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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

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First Official Version of Tor Browser for Android Released on Play Store
bit.ly/2JTSVzx

Had a great weekend at Thotcon! So many cool talks and awesome people to learn from. Got to meet a fellow hackers.town member @drwho and chat for a few minutes which was really cool as well.

Definitely want to come back next year and hang out in Chicago again.

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Got a chance to tell a story on #DarknetDiaries with Jack Rhysider.

Ep 36: Jeremy from Marketing

"A company hires a penetration tester to pose as a new hire, Jeremy from Marketing, to see how much he can hack into in his first week on the job. It doesn’t go as planned."

You can listen to it here: darknetdiaries.com/episode/36/

#Hacking #Infosec #SocialEngineering

If you haven't listened to the most recent episode of Darknet Diaries you should

darknetdiaries.com/episode/36/

To finally put this to rest.

"#" is an Octothorpe.

Not a hashtag
Not a number sign
not a tic-tac-tow board

Thank you, that is all.

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Is anyone else mildly shocked at the amount of stuff that Google runs in the background of Chrome?

Having Microsoft build Edge around Chromium and then release a statement saying that they removed everything you see is crazy to me. I stopped using Chrome awhile ago in favor of Firefox, but the fact that Chrome has such a large market share and influences standards to benefit itself is really worrying to me.

This whole EUNOMIA thing is interesting but also I feel that it doesn't matter. Wouldn't an individual instance need to opt-in to this for it to matter?

Did mastodon.social opt-in? Does it impact users who merely connect with mastodon.social users?

This isn't Facebook so each instance has control over it all unless it gets written into the source code. I am assuming that someone would fork it pretty quickly to get rid of that code though.

Am I missing something here?

Wore my hackers.town shirt yesterday for the first time and my wife is already scheming to steal it from me...

Anyone know if there is something similar to checksec for Android phones? I know they are linux based so rooting them and then running the script may have some results, but I was hoping for an easier way.

@thegibson @uranther

They cannot. It is the antithesis of what they (Google) use as a revenue source. You cannot have ever improving and high fidelity ad targeting and also more privacy.

They made a gamble that has so far paid off. That users care more about free stuff than privacy.

For anyone that wants to learn a little bit and also have a chance to earn a free cert CompTIA has a challenge in their labs.

comptia.org/about-us/newsroom/

I apologize in advance if it has been talked about on here already, but what are everyone's thoughts on the Ghidra tool released and the supposed backdoor open port enabled during debugging mode?

I feel like it is a nonissue personally but wondered what everyone else was thinking.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.