Under new Senate bill, Big Tech (Facebook, Twitter, Google...) could be prohibited from using deceptive design tricks to force people into handing their personal data...

theverge.com/2019/4/9/18302199

The French DPA @CNIL imposes a financial penalty of €50M against Google for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization based on a complaint by @noybeu and @LaQuadrature

cnil.fr/en/cnils-restricted-co

Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy.

When you don't use it, Alias will make sure the assistant is paralysed and unable to listen by interrupting its microphones.

Nice project!
But maybe the best way to not being spied on at home is to not buy a surveillance device at all… ;)

bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias

Due to an internal error, Amazon recently sent 1700 private Alexa voice files to an unauthorized customer.
It’s now time to sue them using GDPR!

heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Am


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