Suppose you need to upload a video so that a friend can see it. Yet you want only your friend to be able to view the video, and you want to use a service that is non-evil and will respect your privacy.

What video-hosting options would be appropriate?

From The Register: ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested

theregister.com/2021/09/07/pro

That’s rather depressing.

@protonmail

“ Right now, there is a good chance your phone is tracking your location -- even with GPS services turned off. (…) For the first time, researchers have found a way to stop this privacy breach using existing cellular networks. The new system protects users' mobile privacy while providing normal mobile connectivity.”

sciencedaily.com/releases/2021

If you live in BC, Canada, and value privacy, here’s something you should know. From an advert in a BC newspaper:

“The Personal Information Protection Act governs the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by private sector organizations. A parliamentary committee is reviewing this act and wants to hear what you think.”

Deadline for written input is July 30th. Let me know if you want more details.

@eff I’m looking around for an organization that is kinda like you guys, but in Canada. Not turning up much. Do you happen to know of any Canadian groups that are fighting for privacy and digital rights?

Well, how annoying is this? If I take a university course online, I am now required to submit to online proctoring. That means granting some company access to my computer and webcam. No, no, no, a thousand times no.

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