The era of borderless data is ending.

«Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency».

«Mastercard unleashes new era of biometric to enhance the checkout experience».

When using systems please keep in mind one big rule: the biometric data HAVE to be stored on a secure chip/device you own. If the data are store/managed by the service provider the system is insecure and not compliant by design.

Please avoid those kind of systems: a is always possible and you will loose something you can't change.

Do you want to get rid of services from your local network?

Here it is the official endpoints list to analyze while configuring your :

Google Is sharing our data at a startling scale.

«By way of online activity and location, a person in the U.S. is exposed 747 times each day to ’s real-time bidding».

A new study finds 3,000 websites on which third-party companies scoop up what you type into forms in real time — even if you never hit submit. This happens on about 1,800 websites for E.U. users too, likely in violation of the .

Your data is valuable. Everything you do online and everywhere you go with your is tracked. And there’s a robust market for that data, a market that lets governments and private individuals purchase reams of your personal data.

«The EU Commission’s New Proposal Would Undermine And Scan Our Messages»

TL;DR: The executive body of the European Union published today a legislative proposal (text) that, if it became law, would be a disaster for online in the EU and throughout the world. Fortunately, the misguided proposal published today is far from the final word on this matter.

, , , direct messages can be read by any super-user (administrators, server operators & so on).
On happens to be the same. Your instance admin can read all your DMs.

Mastodon already implemented most of the server-side bits, but several challenges remain to implement the feature in clients.

Keep this in mind and choose your media wisely when communicating sensitive data.

Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads.

The report concludes that and third parties (including advertising and services) collect data from your interactions with through smart speakers and share it with as many as 41 partners.

At least you can say you are not alone at home anymore.

41 fu**ing partners.

You will gain freedom from , from capitalistic dynamics inside the network (i.e. suggested timeline playing with your emotions...) and will promote a user-respecting web. This will pay long term.

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I know the is no perfect. Nothing is.

Don't be fooled from one bad-managed instance. That's not the entire network.

You are free to move away as when you change your email provider. You can join another instance close to your ideas and culture. You can run your own one.

In any case you will be able to speak with those you want to and ignore what's away from your spirit.

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Think of it: what are you doing right now here is communicate/socialize with people without , data-harvesting, ghost-control of your behaviour.
That's life changing to me. It's like when breathing fresh air.

is digital fresh air. 🙂

That's something you should give credit to and value in your life.

Edward helped create Zcash coin

The was one of six people holding part of a private key to create using the pseudonym "John Dobbertin."

Facebook doesn’t know what it does with your data, or where it goes: leaked document.
«We do not have an adequate level of control and explainability over how our systems use data,” engineers say in leaked document»

The document raises the question of whether Facebook is able to broadly comply with

New Consumer Reports research shows that and similar devices can capture your audio at conversational tones taking place 20-30 feet away. It «really changes the paradigm of privacy».

The affected apps contained from a stealthy company called 'Measurement Systems' that did not only share location data, but also email, phone number and data on nearby devices, and it was even able to harvest clipboard data and scan files in the download folder.

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« bans apps with hidden data-harvesting »

TL;DR: Researchers caught a data broker tied to US national harvesting extensive personal information including precise location via apps, QR readers, speed-trap detectors and prayer apps installed on >60m smartphones.

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