#Google’s Totally Creepy, Totally Legal Health-Data Harvesting.
In a big win for #privacy, #Microsoft will adopt encrypted #DNS queries for Windows users.
This helps close a big privacy gap on the web by preventing on-path eavesdropping, spoofing, and blocking by encrypting your DNS requests.
#Surveillance is a black hole. Surveillance is self destructive. The idea that if we can simply "observe" more of the ("bad") behavior we can do something about it is morally flawed, and it will eat away at those who try until everything they were trying to protect is gone.
#Privacy Enhancing Technologies allow people to level the playing field and enforce their consent. They provide people the freedom to explore the world on their terms. They allow people to come out and connect with strangers, to escape & rebuild, to recover, to breath.
#Google's lengthy user agreement does specify that any data Google keeps may be provided to police in response to a legal demand. But the process by which a user consents to the data collection isn't always clear.
Using an #Android phone, you are walking with a spy bug installed on your pocket.
Can you guess why they are so cheap on the market? 😉
Venmo, Are You Listening? Make User #Privacy the Default
"If we do nothing, new technologies will give the government new automatic #surveillance capabilities that Stalin could never have dreamed of. The only way to hold the line on #privacy in the information age is strong cryptography." — Phil Zimmerman, 1991
I dismissed my GMail account several months ago and I am super-happy since.
FastMail interface is faster than GMail, the support is great and I can't find anything I could do better on Google's service.
You can stop being tracked on every mail you receive or send today. They have an "import from GMail" tool.
The EU's highest court has decided that website owners can be held liable for data collection when using the so-called "social sharing" widgets.
Tech companies are scooping up your children’s data before they are old enough to give informed consent. As a parent, you can help protect your children’s #privacy online by using the right services and updating the settings on their devices.
1. No #faceapp terms arent different from other social apps.
2. Yes now they own irrevocable rights to your likeness.
3. Yes a Russian company now has a db of AI enhanced photos & your personal details.
4. Yes they likely hoovered up other metadata.
5. No you cant have it back.
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