"Some algorithms are being used in processes that could have a big impact on people’s lives, such as in job interviews and at borders"
"The rise of all-seeing smart camera networks is an alarming development that threatens civil rights and liberties throughout the world."
Mass surveillance by cameras is not the solution for more security. It takes away your freedom.
"Researchers led by Professor Turow found that most Americans did not understand privacy policies on websites."
There is still a great deal of work to be done in terms of explanation and raising awareness about data collection.
"[...]WhatsApp and Facebook will start tracking everything you do on your phone to tailor ads to you. This is a clear betrayal, for many users."
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Brave reveals that people seeking help for addiction, disability, and poverty on UK council websites are profiled by private companies
The most vulnerable people are the first victims of mass surveillance.
Law enforcement agencies buying the location data generated by ordinary apps and sent to marketing companies.
When mass surveillance becomes the norm, it first punishes the most vulnerable.
"Changing the system — turning the #adtech tanker — will take huge effort, but there is a growing opportunity for just such systemic change."
It's a long way to go, but the way is free. All that's left to do is raise awareness.
"The more the private sector engages in facial surveillance, the harder it becomes to tell law enforcement that they should have meaningfully restricted access."
"Electronic Frontier Foundation has confirmed that the Ring doorbell app on Android covertly shares personally identifiable information on its users with third-party companies, including Facebook."
"This creates a marketplace where companies that wish not to partake in the wholesale violation of consumer privacy is at a grave disadvantage."
Like DHH, we refuse to monetize people's privacy. It's too important to be used for advertising purposes.
"This massive commercial surveillance [...] can be used to discriminate, manipulate and exploit us."
Yet there are ethical alternatives: untargeted advertising #SwitchToQwant
For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to use browsers that block certain cookies and trackers, such as Firefox and Brave.
"Eric Leandri will be moving from an operational to a strategic role on January 15, while current deputy managing director for sales and marketing, Jean-Claude Ghinozzi, is being promoted to president".
Do you know that for every websites/services you can limit the tracking by opting out a button ?
This website explain you how to do it for many companies, such as Apple, Visa, Netflix, Twitter etc. ⬇️
This story sounds surrealistic, but it' s true. Mass surveillance is a real danger to our freedom and privacy.
Especially when our informations are sold on the black market... 🔒
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