How a #WhatsApp status loophole is aiding cyberstalkers
The Electronic Frontier Foundation built a new site to tell you whether or not you are a test subject in #Google’s latest #tracking experiment. Visit Am I #FLoC’ed to see if your #browser is putting you into one of their new #advertising categories.
"Defending your privacy – our #privacy – is a civic duty," argues Carissa Véliz.
"When we tell companies about ourselves, we give away details about others, too.”
A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of #Google #Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the #web.
«On the surface it seems like such a platform would be bad for business, lowering the number of users who can view #ads. #Facebook says the app wouldn’t be about its bottom line. In reality, such an app could make its ad-targeting ability across its platforms even better.»
Google’s FLoC is a terrible idea.
That's the result of #Google proclaming the end of third-party cookies.
For any app that asks for your Contacts list: unless you contact each & every person in your list & ask their permission to share their birthday, phone #, real location, all emails, & any notes you have on them w the app you want to install, do not click Allow. It is unethical.
My phone was spying on me, so I tracked down the surveillants.
«We need privacy to explore new ideas freely, to make up our own minds. #Privacy protects us from unwanted pressures and abuses of power. We need it to be autonomous individuals, and for democracies to function well we need citizens to be autonomous».
Location tracking apps and #privacy implications
«Thanks to machine learning techniques, these data provide sensitive information such as the place where users live, their habits, interests, demographics, and information about users' personalities».
‘Smart’ TVs Track Everything You Watch
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