Dann haben die halt meine Daten. Na und‽ by Klaudia Zotzmann-KochKlaudia Zotzmann-Koch (zotzmann-koch.com)
Elende Passwortregeln, unverständliche Pop-Ups, mittendrin die ewig klingelnde WhatsApp-Gruppe und Datenskandale überall. Wer sind "die" überhaupt, die meine Daten haben? Und was heißt das eigentlich?

This seems to be available in English now as well: Easy Ways to Be More Private on the Internet (English eBook) https://www.zotzmann-koch.com/buecher/buch-shop/


r/privacy by starrywisdomofficialstarrywisdomofficial (reddit)
I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are.

I can see this quote on becoming my favourite in no time:

I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are.starrywisdomofficial

Hat tip @Deiru@gensokyo.social

W!zardxx on Twitter (Twitter)
“The number isn't surprising (no #dataprivacy etc.). What does seem interesting here, and less popular, is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which could be manipulated quiet easily (few studies done on the subject recently, raising the interest in this issue). #Automotive https://t.co/6uqzxphXLe”

Love the work of https://github.com/jboone/tpms ott of . Got quite some insight from him.

Decentralised SMTP is for the greater good (poolp.org)
TL;DR: - SMTP is the way computers exchange e-mails - it is a decentralised protocol meaning that ANYONE can run a node and be independant - it is being centralised at companies that have a history of abuse - it is being centralised in a country that has a history of abuse Where did you read this already ? In August, I published a small article titled “You should not run your mail server because mail is hard” which was basically my opinion on why people keep saying it is hard to run a mail server.

This is a good read about SMTP and why it’s a bad idea to roll with the big 5:


We’re currently at a point where it is even difficult to run your own mailserver because small mailservers tend to end up on some blocklist thanks to “bad neighbourhood”. That’d be ips “next” to you. Getting removed again – even for no reason – is a PITA, because there is no unified way of doing so. Happened again and again and while the big 5 won’t bother blocking entire ranges most of the spam bouncing of my own mailserver is indeed from the big mailserves themself. So nowadays I simply stopped caring at all.

My advice for affected people is the same: Use a smaller provider or even run your own. Do not use the mailservices of the big companies. It’s not that hard. Even a consumer NAS can do it.

𝙼𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚊 𝙻𝚎𝚜𝙱𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚕, 𝙴𝚜𝚚. on Twitter (Twitter)
“#Cookies, only sweet in real life. Not so much online. Read and know what is happening when you are online. #netsec #cybersec #privacy #dataprivacy https://t.co/yhEsO5fsQw”

Nice! SameSite default policy changes in browsers will mess up a lot websites.


Today's kids need end-to-end encryption. by Justin Myles HolmesJustin Myles Holmes (NuCypher)
When discussions by or about young children take place in the clear, collected and indexed by Google and Facebook (and worse), we invite devastating attacks against their future ability to live as free thinking adults.

Very murican but his arguments look legit to me:


Hat tip @hypolite@friendica.mrpetovan.com

ENHANCE! ‘Photo-Realistic’ Emojis and Emotes With Progressive Face Super-Resolution by iforcedabot (I Forced a Bot...)
Progressive Face Super-Resolution via Attention to Facial Landmark arxiv.org is a machine learning model trained to reconstruct face images from tiny 16×16 pixel input images, scaling them up …

I guess it’s time to talk about pixelated images any why that may be no longer enough: https://iforcedabot.com/photo-realistic-emojis-and-emotes-with-progressive-face-super-resolution/

Astonishing what this machine can compute from a 16×16 pile of pixels.