BlackBird - windows privacy tweaker

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BlackBird - windows privacy tweaker

#1 Post by webfork » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:27 am

Another Windows privacy tool, this one claiming performance, privacy, and portability

Caveats
  • It wants to go. After you run the program, pressing ANY button starts the process so I recommend backing your computer up before running.
  • License: a little odd: http://www.getblackbird.net/documentation/license/ ... it seems to be closed source but seems to encourage reverse engineering?
  • Ownership: who is actually behind this program is a little unclear.
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  • The program looks like a command-line tool but really it just uses a simple interface:
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Portable?
  • Unknown. By nature of the program modifies a lot of registry entries, making this is a hard program to test for leaving traces behind.
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Re: BlackBird - windows privacy tweaker

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:05 pm

Ghacks has an article on the program, giving some details on how to control output for an unusually straightforward program.

http://www.ghacks.net/2016/12/27/blackb ... rity-tool/
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Re: BlackBird - windows privacy tweaker

#3 Post by bitcoin » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:02 pm

its too bad because it sounds like the author has done a lot of work investigating the telemetry and spying methods but the user is stuck with a lousy command line looking GUI and is just supposed to trust whatever the program does.

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