We now have a privacy chat room on Matrix!

Same rules as here. If you want mod status there, let me know…


/c/privacy is looking for moderators

greetings everyone, there’s already >3.5k members here, not all of them are active obviously, but there are still a lot of posts on this sub, and even more comments, i can’t really meticulously go through each and every one of them …


How to use tor for something other than browsing?

I think people use Tails or Qubes OS but restarting my pc just to use tor a moment seems like a bother. Is there a simpler way? I want to contribute code to a repository from an account I’ll use only through tor…


CTemplar is shutting down on May 26th 2022

Dear users, …


Why a lot of people don't care about privacy

For poor people (ex lumenproletariat, but incl anyone struggling, which incls some middleclass ‘big spenders’) hard to give a hoot about privacy when like the bottom 2 rungs of maslow’s hierarchy of needs are lacking. …


"sq feature comparison with gpg"

2022, people still use and make new implementations of OpenPGP. In 2015, I was already describing OpenPGP as a horror show for cryptographers. People need to move on! The format is wrong. The implementations are wrong. The mandatory ciphers are outdated. The web of trust is mostly dead since the key…


How to disable ad tracking on your iOS or Android device

To take action: disable your advertising ID, and disable location permissions for apps you don’t trust. There are instructions here: …


Dutch government requires you to use Android or iOS to use digital infrastructure

Dutch digital identity verification system DigiD has announced the phasing out SMS as second factor. That way they require citizens to install a smartphone app in order to use digital services from the government, municipalities, the health sector and others. These applications only work on iOS and…


Chat control: EU Commission presents mass surveillance plan on May 1

Part 2 of chat control is set to arrive as a draft in the EU…


A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.

Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.

In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.

Some Rules

  • Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
  • Don’t promote proprietary software
  • Try to keep things on topic
  • If you have a question, please try searching for previous discussions, maybe it has already been answered
  • Reposts are fine, but should have at least a couple of weeks in between so that the post can reach a new audience
  • Be nice :)

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