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Imagine poking a country’s president for no reason, I say…

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Revolt has been around for a long enough time to give basic solid functionality. Matrix does that, and the game is over now. It will be like Jitsi, where everyone just uses it for FOSS video conferencing, and other solutions fell behind.


https://i.imgur.com/hjv47jt.png

Why do I see nothing here, then? And this does not answer the question, if Mozilla Firefox, the browser, is siphoning data off to Alphabet (Google) and NEST, which has been your implication throughout.

Above all, not to sell your data to third parties to earn money. as Firefox/Mozilla (FOSS) does (Alphabet.Inc and NEST, advertising companies of Google)

Firefox is a good browser and FOSS, but it passes user data to Alphabet and NEST, i.e. Google, for funding.


Matrix is better than Revolt, just saying. Even in terms of experience, not just federation.


It is more absurd that you have to trust closed source over FOSS, when said FOSS product has just about similarly as many eyes on it as Linux kernel. And then you keep justifying Vivaldi due to replaceable bloat features and then claim it is as good for privacy, when it clearly is not.

You used those random copypasta tech blogs as example, now you use this. Renault and PoleStar are not bastions of privacy, or do privacy advocacy. They are car making corporations for users that use iPhones with Snapchat and Instagram, not people who want privacy on the levels of Firefox on a debloated Android. They use things like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and have builtin GPS into cars and have nothing to do with privacy.

Before:

Above all, not to sell your data to third parties to earn money. as Firefox/Mozilla (FOSS) does (Alphabet.Inc and NEST, advertising companies of Google)

Now:

Firefox is a good browser and FOSS, but it passes user data to Alphabet and NEST, i.e. Google, for funding.

I notice you lied about this before, and are doing it again now. What is your source for this claim, which is openly known to be false?



And… not many people use Opera. And, why should I trust a closed source browser over something that is fully open source? Your arguments still make no sense, because features are replaceable in better ways, and features are not aiding privacy or security or (partial) anonymity of people.




Direct answer from the troll’s handbook :) Luckily you’re gonna miss your winter warmth and food soon.


If you still think NATO is a defensive organisation and Ukraine has Nazis heroes, I have some bad news for you: the facts you’re exposed to and spreding everywhere are just propaganda :)


but in China privacy is not in the vocabulary

Seems like you let your cat out of the bag. For China, privacy is secondary to prosperity, but they do have a GDPR style data protection law that is better than anything USA has, and actually does not commit the global spying or metadata based murders and overseas genocides that USA does. So that puts China above USA. FOSS community work is global, unless you want to brand it as Western work.

Privacy is kind of there, just not in the way it is in Anglosphere. Denying comprehending different forms of existence never works, like the pigeon cat story.



Almost nobody I know uses Opera. For everyone, Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Brave (for Apple users Safari) are the more familiar browsers. It does not matter much. Opera uses Chromium as base anyway, so it does not matter. The only acceptable Chromium browsers are Ungoogled Chromium and Kiwi.


Which is why NATO should stop their failed proxy attempt to delete Russia off the map, and Ukraine purge Nazism out of its power structures.


It is, though, besides the citizen faction of society. The power structures have Nazis everywhere, not neo Nazis. They are literal descendants of Stepan Bandera and Hitler.



Naturally I know the old Opera, it was the first useful browser, until in the end it was sold and distorted by the Chinese

Incorrect. Opera’s free proxy VPN is the only “Chinese” thing about it, which you can opt to not use. And if you are already comfortable with any USA services and server connections, I do not see a problem with that free Chinese proxy either. I doubt Opera using Chromium as base, like Vivaldi, is Chinese. And I prefer no country, but I would hypothetically prefer China over USA for services, since one of them actively uses collected data in their military drones to kill civilians, according to former CIA director Michael Hayden.

How to geek article from 2017

It sounds like a lot of people got caught either practicing opsec badly, or having bad opsec in the first place. None of this has to do with Tor being a bad tool. It does not lack protections, if it is the user making mistakes.

it is good for browsing on the onion, but many got an unpleasant surprise to do it without before using a VPN and being completely exposed. Surfing the open web with TOR seems to me to be a bit desperate.

Using Tor with VPN is a common misinformation lore debunked enough times. If you mean people using Tor do not understand what or how to use Tor, then it is not the fault of Tor, once again. It is the fault of user not understanding the seriousness needed to use Tor, because it is not Snapchat.


Yes I am an American exceptionalist… in an alternate dimension. In the past 400 or so years, we have seen only 2 countries having a solid duopoly on evil, that has transcended any evils that happened in ancient human history.



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[X-post] [WRITEUP] Criticism of r/privacy, r/PrivacyGuides and GrapheneOS communities, moderators and key members with 4 years of documented evidence
The purpose is only for this to reach more audiences. I have documented this over many years.

[WRITEUP] Criticism of r/PrivacyGuides, GrapheneOS, r/privacy communities, moderators and key members with 4 years of documented evidence
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Archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20220501212233/https://old.reddit.com/r/privatelife/comments/ug9qnc/writeup_criticism_of_rprivacyguides_grapheneos/ **I wanted to publish this a week ago, but my machine was begging for repairs and it gave up, so it stayed dead for a week. So, here we are.** Hello! The dust has settled. There is something I want to talk to all of you once again, something that I wrote approximately 23 months ago about, and has been stickied on this subreddit ever since. No, it is not the smartphone guide, and it is a lore that I do not think anybody except me has ever attempted to shed a light on, except until a month ago when BurungHantu, founder of PrivacyTools.io, did. As always, my aim is to stay objective throughout, and drop my opinions separately in a section at the very end. I also want to mention that this is a lore that basically nobody other than me has tracked in this depth, and nobody else carries a record of these events in this manner to date or ever can. **REMINDER: NONE OF THIS WILL MAKE SENSE IF YOU KEEP ON READING WHILE NOT READING LINKED ARTICLES/SCREENSHOTS I MENTION AS I GO ON.** # A BRIEF OVERVIEW A lot of people seemed to appreciate BurungHantu's blog post, and openly saw the censorship attempted across subreddits r/privacy, r/opensource and r/PrivacyGuides. This last one is the new "privacy" cool hangout cafe of the mainstream privacy subreddit circle. # THE PLAYERS IN THE GAME Before we move ahead, it is a good thing to make transparent the characters involved, so that we know who plays what role. A lot do not like this, apparently, because they want to fake objectivity. TheAnonymouseJoker (shameless plug): the "arbiter of truth" <insert Micay comment link>, ["false privacy prophet"](https://archive.is/Lm86i), wumao, 50cent, Chinese plant (https://i.imgur.com/vOyaidS.png), Putin bot these days... I am an independent privacy/freedom writer in the community with no donation/money channels and no links to YouTubers (Techlore, The Hated One, other privacytubers) and privacy communities in any form or way whatsoever. I am also a long term active user and promoter of the Fediverse platform Lemmy. trai_dep: A power moderator on Reddit. Moderator of r/privacy, r/PrivacyGuides, r/privacytoolsio (now defunct). I have spoken about him extensively in my 2 year old criticism writeup. One of the 2 characters in BurungHantu/PTIO's recent blog post. Jonah Aragon: A power moderator on Reddit. Moderator of r/PrivacyGuides and r/techlore, and Techlore Matrix room. The other person and focal point of BurungHantu/PTIO's blog post with many revelations. carrotcypher: Another power moderator of Reddit. Moderator of r/privacy, r/opensource and dozens of micro digital privacy/censorship subreddits. Daniel Micay: Developer of GrapheneOS, a security focused AOSP-based custom ROM exclusively for Google Pixels. Known to submit hardened malloc() patches for Linux kernel. A very controversial figure in privacy and FOSS/Linux communities. Uses @strcat and u/GrapheneOS handles across various platforms. madaidan: Admin of GrapheneOS, NoGoolag, SpiteChat communities/chatrooms across various platforms. The "insecurities" blog chap, notorious for a lot of misinformation in FOSS and Linux communities but opposite in a big chunk of mainstream privacy community. A staple of the "redditor hackerman" starterpack, for people who know nothing better. anupritaisno1/clannad/Coooom Yuki Nagato/randomhydrosol: same user, multiple names over time. They are one of the GrapheneOS members who use a lot of sockpuppets and frequently change pseudonym username. madaidan's friend. Note: clannad is seen changing username across Telegram and Reddit over time: https://i.imgur.com/V7McLFO.jpg cn3m: a friend of madaidan, who regularly spreads pro-Apple propaganda in privacy communities. For the most part, the account serves as a sockpuppet of someone since it has stayed inactive since 10 months. Lunacy: one of the newer GrapheneOS community parrots out there on Lemmy (now defunct). Comment activity was suspiciously similar to that of madaidan. An active member of GrapheneOS community. akc3n: moderator of GrapheneOS community, and active on PrivacyGuides and GrapheneOS subreddits, as well as on XMPP hunting users. Note: * He is one of the GrapheneOS Matrix room moderators. This will be important information later on. Proof: https://i.imgur.com/Uq4Xfxk.jpg * Notorious for practicing censorship beyond the Matrix room to practice censorship and/or suppress any GrapheneOS dissent, on Lemmy (https://i.imgur.com/4HtArcj.jpg) and XMPP (https://i.imgur.com/Hi089y6.jpg). Tommy_Tran/B0risGrishenko: New moderator of r/PrivacyGuides with suspiciously proven close links to GrapheneOS community. Did a hitpiece on me to gain recognition with PrivacyGuides team. Uses sockpuppets and identity obfuscation a lot on internet. # THE STORY. ONCE UPON A TIME... # GRSECURITY/SPENGLER SAGA Let me dial back the time machine to a few years ago, when madaidan's "insecurities" blog came into existence. It brought in a fair amount of fandom to him for some bizarre reason, which nobody has been able to pin down realistically. I can pinpoint it down to one big reason - anti-Linux faction of FOSS community, a large part of which is Brad Spengler, head of grsecurity, a security team that makes Linux kernel patches but gets rejected due to very arrogant behaviour, and even got reprimanded by Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux kernel in a mailing list. Some related threads on grsecurity: https://web.archive.org/web/20220401163814/https://www.theregister.com/2017/06/26/linus_torvalds_slams_pure_garbage_from_clowns_at_grsecurity/ https://web.archive.org/web/20220416203735/https://old.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/pupumh/brad_spengler_grsecurity_brags_about_hoarding/ https://archive.is/f5djI https://web.archive.org/web/20220416203035/https://nitter.42l.fr/spendergrsec/status/1486366129438212098 madaidan's certain amount of influence comes from the kind of Reddit and internet community that revolves around a particular group, a faction that I see as very anti-Linux and anti-FOSS for the most part, not because criticism is bad, but grift in the name of criticism is bad. I will expand upon this more in a moment. I am sure, most are wondering what does madaidan have to do with this. Apparently, there have been way too many instances where, upon criticisms in discussions, GrapheneOS community proponents often cite a bunch of URLs, among which grsecurity is one of them. And this is not a one off instance, so I will link a couple screenshot threads from Lemmy from 6 months ago, which is an exchange between u/Lunacy and me. I will cite this in a later part of article as well. < Lunacy Lemmy thread pic> https://i.imgur.com/dgWcn2J.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fRXHRoR.jpg # ENTER THE DANIEL MICAY He is a very underrated but important part of this whole story. I assume many people have an idea of CopperheadOS company splitting between Micay and James Donaldson (u/darknetj on Reddit) due to a lot of controversies and tussle I have nothing to do with, and therefore I will avoid commenting on. After this tussle, GrapheneOS project was born, essentially a fork of CopperheadOS in layman terms, which was also developed heavily by Micay. GrapheneOS is largely an AOSP fork of a fork with some security patchwork on top of it. Here I would like to mention a little anecdote from 2 years ago, something Micay always avoids acknowledging for some funny reason. This screenshot is from my reddit inbox, where I was messaged by CopperheadOS CEO regarding something. ### COPPERHEADOS CEO MODMAIL https://i.imgur.com/hujn4P1.jpg I will let the readers interpret this on their own. ### DANIEL MICAY AND MADAIDAN'S POWER OF FRIENDSHIP Moving on, there is a thread and mailing list I want to mention, which will help connect the dots as to how Micay and madaidan are not just related, but intertwined into each other, like a grandma's woven sweater. Most have no clue about this, so I will share the mailing list URL and screenshot here. In the below reddit thread/screenshot, Daniel Micay and madaidan argue together against Firefox. Before the Tor Project mailing list happened in August 2019, the whole anti-Firefox sentiment mysteriously used to not exist in GrapheneOS community. https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2019-August/013995.html https://www.unddit.com/r/firefox/comments/gokcis/firefox_is_insecure_refuted/ Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/8nkO5Ll.jpg # A SERIES OF COLLECTED THREADS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS... I will now share a Lemmy masterlist I made, perhaps a collection of various conversations by madaidan and his friend cn3m. Here is the URL: https://lemmy.ml/post/73800/comment/66676 I will relink the Lunacy Lemmy exchange screenshot once again, since Lunacy's comments are important for context. https://i.imgur.com/fRXHRoR.jpg I have never explained anything about the comment threads in my masterlist before, so this should help. https://i.imgur.com/UHhQRIU.jpg I think this is self explanatory and shows madaidan's argumentation that is otherwise deleted by him. https://i.imgur.com/FiYhbkk.jpg: madaidan being very 4chan-y in terms of blaming the computer language for problems in particular software code (in this case Linux kernel), while dismissing everything when it comes to Windows. His blog page about Linux is a massive piece of "toilet paper" repeatedly debunked at this point. If you think the phrase "toilet paper" is mine, come, have a look. https://web.archive.org/web/20210929053611/https://old.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/pwi1l9/thoughts_about_an_article_talking_about_the/ https://web.archive.org/web/20220111035527/https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25590079 https://archive.is/zxS72 (1/3)



**Too many people need to watch this in 2022.**

Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370

Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370

Would CPC allow to flourish projects like The Internet Archive (archive.org), Tor Project or The Eye?
I have always wanted to ask such questions, as such projects come from a different kind of crowd, internet anarchists with a free world utopia in mind. Since these projects are also used by Chinese netizens, what do people think about this? While Tor Project was DARPA made, many people benefit from it. Same goes for internet preservation projects, since internet is largely a creation of West. I seek the perspective of native mainlanders and Chinese born here importantly, because I have not seen this being discussed anywhere. Edit: I hate how armchair westerners have an issue with letting this topic be discussed calmly.

EU order: https://i.imgur.com/I5PC97d.jpg





The amount of Russophobia and anti Russian censorship ongoing currently on Reddit is astounding.
I am observing a very similar sentiment to Sinophobia, now regarding Russia. Reddit's audience is primarily 80% USA + West EU, and the rest 20% also includes a lot of East Europe and other countries, leaving for 5-10% anti-hatred people. On the other hand, Western world makes up for a mere 12% of the world's population. This speaks volumes about how majoritarianism is flipped on the internet by Western world to suit their narratives and loudmouth whatever they want dominating in virtual space. And since moderators are also from said Western countries, the biases are completely intentional and systematic. For all the "human rights" and "no censorship" nonsense these Western countries spout with the assumption of having high horse on moral grounds, they lie a lot systematically. Just an observation.

What are easy to present criticisms of mainstream outlets like BBC and CNN?
While it is easy to use phrases like "use critical thinking", this is not easy for elders or cousins in families to be told, as this is not lucid to understand in a snap. It is essential for criticism to be easily communicable to ordinary people that watch Google Feed or MSN News daily, and I feel that such criticism is not even easy to access or read, considering ordinary people have been cornered from MSM, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and rest of Big Tech and Western media apparatus. If you love your BBC and CNN feeds, avoid this post, this is not for you.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/177032 > Combined with access timestamps, they can uniquely identify the source of any shared PDFs. > > Source: https://social.coop/@jonny/107685726645817029 -- Also includes tips for removing this data.