NEW: DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time
#DuckDuckGo reached this historic milestone in a week when both Signal and Telegram saw a huge influx of new users.
They will say that this delivers on the dream of secure usable communication that balances privacy, #security and law enforcement.
I believe that your social connections, friendship groups and patterns of life should not be monetized or sold for profit. I believe that actual #privacy and security must protect metadata as well as content.
When we celebrate Facebook bringing end to end encryption to millions more people we miss the forest for the trees.
Facebook are going to monetize encrypted messaging by consolidating metadata analysis of 3 key platforms (Messenger, #Whatsapp & Instagram). They will make money by tracking your relationships and social groups. They will make that information easily accessible to law enforcement.
They will build the largest #surveillance system ever conceived and will sell it under the banner of consumer encryption.
If you ever tought you had succesfully left Facebook, now you are back in again by just using #Whatsapp. The same tracking (if not more intrusive) will apply and be shared within the company.
«WhatsApp will share your data with #Facebook whether you like it or not».
Yes, you can use the Telegram "People Nearby" feature to triangulate the location of other users who have the same feature enabled
Other apps had this same feature and they've removed it. Wonder what's taking so long for the #Telegram team to do the same.
TL;DR: «Data linked to you» can be visually summarized by this image and, as usual, #Signal rules them all.
This is what happens when you do not use a #privacy preserving approach by design and by default. Glad that GAEN-based contact tracing apps provide stronger guarantees and can be trusted by citizens.
«Singapore Police Force can obtain TraceTogether data for criminal investigations»
«Overall, AppTrackingTransparency is a great step forward for Apple. When a company does the right thing for its users, EFF will stand with it, just as we will come down hard on companies that do the wrong thing. Here, #Apple is right and #Facebook is wrong. Next step: Android should follow with the same protections. Your move, #Google.» - EFF
Firefox to ship 'network partitioning' as a new anti-tracking defense
#Firefox's "network partitioning" feature to ship in v85, scheduled for January 2021.
«While no system can protect completely against security vulnerabilities and risks of re-identification, centralised storage presents more risks of further misuse of data than a decentralised system».
#Europe is taking aim at political ads that run on social media in plans coming this week, according to officials. Call it a taster ahead of the major digital regulatory announcement coming on Dec 9.
The plans include efforts to limit microtargeting of would-be voters by setting minimum thresholds of number of social media users who can be targeted with #ads.
Google is banning the 3rd party cookie, which, given its ownership of #Chrome, search, Android, etc means it can track the user while others cannot. With this rule change #Google will bestow a data monopoly on itself. Filing argues for delay until European regulations take effect.
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