A new report from @FinancialTimes says "When you visit WebMD & enter your stuffy nose & sore throat into its 'symptom finder,' & then get a diagnosis (it's lupus!), [ad platforms including] Facebook, thanks to a data-sharing agreement, know about it." mashable.com/article/google-fa

“If you could just pass [Do Not Track legislation], that would go a really long way to fixing the problem,” says @megangrA, our general counsel and head of policy. . cnbc.com/2019/11/03/how-to-sto

Finn Brunton & @HNissenbaum on why privacy is crucial: "Those who know about us have power over us [to] deny employment, deprive of credit, restrict movements, refuse shelter,..., manipulate thinking, suppress autonomy, & limit access to the good life." thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower @chrisinsilico says regulators must pass rules that put consumer [data privacy] first.

“You can still make a profit. You can still make money. But you have to consider the rights and safety of people.” cnbc.com/2019/10/09/cambridge-

We're delighted to have joined the World Wide Web Consortium (@w3c), contributing to global standards with privacy in mind as part of our mission to raise the standard of trust online.


"We must consider longer-term implications of commercial high-resolution satellite images that can identify individuals or license plates from space. We're not ready for the ethical boundaries this invasion of privacy will cross," argues @indyfromspace. nytimes.com/2019/10/15/opinion

"Companies [need] privacy experts to help them obey proliferating laws on how consumers' data can be used," says @jenniferkingson, "but it's hard to find people w/the expertise to do it."

Want to be a privacy expert? Check out: iapp.org/certify/ axios.com/privacy-expert-short

Foursquare CEO @JeffGlueck op-ed getting specific about how laws around location data should work:
1. Explicitly state how data will be used
2. User ability to opt-out
3. "Do no harm" standard


@TechCrunch's commentary:techcrunch.com/2019/10/16/four

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials is only available for desktop browsers. For mobile, we provide DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for iOS and Android, which is a mobile app that uses the same technology to give you privacy protection wherever you go on the web. duckduckgo.com/app

While not part of the extension, don’t forget you can also make your searches private too by setting DuckDuckGo Search as your default.

Enjoy protection from third-party trackers as you browse the web with the built-in content blocker, and see its benefits thanks to the privacy dashboard, including privacy grades for every website.

Desktop Safari users: we're delighted to announce that our DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension is now available again for you! (Requires Safari 13 and macOS Catalina.) spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-f

If you didn’t realize we had a mobile browser, check it out along with our desktop browser extension — they each have the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly search and browse privately: duckduckgo.com/app

Thank you users, whoever you are! We've hit a record of 50 million private searches a day thanks to your use of our privacy protection tools, especially our mobile browser.

That's over 500 a second and 18 Billion a year. duckduckgo.com/traffic 

Real-world example 1,000 of why strong anti-surveillance laws are a must: Chinese Communist Party propaganda app has “superuser” access to over 100m Android phones, including messages, photos, contacts, browsing history, & ability to enable audio devices. washingtonpost.com/world/asia_

You might be laughing along with this video, but the sad truth is that most people aren't doing enough to keep themselves password-protected. Along with @Accellis's tip to use a password manager, we also recommend using 2FA wherever possible.

Our tips: spreadprivacy.com/password-saf twitter.com/Accellis/status/11

Mac users, have you upgraded to the new Catalina macOS yet? @davidnield explains how Apple promises to make your device "safer & better protected", including:

• Apps are forced to ask for access permission
• Weak password alerts
• Mail sender block wired.com/story/macos-catalina

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