The Average Person’s Guide to Digital Privacy

The Average Person’s Guide to Digital Privacy

This is the part of the guide where I would ask you to run out and buy a Google Pixel, then turn off the lights, fire up a terminal, and spend a few hours hunched over your computer, figuring out how to install a custom OS like Calyx or Graphene.

Coronavirus Australia update: Victorian couple fined $3,300 over year-old holiday snaps

Coronavirus Australia update: Victorian couple fined $3,300 over year-old holiday snaps

Credit: FacebookIt comes after a Victorian man had his infringement reversed after being fined for washing his car in Hoppers Crossing on Thursday morning.

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

In the new guide, EFF shows students and concerned parents what kind of technologies to watch for, how they can track you, and what it means for privacy.

Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech

Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech

Anu Raghunathan, a math and mechanical engineering major at New York University and chair of the university’s Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) chapter told Motherboard she was surprised by the Mozilla reception of an event she organized at NYU in October, where students and expert panelists discussed ethical AI, discrimination against women in tech, and algorithimic bias.

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

#EthicalWebDev – guide for ethical website development and maintenance

For example, it has become more and more common for web developers to take “free” resources, such as fonts and scripts and use them on the websites that they design.Ethical Web Dev – Guide for ethical website development and maintenance.

How to live without Google

How to live without Google

But Google uses all data it gathers across its services to post targeted ads, and to massively profit from the data many share so freely with the Internet giant. Here's a quick guide as to how you can use the Internet without sharing all your data with Google.

Facebook’s Ad Archive API is Inadequate

Facebook’s Ad Archive API is Inadequate

Researchers’ guideline : A functional, open API should provide the content of the advertisement and information about targeting criteria. Facebook’s API : The API provides no information on targeting criteria, so researchers have no way to tell the audience that advertisers are paying to reach.

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

It’s open source and federated, which means there are no ads, no invasive tracking, no shareholders to demand #maximum #engagement, and no single company or server that can be shut down.

Taking a Look at MicroG

Taking a Look at MicroG

I found a well-written guide by a user on the XDA Developers forum for those who want MicroG on their non-LineageOS devices. MicroG is a replacement for the proprietary Google Services found on most Android devices.

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

The future is probably not going to get better, with real-life disasters caused by internet-connected knick-knacks , smart home robots that could kill you , and your telecom providers who routinely lose customer data and unwittingly help hackers steal your phone number (and sometimes your money.) Meanwhile, an ever-growing and increasingly passive surveillance apparatus that has trickled down to state and local police is an ever-present threat to our digital privacy and increasingly uses technology that is developed by Silicon Valley giants who are supposedly consumer-focused.

Ethical Tech

Ethical Tech

Just products and software that respect the freedom and privacy of your loved ones: gifts you can feel good about. Plus, our crib notes below will help you explain why this version is better than the one they've heard of (and spread the word about software freedom, too).

Zokos

Zokos

This guide will help you setup your own store that you can connect to remotely. 6) So let’s start the openbazaar-go server and run it in the background If you would like help connecting to your OpenBazaar instance click here

Alert: Consultation on Data Protection Bill…

Alert: Consultation on Data Protection Bill…

The ongoing government consultation on a draft privacy and data protection law has been extended and is still open for public comment. A few minutes will help you protect your privacy and data for years to come.

Firefox Lightbeam – Visually Seeing the Benefits of Privacy in Real Time

Firefox Lightbeam – Visually Seeing the Benefits of Privacy in Real Time

It gives us a unique way to test our Firefox guide and see if all of the settings changes and extensions are really making a difference. This second screenshot is visiting the exact same site with the hardening guide optimizations enabled and the extensions enabled and on their default settings.

After Spying On You, Your Vizio TV Will Ask You to Sue

After Spying On You, Your Vizio TV Will Ask You to Sue

As part of the legal process against the company, the plaintiffs — lead by the law firm Girard Gibbs — and defendant Vizio agreed to push a notice to all affected smart TVs alerting consumers of what happened and what are their rights to join the class action lawsuit on September 12.

5 Reasons Why Windows 10 Might Make You Switch to Linux

5 Reasons Why Windows 10 Might Make You Switch to Linux

Read More (and you can’t stop it), you won’t know if a random update that you don’t notice suddenly adds more spying functionality to the operating system. If you’re worried about Windows 10, or simply don’t like the changes it brings, try a flavor of Linux!