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24 January 2020

A “Clear Name Internet” is a dangerous place: Why anonymity matters.

Tutanota Blog

Social media services try to force people to use their clear name, which opens the door for stalking, identity theft, and more.

Ignoring Security Experts, Washington State Eyes Voting by Smartphone

Karl Bode – Motherboard

Security experts still widely agree that online voting can’t be adequately secured or transparently audited. Yet the siren song of ‘easier voting’ appears irresistible.

How to FBI-proof your encrypted iPhone backups

Barbara Krasnoff – The Verge

Keep it local.

Google’s ads just look like search results now

Jon Porter – The Verge

The latest desktop update blurs the lines.

22 January 2020

The Precisely Private onion is back!

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Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – sources

Joseph Menn – Reuters

Apple Inc dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

All ProtonVPN apps are now open source and audited

Andy Yen – ProtonVPN

15 January 2020

Microsoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers

Zack Whittaker – TechCrunch

Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10.

13 January 2020

Skype audio graded by workers in China with ‘no security measures’

Alex Hern – The Guardian

Exclusive: former Microsoft contractor says he was emailed login after minimal vetting.

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