Today’s unprecedented use of sensitive data and intrusive technologies demands closer scrutiny than ever by the @ICOnews. Disappointingly, the UK #privacy watchdog has decided to do the opposite and back off.
Twitter account reposting everything Trump tweets, suspended within 3 days - https://mashable.com/article/twitter-donald-trump-suspend-tweets-policy-violence/
If you refuse to accept its third party tracking, you get a text site with only a tiny fraction of the content.
Webbkoll: The developer version of Webbkoll now detects report-to and report-uri directives in the Content Security Policy, Network Error Logging, and Expect-CT headers of websites. Webbkoll shows if reports are sent to a third-party endpoint. More HTTP headers will be added in the future.
Test it yourself: https://webbkoll-dev.dataskydd.net/
We originally suggested this feature (see https://github.com/andersju/webbkoll/issues/19 for further information).
Onion service URLS are not easy for humans to remember, which makes it hard for users to discover or return to an onion site. In this release, we're bringing you a proof-of-concept for human-memorable names for SecureDrop
, developed with Freedom of Press
When you sell your soul, you might later want it back.
List of well-known web sites that port scan their visitors
Don't ask me why I ended up on a website with a name as gross as "LAD Bible" ( 🤢 🤮 ), but as I was presented with their pop-up dialogue titled "We value your #privacy", I got curious and had a look at their list of vendors they send data to.
I expect most people to straight away click "I accept" when they see these pesky dialogues. But in this case, if you click on "More options", you might find that you would be sharing different kinds of data with....
1977 different businesses.
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That’s one of the reasons why we are so disappointed by Utah's Healthy Together app, which tracks GPS location data in addition to proximity and cell tower data. 3/7 https://www.kuer.org/post/privacy-concerns-over-utah-s-covid-19-tracing-app-spur-proposal-new-bill#stream/0
"Seven of the top ten companies by market capitalization are tech companies. Seven out of ten are using data that they take from us, without our consent, to create their products. That is part of our labor power: those products are made with our emotional labor, our mental labor. Privacy is a way to reclaim our labor power." -- @flexlibris
Google Location Tracking Lambasted in Arizona Lawsuit - The lawsuit, filed against Google by Arizona's Attorney General, alleges that the tech giant uses ... more: https://threatpost.com/google-location-tracking-arizona-lawsuit/156082/ #arizonaattorneygeneral #locationdataprivacy #locationhistory #mobilesecurity #googlelawsuit #mobileprivacy #locationdata #dataprivacy #privacy #android #google
Hell hath no fury like a child-in-chief scorned: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/SV2Z0-K66yA/trumps-executive-order-targets-political-bias-at-twitter-and-facebook-draft-idUSKBN2340MW
Careful what you wish for, breaching the "platform" versus "content" line. A feast day for lawyers and lobbyists lies ahead.
"It’s not just Ebay scanning your ports, there is allegedly a network of 30,000 websites out there all working for the common aim of harvesting open ports, collecting IP addresses, and User Agents in an attempt to track users all across the web. "
Excellent investigating: https://blog.nem.ec/2020/05/24/ebay-port-scanning/
Invading your computer and privacy with security through obfuscation to "prevent fraud".
All this does is collect and store more personal data without consent so it can be breached one day.
Bill aims to ban microtargeting of political ads. I'd argue the same reasoning to ban targeted manipulation for political ads should apply to *all* ads. The Internet (and society) would be much healither w/o microtargeting. #privacy https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/05/proposed-bill-would-ban-microtargeting-of-political-advertisements/
Independent educational technology consultant working in open source. Privacy advocate: Data collection itself is the harm.
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