RT @IACR_News@birdsite.link
Proofs of Ignorance and Applications to 2-Message Witness Hiding: A Deshpande, Y Kalai eprint.iacr.org/2018/896

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RT @vtoubiana@birdsite.link
But looks like there is a new feature called "“Activity and interactions” link your browser history to your account even if sync is of: google.com/chrome/privacy/whit
This one also has privacy implications.

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I switched to Firefox and I’m finding it every bit as Chrome. Also doesn’t surreptititiously associate your browsing with a Google account!

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RT @LightningSlim1@birdsite.link
I want Krasinski to play Ryan EXACTLY like Jim and for that to become current canon.

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In the face of that kind of detail, it’s utterly bonkers to add a “security feature” that arbitrarily switches you from one mode into the other with no obvious notice or warning. It renders the entire document meaningless.

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The entire document can be summarized as a promise that if you aren’t logged in, data will only be stored locally, and if you *are* logged in, all bets are off. It’s pretty darn clear.

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The Chrome privacy policy ( google.com/chrome/privacy/  ) articulates two separate “browser modes with different privacy properties. One is “basic” and the other is signed in”. Compare them.

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One last thing about this Google Chrome mandatory login policy. It completely makes hash out of the Chrome privacy policy.

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The Google people I know who work on Chrome are all excellent folks. The fact that they view this login change as NBD indicates to me that they made a miscalculation (which hopefully they’ll address) or they were very successfully played by corporate management.

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Secondly, people: there is a *reason* Google works so hard to encourage logins on Android and Chrome. And the obvious reason is that those platforms provide user data they *can’t get from their other sources*.

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Also deeply fed up with people saying “Google et al. already track you around the web, so why is this a big deal?” First off: just because there are abusive practices on the web does not justify layering on the mother of all privacy abuses.

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And sure, I’m talking about porn. But honestly, that’s probably the least of it. Political opinions. Mental health websites. Abortion clinic websites. Who would think forced identification is a good thing?

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There’s an entire class of browsing many folks will feel uncomfortable doing if their browser has a little icon in the window that says “Hi <User> I know this is you!” This is Human Behavior 101.

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I’m also annoyed at the people who say “it’s just all your browsing data so what’s the big deal?” It’s my *browsing data* that’s exactly why it’s a big deal!!!

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I do wish the mandatory login change to Chrome would get some more mainstream (tech) coverage.

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