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Ecuador: Violent raid jeopardizes Ola Bini’s right to a fair trial

The raid carried out by the Attorney General’s Office on the home of Fabián Hurtado, the independent information technology expert witness in the case of digital rights defender Ola Bini, which resulted in the seizure of his electronic equipment, again caused great concern about the guarantee of a fair trial for Bini, Amnesty International said today.


are still a thing, especially in research, so my reader is key to my work. Recently, I've started an experiment with it: I read the articles in oldest-first order. It feels unnatural at first, but now I'm starting to appreciate the calm, without the of pull-to-refresh breaking news feeds

"Uighurs in China were target of two-year attack – reports"

If you are worried about , keep in mind all the sites your cohort might be visiting.

“As Indonesia deliberately tries to create ethnic conflict in West Papua with militia, I must stress that for West Papuans our enemy is not the Indonesian people. Our enemy is only the system of colonisation. We will not be provoked. Our peaceful struggle is for a referendum.”

There are two semi-related questions that have been repeatedly popping up in my head for the past couple years: 1) now that we know how to do real , are we sure we want a world where wiretapping isn't possible? 2) now that we know how to privately track usage without people, are we sure we want to encourage software development based on tracking data?

"Data is not gold.
Data is more like oil. And we know what happens when a tanker sinks: the sea all over it gets polluted. We need to be extremely careful how we handle data."

Eric Leandri, founder & CEO of Qwant

We're very happy to be a partner of the HTC EXODUS and thus to be the default search engine on it.

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Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.

#privacy #google #firefox #chrome #spy #encryption #tracker #cookies #surveillance

I've been researching for a decade and I've found always quite informative. as with any problem with digital media, there is software to make it easier

are used to gain public approval and even to manipulate us, so it is important to know how reality can be different from intuition: "An Explainer on the Base Rate Fallacy and PNR"

"Until appropriate safeguards are in place, we need a moratorium on biometric technology that identifies individuals"

Reading about how browser aims to remove unique IDs when counting users makes me think about how hasn't been tracking users from the beginning, and stopped tracking downloads years ago, and seems to only have become more popular. Makes me think that developed by community motivated by doing the right thing is a better way than a or being driven by . Maybe improving the of tracking is missing the point.

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