From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

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Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#16 by KnallKopf » 25 Apr 2017, 00:26

I do not know, should i thinking this is good or bad ?
It hit the people first the saying "who have nothing to hide, having nothing to fear".
This is the one of the reason why i use tor for many things.
My Internet Profile should look like from a smart guy that are only interessted on technik thinks.

And Smartphone: I have have no Smartphone but Mister Zylinder have one. :wink:

In the other Hand it one more step for privacy loose.
And i know that I can't escape in future, because the links will be stronger and stronger.
Additional it will more and more difficult, in the past it was easy to register for email with wrong names.
But now they want always my telefon number.
In Summer 2017 it will required to show your passport for a praipaid Telefon account.

For a few months ago it was happend that my working mail.de account was deleted without comment.
I guess that the admin to me has not believed that my real name are Peter Pimmel.

If everbody now a good email provider I m thankfull.
In Germany is only freenet.de working without telefon number but they need an additional email account.
And i think SMTP will not work.

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Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#17 by donald » 25 Apr 2017, 04:38

KnallKopf wrote: "who have nothing to hide, having nothing to fear".
Yep, it helps to be a bit dumb if you want a "happy go lucky" life.

People even don't realize that they're getting different prices depending on
whether you login into a shop with a mac or a PC.

Or that they pay different insurance rates, because the seller did know
(because of your payback card) that you bought 5 sixpacks a week.

Or they are not allowed to enter the country
because they have bought a suspicious book at amazon.

and so on....

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Post#18 by Evan » 22 May 2017, 00:48

Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/2 ... me_feature

That should help with Netgear sales.

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Post#19 by Evan » 22 May 2017, 23:16

https://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2017 ... internet/1
The Conservative Party has announced, as part of its manifesto for the upcoming snap election, that it plans to create a new national network to replace the Internet as a means of allowing the government full control over what is said and done online.

It contains a pledge to, effectively, ban the Internet in favour of a Chinese-style walled garden system over which the UK government can exert complete control.
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Post#20 by fulalas » 23 May 2017, 09:14

Man... They're losing their minds! :(

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Post#21 by Rava » 24 May 2017, 20:19

Finally the UK believes in the Vision of the fluffy book called 1984.

...

In case someone did not get it: that was sarcasm. .. :D
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Post#22 by Evan » 28 Jun 2017, 09:20

China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps

Tue Jun 27

http://boingboing.net/2017/06/27/great- ... -apps.html
Starting July 1, the official Android and Apple App stores will no longer allow Chinese users to download the VPN apps that Chinese people rely upon in order to get around the Great Firewall of China, which censors information in China and surveils Chinese peoples' use of the net.

VPNs are banned in China, unless they register with the government and escrow their keys, enabling state surveillance and censorship of VPN users' internet access.

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Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#23 by anajames » 29 Jun 2017, 11:59

Evan wrote:Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/2 ... me_feature

That should help with Netgear sales.

:roll:
Definitely it would.

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Post#24 by anajames » 29 Jun 2017, 12:04

Evan wrote:China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps

Tue Jun 27

http://boingboing.net/2017/06/27/great- ... -apps.html
Starting July 1, the official Android and Apple App stores will no longer allow Chinese users to download the VPN apps that Chinese people rely upon in order to get around the Great Firewall of China, which censors information in China and surveils Chinese peoples' use of the net.

VPNs are banned in China, unless they register with the government and escrow their keys, enabling state surveillance and censorship of VPN users' internet access.
VPN brands surely loosing a big market then if this is implemented.

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Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#25 by anajames » 29 Jun 2017, 12:05

But i guess there would be some hack for it already in place since the news is out.
What do you have to say people about this?

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Post#26 by Rava » 29 Jun 2017, 16:26

^
I presume it is only harder for the people to get the VPN software...
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Post#27 by Evan » 29 Jun 2017, 22:38

Android and Apple App stores
VPNs are banned in China, unless they register with the government and escrow their keys, enabling state surveillance.
I'm guessing the point of the story is not about how people go about getting a VPN but the fact that Android and Apple as a large software supplier operating in China are not complying with Chinese surveillance laws so have been forced to remove software.
Beijing has rejected President Obama's criticism of its plan to make tech companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys if they want to operate in China.

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Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#28 by Evan » 07 Jul 2017, 07:14

Create a user called '0day', get bonus root privs – thanks, Systemd!
It's not a bug, it's a feature

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/0 ... _accounts/

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Post#29 by fulalas » 07 Jul 2017, 11:54

Hahahaha! Man, this is getting really funny. Look at this statement of the main developer.

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Lennart Poettering, one of the lead maintainers of systemd, insisted the software is working as intended and declined to implement changes.

"I don't think there's anything to fix in systemd here," he wrote. 
This is so predictable! So open source :D

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Re: From almost no privacy to private information to be sold

Post#30 by Evan » 07 Jul 2017, 22:07

Is Linux Deepin Spyware?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9eiErGo6u0

Funded by the Chinese Government and people are now also suspicious of Ubuntu Kylin

ubuntu.com/desktop/ubuntu-kylin
Ubuntu Kylin is an official flavour of Ubuntu. It is a free PC operating system created for China and complies with the Chinese government procurement regulations.

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