If you insist on using smart assistants, keep your recordings as private as possible. https://www.wired.com/story/keep-siri-alexa-google-assistant-recordings-private/
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." https://mashable.com/article/google-facebook-tracking-online-health-activity-webmd/
What you need to understand before clicking “Accept”. https://lifehacker.com/how-to-skim-a-privacy-policy-1839488010
“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. . https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/03/how-to-stop-stalker-ads-and-the-surveillance-device-in-your-pocket.html
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." https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the-fantasy-of-opting-out/
You're not alone if you've reduced your Facebook usage because of privacy concerns! Next step, #DeleteFacebook. https://www.fastcompany.com/90420779/report-facebook-usage-drops-a-stunning-26-since-2017
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.” https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/cambridge-analytica-whistleblower-us-following-china-with-privacy.html
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. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/opinion/satellite-image-surveillance-that-could-see-you-and-your-coffee-mug.html
"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: https://iapp.org/certify/ https://www.axios.com/privacy-expert-shortage-202eda9b-c8fa-4bd4-b1c1-11844812ab3e.html
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
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. https://duckduckgo.com/app
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.) https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-for-safari/
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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.
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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. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-app-on-xis-ideology-allows-data-access-to-100-million-users-phones-report-says/2019/10/11/2d53bbae-eb4d-11e9-bafb-da248f8d5734_story.html
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.
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 https://www.wired.com/story/macos-catalina-privacy-security-features/
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