“Many internet users mistake this annoying situation as a direct outcome of the GDPR, when in fact companies misuse designs in violation of the law. The GDPR demands a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, as reasonable people would expect, but companies often have the power over the design and narrative when implementing the GDPR.”
Missed this a couple of weeks ago, and it could make a huge difference to our browsing experiences (and compel sites to do better!)
The global #fashion #industry emits about the same quantity of greenhouse gases per year as the economies of France, Germany and the U.K. combined, according to McKinsey & Co. By 2030 it will need to cut emissions by about half, or it will miss the Paris Agreement’s goal of countries limiting global warning to 1.5 degrees Celsius. One way to do this is by promoting secondhand clothes, which can extend the average life of a garment by 1.7 times.
“Why pick a smartwatch made by a company whose founder called early users ‘dumb fucks’ for trusting him? Why trust the company that had a full-page temper tantrum in several national newspapers because Apple introduced stronger privacy features?“
- #Siri voice recognition on-device
- Mail app with tracking pixel protection
- Privacy Report/monitoring for every app
“Owners of Amazon Echo assistants and Ring doorbells have until June 8 to avoid automatically opting into Sidewalk, the internet giant's mesh network that taps into people's broadband and may prove to be a privacy nightmare…
A stalker can abuse it to stalk people better. There are no mitigations mentioned’…”
Data isn’t oil, whatever tech commentators tell you: it’s people’s lives
Been trying to tell people that for a while now… :)
'Apple is eating our lunch': #Google employees admit in lawsuit that the company made it nearly impossible for users to keep their location private
The HbbTV protocol enables generic ads in a broadcast to be substituted with (targeted) #ads delivered via broadband.
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