«How #TikTok tracks you across the web, even if you don’t use the app».
In June, The Markup reported that #Meta pixels on the websites of 33 of top 100 hospitals in #America were transmitting the details of patients’ doctor’s appointments to Meta when patients booked on the websites.
«#EU pitches cyber law to fix patchy Internet of Things»
The European Commission has presented a new Cyber Resilience Act proposal aimed at imposing new #cybersecurity requirements on #internet-connected devices ranging from "smart" toys and fridges to #security cameras.
« After self-hosting my #email for twenty-three years I have thrown in the towel. The oligopoly has won».
Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies which does not follow the principles of #NetNeutrality.
«I'm concerned about the harmful effects of a market based around leveraging massive amounts of people's data. I’m especially concerned about harms to civil rights and equal opportunity, the proliferation of #misinformation, harms to competition, and increasing labor exploitation, including through worker #surveillance».
- "Disputing the Dogmas of Surveillance Advertising
National Advertising Division Keynote 2021" by Rebecca Kelly Slaughter
«The first assumption I would like to challenge is the idea that “privacy” is the only concern for consumers in digital markets. Of course, #privacy is critically important — I share the view that it is a fundamental right. But it is not the only important concept.» - Rebecca Kelly Slaughter
«Twitter executives opted to allow #Twitter to become more dependent upon revenue coming from Chinese entities even though the Twitter service is blocked in #China. […] After Chinese entities paid money to Twitter, there were concerns within Twitter that the information the Chinese entities could receive would allow them to identify and learn sensitive information about Chinese users who successfully circumvented the block».
The German Court ruled that use of #Google Fonts without prior consent is a violation of Europe’s #GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) because #GoogleFonts exposes the visitor’s IP address. Court’s ruling threatens a fine of €250,000 for each case of infringement if the site owner does not comply.
Are you a #webdeveloper? Please, keep in mind that unless the website asks for informed consent before it loads the #GoogleFonts there is no legal basis available to transfer the visitor personal data to #Google and you should avoid/delay that request.
You are allowed to serve any font from any service after complying with #GDPR.
«Period-Tracking Apps Won’t Say Whether They’ll Hand Your Data Over to Cops»
So about that Twitter thing here: https://privacy.twitter.com/en/blog/2022/an-issue-affecting-some-anonymous-accounts
- 2022-01: Twitter learns of a vuln allowing anyone to find the account a phone number or e-mail is connected to. They "had no evidence" of it being exploited, so they took their time.
- 2022-07: Fix is deployed. They still didn't tell anyone.
- 2022-08: Twitter learns it _was_ exploited, and a data dump is already on sale.
Sounds like a bog standard #security incident, but here's the kicker:
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