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Tag: privacy

Penetration Testers’ Guide to Windows 10 Privacy & Security

Andrew Douma, a vendor-neutral consultant, writes in Penetration Testers’ Guide to Windows 10 Privacy & Security:

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WhatsApp prepares to share user info with Facebook – Time to switch

Android Authority reports: It was likely only a matter of time before Facebook and WhatsApp became more intertwined after the social media giant purchased the messaging service back in 2014. Now the first clues that closer integration is looming have appeared, as users have managed to find some new options tucked away in the latest beta build.

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OpenPGP Best Practices

Let’s continue on the PGP (GnuPG, OpenPGP) and email security/privacy topics. Riseup put together an OpenPGP Best Practises guide.

SMTP over Hidden Services with postfix

Into.the.Void. writes:
“This post is about sending SMTP traffic between two servers on the Internet over Tor, that is without someone being able to easily see who is sending what to whom. IMHO, it can be helpful in some situations to certain groups of people.”

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OpenPGP.js – OpenPGP JavaScript Implementation

OpenPGP.js, the OpenPGP JavaScript Implementation deserves some attention! 🙂

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“Zo versleutel je je e-mail met PGP”

Dutch tech-news site NUtech.nl wrote an extensive article on how to use PGP to encrypt your email. The article is somewhat comparable with my article “Encrypt email with PGP/GnuPG” but dives deeper into the matter. In Dutch: Zo versleutel je je e-mail met PGP.

Tortilla: Anonymize everything through Tor

Protect your privacy, reduce your online footprint with Tor. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Now there is Tortilla to route all TCP/IP and DNS traffic through Tor.

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Encrypt email with PGP – GnuPG

How to encrypt email with PGP (GnuPG) to protect and secure your online privacy. The last few weeks a lot is said about government privacy infringement programs like the NSA’s program Prism and UK GCHQ’s Tempora… Did you know you can easily protect your privacy, identity and your data transmissions by encryption?

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