Enter the address of your favourite website to check which user-tracking technologies it uses and who it is sending your data to.
Cool new tool!
What else is #Facebook hiding when it says that will remove their apps from EU if it cannot continue to transfer the data of EU citizens to the USA?
Facebook is forcing #EU to give up.
So-called single sign-on options offer a lot of convenience. But they have downsides that a good old fashioned password manager doesn't.
«Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire.»
iPhones are safe as long as you don't enable iCloud to backup your entire device.
Hint: You can create encrypted backups of your #iPhone using iTunes on your PC.
After updating to #iOS14, I strongly recommend resetting Location & Privacy settings (in Settings > General > Reset).
Applications will have to request permissions again and you can choose to give them selective access to your pictures or coarse location only.
iOS 14 has more granular permissions settings, so it's a great opportunity to do so.
Van Eck phreaking, also known as Van Eck radiation, is a form of eavesdropping in which special equipment is used to pick up side-band electromagnetic emissions from electronic devices that correlate to hidden signals or data for the purpose of recreating these signals or data in order to spy on the electronic device.
Van Eck phreaking might also be used to compromise the secrecy of the votes in an election using electronic voting.
«We cannot secure what we cannot inspect. (...) Even without hacking, mobile phones invisibly transmit dangerously rich records about their owners’ private activities.»
Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital #Surveillance
What is 5G really useful for ? (and the telephonist’s drama)
Does Predictive Policing Enforce Racial Bias?
This is a larger problem of «technological solutionism» that is rampant in the tech industry and believing that #technology can solve all of our problems rather than starting with a question of what do we need to have a fair and equitable society and what is the role of technology if any.
InterGuard advertises that its software “can be silently and remotely installed, so you can conduct covert investigations [of your workers] and bullet-proof evidence gathering without alarming the suspected wrongdoer.”
It turns out "Hey #Alexa" is short for "Hey Keith Alexander." Yes, the Keith Alexander personally responsible for the unlawful mass surveillance programs that caused a global scandal. And #Amazon Web Services (#AWS) host ~6% of all websites.
#Facebook will be forced to stop data transfers from EU to US, likely be October.
This will have major impact on other US tech companies, be seen as “win” for #privacy group, and affect wider economy.
"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"
Data’s value is evolving and it has become «the most valuable asset on planet Earth».
Apps that are marketed with the promise of protecting our #privacy are still collecting data that can be used against us.
Developers may respond the way Apple has, by simply not keeping the type of information that law enforcement agencies demand in a reverse search warrant.
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