Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Magic Earth Privacy Policy

It’s really that simple: If you want to read more about it, then see here: Where the statement read the following at the time of this post: Privacy Policy This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs how we, Magic Earth (“we”, “our” or “us”) use, collect and store information pertaining to you (“User”, “you”), user […]

Diet Google: ‘Privacy-Focused’ DuckDuckGo Fails to Block Microsoft Trackers

The allegedly “privacy-focused” search engine DuckDuckGo may not be as private as it claims, according to a recent report. According to researchers and eventually the CEO’s own admission, the site doesn’t block trackers from Microsoft, who provides much of the site’s search content.

A better alternative for your privacy to Google’s Play Store.

Google NEEDS you to use its services in order to build a sellable database, after all it is the world’s largest advertising corporation. In order to entice you to use its programs, Google says it’s introducing features with regards to your privacy, something that is contrary to its business model. Some of the privacy features […]

Privacy Advocates Celebrate ‘Big Win’ Against Facial Recognition Giant

A historic settlement filed in court on Monday highlighted the power of Illinois’ strong privacy law and will result in new nationwide restrictions on a controversial technology company infamous for selling access to the largest known database of facial images. “This represents one of the biggest victories for consumers to date.” The deal permanently banning Clearview AI from […]

Facial recognition: Clearview AI breaks EU data privacy rules, says French watchdog

France has threatened to fine the facial recognition company Clearview AI for unlawfully collecting citizens’ data. The French data protection watchdog (CNIL) said the American company had collected thousands of photos of French citizens without their consent. The authority has formally ordered Clearview to delete its database of images within two months and stop collecting […]

UK Court Backs Meghan Markle In Dispute Over Privacy With Newspaper Publisher

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Thursday won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against a newspaper publisher over its publication of parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father. The Court of Appeal in London upheld a High Court ruling in February that publication of the letter that […]

Meet The Creator Of The New Privacy Phone Challenging The “Privacy vs Rights” False Dichotomy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS Joining me today is Ramiro Romani, co-creator of the Above Phone. This is a device (much more than just a phone) that has been built with your privacy and security as the primary focus, while having all the functionality […]


COVIDSafe – AU PRIVACY ACT 1988 – SECT 94H IMPORTANT: Download and print this document. Scroll down to see the printable PDF. Carry it with you at all times and use it to justify your refusal to use the COVIDSafe app in order to enter a business premises or use its services. Anyone refusing […]

Turkey fines WhatsApp €197,000 over controversial privacy update

Turkey’s data protection authority has fined WhatsApp nearly €200,000 for violating privacy rules. The Facebook-owned messaging platform had “not clearly stated” how it would process its users’ data and for what purpose. WhatsApp has to take “the necessary measures to avoid processing personal data contrary to the law”, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority (KVKK) […]

The All-Seeing “i”: Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy

“Under His Eye,” she says. The right farewell. “Under His Eye,” I reply, and she gives a little no By now you’ve probably heard that Apple plans to push a new and uniquely intrusive surveillance system out to many of the more than one billion iPhones it has sold, which all run the behemoth’s proprietary, take-it-or-leave-it software. This new […]

Apple Privacy, 9/11 Hangout, Octopus Hunt – New World Next Week

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Watch on Archive / BitChute / Minds / Odysee / YouTube This week on the New World Next Week: Apple invades privacy with new device scanning measures; the US government teases new 9/11 Saudi documents; and Media Monarchy launches the Octopus radio play. CLICK HERE for show notes and mp3 audio Filed in: VideosTagged with: […]

Zoom Reaches $85 Million Settlement Over User Privacy, ‘Zoombombing’

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, and letting hackers disrupt Zoom meetings in a practice called “Zoombombing.” A preliminary settlement filed on Saturday afternoon requires approval by U.S. […]

European funds for African IDs: migration regulation tool or privacy risk?

The first person you meet after you land at Blaise Diagne Airport in Dakar is a border guard with a digital scanner. The official will scan your travel document and photograph and take a digital print of your index fingers. It’s the most visible sign of the new state-of-the-art digital biometrics system that is being […]

Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok €750,000 over privacy flaw

Data protection officials in the Netherlands have fined TikTok €750,000 for failing to offer a statement on privacy in Dutch. Many children who use the popular video-sharing app were unable to understand the terms in English, the authority said. “TikTok failed to provide an adequate explanation of how the app collects, processes, and uses personal […]

The War Over Genetic Privacy Is Just Beginning

“When you upload your DNA, you’re potentially becoming a genetic informant on the rest of your family.”— Law professor Elizabeth Joh “Guilt by association” has taken on new connotations in the technological age. All of those fascinating, genealogical searches that allow you to trace your family tree by way of a DNA sample can now […]

Great curated list of resources on the web that respect privacy.

Search Engines  Avoid Google Search Yahoo Search Bing Yandex  Instead use Whoogle Search – A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting Google metasearch engine. Qwant – A privacy oriented search engine made in France with no tracking. SearX – Privacy-respecting metasearch engine. DuckDuckGo – A privacy respecting search engine. Web Browser Android / iOS Desktop Controversial option: Brave – Android/iOS. Read more info on this […]

Vaccination tracking apps ineffective, amplify inequalities, pose privacy issues: report

A new report is warning that apps to track the coronavirus vaccination status of Americans are ineffective, amplify existing inequalities and pose thorny privacy issues. “As the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance evolves and we start to see increasingly different recommendations for those of us who are and aren’t vaccinated it puts greater pressure on […]

Privacy and Psychopaths, by Gabriel Custodiet

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC Psychopaths lack a conscience and are unable to acquire one. From Gabriel Custodiet at Dear privacy-seekers, Today we talk about psychopaths. But, why are we talking about a personality disorder? And what does it have to do with privacy? Years ago when I read my first book on psychopaths (which is […]

Privacy Watchdog: UK Covid Passport Small Print Says It WILL Be Used Domestically

The British government has claimed that it intends to send private security contractors to knock on the doors of anyone returning from holidays to make sure they are quarantining upon their return, as required by law. Home Secretary Priti Patel announced Wednesday that those returning from destinations that have not been added to the government’s ‘green […]

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’ Above photo: John Moore/Getty Images. A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration’s proposal to deploy a “smart” wall on the southern border. In a statement released Thursday, first obtained by The Hill, the 40 groups slam the legislation introduced in […]

Firms ‘double spending on online privacy’ amid surge in home working

Organisations have doubled their spending on online privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report has found. The study, by technology giant Cisco, examined how online security has influenced governments and businesses during the health crisis. Communications regulators across Europe have found that citizens and companies are spending a record-breaking amount of time online during […]

Privacy and sunlight: This East Jerusalem COVID ward is unlike any other

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Are summertime pool parties an intrusion into privacy?

January 18, 2021 by Rabbi Raymond Apple Read on for article Ask the rabbi. Rabbi Raymond Apple THE “F” WORD Q. Is there any issue with watching TV shows or movies that contain the “F” word? A. Judaism is far from prudish. The Bible and Talmud are frank about sex – but they are also […]

WhatsApp to delay launch of update after privacy backlash

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy in the process.WhatsApp users received a notification this month that it was preparing a new privacy policy and terms, and it […]

Data Privacy And Tech Giants

Prerogative of your privacy with the tech giants like WHATSAPP, TWITTER, FACEBOOK,INSTAGRAM,and like many others is being largely brought into questions and judicial overview as to what it actually constitutes in the strictest sense and what modalities need to be adopted to design the much-needed safeguards and framework of its judicial redressal in cases of […]

Facebook’s WhatsApp Suffers Dip in Downloads Over Privacy Concerns

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app has suffered a major drop in new downloads as many users turn to private messaging apps Signal and Telegram following changes to WhatsApp’s terms of service. The Independent reports that the messaging service WhatsApp has seen a major drop in new downloads following a change to the company’s terms of service with many users […]

French privacy watchdog slams authorities for using drones to enforce Covid-19 rules and curfews

French officials cannot use drones to make sure citizens are following curfew, staying apart, and wearing masks, the nation’s privacy watchdog has said. It’s the third such dressing down for police in eight months On Thursday the Commission Nationale Informatique & Libertes (CNIL), the agency responsible for personal data protection and guarding personal liberties, slammed […]

TikTok introduces changes aimed at improving privacy for younger users

Social media platform TikTok has introduced a series of changes aimed at making it safer for young users. It comes after federal regulators in the US ordered TikTok to provide detailed information on how it collects and uses consumers’ personal data and how its practices affect children and teenagers. The changes, effective from Wednesday, include […]

WhatsApp Privacy Changes Roil Users, Governments

The Media Line — The Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Monday lost a prominent user, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he was quitting the popular app because of the latest changes in its privacy policy. Ankara’s premier has hardly been the only one. The Turkish alternative to WhatsApp, called BiP, which Erdogan promised […]

Turkey investigates WhatsApp and Facebook over data privacy update

The new policy means users outside the EU and UK must agree to more of their data being shared to Facebook for advertising purposes.

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