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Privacy general

Comrades, we need a thread on privacy. Any decent activist should try ways of staying anonymous on the web and prevent being tracked by governments and corporations.

General tips

* Use free software as much as you can.

* Use GNU/Linux and keep it up-to-date, to be sure that you don't have unpatched security exploits

* Don't use Flash Player, use youtube-dl instead for watching streaming videos online

* Do not use Google, use DuckDuckGo or StartPage instead

* Use a password manager like Keepass or for GNU/Linux users keepassx. Create new passwords for every site that you visit and use a strong password as a master password. A tip for easy remembering of your master password is to use a sentence. "i fucking love cookies and tits!" with extra capital characters etc. is easier to remember than some random characters and long enough to prevent brute force attacks of any kind.

* Use the Tor Browser Bundle if you really want to stay anonymous.


* Go to Preferences -> History and set History to "Never remember history".

* See for additional tweaks: and


* Use uBlock Origin for preventing tracking etc. Bonus: use hard-mode to manually whitelist external domains on sites. Don't use uBlock but be sure to use uBlock Origin

* HTTPS Everywhere

* DecentralEyes: prevents CDN hosting from tracking you (Google for Jquery etc.)

* Self Destructing Cookies: only allow cookies that you choose to allow


* Encrypt your hard drive or home partition at least

* If you use GNU/Linux, you can try to restrict systemd or syslog from logging.

* Use a distribution which takes security seriously. Also, be sure that you don't install a lot of things outside the repository. It will cover most of your needs.

Real life tips

* Pay with cash if you can

Feel free to provide tips to each other comrades!

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Desktop thread

Post your desktops. Discuss desktop environments.

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Hey guys care to answer a survey about programming economic planning software? just getting a feel for what languages, etc. people would use. Thanks

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>Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits
Now it's ISIS, tomorrow it's us.

oh wait, i see tomorrow it's /pol/
>Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis Will Be Used for Right-Wing American Extremists Next

we can't stop this, but we can hide our tracks.
learn about privacy and security.
start with steps a), b) and c) here:

then figure out how to use GnuPG, then switch to linux if you haven't already.
ubuntu, manjaro and mint are the worst possible choices, but they're still dimensions better than windows or osx.
better go with any other distro though.
you should verify the gpg signature on the checksum file, and verify the checksum of the .iso

thread created via tor, btw.

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Whats Bunker/tech/'s opinion on bitcoin?

also Is the bubble gunna burst?

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What do y'all think about the BUGs system employed by Stormfront, (likely influenced and developed by state agents) that they brought "racial awareness" (spammed) /pol/ with? Do you think this could be used to spread class-consciousness, and should it be?

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Need help with MySQL

Hey /tech/, I'm trying to host a lainchan installation on my local network for my Cuban basket weaving foundation, but seem to hit a bit of a brick wall, and was hoping I could get some help.
I have the website itself running on a virtual machine using Ubuntu 16.04 LTSB, all of which works perfect.
The problem comes when I try to connect the MySQL server, I get an error, specifically,
Got error 1 from storage engine
I'm using MySQL 5.7 on Azure Database for MySQL server with a free trial so I can suck free resources from Microsoft
I've created a database and as far as I can tell the database should be using InnoDB, however I'm new to MySQL so perhaps I'm retarded.

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desktop thread?

Desktop thread

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lynxchan 1.7 tech test

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After wasting yesterday evening trying to get UEFI boot working with funtoo on my brother in laws new desktop and eventually giving in and using the MBR, there is emerging the question: Are there any advantages using UEFI boot?

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What programming languages do you guys use? I'm mostly Python, Java, C#, C++. Used to like functional programming but IMO now that regular OO languages have alot of function features like first class functions its not as big a deal to write code in a pure functional language like lisp or haskell, better to write regular python or something and occasionally write some functional-styled code

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What are some good /tech/ approved podcasts? Specifically does anyone know of anything dealing with state/corporate surveillance techniques, hacker culture, infosec, and the like?

Thanks for your time.

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any comrades using ricochet?

i'll show you mine if you show me yours

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How should a leftist aproach to gaming?
What is the best build for a socialist gaming PC and where should a leftist get his games?

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Whats bunker/tech/'s opinion on the IoTs?

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Tox thread? Tox thread anyone?


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Copy me for luxury communism.

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GNU/Free software general

Any other stallmanists on bunkerchan

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So the privacy bussiness has me worried.
Its not about keeping our privacy
Its not about making people aware of the big data spying

What can we do to end the big companies spying on us? It'll be a better world if all google services where paid and W10 was sold in stores.
A couple of weeks ago I'd read an article about how the profits for google's adservice had gone down and how google may not be able to keep up with its bussiness model but that is too optimistic.

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IBM Patents Printer That Doesn’t Copy Infringing Content

>IBM has submitted an application to expand its portfolio with a rather peculiar patent. To protect rightsholders the technology company has invented a printer that doesn't copy or print any copyright infringing text or images.

Holy shit. Capitalism fucks us over... again and again.

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A leftist /tech/ board is great! Let's use it more, comrades!
Are any oldfags around who had the joy to come in contact with pic related or other micro electronics from real socialistic states? Sadly I was born too late to have a opinion on their products.

I read DDR lightbulbs were more durable than the western ones because they had no planned obsolesence; what do you think would our society today look like, if more elecronic products like smartphones were designed with a much longer lifetime in mind? Would the use-value of the products stay the same over time, or would it decrease with technical progress?

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Revolutionary cyborgs

bunkerchan/leftypol seems pretty optimistic that automation will help bring about revolution like nothing else. I happen to agree but how will human augmentation effect revolution

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Hard AI

AI that can live and appear human or even surpass individual humans.

Chances of that coming about before 2050?

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Public key cryptography integrated into chans.

Has any IB software integrated public key generation? it will be very useful when people wants to share something specific on the board without others seeing.