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"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use .

It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.

Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
And more...

Does it bother you that it's difficult to de-Google browsers that one might reasonably think are already Google-free?

After turning on EFF's Privacy Badger or another ad-blocker, review this Car and Driver article about and license plate reader technology.

It's good that the idea of privacy-rights is being discussed in such a forum.

caranddriver.com/news/a3582885

eff.org/pages/tools

Carrier selling your web data usage shouldn't be a thing 😡

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

But if you want to limit the impact this have on you, check out our guides on how to disable/renew your advertising ID...

If you support , please consider running for local office (or supporting privacy-focused candidates) to help facilitate changes away from pervasive police and corporate surveillance.

threatpost.com/camera-roll-out

Security researcher recommends against #LastPass after detailing 7 #trackers

A security researcher is recommending against LastPass password manager after detailing seven trackers found in the Android app.

theverge.com/2021/2/26/2230270

reports.exodus-privacy.eu.org/

LastPass Android: Drittanbieter überwachen jeden Schritt

kuketz-blog.de/lastpass-androi

The idea that website owners have "a right" to track the clicks from their emails to you and to know everything about your journey in their system is wrong.

Imagine if you buy your child a bike - does the chain manufacturer have a right to know what time they use the bike and which friends they visit?

Of course not. We should stop pretending that websites are magical experiences that require persistent intrusion.

is a right, even though it is far from being legally declared so.

Tomorrow is ! 🚮 Despite WhatsApp’s delay of its privacy policy update, many users have decided to take a stand for and leave the controversial chat service on the original deadline of February 8. ✊

Is one of the things holding people back on their break from the idea that having followers is the same thing has having productive conversations?

RT @internetfreedom@twitter.com

Increasing Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India!

Today, we wrote to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, relaying our concerns on the ongoing use of FRT and asking them to call stakeholders and privacy experts to depose before them.

1/n

panoptic.in/case-study/we

🐦🔗: twitter.com/internetfreedom/st

@theprivacyfoundation I haven't heard of this book. But about the first half of my #fosdem21 talk (tomorrow, 10am) is about how the web fails to take user concerns into account by design.

I didn't intend for that, but it had to get out ;)

fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event

With the help of , Clearview AI's database has been declared illegal in the EU. Take action now to stop Clearview from collecting your data: noyb.eu/en/clearview-ais-biome 😀💪

Breaking good news: Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada

"Canadian authorities have found that the collection of facial-recognition data by Clearview AI is illegal because it violates federal and provincial privacy laws..."

threatpost.com/clearview-facia

Freedom of speech and the right to privacy are closely interlinked. We stand with Russian protesters who act upon these Human Rights. In case you need secure and anonymous email, make sure to sign up with a VPN as Tutanota is blocked in Russia: tutanota.com/blog/posts/tutano

Is "Smart Home" the right way to describe a home that is connected to the internet to provide basic functions through surveillance?

What are some better names? Comment with others.

Thank you for being people that care about privacy and information security.

It's great that you've found the Fediverse! This is a reminder that we welcome shares of our posts to other social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Our hope is that we can help people in the various "walled gardens" learn new ways to make informed decisions about their data privacy.

This post from @Edent is really spot-on about our problem:

mastodon.social/@Edent/1056221

The experience of those without fancy devices (or for anyone wanting speed, accessibility and freedom) may be negatively impacted by a lack of empathy for their needs.

privilege allows us to implement bad practices ranging from usability to privacy.

If we decide to make the web about sharing information instead of taking it, the world will be better.

Need: Simple. Fast. Private.

Would teaching efficiency help us rely less on mega-infrastructure from ?

There are so many bloated frameworks, ubiquitous scripts, poorly architected databases, unoptimized graphics, never-expiring surveillance and more in our current methods.

Does this "force" website/app makers to use complex hosting scenarios from AWS, Azure etc when we could use smaller or self hosting?

Maybe it's time to start counting bytes again to help save the Internet?

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