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Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian

The Guardian confirms what we have known (but happily ignored) all the way: If you have a commercial app, it will be under surbeillance, except if their creators have made sure they do not have the technical ability (and then, well, it’s up to Apple, Google or whoever else to grant the agents access):   “…After reviewing Whisper’s back-end tools and speaking extensively with the company’s executives, the Guardian has also established that: User data, including Whisper postings that users believe they have deleted, is collated in a searchable database.… Read more Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian

How Europe can avoid to be living in a reality distortion field of ‘security’.

It is fairly surprising, what lately surfaces as being published from the distortion field around telecommunication infrastructure,  some three letter agencies and the German government. Golf-ball shaped architectural elements rais suspicion, “small cylindric white objects” have been seen removed from the neutral grounds of amicable allies’s embassies in Berlin lately, and the rules of conduct for the DoD stemming from 2005 are updated already for the members of that part of the administration in Germany. The grounds and reasons for current actions given to the general public are at least… Read more How Europe can avoid to be living in a reality distortion field of ‘security’.

Email and its discontents – leap.se offers safety on user- and provider level

It is not so easy to find ones way in the post-Snowden times. A myriad of thoughts, some well thought through, some less are surfacing giving the user mostly security theater (© Bruce Schneier, I would say) and some half cooked good ideas. Now here is something, that is still in-between, but could develop into something useful, if done right. If a service provider is lavabitten to hand over their data, it is very hard to say “nay”!  Therefore, all the approaches that leave mail bits and pieces freely accessible… Read more Email and its discontents – leap.se offers safety on user- and provider level