«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».
German #Corona tracing app available without Google services - FSFE
Nearly 70% of smart TVs and 46% of game consoles were found to contain hardcoded DNS settings - allowing them to simply ignore your local network’s DNS server entirely.
On average, Smart TVs generate an average of 60 megabytes of outgoing Internet traffic per day, all the while bypassing tools like PiHole - and DNS filters.
Funny thing is that people assume that tracking only happens over the web, in their browsers.
While Microsoft and company have been doing it for ages in their operating systems and office suites, many didn't think that some of the console tools they use did the same.
Here is why I am very hesitant about adopting new and flashy systems. You can't trust them.
#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.
youtube removing community captions is so fucked up honestly. it's a massive fuck you to those with hearing issue, language processioning issues like some can have with autism, pretty much all non english speakers or those in the process of learning which media immersion is an amazing way to learn I may add. and there's literally no reason to do it than google doing what they always do, killing off services and features because fuck you
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.
«What if the trauma of living through real conspiracies all around us — conspiracies among wealthy people, their lobbyists, and lawmakers to bury inconvenient facts and evidence of wrongdoing (these conspiracies are commonly known as “corruption”) — is making people vulnerable to #conspiracy theories?»
How to destroy #surveillance capitalism:
A draft law would make it a crime to circulate an image of a #police officer with the intention that they be harmed.
Critics say it hinders press #freedom and the ability to hold officers accountable.
Video Analytics User Manuals Are a Guide to Dystopia
I'm wondering if the EDPB shouldn't intervene with an official communication against #Microsoft as they are once again misleading the public, first with their invalid SCCs and now by stating they comply and exceed EDPB's recommendations.
There is absolutely nothing in their blog and attached document that resembles any of the additional measures required to comply with EDPB's recommendations but it seems like it doesn't really matter to them.
#Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode
I enabled it to get more visibility on websites not yet updated to HTTPS. Will you?
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