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#491 2019-02-01 12:51:12

Destry
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

colak wrote #316385:

. . . privacy, surveillance and the like, are keywords used in the algorithmic profiling from the intel agencies.

Without a doubt. And it’s all going here. What they don’t say there, but I’ve read elsewhere, is how massive their carbon footprint is too. It’s insane, like a second Dubai. A slight exaggeration only, but you get the picture. They could at least offset the environmental damage by putting the cruise line industries out of business, or something.

Speaking of NSA and UAE… The whole story makes me sick. But then, spies.


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#492 2019-02-01 13:06:17

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Bloke wrote #316381:

One assumes people who want to operate above the law have done a modicum of homework . . .

Which reminded me I had an unused ProtonVPN at hand. I installed it yesterday, and it gives me a pretty and interesting missile-command–like map and UI, where I can select different EU whatevers (only one per country on the map, interestingly) and create different profiles, etc. — can even opt for ‘random generation’ on each login. But I’m not sure what I’m really doing there, or how it’s supposed to work.

In principle, I activate the VPN and then all my browsing and emailing and messaging across the house router is smoke-screened?


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#493 2019-02-01 13:13:43

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

In other news, depending what happens with Brexit, if you live in the UK and own a .eu tld, you’ll lose it soon. Qwant it. ;)


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#494 2019-02-01 16:02:00

colak
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Destry wrote #316395:

Without a doubt. And it’s all going here. What they don’t say there, but I’ve read elsewhere, is how massive their carbon footprint is too. It’s insane, like a second Dubai. A slight exaggeration only, but you get the picture. They could at least offset the environmental damage by putting the cruise line industries out of business, or something.

Speaking of NSA and UAE The whole story makes me sick. But then, spies.

I went though these. The world is heading towards an algorithmic apocalypse… Unless global warming gets us first.


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#495 2019-02-01 16:33:04

Bloke
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Destry wrote #316396:

In principle, I activate the VPN and then all my browsing and emailing and messaging across the house router is smoke-screened?

Pretty much, yes. Once the desktop widget is activated and you’ve chosen a server, it connects and all external requests tunnel directly to that server; still through your ISP of course so they can see the volume of data you use for billing purposes, but encrypted so they don’t know the sites you visit.

From there, the request goes to the site you asked for, giving them the illusion (as referrer) that you have used the IP address of the server you chose instead of your ISP-assigned address.

General tips:

  • Choose a server closest to home for the best speeds.
  • Choose one in a particular country (e.g. US) if you’re trying to read a news article that’s blocked from the States to any EU citizen because they can’t/won’t fathom the GDPR. Also works for blocked videos.
  • Once logged into the VPN server, use ipleak to check where the web “sees” you from.

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#496 2019-02-01 18:37:40

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Sweet. Thanks, Bloke!


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#497 2019-02-02 12:02:16

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

colak wrote #316405:

The world is heading towards an algorithmic apocalypse…

Seen in a book shop in Fowey, Cornwall recently:


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#498 2019-02-02 12:40:34

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Bloke wrote #316421:

Seen in a book shop in Fowey, Cornwall recently: […]

Lol so appropriate for the Zeitgeist in the Anglo-saxon world.

—-
BTW, just leaving this here:

Make: samsung
Model: SM-J500FN

There is more in the source.

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#499 2019-02-02 20:11:08

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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

phiw13 wrote #316422:

BTW, just leaving this here:

Ah yeah, wasn’t too bothered about the metadata but I suppose on a thread about tracking and big data, I should remove it. Have done so (I hope) courtesy of ExifPurge :-)


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#500 2019-02-03 00:24:04

phiw13
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Bloke wrote #316431:

Ah yeah, wasn’t too bothered about the metadata but I suppose on a thread about tracking and big data, I should remove it.

Yeah, opsec 101 and all that. It is amazing how much (private) data is left around for everybody to see in small things.

Have done so (I hope) courtesy of ExifPurge :-)

All gone as far as I can see !

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