RT @eff: Copyright is a monopoly right, and monopolies have a tendency to accumulate in the vaults of big companies, who use them to domina…
After signing a deal with the NHS, Amazon now wants to become a pharmacy.
We would love to tell you more, but the Department of Health decided Amazon’s commercial interest matters more than the public interest.
Thanks to a lawsuit by @privacyint unlimited storage of personal data is and remains illegal in Europe. #PrivacyWin #Privacy #Fight4Privacy
As Fedilab is free for few days, the Google Play version has been analysed by @exodus
Yes, there is no trackers. But it's important to make some tests from time to time.
We've started work on new project to improve our app submission and review process, with a focus on making it easier for contributors to make ethical decisions https://f-droid.org/2020/01/16/tracking-the-trackers.html
150+ US universities encourage incoming students to download mental-health apps, but @thedeannapaul points out the privacy risks:
• Insurers can use it to calculate premiums
• Employers can use it to assess risk
• Advertisers can use it to tailor ads https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/12/27/colleges-want-freshmen-use-mental-health-apps-are-they-risking-students-privacy/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1217458164897062913
Our analysis on today's big news:
CJEU Advocate General believes national security mass retention regimes are incompatible with EU Law.
Stay tuned for CJEU's judgment. https://nitter.net/privacyint/status/1217509472349958144/photo/1
One phone we looked at endlessly tries to transmit the user's name, gender, data of birth and IMEI to a missing server. It does so insecurely, giving away the data to any eavesdropper on any network that the user connects to
Here is a Delta Chat talk from end December at #36c3 -- it discusses Delta Chat's unique messenger-approach, its use of the e-mail server network, its resilience against internet shutdowns, the crypto engine rPGP, and then tons of Q&A from the audience https://media.ccc.de/v/36c3-oio-154-delta-chat-e-mail-based-messaging-the-rustocalypse-and-ux-driven-approach-ybti-wefixthenet-session-#t=1169
Tomorrow a German court will consider legality of mass surveillance, will it have implications on other counties that use similar programs?
Corporate third parties have built up a huge surveillance industry around us. A new report by the Norwegian Consumer Council shows how. #OutOfControl
from BBCNewsPR: "You can access BBC News on Tor here: https://bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion. You can also access BBC News' language services by adding a forward slash and writing the name of the language service you wish to access. For example, https://bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion/persian will take you to the BBC Persian site."
@cis_india wrote about how Reliance Jio, the most popular ISP in India, is employing a SNI inspection to block websites (and why it matters): https://cis-india.org/internet-governance/blog/reliance-jio-is-using-sni-inspection-to-block-websites
from @privacyint: "Six years after the @Snowden
revelations, two governments describe their mass surveillance programmes - but who even noticed?
We break down why it matters."
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