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Cake day: Jun 07, 2020


I am really confused here. The content itself is actually well researched and good (rare for privacy content), but the symbolism is very obvious here. And from how much I have been in the darknets and underbellies of internet, loli and nazi themes can be an occasional occurrence.

My intent is not to tolerate nazism, but evaluating VPS hosters credibly is extremely rare, as most who do it are affiliate sellouts. I would not give a shit if it was just some modest anime character, but the band…

What do I do?

Edit: well I guess whoever missed seeing this article, bad luck. It has been up for 2 days, and I had no clue about it, and nobody reported it before. Removing it.

“Putting Privacy Focused Free Speech VPS Providers To The Test” if you can search this, you can get to the article. Not going to give a URL.

Jerboa did not open it for some reason, web browser did. Also check my account age.

They Live 1988 and Idiocracy 2005 movies are becoming a reality.

Taxes are a bad thing when the imbalance of rich vs poor is colossal, especially in a capitalist economy. Taxing the rich will generate far more development, by your assumptions. And public usually does not get returns proportionate to paying taxes.

It died long ago, when you people started to pay half of your money as taxes, while your country regardless of party in power was subservient to USA and NATO.

I don’t hate apple. Especially from a privacy record, they actually have a far superior history than essentially every other hardware manufacturer out there.

Is there a source that has independently verified and tested this claim? Or is this a fabrication of strings made out of your asshair?

Why not Apple devices?

iPhone does not allow you to have privacy due to its blackbox nature, and is simply a false marketing assurance by Apple to you. Recently, an unpatchable hardware flaw was discovered in Apple’s T1 and T2 “security” chips, rendering Apple devices critically vulnerable.

Also, they recently dropped plan for encrypting iCloud backups after FBI complained. They also collect and sell data quite a lot. Siri still records conversations 9 months after Apple promised not to do it. Apple Mail app is vulnerable, yet Apple stays in denial.

Also, Apple sells certificates to third-party developers that allow them to track users, The San Ferdandino shooter publicity stunt was completely fraudulent, and Louis Rossmann dismantled Apple’s PR stunt “repair program”.

Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire.

Apple’s authorised repair leaked a customer’s sex tape during iPhone repair. This is how much they respect your privacy. You want to know how much more they respect your privacy? Apple’s Big Sur(veillance) fiasco seemed not enough, it seems. Still not enough to make your eyes pop wide open?

Apple’s CSAM mandatory scanning of your local storage is a fiasco that will echo forever. This blog article should be of help. But they lied how their system was never hacked. I doubt. They even removed CSAM protection references off of their website for some reason.

Pretty sure atleast the most coveted privacy innovation of App Tracking protection with one button tracking denial would work, right? Pure. Privacy. Theater.

Surely this benevolent company blocked and destroyed Facebook and Google’s ad network ecosystem by blocking all those bad trackers and ads. Sigh. Nope. Now it is just Apple having monopoly over your monetised data.

Also, Android’s open source nature is starting to pay off in the long run. Apple 0-day exploits are far cheaper to do than Android.

It means OpenAI was a data collecting instrument for NSA from the very start. Connect these dots yourself.

  • OpenAI partnership with Microsoft
  • Bill Gates running the show at Microsoft https://archive.ph/VmtON
  • Microsoft giving US military their Clearview database for US military goggles
  • AI being trained for Boston Dynamics war robots
  • all Big Tech companies suddenly gathering data with AI
  • Google Pixels having NPU core since many years to help with training via Google Photos
  • Google and Cloudflare getting people to train their image detection database for free using Recaptcha and HCaptcha for many years by acting like they are gatekeepers of websites protecting site owners from spam and bots
  • Adobe openly saying using their product = hippity hoppity all your created works are mine
  • Apple training their databases using CSAM as excuse
  • plenty more events… if anyone is determined enough

All this is public information and not made up theories.

I am pessimistic about scripts being able to handle this, since it is a server side manipulation of streaming packets. It might be interesting if instead of seeing ads, a workaround is invented where the ad is not shown to user and video remains black and silent for that duration, and Google gets to hear such a thing has happened. If they get angry about it, it might reveal more about what they desire with forcing watching ads for people.

Inserting ad clips between DASH HLS packets seems to have done the trick for YouTube. RIP ad blocking on YouTube. Have fun I guess… :/

Video hosting isn’t as expensive as we are often lead to believe,

Then do it yourself. Video hosting is the most expensive form of hosting you can do on internet, and no other form of media even comes in the ballpark (games, photos, audio, text, databases). YouTube is running on CIA money. None of us can pull off what they do, because the fucking US government is running YouTube in an indirect way. Wanna know who owns Utah data centers? That’s right, US government agencies and its little puppet corpos.

Tiktok, as colossal as it is, does not even compare because it hosts merely 30-60 second video clips. YouTube hosts an average of 10 minute videos and countless hour long documentaries and video essays. Even the likes of MindGeek owned porn sites are tiny compared to what YouTube hosts. Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, VKontakte, Bilibili, none of those ever became as big for video hosting.

The reality is we have lived as freeloaders since the 90s, and many of these Big Tech services should not have been free in the first place. Now we are used to the convenience of these digital drugs. I forgot who talked about this once in a blog, but I will echo that message, and am unapologetic for this blackpill.

Do you also call public forums garbage for privacy? Or FB Messenger garbage for public information sharing? You do not understand the purpose of different types of platforms.

Well, you managed to bait me, troll me, and personally stalk my 4 month and 10 month old posts, all because I told you as a mod to stop trolling people based on reports I received. You even openly said you will create alts to evade bans if you received any. It is certain that you are an asshole of colossal proportions.

You are getting an immediate ban, because you are gaslighting others and me into creating nonsense beliefs about me, even though you are the one behaving badly with everyone. I do get it now why mods quickly get tired of trolls who go this far, and end up creating stereotypes of people who catch their attention in negative manner.

If they compress screenshots like Microsoft does, or like Instagram does (73% quality JPG), they can store 4 screenshots in the space of a regular 100% quality JPG, which means 90-100 KB per. Assuming a screenshot every 10 minutes, in a span of 8 hour computing per day, each day takes up a mere 5 MB. This is close to what SOG/Mutahar demonstrated on YouTube recently, 8 MB per day. A month of screenshots is merely 250 MB. And this does not even account for MS having a LLM model to sort through screenshots and discard useless ones, which might give roughly 30% more efficiency. We are looking at about 1.2 GB storage for 6 months of screenshots.

Recall allocates 25 GB on 256 GB storage, so that is 10 years of screenshots. If MS decides they can ramp up speed of screenshots and grab even more information.

Hahaha. Good observation for sure, but I am not his alter ego. There are massive differences, and it is only unnecessary behaviour that I talk against like this. I modulate my responses according to who is talking what. Sometimes I end up looking spicy due to that. We’ve had our little moments too, and you can probably now understand why.

That project belongs rightfully alongside those other brand cults. Also you are definitely acting in weird manner lately with many Lemmy users, and you even stalked me when I told you to stop trolling.

You are definitely not the authority to judge me on honesty. I think that is reserved for people with experience with anonymity and activist level privacy.

Also just letting you know as mod, I have received some reports on you, but let it slide to give you a chance. You are not making much out of that chance. If you have nothing constructive to say, stay silent.

Does Braxman have the guts to call out the source of the problem — Western/NATO establishment — itself? Microsoft is a mere tentacle of the hydra that is NSA, which is a mini hydra of CIA. CIA in itself is a tentacle of NATO.

If he does not, he is just another component in aiding west, in trying to pretend that Microsoft is some isolated problem. Big Tech companies are not isolated enemies, even though western privacy community loves to group think as separate brand fandom camps.

The day people are ready to go to the lengths I go in criticism and honest dialogue, that day is when privacy community might start to see its golden days. Until then, it is just all this breadcrumbs and scraps thrown to the dogs regularly, achieving nothing more than feelgood placebo effect. Too many people here love to suck the cock of Apple/Google/Brave/GrapheneOS and all these anti-privacy cultist monoliths.

Can you elaborate on how Huawei makes sense? Or did you fall for US government propaganda? Have they provided any hard evidence in 5-6 years?

Web browser based tools that should be native is detrimental to performance and privacy of your projects.

whatever, i dont care. i can just make new accounts when i get banned.

Ban evasion will be dealt with strictly. Stop this weird behaviour. This is not Reddit.

Pretty much, you understood. This is the kinds of justification I have for fancy custom ROMs like GrapheneOS being the equivalent of snake oil. Some bad actors try to twist it as me being malicious, even though I am just telling the facts about how things really are. They do not make life easier, they do not make privacy easy to attain, they make it harder or impossible to use everyday apps, and they forbid you to question their product or motives. FUCK THAT NOISE.

For work you should anyway demand a separate phone from company, or company budget for separate phone. Never run company spyware on your own phone. Tell them you will buy the absolute dirt cheap phone for work purposes, and will not be usable outside of work hours.

It originated in kdrag0n’s Proton AOSP custom ROM. GrapheneOS just took it and rebranded it as their own invention, like Apple does.

Sandboxed Play Services merely restricts app permissions of Google Play related packages using AppOps mechanism, and probably restricts their networking a little bit. All this can be achieved on any Android phone without rooting or unlocking via ADB/Shizuku and a firewall.

Does GrapheneOS result in a loss of work profile? That is a massive disadvantage to compartmentalisation of apps. Thanks for letting me know.

You do not need the “sandbox” since you can control Google packages permissions using AppOps mechanism. It is the gist of kdrag0n’s Sandboxed Play Services. You can manipulate any Android package in any way you want using a privileged AppOps permission controller and firewall with HOSTS or custom domain blocking.

If it ever saved anyone and Micay so much as got the slightest whiff of it, he would be shouting about it at the top of his lungs with his social media army crooks. His minions already peddle the nonsense that Snowden endorses it, even though Snowden was never a security expert who can vet tools professionally. He was a NSA contractor and a whistleblower.

There are plenty people with that graphene logo doing this work. This is how they identify each other with. How do I know? ryan97 was a spy sent by GOS to my privatelife Matrix room who siphoned all the chats for a whole year. It is not necessary that Micay himself is omnipresent everywhere. He has his social media army to do this stuff.

There are far more people with a crippled or lacking sarcasm meter on internet. My guess is you belong to this category.

Funny because this user’s history is all comments promoting GrapheneOS via links and praise. Blocking me is not a W. I will not block this chap and keep an eye on his endorsement.

True, we should make rapists the head of women protection police squads, and thieves the head of banks.

Edit: TIL internet users on Lemmy are dumb enough to not detect sarcasm

DDG’s former owner ran a data collection business. Make what you want out of it.

I do not directly use Lemmy world or those instances. Their contents federate with Lemmy.ml instance.

Moreover, only 22% of internet is behind Cloudflare. You missed the part where I said I refuse to use a Cloudflare service where there is no throwaway account possibilities or no privacy/anonymity repercussions. That is most of Cloudflare sites. I have encountered probably 20ish CF sites in my life according to my criteria where I had to avoid using them.

TheAnonymouseJoker is a clown (imo, no harassment or anything) Talked with them on the subject of privacy emails and they recommended services that store mail unencrypted and logs your ip address and stuff


Anyone with a brain will openly tell you that Riseup and Disroot are far superior email providers than ProtonMail. Your beliefs are utterly stupid regarding how emails work and how good or bad email providers are. Just letting everyone know you claimed ProtonMail is better than Disroot.

Ask the experts and activists who use these things, instead of being an armchair judge.

There was no verification. It was propaganda created by USA’s Bloomberg as part of its annually funded agenda to defame China.

Yes I like China because they are a morally great country, do good for their citizens, help keep PPP high for most people on earth, and do not bomb or genocide whoever they like. They also hang to death corrupt rich people, drug traffickers and sex traffickers.

Supermicrochip conspiracy had zero validity in any shape, size or form.

The removed comment is always shared with reason in modlog, for which content is removed. You can go check this yourself. I do not know why you insist otherwise.

I was observing this issue personally, as I prefer Proton to Gmail/Outlook duopoly. A sigh of relief.

Firefox 115 can silently remotely disable my extension on any site [Jeff Johnson’s blog]
I stan Firefox but I am scared about this to the point not much discussion exists on this.

Please report bad behaviours in accordance with Lemmy rules and Code Of Conduct! Here to cushion the
Lemmy is not going to be Reddit. It will not inherit the reactionary behaviours. Ensure civillity and disengage if uncomfortable. Have a good time!

Energized GitHub has been unmaintained since few months, and is showing 404 error on HOSTS files. He
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/830873 > The HOSTS ruleset has been not maintained for a while, and that is not very helpful. This is a copy of Energized Ultimate from April 2022 that I am still using just fine. https://www21.zippyshare.com/v/qRxZ0lp9/file.html > > The various lists that Energized project used in combination can still be referenced. https://i.imgur.com/yZRDVAl.jpg > > I think **1Hosts PRO** is a good replacement, but try Lite or Pro whichever you prefer. https://github.com/badmojr/1Hosts You may try combining other HOSTS lists with this if you want to, and are technically adept enough. > > Another good option is **AdAway**, but you might need to combine other lists with it to have competent blocking compared to Energized. > > You also need to reference, download and merge spam and phishing lists manually if you want extra protection, unless you want to rely solely on DNS providers. I prefer having both HOSTS ruleset systemwide and a DNS provider, then whatever network firewalling/tunnelling is needed.

[X-post] [WRITEUP] Criticism of r/privacy, r/PrivacyGuides and GrapheneOS communities, moderators an
The purpose is only for this to reach more audiences. I have documented this over many years.

r/PrivacyGuides restored citation-less slander post as facts, and GrapheneOS community sockpuppet th
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/143981 > Mod statement: https://np.reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/hs1dxux?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/LahmNkO.jpg > > dng99/dngray has branded a citation-less slander post as facts. These are the "community standards" of r/PrivacyGuides. Always remember this. > > u/trai_dep, the record stands corrected once again > > Moreover, my theory about GrapheneOS community using sockpuppets is true, as confirmed by... > > https://np.reddit.com/r/fdroid/comments/rxtc14/came_across_this_thoughts/hs1o6no?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/JX6uTpx.jpg > > Tommy_Tran = B0risGrishenko (OP of slander post). Thanks for confirming my GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory.

r/PrivacyGuides is allowing a personally targeting post with my name in post title currently, slande
https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/ This is one of key GrapheneOS community members doing it, and r/PrivacyGuides has the same moderation team as r/privacytoolsio before, and the main moderator of r/privacy is also same. Has anyone seen this kind of behaviour in overall privacy community? Edit: https://ghostarchive.org/archive/ttkkU reddit post archived

100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 4.0
https://lemmy.ml/post/128667 Crosspost but the guide body is so long, I had to break it into 5 parts.

[TINY GUIDE] How to stay safe from Pegasus and most social engineering malware these days
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/74540 > Hello! I think it is a nice time to re-mention some 101 tips of IT security for folks here, that I also practice. Pegasus malware investigation will be big news for a good while, so the more awareness it helps spread, the better. > > # RULE 1 > > DO NOT CLICK ON RANDOM SMS AND EMAIL LINKS. Please, do not do this, ever. Just do not do it. Do not do it. Do not do it. Do not do it. > > Yes, that is how many times I repeated that line. That is how important this rule is. > > Also, do not download random email attachments. > > Phishing is such a common tactic that one would think this problem has been solved by now, but it has not. > > # RULE 2 > > Keep OFF auto download of photos, videos, documents and so on on WhatsApp, Signal and such apps. > > Drive by downloads being self executable surprise bombs is not a new thing. Basically, this rule is similar to keeping off AutoPlay for external USB sticks on Windows computers. > > # RULE 3 > > Avoid using popular software too much. > > I get it, this is a hard rule to workaround considering how much we need to use WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and so on, so it is a lot better to compartmentalise your activities among multiple messengers. > > Pegasus and a lot of specialised malware uses zero-days to be able to design zero click deployment tricks, which is what these government surveillance tools are good at reserving. They use their millions of dollars of funding and R&D properly, so you have to be careful. > > As an example, try to keep WhatsApp internet turned off most of the times via NetGuard, and turn it on only when needed, a good method I have earlier suggested as well in my smartphone hardening guide. > > # CONCLUSION > > Those were some thoughts on the top of my head, before I go to sleep. Stay safe against surveillance! And feel free to ask whatever you want to!

[Belarus, Russia] How ProtonMail Lost the Public Trust it Needs to do Business [Moon Of Alabama]
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/67987 > A fellow sent this to me, providing proof of how ProtonMail is vulnerable to state actors and for any activism or non-regular activities.

[PDF] Apple Transparency Report: Government and private party requests [Apple]
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/60334 > Summary > > Out of 170K device requests, USA made ~56% (82% complied), Germany made ~11% (81% complied), China made ~8% (94% complied), Brazil made ~5% (85% complied) and Japan, South Korea, Hungary and Sweden made ~2% (~84% average complied). > > Total compliance rate is 80% according to Apple. > > For 85% of 31K iCloud accounts, user data was provided by Apple upon requests. 58% of these came from USA.

Comment section for 100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 3.0 (for normal people) ft. some a
Guide: https://lemmy.ml/post/54596 I locked that post due to Lemmy limitations for post word limit, and commenting on post would have spoiled the rest of guide put in comments as a hack.

Check if your email leaked https://cybernews.com/personal-data-leak-check/

Apple is an anti privacy company, but these nutrition label things are nice for marketing. Worth a look.

[WRITEUP] Dissecting MASSIVE WhatsApp privacy policy change w.e.f February 8, 2021, explanations and
If teddit does not work, use Libreddit. Post direct link: https://old.reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/krr7gf/writeup_dissecting_massive_whatsapp_privacy/

[2020 SPECIAL] The good, the bad and the ugly - My outlook on the privacy community (My r/privateli
Shared Teddit URL, if Teddit does not work then use this old Reddit URL: https://reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/k7vngo/2020_special_the_good_the_bad_and_the_ugly_my/ Lemmy has a 5000 letter limit, and my writeup is 11000 letters, hence the direct linking.