Massive win for #Liberty, their client Ed Bridges and #humanrights: South Wales Police use of #facialrecognition ruled unlawful in court of appeals: https://www.libertyhumanrights.org.uk/issue/liberty-wins-ground-breaking-victory-against-facial-recognition-tech/
Many thanks to everyone who got involved both legally and in petitioning.
Two birds, one stone. Wear a mask to increase your protection against both #COVID19 and #AFR. If we're lucky, they might not even try to fine us for covering our faces this time (https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/campaigns/stop-facial-recognition). Fight #coronavirus. Fight #surveillance. 😷 ✊
Does anyone host #Matrix or #Riot on their own server? I feel this would be a great fallback for private #messaging, especially among family/friends (having full control of data, compared to, say, #Signal, which is centralised).
I also (still) want to try out #Session, but the same old issue makes it difficult: network effect. I proposed trying it with some of my family (now finally on Signal). I got no response. I could almost hear them thinking, "Jeez, not again!"
#Privacy and #rights groups have been alerting us to #police overreach regarding mobile phone extraction for some time (https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/2020/06/bbc-victims-of-no-other-crime-are-expected-to-surrender-their-digital-lives-to-such-speculation-and-scrutiny).
Importantly, the issue didn't go unnoticed by the #ICO, who carried out their own investigation in 2018.
Now they've published their #report: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/documents/2617838/ico-report-on-mpe-in-england-and-wales-v1_1.pdf
"Only our paid users will have access to end-to-end #encryption for their meetings."
I've asked whether #AFR is used; if so, how is the data handled/shared, and which locations/services is it used for. I think making such requests is a practice we should all get into.
Next, I want to ask about the video and audio that's captured on every bus I ride...
Delighted to learn the brilliant UK-based Big Brother Watch has just launched their own podcast. For anyone who doesn't know them, they're one of the main privacy groups in the UK (they feature as one of the 'defenders of digital rights' in my upcoming course) https://podcast.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/podcast
Who can help me with some recommendations...
The router must have the option of creating an additional (guest) network, cost no more than £150, and having dual band is a bonus.
Excited to hear about @signalapp's "move to support additional features the Signal community has asked for – like addressing that isn’t based on phone numbers". This is a big deal and was one of the main reasons I considered moving to an alternative #messaging #app. https://signal.org/blog/signal-pins/ #Signal #e2ee #encryption #privacy #security
@signalapp I'm getting this error when I try to open 'signal-desktop' (for Debian). Not sure why it's suddenly decided to stop working after most recent update... "The SUID sandbox helper binary was found, but is not configured correctly. Rather than run without sandboxing I'm aborting now. You need to make sure that /opt/Signal/chrome-sandbox is owned by root and has mode 4755. Trace/breakpoint trap" #Signal #privacy #messenger