Many of our digital rights are impacted by COVID-19. Now more than ever, EFF is dedicated to ensuring that technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all the people of the world. See our collected works to learn more about our efforts. eff.org/issues/covid-19

epilepsy warning, flashing lights 

Flashed an old nexus 5 with a security rom and got this gem on boot up 😎

IMPORTANT: Synapse 1.15.2 is a security release with fixes for two separate problems. Upgrade now and read more at matrix.org/blog/2020/07/02/syn

Tails 4.8 is out: tails.boum.org/news/version_4.

It disables the Unsafe Browser by default, adds a beta feature of the Persistent Storage to save the settings from the Welcome Screen, and more.

Tails 4.8 will ship with an persisting option to disable the so called "Unsafe Browser".

The Unsafe Browser exists to access captive portals.

Unfortunately this is also an attack surface.
To everyone who is using public internet access points is the "Unsafe Browser" an essential tool. Just getting rid of that function would be a decision against those needing Tails probably the most.

Tails will instead minimizing more of the attack surface.

Tails 4.8 is scheduled for 2020-06-30.

Your phone has several vulnerabilities because it supports 2G. But smartphone manufacturers like Google, Apple, and Samsung could solve this problem. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/your

Looking into creating a peertube instance to create some cyber security & hacking themed videos too hot for YouTube. Will be interesting to link it into mastodon and see how far this decentralized technology can push social networking to new places.

The Tor Project is joining voices from around the world to raise concern about the future of OpenTechFund and the internet freedom technology it supports.

Read our full statement:
blog.torproject.org/save-open-

Are you ready for This Week in Matrix? It's demos week, so watch Matrix Live to see the latest work from the core team, plus server news, GSOC progress (x6), clients, SDKs, tools and all the latest news from the ecosystem! #twim matrix.org/blog/2020/06/26/thi

Happy Birthday Alan Turing, the computer scientist and pioneer of cryptography exploitation - he was born on this day in 1912. His historic papers and work are synonymous to many in the computing science fields, Turing was persecuted by the British government for being gay and poisoned himself tragically at the age of 41. No other life has helped shape the world we live in today as beautifully and no one should ever forget the fate men like him suffered at the hands of the UK state.

"Suppose that Romeo and Juliet are avoiding the surveillance of Prince Escalus and communicating using a session-based encryption protocol between their laptops."
(XEP-0334: Message Processing Hints, xmpp.org)

RT @anique_tiferet@twitter.com

Special section of the Data Detox Kit focusing on health misinformation by the fine folks at @Info_Activism@twitter.com datadetoxkit.org/en/wellbeing/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/anique_tiferet/sta

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