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The old "I've go nothing to hide" argument.

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Another video concerning online tracking and all the data about you constantly being hoovered up. This one takes a good look at the difference between privacy and security.

Added on the 7th of August, 2022 Details

They're not selling your data. It's much worse...

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A great explanation of real time bidding and how your personal information does get shared by google (and many others) with thousands of third-parties, some in China and Russia. Whatever sneaky language they use to reassure you, this is the reality of the online advertising world.

Added on the 29th of May, 2022 Details

The scourge of data brokers.

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If you haven't seen it yet, this segment from John Oliver about data brokers is worth a watch, particularly the magnificent ending.

Added on the 17th of April, 2022 Details

Facebook app tracks iPhone movements.

Because they aren't creepy enough, Facebook have been found to be using the accelerometer on iPhones to track all their owners' movements. Just delete your account.

Linked on the 14th of January, 2022 Details

Stop facial recognition algorithms from using your photos.

Fawkes is a piece of software that modifies your photos in a non-visible way to stop facial recognition models from indexing them and associating them with you. Basically poisoning the machine-learning well.

Linked on the 7th of January, 2022 Details

Facebook's "GDPR bypass" gets validated by the Irish DPC.

The Irish Data Protection Commission just validated Facebook's "unusual" reading of the GDPR. Facebook having its European HQ in Ireland doesn't inspire faith in their impartiality, of course.

Max Schrems:

The DPC developed the 'GDPR bypass' with Facebook, that it is now greenlighting as a regulator. Instead of a regulator, it acts as a ‘big tech’ advisor.

It's probable the other European DPCs won't let this pass but it's more proof the system needs an overhaul.

Linked on the 13th of October, 2021 Details