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* [https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4470916/mike-rogers-view-privacy Older video of Mike Rogers, then-Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, explaining that if you don't know your privacy was violated, it wasn't.] <span style="color:RED">NEW</span>
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* [https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4470916/mike-rogers-view-privacy Older video of Mike Rogers, then-Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, explaining that if you don't know your privacy was violated, it wasn't.]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pulE1baI_mI Soghoian (erstwhile technologist at the ACLU) on the privacy implications of endpoint hacking]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pulE1baI_mI Soghoian (erstwhile technologist at the ACLU) on the privacy implications of endpoint hacking]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8WVo-YLyAg Social media information given at the border accessible via very insecure PSN] -- Video from latest CCC shows the terrible security of airline travel information. In the QA (but the whole video is very interesting) it is said that social media information gathered at the border for travellers to the US on visitor visas is linked to PSNs, which are horribly insecure.
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8WVo-YLyAg Social media information given at the border accessible via very insecure PSN] -- Video from latest CCC shows the terrible security of airline travel information. In the QA (but the whole video is very interesting) it is said that social media information gathered at the border for travellers to the US on visitor visas is linked to PSNs, which are horribly insecure.

Revision as of 02:12, 30 November 2018

This page is an effort to maintain an updated collection of important work on privacy. Recommend stuff from this page? Link to us!

Calendar

Events in this calendar are to privacy-related events. Click an event for more details, and links.

News

Tools help

People often tell me they are unsure about which privacy-enhancing technologies to use, and how to set them up. Here are some suggestions.

operating systems

censorship resistance

anonymous browsing

  • Set up an alias, with associated accounts. This is perfectly legal as long as you don't use it for fraud, as Julia Angwin notes in her article for Consumer Reports.
  • Tor -- I suggest subscribing to the RSS feed of the blog of the Tor project to be sure you stay up to date. The hardened version of Tor has been discontinued; the Tor project recommends moving to the sandboxed version for increased security. As of Tor 8.0, the sandboxed Tor is no longer a separate thing; download the experimental version (>8.0) to get the benefits.
  • Also who uses Tor?

browsers

  • Tor Browser for everyday Use a second installation of the Tor Browser for everyday browsing without connecting to tor. Very actively maintained (better than regular FF); works great. NEW
  • Why not Chrome/Chromium? -- It does have a sandbox, but it is also the most privacy invasive browser (of the major ones). Also Google controls the extensions for it, and they are sometimes unjust.

browser tools

these all work with Tor Browser, Icecat, or (vanilla) Firefox.

  • Random Agent Spoofer (blocks a variety of fingerprinting attacks)
  • RequestPolicy (By Justin Samuel and Beichuan Zhang, of University of Arizona!)
  • NoScript
  • PrivacyBadger (EFF)
  • Self-Destructing Cookies
  • HTTPS Everywhere (EFF)
  • BetterPrivacy (removes LSO's -- supercookies -- which survive normal cleaning of cookie cache)
  • decentraleyes - runs CDN scripts locally, rather than using remote CDNs (which is trackable)
  • Privacy Settings (the plugin) -- Gives quick access to useful privacy settings in the browser, with toggle switches.
  • Update Scanner -- Useful for watching privacy policies for changes (since that is your obligation, as a continuing user of the site. Often such changes are not highlighted; only a new version is posted).

testing for problems

facial recognition

other tools

  • anonymize scanned printouts from printers using tracking dots. From TUD, where lots of useful privacy tools have been created (kudos)
  • Protecting against baseband firmware backdoors, and provider backdoors-- A little outdated, but still full of good stuff. This is a comprehensive approach' for specific tools see below.
  • Silence SMS/MMS. Recommended
  • Noise is just like Signal, but without the hard dependency on Google Play Store. It is therefore better! But Silence is better still...
  • Get an RSS feed reader to keep up to date on privacy-related sites. For example *cough* subscribe to the PrivacyGroup's feed (It's good to use a secure RSS reader. For mobile there is Courier from The Guardian Project).
  • Youtube-dl -- Downloads a variety of streaming formats -- not just for youtube! Can be used with torify (see below) to anonymously view streaming video/audio that otherwise compromises privacy (e.g., flash). Note the version in packages is often not up to date--install the latest with pip to get a version that actually works.
  • Torify -- A SOCKS proxy to the Tor network, and a wrapper to use it, so you can e.g. look up GPG keys, or perform WHOIS queries, anonymously.
  • Get a GPG key
  • installing the latest GPG
  • Get a Gnuk token! -- Good way to do encryption in a protected dedicated device. You can buy them, or build them yourself
  • secure SSH

Other Sites with Tools for Protecting Your Digital Rights

Tools for Making Consent to Privacy Policies More Informed

Why care about privacy?

Anonymity

Giving up privacy

How universities can help

Videos

Miscellaneous

Privacy theme music!