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The surveillance state is growing.

A new project by @eff and the University of Nevada allows you to explore a map of where known cell-site simulators, smart street lights, and mobile biometric technology have been deployed.
vice.com/en_us/article/xwewjj/

Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

Tor Browser for Android 8.5.6 is out now. The latest version for Linux, macOS, and Windows is still 8.5.5.

This update fixes an issue with the aarch64 version, mostly on Android 9, which caused a crash on launch. Apologies to all who were affected.
blog.torproject.org/new-releas

Both Purism Librem 5 and PinePhone are shipping in September! :blobaww:

Librem 5 shipping announcement
puri.sm/posts/librem-5-shippin

PinePhone shipping announcement
pine64.org/2019/09/05/septembe

Both are somewhat unpolished early-adopter versions though. But it is good to see that they're real and coming soon! πŸŽ‰

#Librem5 #PinePhone

Passwords don't have to be long and hard to remember to be secure! Grab some dice and learn why. supporters.eff.org/shop/eff-pa

NSFW Pytthon error and code 

Curse words 

What is browser fingerprinting? How is it used? What is Tor Browser doing against it? Find out in this guest post by Pierre Laperdrix

"Any script running in your browser can silently build a fingerprint of your device without you even knowing about it."
blog.torproject.org/browser-fi

Scuttlebutt is Facebook downgrades from 5' to 4' wide desks on Friday.

Insert ancient airline seat joke here.

β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆ
β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ build bridges β–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆ not walls β–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ
#RunTorBridges β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ
β–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ
blog.torproject.org/run-tor-br

Want to learn how to protect your privacy online, but aren’t sure where to begin? Check out our Surveillance Self Defense basics section to get started. ssd.eff.org/en/taxonomy/term/3

Linux geekery, snark 

Every time I think of buying a new monitor, it comes to my mind that it will not help to become a better contributor. So ...

I know why most engineering college kids don't like writing any code or do any work on computers. Because they don't like it, they go into Engineering because someone told their parents that this is the easy way to earn stable money.

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