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What are your thoughts about OWAS and Schnorr sigs that are going to be implemented in BCH?
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Privacy is overrated in the information age. We need to stop cljgkng to this outdated idea.
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At least in the eat we use to look at privacy. Encryption and other forms of active privacy may be all that is left.
  239d
"Mass surveillance is a backdoor into freedom of speech. Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely." https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjr2bPAyPV7t35MvcgT3W8Q
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@SILENTSAM Why do you give up so easily? As a matter of fact one of the biggest hopes cryptocurrencies bring, and one of the biggest threats to the super big corporations like Google, is that
  239d
decentralization will make it possible to do everything they do but truly p2p without giving away functionality. Users could get the pluses of a centralized service while not paying with their data
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Also that must be such a huge HUGE threat to states which currently collect all the users' data and save it and analyze it because for the first time people could potentially have freedom online.
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I actually like how blockchain makes transactions public. That said they are private if the wallet isn't linked to you officially.
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I am all for strong encryption, and decentralisation. I am more thinking about people demanding privacy for actions done in public.
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I like how blockchain allows the common person to also view, and to analyze spending data. If we can all access it, I like it.
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"Google is currently rolling out the latest generation of its bot detection tech. The difference to the previous version is that the thing will run silently in the background. No more clicking on
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buses. Now obviously they don't say exactly how it works, but essentially it will produce a score, a likelihood that the user is a bot, and the site can do what it wants with that.
My fear is that
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this will slowly make it impossible to use any site that uses Google products to run itself without being a "citizen in good standing". Meaning that if they don't recognise you, i.e. haven't
  91d
tracked you across the internet successfully, you will be labelled a bot. With an implementation that doesn't interrupt browsing, I think it's going to be all too easy to just put it in place. Most
  91d
people will notice nothing because they are probably signed in to Google and Google knows everything about them. Anyone privacy-conscious with add-ons
  91d
up the ass and a VPN however will quickly find that almost every site is now broken."
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Do you guys know that our internet service provider(ISP) monitors everything we do on the internet and theirs nothing we or the constitution can do about it
  13d
If NSA decides to mess with your computer, you are done for, obviously. The ISP alone however, you can use Tor or similar stuff (Whonix for example) to achieve a certain level of privacy/security
  13d
So no, there is not "nothing we can do" about the ISP, but the big actors (nation agencies) are indeed able to break into your computer, just like a swat team is able to break into your home.
  12d
You can use secret codes, hashing, send internal messages off Twitter completely public - nobody will fucking know what you are talking about. Yes, there are many things you can do. No Tor needed.
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I am not saying Tor is the only tool, or that you should trust it completely. But the majority of people want to do clear text chat and browsing, and for privacy doing that most need advanced tools
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Tor is gr8 & valuable, for chat Wickr. I agree there are many others. Privacy is a paramount, majority dislike personal stuff all over the freaking net-space. No big secrets, just uncomfy &unfair.
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AirBnB is down on its knees groveling to be hacked
to give your financial+passport+travel-history+relationship-info
to people who make squillions off selling this:
https://archive.fo/YaB2Z
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Many AirBnB hosts treat customers like criminals.
Better use Booking.com or Tripadvisor or almost anything.
https://archive.fo/LLofc is an early example of what is happening.