We've all been angry at apps/services that trick us into things we really didn't want. But it's not just clever marketing: it's a science-based assault. And it's not a fair fight. Today, we explore the sordid world of #DarkPatterns with Dr Colin Gray of Purdue University.
EFF's @space_hag and @jgkelley discuss these issues and more in the latest episodes of @FirewallDragons: "Big Proctor is Watching You": https://podcast.firewallsdontstopdragons.com/2020/10/26/big-proctor-is-watching-you-part-2/
Sorry to pander... I'll just ask this once. Due to a snafu, I'm unable to carry forward my stellar (get it?) reviews from the 3rd to the 4th edition. So I have to start from scratch. If you've enjoyed the book, please consider posting a review.
"Unlike the tides, Internet use ebbs and flows with the motion of the sun not the moon." @Cloudflare has released some powerful new web analytics tools (minus the tracking). In today's show, John Graham-Cumming explains what they can tell us about our world today.
Student surveillance regimes disproportionately disadvantage many already-marginalized groups. How do we fix this? How do we push back? How do we do this differently? Part 2 of my chat w/ Jason Kelley (@jgkelley) & Lindsay Oliver (@space_hag) from @eff.
If you're learning remotely, no doubt you've been subjected to remote proctoring - and come away feeling violated. You're not alone. Today I chat w/ Jason Kelley (@jgkelley) & Lindsay Oliver (@space_hag) from @eff to scrutinize this creepy new spyware.
Thanks to everyone who entered my Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons giveaway! And the 15 lucky winners are...
The big giveaway for a copy of my book (5 signed, 10 digital) ends TONIGHT (11:59p EDT)! You can enter multiple times (click the link for details)! Winners will be announced first on Monday's podcast, part 2 of my Cory Doctorow interview. @email@example.com
How can #Apple get away w/ charging a 30% VIG on all app purchases? What is "felony contempt of business model" (aka sect. 1201 of the #DMCA)? And WTH is a "monopsony"? Cory @firstname.lastname@example.org explains it all in Part 1 of our chat! #Pluralistic #freefortnite @eff
hey guys... the 4th edition of my book is about to hit the (virtual) shelves! I'm doing a giveaway for the launch: 5 signed copies and 10 digital copies. If you're interested...
If you missed part 1, start there:
The 4th ed of Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons has gone to publishing & you can pre-order now - should be out in Sept! Updated my profile pic w/ the new artwork! I may be doing a contest as the time gets closer, so stay tuned...
Had a great time being interviewed by Defending Digital! Fun to be on the other side of the interview table. :-) https://defendingdigital.com/carey-parker-firewalls-dont-stop-dragons/
In today's show, I walk through @eff's excellent analysis of Google's new "Privacy Sandbox" proposals - the good, the bad and the ugly, providing my take as well. Spoiler alert: #Google cannot put privacy first; it's an inherent conflict of interest. http://podcast.firewallsdontstopdragons.com/2019/09/16/googles-not-so-private-sandbox/
walks us through the recent revelations about Amazon Ring's relationships with over 400 local law enforcement offices and how fear is bring used to bring about a culture of self-surveillance.
VPN reviews usually focus on measurable things: speed, # of servers, cost... but not privacy. Today I point you to a review focused on privacy first. Also, an long-running nasty iPhone website hack, "clearing" off-Facebook data, and the trouble with certs. http://podcast.firewallsdontstopdragons.com/2019/09/02/choosing-a-vpn-provider/
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