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TechCrunch: "users of the LaLiga app were outraged to discover the smartphone software does rather more than show minute-by-minute commentary of football matches — but can use the microphone and GPS of fans’ phones to record their surroundings"

Darren Shou of Symantec
in WIRED: "children make mistakes, they make choices, and they are given space by society to collectively learn from them and evolve. Algorithms may not offer this leniency..."

Graz University of Technology "researchers Michael Schwarz, Florian Lackner, and Daniel Gruss describe a technique for collecting information about browsers that calls into question the effectiveness of anonymized browsing and browser privacy extensions."

New Nevada law "offers a new definition of 'sale,' unlike those seen in recently passed privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)..."

Unless you trust your device manufacturer, pin or pattern lock is way better option than revealing your fingerprint and/or face data to companies. You don't know where your super personal data will end up

Big round of applause for Marc Whipple for writing this excellent guide. It's easy for anyone to read and understand, which makes it one of the best pieces of technical writing we have seen about .

With supporters like Marc, we can empower anyone with our technology.

well, this event eclipses the 2016 Quest breach by an order of magnitude... I wonder how similar the attack vector / methodology was between the two.

Quest data breach: "between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019 an unauthorized user had access to AMCA’s system... [this] included financial information (e.g. credit card numbers and bank account information), medical information and other [PII such as SSN]"

How do student groups build the movement for digital rights? Check out our case study of @YalePrivacyLab, a grassroots student group in the Electronic Frontier Alliance.

New research based on publisher data has found that using invasive tracking for ads brings publishers just 4% more in revenue than ads that don't rely on tracking. Publishers should reevaluate the real costs and benefits of invasive ads.

Sign the petition to tell @JetBlue to end its biometric boarding program and stop violating customers' privacy:

via @CREDOMobile


Watching this video from on propriety of school safety technologies is evocative: Is this the future (or present?) we want for our schools? #edtech #privacy #surveillance cc/


@privacylab Between Facebook and Instagram, CrossFit had 6 million followers. This was a brave move that I hope will set an example for more companies.

Quote from announcement: "Facebook collects, aggregates, and sells user information as a matter of business. Its business model allows governments and businesses alike to use its algorithmically conjured advertising categories as sophisticated data-mining and surveillance tools."

☎ANNOUNCEMENT: conference call!☎️

WHEN: Sunday, May 25th at 17:00 UTC

WHO: Our team, but anyone is welcome!

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <> using port 64738.

More info:

Android @torproject browser stable release: "After nine months of alpha testing, a stable release of the Tor browser for Android can now be downloaded from Google’s Play store or direct from the Project’s website."

CrossFit decided Monday: "to deactivate all Facebook and Instagram pages indefinitely was fueled by growing data and privacy concerns with the social media giant..."

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