It is nice to see that #privacy was trending today (in Belgium on the closed-source Twitter platform).
Using a password manager is a good first step.
@RMW we best not abuse privacy though. There are people that post things in a public forum, then claim right to privacy when others use it.
Recall when that user EULA was floating around various social media that claimed in gist, "whatever I post is mine by copyright and should not be used without permission"?.
@nergal I agree, but social media is a way to reach some people.
You will never see me on Facebook though.
@nergal Cloudflare is still one of the worst things out there in my opinion, it is so often used.
@RMW all of these bad things were fought against in some form. Calls for discussion made. But things still got adopted. Like IoT. When it started was during the whole "I run everything root" period (https://search.disroot.org?q=run%20everything%20root&categories=general&language=en). Docker came up in that time. Before docker, much exploration went to LXC.
No attention was given to security during IoT upbringing. Now, consumers will be suffering for that indiscipline for decades (in my estimation).
@RMW cloudflare and slideshare both took the opportunity that keeps repeatedly opening its door: convenience. In the 90s much was done p2p and distributed. Corporations came up offering to make things easier, then they made laws preventing other solutions. Look at email. Compare that with even news and nntp protocols. They are quite similar, but which one cedes more control and user information?
@RMW there are protocols for that. #webfinger and #webid to name 2. I could start a site right now, themed "long lost friend, found again" and have people dox themselves so others may find them. But I won't. I am not one of those people that is going to exploit others, zuckerberg them (https://gawker.com/5636765/facebook-ceo-admits-to-calling-users-dumb-fucks)
@RMW How do you back up your password database? Obviously having redundant copies on different devices is helpful, but I'm wondering about the safety of storing a copy on a remote service of some kind.
@eviloatmeal I have copies of my password database on every backup I make.
I have one external hard drive and a network hard drive at home.
If that is not enough, you could try something like getting an account on someones nextcloud and place it there.
Dropbox and such could work too, but I would suggest Free Software services instead.
I use this nextcloud instance (I don't have my passwords there though): https://buy.thegood.cloud/en/individuals
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