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Skiff Mail is shutting down
Ep. 08

Skiff Mail is shutting down

Welcome to This Week in Privacy Episode 8. This show is hosted by Privacy Guides team member Jonah Aragon and published by Privacy Guides, a non-profit which researches and shares privacy-related information, and facilitates a community on our forum and Matrix where people can ask questions and get advice about staying private online and preserving their digital rights. Privacy Guides Updates Unfortunately, Skiff Mail was removed from Privacy Guides’s email provider recommendations earlier today, following their announcement that they are being acquired by Notion and shutting down their platform in 6 months. If you currently use Skiff Mail for your email mailbox or aliasing service, you should switch to another provider such as Proton or Mailbox.org as soon as possible. Obviously, this was not the expectation for Skiff Mail when we added them to the website last year. Further reading: https://discuss.privacyguides.net/t/remove-skiff/16228/52 https://discuss.privacyguides.net/t/avoiding-the-next-skiff-criteria-to-ban-vc-backed-projects/16722?u=jonah This Week’s Stories https://discuss.privacyguides.net/t/mozilla-releases-mozilla-monitor-plus/16665 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/protests-face-mask-coverings-flares-law-b2492373.html https://9to5mac.com/2024/02/08/ios-17-4-web-app-eu/ https://www.wired.com/story/london-underground-ai-surveillance-documents/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/06/us-immigration-bill-mexico-border-surveillance-privacy https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/canada-to-ban-the-flipper-zero-to-stop-surge-in-car-thefts/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fake-lastpass-password-manager-spotted-on-apples-app-store/ https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/02/critical-vulnerability-affecting-most-linux-distros-allows-for-bootkits/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/no-3-million-electric-toothbrushes-were-not-used-in-a-ddos-attack/ https://fedoramagazine.org/introducing-fedora-atomic-desktops/ https://discuss.privacyguides.net/t/mitchell-baker-steps-down-as-ceo-of-mozilla-corporation/16749?u=jonah

Australian Traffic Drones, Edge Stealing Tabs, & More!
Ep. 07

Australian Traffic Drones, Edge Stealing Tabs, & More!

Welcome to This Week in Privacy Episode 7. This show is hosted by Privacy Guides team member Jonah Aragon and published by Privacy Guides, a non-profit which researches and shares privacy-related information, and facilitates a community on our forum and Matrix where people can ask questions and get advice about staying private online and preserving their digital rights. This Week’s Stories https://github.com/privacyguides/privacyguides.org/releases/tag/v3.20 https://www.theverge.com/24054329/microsoft-edge-automatic-chrome-import-data-feature https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-68128177 https://github.com/zedeus/nitter/issues/983#issuecomment-1913362376 https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-68128396 https://www.fastcompany.com/91018129/body-cameras-healthcare-retail-workers https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/porn-site-age-verification-proposed-bill-1.7060841 https://twitter.com/10NewsFirstSyd/status/1754034431654858878?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1754034431654858878%7Ctwgr%5Ed2be6f082d6c9813e31d31683a5324d24b7b27c9%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.privacyguides.org%2F2024%2F02%2F04%2Fthis-week-in-privacy-7%2F https://blog.cloudflare.com/thanksgiving-2023-security-incident/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonMail/comments/1affp2z/the_proton_mail_desktop_apps_for_windows_and/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPynqBY1Fe8

The police are using fake AI faces to identify suspects, Mozilla is angry, & More!
Ep. 06

The police are using fake AI faces to identify suspects, Mozilla is angry, & More!

Welcome to Episode 6 of This Week in Privacy Live. This show is hosted by Privacy Guides team member Jonah Aragon and published by Privacy Guides, a non-profit which researches and shares privacy-related information, and facilitates a community on our forum and Matrix where people can ask questions and get advice about staying private online and preserving their digital rights. Privacy Guides Updates You can now follow this show via your favorite Fediverse client at @[email protected] Privacy News Mozilla Platform Tilt: https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2024/01/19/platform-tilt WIRED: Cops Used DNA to Predict a Suspect’s Face—and Tried to Run Facial Recognition on It https://www.wired.com/story/parabon-nanolabs-dna-face-models-police-facial-recognition Gizmodo: iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send You Notifications, Researchers Find https://gizmodo.com/iphone-apps-can-harvest-data-from-notifications-1851194537 CNN: Amazon’s Ring to shutter video-sharing program popular with police https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/24/tech/amazons-ring-video-sharing-with-police/index.html 404 Media: These Are the Notorious NSA Furby Documents Showing Spy Agency Freaking Out https://www.404media.co/these-are-the-notorious-nsa-furby-documents-showing-spy-agency-freaking-out-about-childrens-toy/ Ars Technica: NSA finally admits to spying on Americans by purchasing sensitive data https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/01/nsa-finally-admits-to-spying-on-americans-by-purchasing-sensitive-data/ Security News Microsoft Actions Following Attack by Nation State Actor Midnight Blizzard https://msrc.microsoft.com/blog/2024/01/microsoft-actions-following-attack-by-nation-state-actor-midnight-blizzard/ Community News Ars Technica: OpenWrt, now 20 years old, is crafting its own future-proof reference hardware https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/openwrt-now-20-years-old-is-crafting-its-own-future-proof-reference-hardware/ Jonah Aragon: Apple is Incredibly Salty About the Digital Markets Act https://www.jonaharagon.com/posts/apple-is-incredibly-salty-about-the-digital-markets-act/