Stop us if you’ve heard this before: after years of making you add your phone number to your Twitter account, Twitter has once again failed to protect it. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/how-twitters-default-settings-can-leak-your-phone-number
Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows
The moment we start seeing “because their fundamental business model is unethical” in one of these is when we’ll know that things are starting to change.
When someone digs into how a recruiter get their contact information, and discovered how shady companies siphon off and trade personal data
Join Tor, Privacy International, and over 50 other organizations asking Google to take action against exploitative pre-installed software on Android devices.
People shouldn't have to trade privacy and security for smartphone access. https://privacyinternational.org/advocacy/3320/open-letter-google
Hello, I'm new to Mastodon. I'm here because, after reading Shoshana Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, I'm astonished and outraged that companies like Google, Facebook, and a growing list of other companies are treating us as the means to other's ends. Our experiences both online and, increasingly, offline are being extracted, rendered, and sold to bidders at auction. Forgive me, here I am preaching to the choir. So hello again, I look forward to listening and learning from you.
How to see which sites are sharing your information with Facebook, and make them stop
Facebook, politics, surveillance, Puerto Rico
A timely reminder not to blindly trust platforms:
- #PuertoRico justice department investigated student demonstration, got overly broad search warrant issued
- #Facebook released data on interactions with student media covering demonstration in that time period
- the individuals involved didn't get notified even after the 90-day gag period, only found out when a lawmaker investigated
Stop donating your customers' data to Google Analytics
"Aside from only letting you sample 25% of your traffic" WHAT?
"Cookie pop-ups are designed to be confusing and make you 'agree' to be tracked. This add-on automatically answers consent pop-ups for you, so you can't be manipulated. Set your preferences once, and let the technology do the rest!"
When you install the app, Spotify sets a 'privacy' default to ON for cookie tracking, hidden in 'SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS' (bottom of settings page).
Privacy should be the default not an advanced setting.
See next Toot.
Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls #philosophy #technology #data #big https://getpocket.com/explore/item/yuval-noah-harari-is-worried-about-our-souls
How long before colleges sell aggregate data to be de-anonymized by insurers so they can deny coverage, move to higher risk pools as post-college folks move onto their own health plans?
" I think of programming like writing or typography—a skill that can be valuable to anyone, not just computer scientists or professional software engineers. "
Excuse me but "Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg won’t talk to the Guardian. So we fed everything he says into an algorithm, built a Zuckerbot, and interviewed it" has got to be the best take. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/22/zuckerbot-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-botnik