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 2021-03-10T18:08:00Z weekly 10 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#src=feed">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#src=feed">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#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:aea65b00-0d5a-457f-87f5-00fcfa707db0 2020-06-09T04:30:00Z 2020-06-09T04:30:00Z How to block web browser-based localhost port-scans Websites are port-scanning your localhost. Here’s how to stop random websites from knowing what services are running on your device. <p>News surfaced last month about 30 000 websites — including eBay and many banks — performing port-scanning on localhost (the local device) when you visit their sites. The scans tried to determines what services are running on the local system. It has been speculated that this data is in turn used to detect signs of malware-infections and device-fingerprinting.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/block-localhost-port-scans.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6d624b06-cc2e-435b-9116-1566a9053c26 2019-08-03T17:17:00Z 2019-08-14T23:36:00Z First impressions of the Scroll news subscription service Scroll wants to be your one-stop subscription service for news published all over the web. How does it work? and can one subscription save journalism? <p>Scroll is a news subscription service for 5 USD/mo. that supports news organizations. Subscribers get an advertisement free and tracking-reduced reading experience on participating news publishers’ websites. Scroll is currently in closed beta, and I’ve had an early look at how the service works.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/scroll.com-first-impressions.html#src=feed">Read more …</a></p>