Privacy, censorship, & security in the news.

Here are a collection of links to articles I have found about privacy, censorship, and securty that are worth a read! I can't possibly write articles covering all the news on these topics, but I can share some good articles from other websites with you here instead. Note that I occasionally find a decent article from a source I can't stand. In this case, I will run the link through "" so I don't send the site in question any traffic.

Microsoft Blocks Images Of Tiananmen Square Protests On Massacre Anniversary

June 4, 2021
"Microsoft search engine Bing appeared to censor images of the infamous protester who stood in front of a Chinese tank during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests."
Read full article ondailycaller

BREAKING: Twitter Suspends Organization for Announcing They Will Release More Fauci Emails - National File

June 4, 2021
"The Informed Consent Action Network was suspended by Twitter on Thursday after they announced that they will soon be publishing more emails from Fauci"
Read full article onNational File

TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’ – TechCrunch

June 3, 2021
"A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” from its users’ content. This includes things like “faceprints and voiceprints,” the policy…"
Read full article onTechCrunch

Alert: These VPN "Review" Websites are Actually Owned by VPNs

May 20, 2021
"We discovered that many popular VPN review websites are actually owned by VPN services. This creates a conflict of interest."
Read full article onRestorePrivacy

The 8 Best Linux Secure Phones for Privacy and Security in 2021

February 4, 2021
"Privacy is one of the most important assets in human life. Here is a concise list of the most Linux secure phones for privacy in 2021."
#Linux Phone
Read full article onUbuntuPIT

How anti-fingerprinting extensions tend to make fingerprinting easier

December 11, 2020
"Browser extensions claiming to protect against fingerprinting will typically result in more data available for fingerprinting."
#browser extensions
Read full article onAlmost Secure

Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices

March 9, 2017
"by Sophia Cope, Amul Kalia, Seth Schoen, and Adam SchwartzDownload the report as a PDF.EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe U.S. government reported a five-fold increase in the number of electronic media searches at the border in a single year, from 4,764 in 2015 to 23,877 in 2016.[fn] Gillian Flaccus, Electronic..."
Read full article onElectronic Frontier Foundation