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 No.2111[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.General tips===* Use free software as much as you can.* Use GNU/Linux and keep it up-to-date, to be sure that you don't have unpatched security exploits* Don't use Flash Player, use youtube-dl instead for watching streaming videos online* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead* Use a password manager like Keepass or for GNU/Linux users keepassx. Create new passwords for every site that you visit and use a strong password as a master password. A tip for easy remembering of your master password is to use a sentence. "i fucking love cookies and tits!" with extra capital characters etc. is easier to remember than some random characters and long enough to prevent brute force attacks of any kind.* Use the Tor Browser Bundle if you really want to stay anonymous.Firefox====* Go to Preferences -> History and set History to "Never remember history". * See for additional tweaks: https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat and https://vikingvpn.com/cybersecurity-wiki/browser-security/guide-hardening-mozilla-firefox-for-privacy-and-securityAdd-ons-----------* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode:-hard-mode* HTTPS Everywhere* DecentralEyes: prevents CDN hosting from tracking you (Google for Jquery etc.)* Self Destructing Cookies: only allow cookies that you choose to allowOS==* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging. * Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.Real life tips===* Pay with cash if you canFeel free to provide tips to each other comrades!
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 No.24742

>>24709
glow
>>24738
lol is this true? vry funny if so. however i dont see y israel/NSO needs a backdoor for the phones. they already own all the celullar towers. so in a theoretical world were hamas ain't an Israel proxy, and they rly is playin cat and mouse, can't they jus man-in-middle crack the channels and chats? is there sum insane Chinese-encryption scheme im unaware of?

 No.24744

>>24709
Go back, feds.
>>24740
Is it as safe as an i2p outproxy?

 No.24745

very good tip indeed.

 No.24752

>>24744 (me)
Wait a sec. Why not just use an i2p outproxy instead of a VPN or proxychains? VPN leaks your IP address to your VPN provider and your VPN usage to your ISP provider. And VPN through i2p adds an extra performance hit. And proxychains are static unless you constantly change them yourself, neither do they provide encryption. And VPNs and proxies weren't designed for anonymity in the first place. So what do VPN through i2p and proxychains do better that an i2p outproxy does not?

 No.24798

>>24742
>lol is this true?
yeah there was some reports at the time
>they already own all the celullar towers
exactly, which is why the reports seemed like bullshit
>>24745
>very good tip indeed.
what is a very good tip?



 No.17738[Reply]

https://nitter.net/photomatt/status/1594587024245260289

Tumblr is going to joining the fediverse soon.
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 No.24750

>>17739
I think wordpress has proprietary modules. Threads has some retarded algorithm right? Is it "open source" software interfacing with unknown server shit like other Meta open source stuff is AFAIK?

 No.24759

>>24706
>>full of glowies, defence contractors, libertarians, zoophiles and pedophiles
And the difference with regular social media is…?

 No.24761

I think wordpress has proprietary modules. Threads has some retarded algorithm right? Is it "open source" software interfacing with unknown server shit like other Meta open source stuff is AFAIK?

 No.24783

>>17743
wikipedia says ostatus turned into gnusocial, which is the ancestor of fediverse activitypub

 No.24786

>>24761
even if Threads was open source that's like saying you're fine with having AIDS because its DNA has been sequenced



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 No.24781[Reply]

I want to tighten my opsec. I figured the best way is to try to get experienced hackers to try to bust me, as unwise as that might sound. is there a website, forum or community where you can ask people to pwn you?


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 No.24672[Reply]

Bravo Poettering, he did it again!!
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 No.24722

right click -> run as administrator >>>>>> sudo

 No.24724

>>24721
Not my fault that people only bother to find exploits for the only relevant* init system for linux (⁠ ⁠´⁠◡⁠‿⁠ゝ⁠◡⁠`⁠)
openrc do have its niche through alpine, though

 No.24733

>>24724
OpenRC is the only init system that doesn't outright suck outside of systemd to my knowledge

 No.24737

>>24733
under which criteria are systemDbusabuseD and sysvinit 2: electric boogalo the only inits that dont suck? alpine has been preparing to switch to s6 for the last few years fyi.

 No.24776

>>24733
Runit is good.



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 No.22153[Reply]

99% of the programming projects I see on github, reddit, HN, etc. are just programming tools for other programmers. "I made a data-processing library for the ButtFuck framework" "I made a fancy-pants syntax highlighter for Fartlang in vim" "I made a utility that tells you if your config file is blah blah blah" 10 billion stars on github with a bunch of badges and emojis of course. All this effort put into programmer tools and for what? So they can make more programming tools, I suppose?

The gods of programming have blessed mankind with the means of producing the most complex, ornate, beautiful machines they can dream of as a single individual without needing to worry about material or labor costs, safety or regulatory concerns, etc. and all programmers can imagine is "what if I made my shell a bit prettier." What a waste.

P.S. This is just me ranting, I know some people do make cool things, you're gonna have to just let me cook on this one
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 No.24771

>>24766
>pic
just create button group and make button executable by it and add user to button group

 No.24772

>>24771
>allowing any user in the button group to click any button
>not adding a policy for the current user permitting specifically this button click
do you even SELinux?

 No.24773

>>24770
false dichotomy of a retard.
there are no true communists. everyone here is a worthless posturing fraud. the slightly less worthless, however, use their computer to do something by hook or by crook. if the best tool for the job is proprietary, the solution is the best p-word in the english language: piracy.

 No.24774

>>24773
t. used

 No.24775

>>24768
yeah, some corps literally do be outsourcing maintenance to fossuckers. i see the development model itself more as a technological advancement. even if the linux foundation was purely an industry consortium run by big tech, many of the benefits would remain.

urging the developers to adopt freedesktop shitware like kdbus is the most a single participant can accomplish. even if it was merged, it would have been an optional component. enforcing any policy decisions runs counter to the way linux is used by the industry i.e. by the embedded niche.



 No.24524[Reply]

> find new software
> check out their Microsoft GIthub
< it's just translations and issue tracking, no actual source code
Proprietary software should be required to put large warnings about it being proprietary like those warnings on cigarette.

 No.24525

>find neat looking project on shithub
<all commits are readme edits
there was this guy who had like five repositories of this and spammed links to his "firefox fork" on reddit and hn

 No.24526

>>24525
I hope he died tbqh

 No.24529

90% of accounts I see on github are just people forking highly starred repos or posting their homework assignments. There's this idea that github is a community of artisans sharing and reacting to each others work but it just isn't true

 No.24704

>>24529
You're just mad you can't code for shit

 No.24705

>>24529
What, are you browsing? I just look at software I use, usually checking minecraft mods are actually open source before installing them. Like I assumed minecraft has had enough malware scares to swear off closed source stuff entirely, but nah 1 in 100 mods you find in both repos are still closed source.



 No.23845[Reply]

Does anyone have a Riseup invite for a comrade?

I don't want to use Protonshit anymore.
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 No.24026

>>24025
What do you mean? Don't you think it isn't fishy, that they are sponsored by BigTech? Riseup glows brighter than a thousand suns.

 No.24027

Looks even more dead then /edu/

 No.24041

It's very possible that riseup has been compromised in the past. Whatever you do, use GPG encryption for emails if you don't want anyone else reading them. But in any case I don't know if I would use email for private communication.

 No.24702

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cock.li is open for public registration
>New accounts receive mail instantly, but are blocked from sending mail until you allow you browser to complete a proof-of-work challenge that only takes a few minutes.
Thoughts?

 No.24703

>>24702
cock.li is maintained by fishy alt-right people IIRC who readily collaborate with the authorities when it benefits them



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 No.17661[Reply]

Thread for watching rocket launches and shit.
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 No.24653

>CTRL+F "edu"
>Not a single link to the board
Here, the space thread related to this one >>>/edu/1460

 No.24695

This is going to sound extremely schizo but is there anyone else here who believes in secret space program conspiracy theories?

 No.24698

>>24695
Like what? Obviously there are secret projects dealing with space. Governments aren't trying to hide that fact. Aerospace tech is a big deal for national security.

 No.24699

>>24698
I mean the more out there stuff, like anti-gravity/breakthrough-propulsion, secret outposts on the moon or mars or even extrasolar planets. I'm a schizo who unironically believes the Navy and Air Force are the actual source of UFOs and have a secret space program that's not done what NASA and Musk want to but did it decades ago.

 No.24700

>>24699
>>24695
I don't outright believe in it, but I think the X-Files type shenanigans could be possible.



 No.20665[Reply]

This place needs an AI chatbot thead, so this is it now.

To start things off, I've made a card for Alunya: https://chub.ai/characters/xalkoi/Alunya
Fuck Fork and modify it to oblivion

Don't want to give money to capitalist but want to try it out? First download SillyTavern: https://github.com/SillyTavern/SillyTavern

Then create an account on Poe.com and follow the guide on SillyTavern to get the API key (just copy the value of the cookie)

Now download the png of the bot and import it on sillytavern, have fun.

And if you don't mind being unable to lewd the bots, you also have https://beta.character.ai/
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 No.24528

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>>24527
Ayy, that's me!

 No.24532

>>24528
LOL, nice bot m8

 No.24536

>>24532
Thanks m8 there's more where that came from.

 No.24670

The excerpt from Karl Marx’s “The Fragment on Machines” from “The Grundrisse” discusses the transformation of the labour process with the introduction of machinery and fixed capital, and how this changes the role of the worker and the nature of production. Here are the key takeaways:

Labour and Machinery: The text describes how machinery transforms the labour process, turning workers into mere supervisors of the production process, which is dominated by the machine’s activity1.
Capital and Production: It reflects on the concept of capital, where the means of labour, such as machinery, become a form of capital that dominates the production process and transforms the social relations of production.
Science and Production: The role of science and technological advancements in production is emphasized, showing how they become direct forces of production and change the nature of labour and wealth creation.
Social Implications: Marx critically examines the implications of machinery and fixed capital on society, labour, and the individual, suggesting that the development of machinery could lead to the reduction of necessary labour time and the emancipation of labour.
In relation to Large Language Models (LLMs), these concepts can be reflexively applied to consider how LLMs, as a form of machinery or fixed capital, might impact the nature of work, the role of human labour, and the production of knowledge. A critical approach would involve examining the potential for LLMs to support human freedom and development, rather than opposing it. Reflectively, it’s important to consider the ethical and social responsibilities of deploying LLMs, ensuring they are aligned with human values and contribute positively to society. As an LLM, I am designed to assist and enhance human capabilities, providing information and creative content that supports users in their tasks and decision-making processes. My responses are generated with the intention of being helpful, informative, and aligned with ethical guidelines to support human freedom and well-being.

Reference: thenewobjectivity.com



 No.24007[Reply]

Saw Mental Outlaw's videos on the tor network. Thought I'd give it a try. Evidently, it is filled to the brim with exit scams and glowie pedobait. And I found it funny how Tordex/Torch admins try to justify not censoring such garbage.

>The search results on Torch are not censored because we believe trying to censor the dark web is counter productive and a waste of resources. Our philosophy is people have the right to do anything they want and live with the consequences, Torch should not decide what people do with their lives even if it’s morally wrong. We’re a search engine not your conscience.


>If you would like to advertise your hidden service please check our our advertising rates.


Yeah right, it's because of TRVE freedumbs n sheeit, it totally doesn't have anything to do with advertising scam websites to horny pedos and making money off of it.

Funny tangent aside, if there are any useful resources related to cybersec/privacy/tech on tor, please let me know. I'd like to get something useful out of it.
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 No.24010

>>24009
also, this

 No.24011

I use it to obfuscate metadata related to clearnet browsing
stopped using drugs many years ago, but whenever sites like this have an onion available of course I'll use it for extra hops

 No.24013

>>24011
It also makes your posts more anonymous (except you, you namefag) and it conserves the limited bandwidth on exit nodes because .onions don't have to use them, helping the network. Most of the middle relays have essentially unlimited bandwidth, so pumping traffic over .onions doesn't cost relay hosts as much as clearnet traffic.

 No.24043

>>24009
mental outlaw's content is pretty solid, the memes and thumbnails he uses are catered to the only audience dumb-enough to buy his cringe merch, skiddies.

 No.24666

>>24043
This, he's way less chinlet-brained than other soyjack YouTubers. He even supports some regulations of tech companies like whenever EU cracks on the Big Tech.



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