September 3, 2008

hacked By SIRINElover

Filed under: browser,google,privacy — admin @ 2:11 pm

HACKED BY SIRINElover

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Hacked By SIRINElover

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July 1, 2008

continued surveillance

Filed under: data retention,privacy,society,surveillance — admin @ 12:46 am

some facts about surveillance in europe and upcoming international surveillance:

  • Berlin: Wiretapped one million phone calls a year: Gulli, Datenterrorist (both german)
  • Austria: 32 daily requests for wiretapping and internet traffic surveillance: Gulli
  • Duties should be allowed to scan your computers for piracy: Gulli
  • USA likes to observere there inhabitants more and more: Gulli
  • unfortuantely more to come…

April 19, 2008

gmail is (still) too creepy!

Filed under: privacy — admin @ 5:30 pm

Besides our standard link to gmail users, we just found some another intersting page about gmail violating privacy: Gmail Privacy Page

It’s a FAQ driven by the electronic privacy information center. Opposite to the “Gmail is too creepy”-Page it looks like a more reliable source and therefor the best “don’t use gmail”-page we have seen yet. (All informations on the “Gmail is too creepy”-Page are correct, however they drive a more populistic way, which might discourage some people to read-on.)

So have a look at the FAQ, make your thoughts, don’t use gmail and don’t mail to gmail if you care about privacy. it’s just so simple. 😉

Or at least attach these two links to any mail going to a gmail address.

April 4, 2008

Another example of data retention and some thought to prevent it

Filed under: data retention,free software,law,privacy — admin @ 2:57 pm

Anarchogeek has an example about problems with data retention from a a friend which is providing a service called TxtMob. This friend “has been subpoenaed by the new york police department demanding the records of everybody using the service during the RNC protests in 2004.” What is good is that the software wasn’t collecting any data, which isn’t really needed, from the beginning on, and even really deletes any data if you’re deleting you’re account. This is really cool and exemplary, as we have pointed out earlier: On most Social Networking plattforms it’s quite hard to even delete your account!

So the post pointed out also some other stuff:

  • Due to the high amount of collected connection information and this amount of data, it’s quite hard for investigations to get out the right informations. Therefor they want the data directly from the source. (As happened in this case)
  • As if there is no data they can’t get, they simply won’t get any data.
  • Free Software is the final goal to provide service possibilities on a complete anonymous basis. If they’re not yet capable of anonymous access, you can simply improve it to do it.
  • There are a bunch of people and collectives out working on cool projects with the idea of giving anonymous and secure access to several services and protecting your privacy. So do we or at least try to do it. 😉

So help to work on secure and anonymous services, protect the privacy of you’re users and simply don’t collect any informations you won’t neeed!

March 21, 2008

The end of intimicy

Filed under: privacy,society,surveillance — admin @ 1:12 pm

One of our readers (ha! we really have a few!) pointed us to another nice and interesting video(s) about the end of intimicy within the growing surveillance of citiziens.

Interesting that they also mention the project “Track me not”, which we discussed already earlier.

So have a look at the (german spoken) video on youtube:

Which is part of a series of videos: 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

March 9, 2008

data retention? no thanks!

Filed under: law,privacy,society,surveillance — admin @ 4:29 pm

A nice video about what data rentention means. simply say no thanks!


available as mp4 here

January 29, 2008

security aka counter terrorism vs. privacy

Filed under: privacy,society,surveillance — admin @ 1:29 pm

This iamge gets it exactly to the point where all current discussion about the security in our society is going. The so called security in our society against some so called terrorists have and will be always and immense attack on our privacy. They don’t make a more secure life, they just do more surveillance on everyone of us.

Security Fence

October 9, 2007

Encryption seems to work…

Filed under: cryptography,law,privacy,skype,surveillance — admin @ 11:40 pm

In the last few days 2 news showed in a way that encryption really works. And therefore the government is looking for new ways to still gain access to your data:

  • In UK you can now be charged with up to 5 years of prison, if you don’t give away your password to encrypted data. Heise.de (German)
  • In nearly every newspaper in Switzerland there have been reports about the problem that drug dealers are using more and more Skype to communicate, which encrypts the traffic in a secure manner and the Skype company seems not to really want to work together with the government. Heute-Online (German)

The first news is indeed a shame and an attack on your right to not cooperate and not to charge yourself. However it is rather questionable how investigation teams can show that you really won’t have forgot your password.

The second one is in the context of security not that good: Skype is not a free/open protocol. It is still proprietary and the company won’t open the protocol nor the services. So if you’d like to communicate in a secure manner you have to rely on their integrity, that they won’t wiretap on their servers or change the software (like JAP did it) that eavesdropping is possible. Therefor we, on immerda.ch are encouraging people to use open protocols like Jabber or SIP (Hopefully to come soon 🙂 ) to be sure that no wiretapping is possible and that you are not depending on a company providing you the services for free and without any cooperation to the police.

September 21, 2007

TLS-Cookie can track you

Filed under: browser,firefox,privacy — admin @ 11:48 am

It’s always interesting how some features which are nice and really used, can become evil for you if your configuration is not very strict:

Alexander Klink found out that you can track people over websites by setting them a so called TLS-cookie. Which is nothing else than a server is setting you a client certificate in your Web browser, which is presented to every Web server without notifications by default settings within your Firefox. Read more on Heise.de in German.

So what to do? Just disable the automatic sending of a certificate under Preferences -> Advanced -> by switching from “Select one automatically” to “Ask me every time” in the Certificates section. With this option you will always be asked if a server is requesting a certificate if you want to present any. Then you can decide if you want to or not…

September 13, 2007

Social networking privacy

Filed under: privacy,social networks,society — admin @ 10:24 pm

BlogSec, a very nice blog about blogs and security, have published some interesting articles about social networking platforms and (their) privacy:

and they want to continue their article series about this topic, so other interesting articles might get to your attention.

It is always suprising how today people are throwing away their privacy that fast and what people make public about themself. Hopefully some people will change their mind about privacy and all after they read that. Will they? Maybe there’s something like hope out there… 😛

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