Items tagged with: network
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19831385
Posted by workrockin (karma: 99)
Post stats: Points: 114 - Comments: 18 - 2019-05-05T05:50:26Z
#HackerNews #2018 #network #offloading #openwrt #pdf
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19793750
Posted by marcc (karma: 508)
Post stats: Points: 148 - Comments: 48 - 2019-05-01T01:31:42Z
#HackerNews #citrixs #for #hackers #internal #months #network #six #undetected #went
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19782760
Posted by camtarn (karma: 4837)
Post stats: Points: 132 - Comments: 24 - 2019-04-29T21:26:00Z
#HackerNews #2018 #compressed-air #network #paris #power #the
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Είπα να δώσω πρόσφατα μια ευκαιρία στο ελεύθερο κοινωνικό δίκτυο Mastodon και οφείλω να πω ότι εντυπωσιάστηκα.
Οπότε, μπορείτε να με βρείτε πλέον κι εκεί, όσοι θέλετε! ;)
#mastodon #toot #twitter #tweet #alternative #social #network #freedom #libretooth #libreops #federation #fediverse #greece
From January 2019...
A veteran national security journalist with NBC News and MSNBC blasted the networks in a Monday email for becoming captive and subservient to the national security state, reflexively pro-war in the name of stopping President Donald Trump, and now the prime propaganda instrument of the War Machine’s promotion of militarism and imperialism. As a result of NBC/MSNBC’s all-consuming militarism, he said, “the national security establishment not only hasn’t missed a beat but indeed has gained dangerous strength” and “is ever more autonomous and practically impervious to criticism.”#NBC #MSNBC #journalist #Arkin quit #pro-war #news #network #shadow #government
The NBC/MSNBC reporter, William Arkin, is a longtime prominent war and military reporter, perhaps best known for his groundbreaking, three-part Washington Post series in 2010, co-reported with two-time Pulitzer winner Dana Priest, on how sprawling, unaccountable, and omnipotent the national security state has become in the post-9/11 era. When that three-part investigative series, titled “Top Secret America,” was published, I hailed it as one of the most important pieces of reporting of the war on terror, because while “we chirp endlessly about the Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, the Democrats and Republicans, this is the Real U.S. Government: functioning in total darkness, beyond elections and parties, so secret, vast and powerful that it evades the control or knowledge of any one person or even any organization.”
Новости из мира успешных проприетарных дистрибутивов Linux:
Just found an issue in Redhat/CentOS which according to RedHat security team is not an issue. I don't know, sounds weird to me.Также хотелось бы напомнить, что разработчиком модуля SELinux была именно корпорация RedHat. Похоже, безопасность доступа для АНБ является их специализацией.
If, for whatever reason, a user is able to write an ifcf- script to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or it can adjust an existing one, then your system in pwned.
Только что обнаружена проблема в Redhat/CentOS, которая, по мнению команды безопасности RedHat, не является проблемой. Я не знаю, звучит странно для меня.
Если по какой-либо причине пользователь может написать сценарий ifcf- в /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts или может изменить существующий, тогда ваша система уже не совсем ваша.
I would also like to remind that the developer of the SELinux module was RedHat Corporation. It seems that access security for the NSA is their specialty.
#capitalism #ibm #infosec #network #opensource #property #software #technology
Serious flaws leave WPA3 vulnerable to hacks that steal Wi-Fi passwords
#privacy #security #surveillance #wifi #wpa3 #network #networks #vuln #vulns #vulnerability #vulnerabilities
How to View Shared Files and Folders in Windows 10 - Make Tech Easier
Windows 10 has a useful feature where it’s possible to share files and folders with other users of the local network. The problem occurs when you have shared too many files and folders in the past and have lost count of which files were shared. Below we will show you how to easily share files with others and how to view your previously shared files and folders in Windows 10.#computing #windows #network
Neural networks of neural networks
Article word count: 1982
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19479409
Posted by curtis (karma: 23413)
Post stats: Points: 151 - Comments: 47 - 2019-03-24T23:46:33Z
#HackerNews #cortex #network #networks #neural #the
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Credit: brentsview under CC BY-NC 2.0
Brains receive input from the outside world, their neurons do something to that input, and create an output. That output may be a thought (I want curry for dinner); it may be an action (make curry); it may be a change in mood (yay curry!). Whatever the output, that “something” is a transformation of some form of input (a menu) to output (“chicken dansak, please”). And if we think of a brain as a device that transforms inputs to outputs then, inexorably, the computer becomes our analogy of choice.
For some this analogy is merely a useful rhetorical device; for others it is a serious idea. But the brain isn’t a computer. Each neuron is a computer. Your cortex contains 17 billion computers.
OK, what? Look at this:
A pyramidal cell — squashed into two dimensions. The black blob in the middle is the neuron’s body; the rest of the wires are its dendrites. Credit: Alain Dexteshe / http://cns.iaf.cnrs-gif.fr/alain_geometries.html
This is a picture of a pyramidal cell, the neuron that makes up most of your cortex. The blob in the centre is the neuron’s body; the wires stretching and branching above and below are the dendrites, the twisting cables that gather the inputs from other neurons near and far. Those inputs fall all across the dendrites, some right up close to the body, some far out on the tips. Where they fall matters.
But you wouldn’t think it. When talking about how neurons work, we usually end up with the sum-up-inputs-and-spit-out-spike idea. In this idea, the dendrites are just a device to collect inputs. Activating each input alone makes a small change to the neuron’s voltage. Sum up enough of these small changes, from all across the dendrites, and the neuron will spit out a spike from its body, down its axon, to go be an input to other neurons.
The sum-up-and-spit-out-spike model of a neuron. If enough inputs arrive at the same time — enough to cross a threshold (grey circle) — the neuron spits out a spike.
It’s a handy mental model for thinking about neurons. It forms the basis for all artificial neural networks. It’s wrong.
Those dendrites are not just bits of wire: they also have their own apparatus for making spikes. If enough inputs are activated in the same small bit of dendrite then the sum of those simultaneous inputs will be bigger than the sum of each input acting alone:
The two coloured blobs are two inputs to a single bit of dendrite. When they are activated on their own, they each create the responses shown, where the grey arrow indicates the activation of that input (response here means “change in voltage”). When activated together, the response is larger (solid line) than the sum of their individual responses (dotted line).
The relationship between the number of active inputs and the size of the response in a little bit of dendrite looks like this:
Size of the response in a single branch of a dendrite to increasing numbers of active inputs. The local “spike” is the jump from almost no response to a large response.
There’s the local spike: the sudden jump from almost no response to a few inputs, to a big response with just one more input. A bit of dendrite is “supralinear”: within a dendrite, 2+2=6.
We’ve known about these local spikes in bits of dendrite for many years. We’ve seen these local spikes in neurons within slices of brain. We’ve seen them in the brains of anaesthetised animals having their paws tickled (yes, unconscious brains still feel stuff; they just don’t bother to tell anyone). We’ve very recently seen them in the dendrites of neurons in animals that were moving about (yeah, Moore and friends recorded the activity in something a few micrometres across from the brain of a mouse that was moving about; crazy, huh?). A pyramidal neuron’s dendrites can make “spikes”.
So they exist: but why does this local spike change the way we think about the brain as a computer? Because the dendrites of a pyramidal neuron contain many separate branches. And each can sum-up-and-spit-out-a-spike. Which means that each branch of a dendrite acts like a little nonlinear output device, summing up and outputting a local spike if that branch gets enough inputs at roughly the same time:
Deja vu. A single dendritic branch acts as a little device for summing up inputs and giving an output if enough inputs were active at the same time. And the transformation from input to output (the grey circle) is just the graph we’ve already seen above, which gives the size of the response from the number of inputs.
Wait. Wasn’t that our model of a neuron? Yes it was. Now if we replace each little branch of dendrite with one of our little “neuron” devices, then a pyramidal neuron looks something like this:
Left: A single neuron has many dendritic branches (above and below its body). Right: so it is a collection of non-linear summation devices (yellow boxes, and nonlinear outputs), that all output to the body of the neuron (grey box), where they are summed together. Look familiar?
Yes, each pyramidal neuron is a two layer neural network. All by itself.
Beautiful work by Poirazi and Mel back in 2003 showed this explicitly. They built a complex computer model of a single neuron, simulating each little bit of dendrite, the local spikes within them, and how they sweep down to the body. They then directly compared the output of the neuron to the output of a two-layer neural network: and they were the same.
The extraordinary implication of these local spikes is that each neuron is a computer. By itself the neuron can compute a huge range of so-called nonlinear functions. Functions that a neuron which just sums-up-and-spits-out-a-spike cannot ever compute. For example, with four inputs (Blue, Sea, Yellow, and Sun) and two branches acting as little non-linear devices, we can set up a pyramidal neuron to compute the “feature-binding” function: we can ask it to respond to Blue and Sea together, or respond to Yellow and Sun together, but not to respond otherwise — not even to Blue and Sun together or Yellow and Sea together. Of course, neurons receive many more than four inputs, and have many more than two branches: so the range of logical functions they could compute is astronomical.
More recently, Romain Caze and friends (I am one of those friends) have shown that a single neuron can compute an amazing range of functions even if it cannot make a local, dendritic spike. Because dendrites are naturally not linear: in their normal state they actually sum up inputs to total less than the individual values. They are sub-linear. For them 2+2 = 3.5. And having many dendritic branches with sub-linear summation also lets the neuron act as two-layer neural network. A two-layer neural network that can compute a different set of non-linear functions to those computed by neurons with supra-linear dendrites. And pretty much every neuron in the brain has dendrites. So almost all neurons could, in principle, be a two-layer neural network.
The other amazing implication of the local spike is that neurons know a hell of a lot more about the world than they tell us — or other neurons, for that matter.
Not long ago, I asked a simple question: How does the brain compartmentalise information? When we look at the wiring between neurons in the brain, we can trace a path from any neuron to any other. How then does information apparently available in one part of the brain (say, the smell of curry) not appear in all other parts of the brain (like the visual cortex)?
There are two opposing answers to that. The first is, in some cases, the brain is not compartmentalised: information does pop up in weird places, like sound in brain regions dealing with place. But the other answer is: the brain is compartmentalised — by dendrites.
As we just saw, the local spike is a non-linear event: it is bigger than the sum of its inputs. And the neuron’s body basically can’t detect anything that is not a local spike. Which means that it ignores most of its individual inputs: the bit which spits out the spike to the rest of the brain is isolated from much of the information the neuron receives. The neuron only responds when a lot of the inputs are active together in time and in space (on the same bit of dendrite).
If this was true, then we should see that dendrites respond to things that the neuron does not respond to. We see exactly this. In visual cortex, we know that many neurons respond only to things in the world moving at a certain angle (like most, but by no means all of us, they have a preferred orientation). Some neurons fire their spikes to things at 60 degrees; some at 90 degrees; some at 120 degrees. But when we record what their dendrites respond to, we see responses to every angle. The dendrites know a hell of a lot more about how objects in the world are arranged than the neuron’s body does.
They also look at a hell of a lot more of the world. Neurons in visual cortex only respond to things in a particular position in the world — one neuron may respond to things in the top left of your vision; another to things in the bottom right. Very recently Sonia Hofer and her team showed that while the spikes from neurons only happen in response to objects appearing in one particular position, their dendrites respond to many different positions in the world, often far from the neuron’s apparent preferred position. So the neurons respond only to a small fraction of the information they receive, with the rest tucked away in their dendrites.
Why does all this matter? It means that each neuron could radically change its function by changes to just a few of its inputs. A few get weaker, and suddenly a whole branch of dendrite goes silent: the neuron that was previously happy to see cats, for that branch liked cats, no longer responds when your cat walks over your bloody keyboard as you are working — and you are a much calmer, more together person as a result. A few inputs get stronger, and suddenly a whole branch starts responding: a neuron that previously did not care for the taste of olives now responds joyously to a mouthful of ripe green olive — in my experience, this neuron only comes online in your early twenties. If all inputs were summed together, than changing a neuron’s function would mean having the new inputs laboriously fight each and every other input for attention; but have each bit of dendrite act independently, and new computations become a doddle.
It means the brain can do many computations beyond treating each neuron as a machine for summing up inputs and spitting out a spike. Yet that’s the basis for all the units that make up an artificial neural network. It suggests that deep learning and its AI brethren have but glimpsed the computational power of an actual brain.
Your cortex contains 17 billion neurons. To understand what they do, we often make analogies with computers. Some use these analogies as cornerstones of their arguments. Some consider them to be deeply misguided. Our analogies often look to artificial neural networks: for neural networks compute, and they are made of up neuron-like things; and so, therefore, should brains compute. But if we think the brain is a computer, because it is like a neural network, then now we must admit that individual neurons are computers too. All 17 billion of them in your cortex; perhaps all 86 billion in your brain.
And so it means your cortex is not a neural network. Your cortex is a neural network of neural networks.
With thanks to Romain Caze for suggestions
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NetworkManager-1.16: Add support for WireGuard VPN tunnels and Wi-Fi Direct connections (Wi-Fi P2P).
============================================= NetworkManager-1.16 Overview of changes since NetworkManager-1.14 ============================================= This is a new stable release of NetworkManager. Notable changes include: * Check connectivity per address family. * Support "main.systemd-resolved" to let NetworkManager configure DNS settings in systemd-resolved without making it the main DNS plugin of NetworkManager. * Write "/var/run/NetworkManager/no-stub-resolv.conf" with original nameservers. That is useful with caching DNS plugins like "systemd-resolved" or "dnsmasq" where "/var/run/NetworkManager/resolv.conf" refers to localhost. * Change default "ipv4.dhcp-client-id" setting for the internal DHCP plugin from "duid" to "mac". This is a change in behavior on upgrade when using the internal DHCP plugin (unless the default is overwritten in "NetworkManager.conf" or specified per connection profile). * Improve handling of DHCP router options with internal DHCP plugin. For one, accept multiple routers and add a default-route to each. On D-Bus expose the original DNS and NTP servers without cleaning up local nameservers. * Allow binding a connections lifetime to the DBus client that activated it. * Add support for establishing Wi-Fi Direct connections (Wi-Fi P2P). * Add support for WireGuard VPN tunnels to NetworkManager. D-Bus API and libnm support all options. nmcli supports creating and managing WireGuard profiles, with the exception of configuring and showing peers. * Add initrd generator to be used by dracut and use it as new way of handling iBFT. * Deprecated "plugins.monitor-connection-files" setting in NetworkManager.conf. This option will have no effect in future versions. * Add AP and Ad-hoc support for iwd Wi-Fi backend. * Warn about invalid settings in "NetworkManager.conf". * Support announcing "ANDROID_METERED" DHCP option for shared mode. * Support SAE authentication as used for 802.11s Meshing and WPA3-Personal. * NetworkManager is no longer installed as D-Bus activatable service. * Mark docker bridges as unmanaged via udev rule. * Add new PolicyKit permission "org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.scan" for controlling Wi-Fi scanning.
Fedora [module & tools]
# dnf copr enable jdoss/wireguard # dnf install wireguard-dkms wireguard-tools
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS [module & tools]
# curl -Lo /etc/yum.repos.d/wireguard.repo [url=https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/jdoss/wireguard/repo/epel-7/jdoss-wireguard-epel-7.repo]https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/jdoss/wireguard/repo/epel-7/jdoss-wireguard-epel-7.repo[/url] # yum install epel-release # yum install wireguard-dkms wireguard-tools
WireGuard in NetworkManager
NetworkManager 1.16 got native support for WireGuard VPN tunnels (NEWS). WireGuard is a novel VPN tunnel protocol and implementation that spawned a lot of interest. Here I will not explain how WireGuard itself works. You can find very good documentation and introduction at wireguard.com.MORE at Gnome.org (config examples, settings, etc.):
- Side by Side Video
- Command-line Interface
- Key Generation
- NAT and Firewall Traversal Persistence
- Demo Server
A free crowdsourced mobile network.
Article word count: 23
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19437963
Posted by 4d66ba06 (karma: 108)
Post stats: Points: 173 - Comments: 74 - 2019-03-20T01:17:49Z
#HackerNews #distributed #network #smartphone #volk
Volk One is a smartphone that doesnʼt need carriers. The Volk Fi network is secure, censorship resistant, and available to everyone.
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I like to play around at #hackthebox which work via a openvpn-connection. Before a year or so, i was able to access it over my 4G/LTE with IPv4. Now, it seems they've upgraded theyr connection to IPv6, as they write it's needed.
So far so good, i have 2 SSH-connections as servers provide IPv6, i still have a v4 only at home - my idea was now to do a ssh-tunnel (by add -D portNr) and send #openvpn over the server with v6.
socks-proxy 127.0.0.1 12345
is what i've added to the config-file. Also, i tried tsocks..
The result is a infinite connection-reset.
Are there other #htb users may stuck on the same issue? I would like try to #pwn some more 😀
Or are there good similiar services someone can recommend? I've tried hack.me for a challenge, but htb seemed more authentic/funny to me.
#security #network #pentest #game #problem
Das Zweite Britische Empire (Deutsch)
Beim Untergang des Empires wurde ein weltweites Netz von Offshore-Gebieten geschaffen, um die finanziellen Interessen der City of London zu bewahren. Deren Zweck? Das Verbergen enormen Vermögens hinter obskuren finanziellen Strukturen auf entfernten Inseln. Heute liegt bis zur Hälfte des globalen Offshore-Vermögens in britischen Offshore-Territorien.#Britain #British #Empire #CityOfLondon #London #international #financial #secrecy #tax #haven #offshore #wealth #elite #network #corruption #money #power #politics #crime #abuse #theft #fraud #lies #war #psychology #dysfunction
Wie ist das zustande gekommen? Welchen Einfluss hat die Offshore-Welt heute auf uns alle? Dieser Dokumentarfilm erforscht und ermittelt dies auf eindrückliche Weise.
WARNING: this rabbit hole is deep
The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire, is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power. At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.#Britain #British #Empire #CityOfLondon #London #international #financial #secrecy #tax #haven #offshore #wealth #elite #network #corruption #money #power #politics #crime #abuse #theft #fraud #lies #war #psychology #dysfunction
WARNING: this rabbit hole is deep
The Spider’s Web: Britain's Second Empire, is a documentary film that shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power. At the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.#Brittan #British #Empire #CityOfLondon #London #international #financial #secrecy #tax #haven #offshore #wealth #elite #network #corruption #money #power #politics #crime #abuse #theft #fraud #lies #war #psychology #dysfunction
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19320217
Posted by vzhou842 (karma: 284)
Post stats: Points: 186 - Comments: 48 - 2019-03-06T16:39:56Z
#HackerNews #from #implementing #network #neural #python #scratch
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Which websites featured on the Federation have the worst privacy?
My last post highlighted how ticking the OEmbed box to add a website picture to a post can compromise Federation users if it contains a tracker.
I also mentioned tools, like Disconnect, we could use to detect websites which track their users. In this post I reveal some of the most popular reference websites on the Federation with low privacy and high tracking rates.
I believe Federation users should consider not embedding, or at least warning their readers about the surveillance techniques carried out by these sites.
A Princeton University study identified almost a million websites that track their users. Here are just 5 examples of websites whose stories are commonly quoted on the Federation:
Wired is a popular website referenced on the Federation by many users because it publishes great tech-based stories. But how private is it?
Although it offers an ‘ad-free’ version for subscribers, normal visitors are ruthlessly fleeced for their data.
WIRED has embed deals (agreements to embed tracking codes into their pages for money or gain) with a staggering 171 third parties including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Vogue, GQ, Golf Digest, Bonappetit and Vanity Fair.
Some tracking beacons embedded on WIRED and captured by Ublock Origin
151 of these third parties are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Turn, Add This, Scorecard Research, Adobe, Twitter Analytics, Typekit, Criteo and Quantserve. Aggressive trackers like Google Tag Manager (GTM), Add This and Turn are present here.
Below is a screengrab of the many scripts NoScript has blocked from the WIRED website, the 33 scripts, gifs and beacons blocked by Ublock Origin and a couple by Disconnect.
WIRED sets 25 short-term and 28 long-term cookies itself, while allowing its third party partners (including 69 tracking companies) to set 26 short-term and 133 long-term cookies.
It uses Google Analytics without the anonymization feature enabled, so user details are sent to Google servers.
All WIRED servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules can be ignored.
Websites loading this many scripts/cookies are usually blacklisted by most users, not least because they drain a device’s battery.
WIRED claims that subscribing with them will mean an ad free experience, but I find it hard to believe that a subscription to WIRED will suddenly load a clean page without a single tracker retrieving data. But then I am not a WIRED subscriber. Please comment if you are and have no trackers.
Seen by some as a safe pro-privacy resource celebrating Free and Open Source Software, FOSSPOST lets its users down by digitally fingerprinting their devices and loading 19 trackers into a browser.
FOSSPOST has embed deals with 27 third parties, making its embed renting in the ‘low’ category, including Google, Amazon, Creative Commons and WordPress.
13 of these are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Amazon, Mailerlite, One Signal and the data-hungry caterpillar that is WordPress.
FOSSPOST sets 2 short-term and 2 long-term cookies itself while allowing its third party partners (including 3 tracking companies) to set 4 long-term cookies.
It uses Google Analytics without the anonymization feature so user details are sent to Google servers. All FOSSPOST servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules can be ignored.
Acquired by Yahoo’s parent company, Oath (a company that includes AOL), under the Verizon umbrella, in 2010, this is a popular reference source for researchers and Federation users.
Historically, Yahoo deserves some kudos as they were one of the few big tech companies that objected to sharing their users’ details with the PRISM
The Bush administration threatened them with $250k a day fines until they complied. Verizon bought them in 2017. Yahoo suffered the largest data breach in history in 2018.
The link to this NYT story is not embedded (consider blocking the GTM tracker on the site)
TECHCRUNCH.com fingerprints the user’s device and dumps 2-7 Yahoo trackers in their browser, depending on the page loaded.
TECHCRUNCH.com has embed deals with 27 third parties, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and WordPress.
15 of these are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, WordPress, Atwola, Typekit, AOL and Scorecard Research.
TECHCRUNCH.com sets 4 short-term and 5 long-term cookies itself while allowing its third party partners (including 4 tracking companies) to set 1 short-term and 7 long-term cookies.
It uses Google Analytics but interestingly enables the anonymization feature so some user details are not sent to Google servers.
All servers are based in the US so forget about GDPR privacy rules.
THE REGISTER .co.uk
Although a great resource with well-written and groundbreaking stories, it isn’t as private as I’d hoped.
There is no obvious digital fingerprinting but it seems to have gathered more Google syndication in the last couple of years, (9 of its 16 embed deals are with the Big G). 12 known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Admedo and the Amp Project gather data.
THE REGISTER sets 3 short-term and 4 long-term cookies itself while allowing its third party partners (including 2 tracking companies) to set 7 long-term cookies.
It uses Google Analytics without enabling the anonymization feature so user details are sent to Google servers. Although THE REGISTER’s domain is in the UK, both its data and email servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules could be compromised here, though I am not a lawyer.
The Guardian .com
I’ve been sitting on this for a few years now but it’s about time I blew the whistle.
I first noticed the Guardian newspaper’s website was digitally fingerprinting its users’ devices when they published an article on, um, Canvas Fingerprinting.
That page has been removed since, but they still continued doing it, long before Facebook, though not before Google.
I’ve kept quiet about this surveillance because I admire the paper for its incredible journalism, especially exclusives like the Snowdon revelations, and its general championing of freedom issues across many sectors of society. But the hypocrisy has started to wear me down.
Some tracking items & widgets embedded on Guardian .com and captured by Ublock Origin
The Guardian has embed deals with a privacy-sapping 142 third parties, including Google, Amazon, Bing, Twitter, and, despite being one of its main critics, Facebook. 132 of these third party partners are known tracking or advertising companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Turn, AddThis, Scorecard Research, Blue Kai, Twitter Analytics, Rubicon, Criteo and Quantserve.
Some of the most aggressive trackers like GTM, AddThis and Turn are present here.
The Guardian also sets 3 short-term and 5 long-term cookies itself, while allowing its third party partners (including 51 tracking companies) to set 10 short-term and 131 long-term cookies.
Yes, we NEED the Guardian’s continued existence, but castigating Facebook et al while allowing them to track its users doesn’t sit well with me.
The website uses Google Analytics but at least enables the anonymization feature, so some user details are not sent to Google servers.
Although The Guardian’s data servers are in Germany, their email servers are based in the US so GDPR privacy rules could be compromised here, though, again, I am not a lawyer.
In conclusion, I’ve given just 5 examples of popular sites Federation users quote in their posts.
I am NOT advocating a boycott of these sites but politely suggest we don’t OEmbed them, just feature a hyperlink and give readers the heads-up about these privacy concerns.
Alternatively, look for other sources featuring the same story. It’s also worth highlighting which websites do NOT add a tracker when we OEmbed a story, or have a low level of surveillance. Please promote those guys.
#news #fakenews #journalism #FreePress #PressFreedom #theguardian
#privacy #tracking #trackers #facebook #social #mass-surveillance #gdpr #google #location #user #device #setup #private #secure #internet #tips #tricks #online #os #windows #apple #ios #advertising #ad #revenue #streams #developers #media #data #corporations #telemetry #consent #spyware #surveillancecapitalism #humanrights, #anonymity #cookies #surveillance #browser #proxy #relay #network #www #leaks #fingerprint #activity #activitytrackers #thefederation #pods #federation #fediverse #friendica #mastodon #pleroma #socialhome # #Gnusocial #Funkwhale #Peertube #pixelfed #hubzilla #Diaspora
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19299129
Posted by stevefan1999 (karma: 149)
Post stats: Points: 148 - Comments: 42 - 2019-03-04T06:00:38Z
#HackerNews #apparently #are #chinas #databases #internet #leaked #network #social #surveillance
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Don't think this whole thing is just a flash in the pan, because it's not. I can't sustain the blitz of last weekend's rebel postings. That was the summation of a long term plan and a weeks nights on the GIMP doing the #ArtHarder to produce graphics. Even though the frequency of Rebel postings might slow a little, rest assured this alliance is here to stay and will remain a permanent addition to the diaspora* landscape. Slow and steady is the pace.
As expected, the opposition has been relentless but we are thankful for our many supporters, both overt and covert. You know who you are. ;) I appreciate you all, when things seem dark and I start to feel demoralized, you guys lift me up and give me hope. I am eternally grateful for that. The opposition posts reek of desperation, and their talking points are tired and redundant. Our future is looking bright.
In the near future there are more rebel posts planned. I intend to release a bunch of the badges and flags I've made as CC creative commons, so that the d* community can freely use them. Also I am noticing a lot of the same comments and questions are being repeatedly asked, so I plan on putting together a Rebel Alliance FAQ post.
So stay tuned true believers, there is much more to come.
#Thanks #Appreciation #Gratitude #Perseverance #Network #SocialMedia #Federation #Community #GrassRoots #Public #Pub #Freedom #FC #FreedomClub #Motivational #Hope #NeverGiveUp #NoSurrender #qotd #uncleTed #Inspiration #Gunday #SKS
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19280612
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Post stats: Points: 142 - Comments: 89 - 2019-03-01T13:57:07Z
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