In a fantastic video on the toll ubiquitous, constant takes on us as individuals and as a society, PhilosophyTube walks through the consequences of living in a world where our is being destroyed, one datapoint at a time.

Despite what corporations say, and shouldn’t be a privilege only available to the technical elite.

You deserve to know how to protect your personal information. You should also be able to choose who you trust to handle it.

’s Totally Creepy, Totally Legal Health-Data Harvesting.

Google is an emerging -care juggernaut, and laws weren’t written to keep up.

In a big win for , will adopt encrypted 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.

«Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack».
Who said that? The Internet Engineering Task Force () on 2014.

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.

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.

Contrary to endless "privacy is dead" predictions, people are making more privacy-conscious decisions in the last few years. Many companies now pitch as a selling point: large ones like , medium-sized ones like , and smaller ones like and .

'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 phone, you are walking with a spy bug installed on your pocket.

Can you guess why they are so cheap on the market? 😉

Having a lot of prompts feels like punishment for blocking tracking cookies.

If you maintain a website that uses them, you're penalizing people who are protecting their .

"If we do nothing, new technologies will give the government new automatic capabilities that Stalin could never have dreamed of. The only way to hold the line on in the information age is strong cryptography." — Phil Zimmerman, 1991

promises to treat persistent trackers like malicious hackers in its new WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy. That's a big win for user .

My -oriented email provider is FastMail

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 online by using the right services and updating the settings on their devices.

1. No 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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