Librem 5, the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.A fully standards-based freedom-oriented system, based on Debian and many other upstream projects, has never been done before–we will be the first to seriously attempt this.The Librem 5 phone will be the world’s first ever IP-native mobile handset, using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication.
On iOS 11, pressing the wifi toggle immediately disconnects the iPhone or iPad from any wifi networks, but leaves the wireless radio available for use by location services, scanning for the names of nearby wifi access points. The Bluetooth toggle operates in a similar fashion. ...A similar thing happens in Android smartphones, which use wifi as part of their location services. Switching wifi off prevents it from connecting to wifi access points, but allows it to continue periodically scanning for access point names to help pinpoint its location.
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Do you know how many convicts in jail were outed for having cell phones they weren't supposed to have?
The Russian public has been taking part in nuclear attack drills across the country as the nation appears to be preparing for World War III.On Tuesday and Wednesday, sirens blared out across Russia as part of a bone-chilling drill for an incoming nuclear attack.
that was the purpose behind the cellphone test.
Millions of Americans who use AT&T’s phone network are having their phone calls monitored by a surveillance program called Data Analytical Services (DAS), which has had coordination with federal and local law enforcement agencies. According to a document obtained by WIRED, DAS has been secretly collecting and analyzing over one trillion domestic phone records within the U.S. each year. The program used to be called Hemisphere and is run by AT&T in coordination with different agencies, according to Fox News.The program uses a technique known as chain analysis. This goes after those who have been in direct contact with a criminal suspect, and anyone else who has had communications with them. This program also allows law enforcement agencies to receive any data access in the records of any calls that use AT&T’s infrastructure. This information can include phone numbers, locations, dates and even the addresses of those subscribed. According to Fox, this surveillance raises serious concerns about privacy rights and the 14th Amendment. This program has reportedly been operating for more than ten years and has received millions of dollars from the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) under a program called HIDTA, or "high-intensity drug trafficking area." AT&T has refused to comment specifically on the program, only responding that it is required by law to comply with a lawful subpoena, according to the outlet.Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden sent a letter last week to Attorney General Merrick Garland, urging him to investigate and review the program. “I have serious concerns about the legality of this surveillance program, and the materials provided by the DOJ contain troubling information that would justifiably outrage many Americans and other members of Congress,” Wyden wrote.
Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden
Apple has recently admitted to secretly supplying governments around the world with data related to push notifications from its devices. The data provided goes beyond the display text of notifications that users see to backend directives to individual apps.Ars Technica reports that tech giant Apple has come under scrutiny following its admission of secretly providing governments with push notification data from its devices. This revelation was brought to light by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), who has been investigating the issue. In a recent letter, Wyden demanded that the Department of Justice update policies that prohibit companies from informing the public of data requests from the government.Push notifications, often used for alerts about new messages, emails, social media comments, and news updates, are sent through servers run by the phone’s operating system provider, such as Apple or Google. This system ensures timely and efficient delivery of notifications, but also means that these companies can be compelled by governments to hand over this information.
Why the fuck this person lets his washing machine access internets?
Could I piggyback this thread to complain about the complete lack of "dumb" TVs with large size?
I'll just have to put a password on my WiFi
Biden Admin Funding Censorship Network to Flag ‘Misinformation’ in Private MessagesRather than backing away from the unconstitutional practice, White House officials have been working on more sophisticated tactics to subvert the public’s free speech rights.Reports are now emerging about companies getting hired to make massive databases of supposedly unwelcome speech in private conversations on messaging platforms like WhatsApp.The examples of wrongthink are compiled and stored thanks to users effectively spying and reporting on each other.Benz calls this “a snitch network of citizen informants.”The information thus obtained is then analyzed using some form of artificial intelligence (AI), resulting in the identification of “misinformation trends.”In a post on X, Benz explains:“The US gov’t is paying millions of dollars to censorship mercenary firms to build up a snitch network of citizen informants to report private text messages on WhatsApp for ‘misinformation’ — then create a vast database of banned memes & ideas.”One of these companies is the Algorithmic Transparency Institute.The money for the operation comes from congressionally chartered organizations that receive taxpayer-funded grants from the Biden admin.The need to resort to “old school” citizen-informant methods arises from the nature of the platforms the government would like to spy on, and get content flagged and eventually censored.The targets of the operation are encrypted private messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.Due to the nature of these messaging apps, the now-established forms of “monitoring” places like Facebook or YouTube cannot be used.Critics of this euphemistically dubbed “civic listening” draw parallels with how authoritarian regimes notoriously use people spying on each other even before the digital age.Now, the spying “format” once used by the likes of Stalin, the Nazis, etc., has reached America.The principle is simple: In the areas where the government can’t reach, private chat apps’ users themselves are encouraged to report what’s being said.That flagged “misinformation” data is then fed into the censorship machine with the creation of databases before undergoing AI analyses.Foundation For Freedom Online singles out US-based non-profit Meedan as being “at the forefront of creating this snitch network.”The group received $5.7 million in tax dollars as a grant from the Biden admin via the National Science Foundation (NSF).Among the things flagged by these “censorship mercenary firms” are memes and “claims.”
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