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A must-read for everyone: «Luxury »

People pay a premium for tracking technologies that get imposed unwillingly on others.

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«All the ways Amazon tracks you and how to stop it».

has huge amounts of information about you. Is its convenience worth your personal data?

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I’ve heard a few people say in the past “I wish is could move to Mastodon full time, but I can’t because I’d still like to follow person X”

Well you can still follow whomever you like from Twitter, right here on Mastodon with by our very own @garritfra 😊

«It’s time to ban surveillance-based advertising»

Recently, the Consumer Council published a report calling for a ban on -based .

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I feel like more people should understand that saying you don’t know something is a way to gain credibility, not lose it.

Dutch Consumer Union sues for 1.5 billion(!) euro for illegally profiling children and processing children’s data. This is how the and the (sort of Dutch class action) work together.

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“Many internet users mistake this annoying situation as a direct outcome of the GDPR, when in fact companies misuse designs in violation of the law. The GDPR demands a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, as reasonable people would expect, but companies often have the power over the design and narrative when implementing the GDPR.”

Missed this a couple of weeks ago, and it could make a huge difference to our browsing experiences (and compel sites to do better!)

has carried out a privacy audit of 's upcoming protocol. Says it found " properties that could create significant risks"

Privacy analysis of FLoC:

The global emits about the same quantity of greenhouse gases per year as the economies of France, Germany and the U.K. combined, according to McKinsey & Co. By 2030 it will need to cut emissions by about half, or it will miss the Paris Agreement’s goal of countries limiting global warning to 1.5 degrees Celsius. One way to do this is by promoting secondhand clothes, which can extend the average life of a garment by 1.7 times.

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“Why pick a smartwatch made by a company whose founder called early users ‘dumb fucks’ for trusting him? Why trust the company that had a full-page temper tantrum in several national newspapers because Apple introduced stronger privacy features?“

Those low-priced TVs are a vehicle for and they can track what you're watching.

makes nearly as much money from and data as it does from

Do you use any home automation system?

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