whose expected value is exactly 27.

Suppose we were to add a large number of 27 year olds to the database.
With round-to-nearest, the average value would be 30 because all the
values are 30. With stochastic rounding, about 30% of the ages would be
recorded as 20 and about 70% would be recorded as 30. The average would
likely be close to 27.

Next, suppose we add people to the database of varying ages. Stochastic
rounding would record every person’s age using a random variable whose
expected value is their age. If someone’s age is a d+x where d is
a decade, i.e. a multiple of 10, and 0 < x < 10, then we would
record their age as d with probability 1-x/10 and d+10 with
probability x/10. There would be no bias in the reported age.

Round-to-nearest will be biased unless ages are uniformly distributed in
each decade. Suppose, for example, our data is on undergraduate
students. We would expect a lot more students in their early twenties
than in their late twenties.

Now let’s turn things around. Instead of looking at recorded age given
actual age, let’s look at actual age given recorded age. Suppose
someone’s age is recorded as 30. What does that tell you about them?

With round-to-nearest, it tells you that they certainly are between 25
and 35. With stochastic rounding, they could be anywhere between 20 and
40. The probability distribution on this interval could be computed from
Bayes’ theorem, depending on the prior distribution of ages on this
interval. That is, if you know in general how ages are distributed over
the interval (20, 40), you could use Bayes’ theorem to compute the
posterior distribution on age, given that age was recorded as 30.

Stochastic rounding preserves more information than round-to-nearest on
average, but less information in the case of a particular individual.

Related posts

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height="1"}

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheEndeavour/~3/z3OV9rMwWwA/
#johndcook #Math #Privacy
Stochastic rounding and privacy

John D. Cook: Stochastic rounding and privacy


 
CNAME Cloaking – the next level of ad blocker evasion to track you:

https://medium.com/nextdns/cname-cloaking-the-dangerous-disguise-of-third-party-trackers-195205dc522a

https://adguard.com/en/blog/disguised-trackers.html

– Some ad companies use DNS records to hide their identity.
– Web browsers likely can't detect this.
– uBlock Origin currently doesn't protect you against this, see https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues/issues/780.

#adblocking #privacy #tracking #cnamecloaking #dns

 
#wire was sold to a US holding and updated their #privacy policy without informing their users. #deletewire

https://blog.privacytools.io/delisting-wire/
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@kev

@nipos is spot on. Note as well privacytools.io has little credibility. Their actions are littered with hypocrisy and they show poor judgement w.r.t #Signal. This thread is the civil & evidence-backed disclosure of what Niklas said:

https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/779

#Privacytools endorses Signal despite that huge pile of evidence that Signal works against the mission of Privacytools, who conceals the #privacy abuses from their readers. It's a betrayal of public trust.

@unicornfarts

 

#ISupportFreeSoftware #joinFSFnow


@Free Software Foundation is aiming to become +600 new member stronger this year.
  • If you are already a member, don’t forget to renew your membership and to encourage others to join.
  • If you are not yet a member, but already value the 4 essential software freedoms, then join FSF now: https://my.fsf.org/join.
  • If you don’t value the 4 software freedoms yet, then think again.
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Use hashtags #ISupportFreeSoftware and #joinFSFnow to drive the conversation on social media.

#fsf #free-software #privacy #security #software #freedom #open-source #opensource #foss #floss #freesoftware

 

#ISupportFreeSoftware #joinFSFnow


@Free Software Foundation is aiming to become +600 new member stronger this year.
  • If you are already a member, don’t forget to renew your membership and to encourage others to join.
  • If you are not yet a member, but already value the 4 essential software freedoms, then join FSF now: https://my.fsf.org/join.
  • If you don’t value the 4 software freedoms yet, then think again.
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Use hashtags #ISupportFreeSoftware and #joinFSFnow to drive the conversation on social media.

#fsf #free-software #privacy #security #software #freedom #open-source #opensource #foss #floss #freesoftware

 
#Wire messenger, while operating from Switzerland, is now owned by a US holdings company. They also quietly updated their privacy policy to some very vague language. PrivacyTools.io got a response from Wire's CEO after questioning them about the news and it didn't inspire much confidence. As a result, PrivacyTools.io is no longer recommending the Wire platform on their website.

https://blog.privacytools.io/delisting-wire/

#privacy #encryption

 

Bad news: 'Unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much • The Register


Why #adblocking is personal defense!
#tracking #privacy

 

Invasive scheme spotted that foxes tracker blockers | TechCrunch

The tracker in question was spotted being deployed by French national newspaper, Liberation, which in October promised subscribers an entirely tracker-free experience.

That promise garnered it a bunch of attention from privacy experts who dug around and found a first-party tracker embedded on its site which uses a subdomain (that’s mostly random) in order to redirect to a third party — thereby making it difficult to block (i.e. without also blocking Liberation’s own domain).
#technology #internet #privacy #security #tracker
Invasive scheme spotted that foxes tracker blockers

 

Invasive scheme spotted that foxes tracker blockers | TechCrunch

The tracker in question was spotted being deployed by French national newspaper, Liberation, which in October promised subscribers an entirely tracker-free experience.

That promise garnered it a bunch of attention from privacy experts who dug around and found a first-party tracker embedded on its site which uses a subdomain (that’s mostly random) in order to redirect to a third party — thereby making it difficult to block (i.e. without also blocking Liberation’s own domain).
#technology #internet #privacy #security #tracker
Invasive scheme spotted that foxes tracker blockers

 

Semiphemeral: Automatically delete your old tweets (&Likes) , except for the ones you want to keep


There are plenty of tools that let you make your Twitter feed ephemeral, automatically deleting tweets older than some threshold, like one month.

Semiphemeral does this, but also lets you automatically exclude tweets based on criteria: how many RTs or likes they have, and if they're part of a thread where one of your tweets has that many RTs or likes. It also lets you manually select tweets you'd like to exclude from deleting.

(DM support is coming soon.)

https://micahflee.com/2019/06/semiphemeral-automatically-delete-your-old-tweets-except-for-the-ones-you-want-to-keep/

#Twitter #Privacy #ForgetInternet #Right2Forget #Migrate2Fediverse

 
Eine sehr engagierte Rede in Brüssel zum Thema "The future internet regulation" von @Aral Balkan . Dabei geht es um Plattformen wie Facebook, Google und dem Fediverse wie Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica. Europa als unabhängige Digitale Entität, statt einem Anhang des Silicon Valley und deren Business Modelle.

Im Anschluss wiederholt die Vertreterin von Facebook Ania Helseth gebetsmühlenartig die Lüge "Facebook würde die Privatsphäre der Menschen respektieren". Das dem nicht so ist, dokumentiert die Seite https://dayssincelastfacebookscandal.com/

Start: Stunde 1:14 ~ 1:32 .
Die Gegendarstellung und Dementi folgen im Anschluss.

https://web-greensefa.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/the-future-internet-regulation#/panel3



#Fediverse #Federation #Europe #DigitalIdentity #Privacy #SelfeDefence #Brüssel #TheFutureIsDecentralized #TFID #DecentralizeIT

#WeAreFamily #WeAreCommunity #WeAreFuture

 
Angela Merkel is worried about the dependencies created by outsourcing IT to foreign companies. This also creates weaker local tech infrastructure and threatens citizens' #privacy and data security. #DigitalSovereignty
https://www.ft.com/content/956ccaa6-0537-11ea-9afa-d9e2401fa7ca

 
Siehe auch Golem

#Netzpolitik #Golem #Privacy #Tracking #DSGVO #GDRP #Europe #EU
EU-Staaten wollen Verlagen einen Blankoscheck für Online-Tracking gewähren

 

Searxt du schon oder googelst du noch?




“Die einzige Konstante im Leben ist die Veränderung”

sagte schon der griechischen Philosoph Heraklit vor zweieinhalbtausend Jahren. Das gilt genauso für das Internet. Wer mit der Zeit geht, hat bereits verstanden, dass dezentrale Technologien die Zukunft in allen Bereichen ist. Und hier betritt SearX (gesprochen [sörx]) die Bühne ...

Googlest du noch, oder searxt du schon?

https://hyperblog.de/hoergen/2019/11/18/searxt-du-schon-oder-googelst
#blog #Searx #Suchmaschinen #Google #duckduckgo #Privacy #Datenschutz

 
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Google's Secret Cache of Medical Data Includes Names & Full Details of Millions – Whistleblower


A whistleblower who works in #ProjectNightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed anger to the Guardian that patients are being kept in the dark about the massive deal.

There are 4 Pillars in Google's plans for the medical data they are aquiring on 10's of millions of people.

A summery of the 4th Pillar:

Google uses data to:

-Mine patient info
- Run analytics
- Run AI algorithms
- Sell or share data with 3rd parties
- Create profiles of patients that they can later advertise to online with healthcare ads targeted to individual's specific healthcare issues.

Patients haven’t been ...
- Told how #Ascension is using their data
- Have not consented to their data being transferred to the cloud or being used by Google.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/google-medical-data-project-nightingale-secret-transfer-us-health-information

Avoid Google and companies which want to make you a Data Prostitute:


https://prism-break.org/en/

#privacy #google #capitalism #medical #personal #BigData #greed #CorporateTerrorism #GooglesProstitute #GooglesBitch #DataProstitute

 
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Google's Secret Cache of Medical Data Includes Names & Full Details of Millions – Whistleblower


A whistleblower who works in #ProjectNightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed anger to the Guardian that patients are being kept in the dark about the massive deal.

There are 4 Pillars in Google's plans for the medical data they are aquiring on 10's of millions of people.

A summery of the 4th Pillar:

Google uses data to:

-Mine patient info
- Run analytics
- Run AI algorithms
- Sell or share data with 3rd parties
- Create profiles of patients that they can later advertise to online with healthcare ads targeted to individual's specific healthcare issues.

Patients haven’t been ...
- Told how #Ascension is using their data
- Have not consented to their data being transferred to the cloud or being used by Google.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/google-medical-data-project-nightingale-secret-transfer-us-health-information

Avoid Google and companies which want to make you a Data Prostitute:


https://prism-break.org/en/

#privacy #google #capitalism #medical #personal #BigData #greed #CorporateTerrorism #GooglesProstitute #GooglesBitch #DataProstitute

 
Apps that we use to keep our communications private and secure benefit from contributions from us all.

Please join us in donating to Signal, a secure messaging platform.

Read more and how to donate at The Freedom of the Press Foundation https://freedom.press/news/signal-technology-foundation-now-open-donations/

#privacy #opensource #firstamendment #journalism #news #press #freedomofthepress

 
Die Datenschutzrichtlinien des neuen Zahlungsdienstes Facebook Pay beinhalten zunächst wenig Beunruhigendes. Böse Absicht war bei Facebook aber ja auch bisher nicht nötig, um schludrig mit Daten umzugehen. https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Bezahlsystem-Facebook-Pay-geht-an-den-Start-4584928.html #FacebookPay #privacy

 
Email von Batman - GPG/PGP Verschlüsselung einfach erklärt





Ich habe mal eine kleine Präsentation zum Thema Emailverschlüsselung mit GPG / PGP zusammengestellt. Es gibt zwar viele Beispiele, wie das mit den privaten und öffentlichen Schlüsseln funktioniert, aber das was ich zusammengeschrieben habe, halte ich persönlich für die verständlichste Form.

https://hyperblog.de/hoergen/2019/11/12/email-von-batman-gpg-pgp
#hyperblog #Infonauten #Blog #GPG #PGP #Verschlüsselung #DigitaleSelbstverteidigung #Datenschutz #Privacy #CCBY #Commons

 

Email von Batman - GPG/PGP Verschlüsselung einfach erklärt






Ich habe mal eine kleine Präsentation zum Thema Emailverschlüsselung mit GPG / PGP zusammengestellt. Es gibt zwar viele Beispiele, wie das mit den privaten und öffentlichen Schlüsseln funktioniert, aber das was ich zusammengeschrieben habe, halte ich persönlich für die verständlichste Form.

https://hyperblog.de/hoergen/2019/11/12/email-von-batman-gpg-pgp
#hyperblog #Infonauten #Blog #GPG #PGP #Verschlüsselung #DigitaleSelbstverteidigung #Datenschutz #Privacy #CCBY #Commons