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«Xinjiang really shows how is a gateway right, where if you have no privacy, that’s where you see that you have no freedoms as a human being at all».

theintercept.com/2021/01/29/ch

You’re being policed on a micro level, both by human policing and by the application of the technology to you and your life.

The critique from also applied to , and players in the adtech industry. Mr Cook noted the average smartphone app contains «an average of six trackers» to «surveil and identify users across apps, watching and recording their behaviour».

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Apple chief Tim Cook attacks social platforms in escalating war of words

ft.com/content/4bbb8c7d-9135-4

The recent tensions between and  began last year when the iPhone maker announced it was introducing a new feature called App Tracking Transparency, which compels app developers to ask users for permission to track them across apps to create personalised .

Tech companies are profiling us from before birth.

Children today are the very first generation of citizens to be datafied from before birth. The social and political consequences of this historical transformation have yet to be seen.

thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/tec

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Surveillance capitalism isn’t some corruption of capitalism; it’s just what capitalism is in the digital network age.

#DefundSurveillanceCapitalism

The European Commission is running two new investigations into :

- One on how the company is collecting, accessing, processing, using or monetising data,
- Another on its practices in regards to advertising technology.

politico.eu/article/brussels-z

NEW: DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

reached this historic milestone in a week when both Signal and Telegram saw a huge influx of new users.

zdnet.com/article/duckduckgo-s

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Hey! I've discovered on matrix a german local administration that hosts its own Mastodon instance. They also have Threema and Telegram accounts... So no WhatsApp!

Why this is not a thing on every country? I mean, as a public service, you should not force your citizens to use any app or service that collects your personal data.

baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/servi

#privacy #fediverse

The point of all this isn't accessible privacy it's inaccessible surveillance.

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They will say that this delivers on the dream of secure usable communication that balances privacy, 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 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.

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Facebook are going to monetize encrypted messaging by consolidating metadata analysis of 3 key platforms (Messenger, & 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 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 . The same tracking (if not more intrusive) will apply and be shared within the company.

«WhatsApp will share your data with whether you like it or not».

9to5mac.com/2021/01/06/whatsap

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 team to do the same.

blog.ahmed.nyc/2021/01/if-you-

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