GDPR / Privacy

30 June, 2018 — Platschi

Platschis Blog (https://platschi.net) has been set up with "data protection by design and by default". In short:

  • Confidentiality: This blog offers SSL encryption by default.
  • Data minimization: This blog does not collect any data from the website visitor. The webserver logs are turned off.
  • Data avoidance: No cookies, no trackers, no collection of personal data. This blog might occasionally contain links to third-party websites that might track you around the web and bypass or simply ignore the GDPR. Click on outgoing links at your own risk.
  • Server Location: The server on which this blog is hosted is located in Germany. There might be a realistic chance that a third-party (secret services, ISPs, etc. etc.) are tracking and recording the traffic to and from this server, and hence this blog.

If you have any further questions regarding the privcacy policy and GDPR appliance of this blog, or just want to say "hello", be welcome to contact me. You can find my email address and PGP Key here on the Contact page.

Tags: english, datenschutz, internet

Transition to new PGP Key

04 February, 2017 — Platschi

In conjunction with changed circumstances, I am transitioning to a new PGP key. Below you can find a key transition statement signed with the new key. You can also download a copy of the statement here. The new key has been cross-signed with the old key. The old key has been set to expire in two month from today. Please use the new key for any future communication.

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Platschi.net available via Hidden Service

13 January, 2017 — Platschi

In an attempt to learn more about the Tor Project, I've set up a hidden service for this website of mine. Readers (if any) that surf the web with the Tor Browser are welcome to connect to this page from now on with the *.onion link below.

If you have issues verifying the document below, try it with this file.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA256




platschi.net    4gdkzxy2ompqus2hd2xbqtvyy7ikozwlio673bzqyf3g7rqebxse6aqd.onion (port 80)


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
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=xuHJ
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

How to verify

When on a Linux machine, open the Terminal. Download the file and my PGP Key with:

$ wget https://platschi.net/keys/hidden.txt.asc
$ wget https://platschi.net/keys/platschi.asc

You might need to download wget beforehand. Alternatively, you could use curl.

After downloading the files, import my PGP Key to your keyring, then attempt to verify the file:

$ gpg --import platschi.asc
$ gpg --verify hidden.txt.asc

Now, if all went fine, you should either see that I signed the document above with my PGP Key, giving you some little extra confidence that it might have been (probably) indeed me putting that link up there. That is, if you trust my PGP Key for what it's worth.

gpg: Signature made Fri 29 Jun 2018 07:08:25 PM -03
gpg:                using RSA key A7433BD99150AE38408D4547D76D9EB36B20DB71
gpg: Good signature from "Ralf Platschkowski " [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: A743 3BD9 9150 AE38 408D  4547 D76D 9EB3 6B20 DB71

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. More to come in the not-so-far future!

Tags: english, datenschutz, internet

Sichere Kurzmitteilungen auf dem Smartphone: Signal

15 October, 2015 — Platschi

Nachdem ich mit einer kleinen Einführung in den Datenschutz begonnen habe, möchte ich mit einer Empfehlung für Chat bzw. Kurzmitteilungsdienste auf dem Smartphone beginnen.

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Einführung in den Datenschutz

11 October, 2015 — Platschi

Über die Jahre hinweg wurden Nerds belächelt, deren Theorien als paranoider Quatsch abgetan. Dieser Quatsch hat sich schlussendlich, spätestens seit Edward Snowden größtenteils für wahr herausgestellt. Kurzum: Geheimdienste und Staaten dieser Welt bauen seit Jahren eine weltweite Massen~~überwachung~~kontrolle auf, von der die Stasi zu Ihren besten Zeiten nicht einmal im Traum dran gedacht hätte.

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