urn:uuid:b6da0616-4d94-5840-b818-fdcbf6cc4f81 Topic: Privacy – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-10-23T16:56:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:1a72cbfe-ff75-45b4-a17e-1ab40f702f96 2021-10-23T16:56:00Z 2021-10-23T16:56:00Z How to limit Samsung Customization Service data collection Android Customization Service provides some extra features in exchange for your personal information. However, you can minimize the data it shares with Samsung. <p>Samsung customers have likely been prompted by their devices to opt into the Samsung Customization Service (SCS). The prompt doesn’t explain what SCS does beyond linking you to its longwinded privacy policy. I was uncomfortable turning it on without knowing more about it, so I read the privacy policy. Yikes. Samsung collects everything it can get its corporate paws on.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/samsung-oneui-customization-service.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:ec589569-6851-44eb-ae99-d12deacd57ab 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z 2021-08-17T10:41:00Z A privacy review of Tribler, the onion-routed BitTorrent app An in-depth privacy and security review of Tribler, a more private BitTorrent client backed by an onion/layered encryption proxy relay network. Is it anonymous? <p>Tribler is a free and open-source file-sharing app for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. It adds something unique to the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol: onion routing. Onion routing, best known from the Tor Browser project, is a network routing scheme that relays connections via multiple proxies. Tribler encrypts your connections in layers, so that each relay proxy only knows the IP address of the next and previous hop in the routing chain. This system can help provide more anonymity and obscure what you’re downloading and from where from prying eyes.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/tribler-onion-routed-bittorrent.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c3b95eae-b275-45dd-a13c-6314016017f1 2021-03-10T18:08:00Z 2021-03-10T18:08:00Z Jellyfin and metadata privacy The Jellyfin media server can enrich your media collection with metadata from online sources. The price may be free, but the cost is metadata for metadata. <p>I recently migrated my home media server to Jellyfin. One of the advantages of using it is that it can supplement your (mainstream) media collection with poster graphics and rich metadata pulled in from sources like The Movie Database (TMDb) and TheTVDB. As with everything that talks to someone else’s servers, this feature comes at a cost to privacy.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/jellyfin-metadata-proxy.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:85f33c7d-02cf-452e-82cf-bf8dbf0025e6 2020-10-08T01:30:00Z 2020-10-08T01:30:00Z How to get Microsoft Edge back into your Windows Timeline The new Microsoft Edge doesn’t currently support Windows Timeline. Here’s an extension that reintegrates the browser with Windows Timeline/Task View. <p>Microsoft has replaced its Edge browser built on its own technologies with the new Edge built on top of Chromium. Chromium is the open-source engine behind Google Chrome, Brave, and now Microsoft Edge. However, Microsoft rushed the new version before it was feature-complete with its predecessor. Here‘s how to restore Edge integration with Windows Timeline / Task View.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/edge-timeline-integration.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:7f3f2fb2-3f98-4cc1-a6aa-4ac8902d0ba8 2020-06-23T15:45:00Z 2020-11-23T14:46:00Z Promote your Onion site with the Onion-Location HTTP header Promote your Onion site with the <code translate="no">Onion-Location</code> <abbr title="HyperText Transfer Protocol">HTTP</abbr> header A new HTTP header enables websites to redirect their visitors using the Tor Browser to their more secure Onion site. <p>The Tor Browser anonymizes web browsing using multi-hop network routing featuring layered encryption (the “Onion network.”) You can picture it like that trope in action movies where they’re tracing a network intrusion back through multiple server locations scattered all over a world map. (Except that the reverse tracing isn’t a thing and the Onion network’s encryption prevents any meaningful interception.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/tor-onion-location-header.html">Read more …</a></p>