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Online Safety Bill Criticism: UK authorities can't even secure their own data. How do they dare to undermine encryption?
The Online Safety Bill aims to make the UK "the safest place in the world to be online" - and it might actually become a law later this year. However, criticism of the Online Safety Bill is never ending. This UK bill aims to lay down rules in law about how platforms should deal with harmful content. But the plans for a new "internet safety law" will do more harm than good and reduce everybody's security online. And the recent inabilities of the UK government to protect data show that criticism of the Online Safety Act is more than appropriate.
The ad-based business model on the Internet is dying - and it's getting worse in the process.
Some of the most profitable businesses generate most of their income from ads. Best known representatives of the as-based business model are Google and Facebook. But the ads you are constantly being shown online have become so invasive and also problematic that the signs of death are looming above these business models.
Quit MS Outlook - Now You've Got More Reason Than Ever
It looks like moving away from Microsoft Outlook is becoming a trend - especially among tech-savvy people who value their security. As recent news show, using big tech email services poses numerous risks. Here's another example of security vulnerabilities discovered in Outlook and other Microsoft tools - and these are only part of a long line of security issues reported about MS Outlook.
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How Chinese surveillance methods are going global.
China is the leading nation when it comes to creating the perfect surveillance state. It does not only set an example to what is technically possible, it also exports its surveillance technology - and that at a growing rate, leading to digital authoritarianism.
Why we need quantum-resistant cryptography now.
The Internet as we know it depends on encryption: confidential communication, financial transactions, critical infrastructure - all of these are at risk if encryption can be broken. Today all sorts of players heavily invest in developing quantum computers - for manifold reasons. These computers promise to bring great advantages to information technology, particularly in combination with AI. But quantum computers can also be turned into unprecedented surveillance machines: The race is on between quantum computers and quantum-resistant cryptography!
Can Gmail Ads Get Even More Annoying?
Gmail is putting ads in the middle of user’s inboxes. Of course, we all know that Google is making its money with advertisement and that’s why Gmail is free. But is it worth being bombarded with ads in your personal inbox? Why bend over backwards to escape Gmail Ads when you can migrate to Tutanota?
The Snowden Leaks May Have Bought Us Years in Our Fight for Privacy.
Edward Snowden revealed one of the worst surveillance scandals in US history: He published how the NSA monitored its own citizens - a clear violation of the US constitution. Public backlash after this revelation might have bought us years in our fight for privacy. However, today governments around the world are again pushing for more surveillance. This must be stopped!
Gandi.net Removes Free Email Service & Raises Prices
Domain hoster Gandi.net just informed its customers via email that they are removing the currently included free email service for all customers. People who paid for years in advance will be able to keep their domains, but free email service will be removed - even if they already paid. In case you are looking for a new email service, Tutanota currently has an unbeatable offer!
Open Source Needs Our Help: Stand up for Open Source Software Patent Defense!
The latest proposal from the USPTO in the USA will make it more difficult for everyone working on open source projects to fight bad patents. We must stop this now by providing a high volume of comments in opposition. Submit your comments now and stand up for the important mechanism to remove bad patents from the system so that patent trolls abusing these can be stopped!