Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Australia’s bad policy and privacy tech contributes to data hacks!

The colonial government of Australia is truly backwards when it comes to implementing technology and policies that protect its citizens as opposed to policies and technology used to spy on them. Medibank, Optus, Woolworths data hacks show how a ‘decade of anti-security policy’ is putting Australia at risk, experts say Millions of Australians have had […]

Apps contribute to loss of privacy

Corporations want or rather need you to use their apps that connect to their services instead of using a browser on a personal computer or even a smart phone. Apps give developers/corporations access to you data that a browser, even on a smartphone does not. This is a contribution to your loss of privacy. MANY […]

What your privacy settings on your smart phone should look like

The authorities/corporations want/need you to use smart phones for all internet related activities, as they collect the data you generate. The problem there for you or rather your privacy is that this is not the best choice, as the smart phone is a device the leaks data many times a minute 24/7 compared to a […]

Windows 10 v Linux memory usage and privacy concerns

A personal computer installed with a current version of Windows 10, together with all the associated drivers for the personal computer to operate normally, i.e. video, audio, network, chipset etc consumes a certain amount of RAM, as indicated in the screenshot below: The amount of RAM used by the Windows operating system is 3.2GB. A […]

Meta’s Privacy Obligations May Be Added to German Antitrust Probe, Court Adviser Says

LUXEMBOURG—Antitrust authorities may assess whether companies comply with EU data protection rules during their investigations, an adviser to Europe’s top court said on Tuesday, dealing a possible blow to Meta Platforms in its fight against the German competition agency. The non-binding opinion, if followed by the Court of the Justice of the Europe Union (CJEU) […]

Meta’s Privacy Obligations May Be Added to German Antitrust Probe, Court Adviser Says

LUXEMBOURG—Antitrust authorities may assess whether companies comply with EU data protection rules during their investigations, an adviser to Europe’s top court said on Tuesday, dealing a possible blow to Meta Platforms in its fight against the German competition agency. The non-binding opinion, if followed by the Court of the Justice of the Europe Union (CJEU) […]

Meta’s Privacy Obligations May Be Added to German Antitrust Probe, Court Adviser Says

LUXEMBOURG—Antitrust authorities may assess whether companies comply with EU data protection rules during their investigations, an adviser to Europe’s top court said on Tuesday, dealing a possible blow to Meta Platforms in its fight against the German competition agency. The non-binding opinion, if followed by the Court of the Justice of the Europe Union (CJEU) […]

Windowsw 10 v Linux memory usage and privacy concerns

A personal computer installed with a current version of Windows 10, together with all the associated drivers for the personal computer to operate normally, i.e. video, audio, network, chipset etc consumes a certain amount of RAM, as indicated in the screenshot below: The amount of RAM used by the Windows operating system is 3.2GB. A […]

Google’s $100 Million Privacy Settlement: You’ve Got Less Than Two Weeks to Claim Up to $400

Google’s $100 Million Privacy Settlement: You’ve Got Less Than Two Weeks to Claim Up to $400Date: September 17, 2022Author: Nwo Report  Posted BY: RM | NwoReportA class action lawsuit claiming Google illicitly uses a facial-recognition program to sort pictures in Google Photos resulted in the search giant agreeing to a $100 million settlement this spring. […]

How can privacy survive in a world that never forgets?

Tomorrow’s internet will know you’re a dog, and hold that fact against you. As I write this, Amazon is announcing its purchase of iRobot, adding its room-mapping robotic vacuum technology to the company’s existing home surveillance suite, the Ring doorbell and prototype aerial drone. This is in addition to Amazon already knowing what you order […]

Digital Authoritarianism: AI Surveillance Signals the Death of Privacy

Nothing is private. We teeter on the cusp of a cultural, technological and societal revolution the likes of which have never been seen before. While the political Left and Right continue to make abortion the face of the debate over the right to privacy in America, the government and its corporate partners, aided by rapidly advancing technology, […]

Magic Earth Privacy Policy

It’s really that simple: If you want to read more about it, then see here: https://www.magicearth.com/privacy/ 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

COVIDSafe – AU PRIVACY ACT 1988 – SECT 94H https://www.fwc.gov.au/general-protections-benchbook/workplace-rights-protections/requiring-the-use-covidsafe 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 lewrockwell.com: 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 […]

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