More (and better) news out of Strasbourg this morning. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the UK’s mass #surveillance programmes have breached the European Convention on Human Rights. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/13/gchq-data-collection-violated-human-rights-strasbourg-court-rules
We did it! Our challenge to the “Immigration Exemption” is funded—thank you everyone who donated! https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/immigrationexemption/
Google or UK police: who is fibbing about terror takedowns? asks @jim as Google release their first Youtube transparency report https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2018/google-or-ctiru-who-is-fibbing-about-terror-takedowns … #censorship #CTIRU
I’m sure others got here first—but was this ban really necessary? https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xk78x/switter-down-cloudflare-banned-sex-workers-sesta-fosta #switter #mastodon
Political Parties And Advertisers Need To Be Held To Account: Here’s How
The Data Protection Bill is a huge opportunity to reign in companies like Facebook
“Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It.”—says Professor Tim Wu: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/opinion/facebook-fix-replace.html #deletefacebook
"We need control of our data, or we will lose control of our life chances” @jim in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-personal-data-hospital-patients-us-plan-mark-zuckerberg-latest-news-a8291716.html #deletefacebook #privacy
Facebook among 30 organisations in UK political data inquiry run by the ICO
Facebook will invent its own version of #GDPR to comply to outside of the EU:
Here’s some we lost earlier—sorry about that.
Chelsea Manning: ‘Software developers should have a code of ethics’
"In perhaps the creepiest example, Facebook applied for (and received, last year) a patent for a tool called Techniques, for emotion detection and content delivery. It would use the camera in your phone to take pictures of you as you scroll through content. Facebook would then use facial analysis to measure how much you did or did not like the content in question, so as to determine what kind of stuff to send your way."
A Leak of This Kind of Data Could Be Devastating—how the UK government are risking leaking people's sexual preferences through unregulated “age verification” tech https://safeandsavvy.f-secure.com/2018/03/28/a-leak-of-this-kind-of-data-could-be-devastating/ #av
Grindr says it will stop sharing users' HIV data:
Head of copyright committee wants to deny EU creators the right to share https://creativecommons.org/2018/03/29/head-copyright-committee-wants-deny-eu-creators-right-share/ #eucopyright #linktax
From DefendDigitalMe: In survey of 1,000+ parents where biometrics used in child's school, 38% not asked for consent. Retention? 50% not told. New @educationgovuk guidance needed. Families must also be told of third-party processing, retention, destruction PDF:
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