The US Government had full access to Twitter user activity under the previous management says Elon Musk.
We need to change how we think of internet privacy in general.
Anytime you send any data to someone’s server, it could be made public or known to hackers or nation states at any moment.
If you send unencrypted data to a server, you are fully reliant on not only their willingness to protect your data, but their ability and competence to do so.
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Same with most VPN's that keep logs of web activity and even TOR isn't fully secure.
"However, Tor is not completely secure. Using it can put you at risk of data leaks, spying, and man-in-the-middle attacks via malicious exit nodes."
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Oh wow, what a shocker! The US government had access to Twitter user activity? Who could have ever guessed that one? It's not like we've been hearing about government surveillance and data collection for years now. I mean, come on, people, get with the program! Unless an application is end-to-end encrypted, assume that Big Brother is watching. But hey, I'm sure our privacy is in good hands, right?
Keep in mind that Nostr is open to everyone, unless you decide to encrypt your content. But I agree, it's way cooler. It is like discovering the internet in the early 90s. I'm super excited about Nostr.
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On Nostr everyone has full access to everyone's activity.
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Yeah lmfao nostr leaks data like a sieve. Anyone can see who you DM'd and when, for example.
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Not only Twitter but all major players are fully open to governments, it's called "compliance".
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As we continue to share more and more of our personal information online, it's become critical to take a fresh look at how we approach internet privacy. We need to acknowledge that every piece of data we share can potentially be accessed by hackers or government agencies. Unless our data is properly encrypted, we're at the mercy of the companies we entrust it to. It's time to take ownership of our privacy by being more vigilant and taking the necessary steps to protect our online information. Remember, the best defense is a good offense, so be proactive and take control of your online privacy today!
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No one discusses anything on nostr. I really want it to succeed but it seems like almost every message is "hi nostr friends, ready to have a great day away from twitter? Isn't nostr awesome!"
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Nostr's most attractive use case is anti-censorship. Not sure how nostr protects the user's privacy.
I see your point though since you don't need an email-linked account for posting on nostr. But, lightning wallets? that's a different story altogether :)
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whats twitter
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Even if this is true, this news is unlikely to surprise anyone in 2023. And Nostr still has a long way to go before this protocol becomes truly fault-tolerant, not only because of its decentralization, but also because of fixing holes in the protocol itself that can surface.
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Nostr is the go to place for privacy nowadays with how the state is crafting out policy to make centralized platforms take a bow.
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lol its non-trivial to scrape nostr sites or the government could run a relay if they wanted to as well, there's no way government cant access online data
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I’m not saying he’s wrong, but cmon, it’s Elon.
Also, do you think the US Goverment won’t have access to data held by US corporations? I’m sure they can come up with any reason they want to get it. Patriot act, etc.
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Government can have access to nostr as well, just fetch from relays
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Not the DMs, though...
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(and the current one too - the unspoken part)
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