NEW: You can now buy a brand new smartphone for $20. Ever wondered how that's possible?

We found a popular phone from the Philippines comes preloaded with insecure apps that can't be deleted and scoop up large amounts of user data. @MyPhoneOfficial@twitter.com

privacyinternational.org/long-

Today we have released the first in a series of reports on #LowCostTech.

We discovered multiple security issues with pre-installed apps that can't be updated or deleted. Read the full report here: privacyinternational.org/long-

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Haustmánuður

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" The last summer month is called harvest month. As you can see, it is very clear to us that according to the names of the months, the Vikings were mainly farmers who were very dependent on the weather. The dates will also vary from year to year since it is a lunar calendar. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Haustmánuður

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" The last summer month is called harvest month. As you can see, it is very clear to us that according to the names of the months, the Vikings were mainly farmers who were very dependent on the weather. The dates will also vary from year to year since it is a lunar calendar. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

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The menstruation app you use may be sharing data about your sex life with Facebook. Read the BBC’s coverage of our research ➡️ bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4964

We're been campaigning against SIM card registration for a long time. Here's the latest example of misuse:
The Bangladeshi government has been cutting off mobile access to the #Rohingya camp.
nytimes.com/2019/09/05/world/a

Sensitive personal information about mental health is routinely being traded to advertisers around the web, research we published earlier this week has shown. @BBCTech
bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4957

"Smart cities" is just a fancy term to talk about surveilled cities. The technologies involved can be abused in several (and scary) ways, as @alexandrinepdec says in her tweet.

More info about this 👉🏼 privacyinternational.org/topic twitter.com/alexandrinepdec/st

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Tvímánuður

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" The fifth summer is a bit unclear what the name was, either it was, there are now only two more months of summer left or grain cutting month. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

Skol!

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SATURDAY

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GET BEHIND THOSE EARS!

" ... The name means bathing day or literally translated pool day. The Viking was actually pretty clean and not just some dirty barbarians, they probably had better hygiene than other societies in that time period."

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

NORSE DAYS OF THE WEEK

Skol!

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FRIDAY

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" Friday is either named after Frigg or Freya, the reason why it is unclear is that of conflicting sources. This is probably because some areas worshipped Frigg more than Freya and vise versa. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

THE VIKING LUNAR CALENDAR

Skol
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Tvímánuður

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" The fifth summer is a bit unclear what the name was, either it was, there are now only two more months of summer left or grain cutting month. "

Source: norse-mythology.net/the-viking

" US wireless carriers limit speed without need - No matter the day or the hour, watching your favourite online video content may be a frustratingly slow endeavour in the US. New research explains why (Bloomberg).

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

" 📺 Your evening viewing, brought to you by humans - Stumped on what to watch tonight? Netflix employees — rather than the streaming platform’s categorization algorithm — may soon have a suggestion for you (TechCrunch).

techcrunch.com/2019/08/23/netf

" Is there such a thing as too much privacy? - If online privacy requires trade-offs, by pursuing privacy at all costs, do we run the risk of implementing bad policy? Ben Thompson at Stratechery makes his case.

stratechery.com/2019/privacy-f

" Remember Foursquare? It remembers you. - Once popular as a way to gain bragging rights as “mayor” of your local coffee shop, Foursquare’s check in technology — and passive data collection — enabled the app to create detailed interest profiles of over 100 million US consumers. Now its executives are calling for a stronger legal framework to protect privacy in the US (Intelligencer).

nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/0

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