Your inbox should be no place for prying eyes.
Over the past few weeks, Apple & Google have floated the idea of developing and distributing a digital contact-tracing app that will inform people when they’ve been exposed to someone who’s contracted COVID-19, and communicate to people that they’ve been exposed to you if you later test positive yourself (edit: since writing this, Apple has released a beta of iOS 13 that includes the SDK necessary to begin using this system). Writing this in late April and early May, it feels like we’re desperate for information and weary from not knowing who’s caught COVID-19, who’s still vulnerable, who gets it worse or why, or even how to treat it. We’re desperate for any information we can get our hands on. This proposal by Apple and Google promises to give us some information that we can finally start to work off of. This isn’t going to work, and we need to stop this plan before it gets off the ground. I’ll explain why in this post.
The virus is showing us how our reliance on smartphones renders everyday life more visible – and ultimately more controllable.
De exploitant van de publieke omroepen STER gaat op internet helemaal over op cookieloos adverteren. Afgelopen jaar, waarin de nieuwe opzet werd getest, verliep boven verwachting goed, met positieve resultaten en volgeboekte kwartalen.
Do Not Track was a standardized way for browsers to tell services that their owners did not consent to having their activities and usage logged; however, it was subverted by Big Tech and big media …
The latest release of Privacy Badger gives it the power to detect and block a new class of evasive, pervasive third-party trackers, including Google Analytics. Most blocking tools, like uBlock Origin, Ghostery, and Firefox’s native blocking mode (using Disconect’s block lists), use human-curated...
Taste the fruit of this tree we’ve planted together.
Persgroep Nederland, uitgever van onder meer Algemeen Dagblad, de Volkskrant, Trouw en regionale kranten, overtreedt de privacywet met het plaatsen van onlinemedia cookiemuren.
Despite privacy scandals, Facebook is more profitable than ever
A significant majority of consumers do not expect Google to track their activities across their lives, their locations, on other sites, and on other platforms. Jason Kint, writing for Nieman Lab: Our findings show that many of Google's data practices deviate from consumer expectations. The results o...
As we pointed out back in 2012, the “Do Not Track” option doesn’t stop you from being tracked. It just sends a special piece of information whenever you connect to a website, asking that website not to track you. The vast, vast majority of websites ignored this. That never really changed. There was no penalty for ignoring the request and little reason to actually honor it.
Researchers claim to have permanently neutralized ad-blocking's most promising weapons
Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
On Thursday, EFF released a new version of Privacy Badger featuring a new, experimental way to protect your privacy on--and crucially, off--Facebook. It specifically targets link tracking, Facebook’s practice of following you whenever you click on a link to leave facebook.com.Download Privacy...
Let’s start with Facebook’s Surveillance Machine, by Zeynep Tufekci in last Monday’s New York Times. Among other things (all correct), Zeynep explains that “Facebook makes m…
Ad-tech firm Criteo likely to cut its 2018 revenue by more than a fifth after Apple blocked ‘pervasive’ tracking on web browser Safari
Today we are releasing the implementation guide for EFF’s Do Not Track (DNT) policy. For years users have been able to set a Do Not Track signal in their browser, but there has been little guidance for websites as to how to honor that request. EFF’s DNT policy sets out a...
University of Washington researchers have shown just how cheaply spies can exploit ad networks for fine-grained, individualized surveillance.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe, one of the loudest enemies of the e-Privacy Regulation, is the association of online tracking and adverting companies. On 7 September, IAB Europe published a report titled: “Europe Online: An experience driven by advertising”. In the report, some of the key issues are clearly displayed, but some are hidden …
Recently Google and Apple announced plans to respo
Blockers will win the ad-blocking arms race
It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone
EFF is excited to announce that today we are releasing Privacy Badger 2.0 for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Privacy Badger is a browser extension that automatically blocks hidden third-party trackers that would otherwise follow you around the web and spy on your browsing habits. Privacy Badger now has approximately 900,000 daily users and counting.
Mooi en belangrijk onderzoek van Duitse journalisten van de NDR: zij richtten een nepbedrijf op dat zich bezighield met ‘Big Data’. Vervolgens kwamen zij in contact met andere bedrijven - zogenoemde databrokers - die informatie over burgers aan hen wilden verkopen.
Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.
A group of researchers have demonstrated how to track users with nothing more than their remaining battery power, which could compromise privacy
De overheid gaat burgers voorlichten over wifi-tracking, zo heeft minister Kamp van Economische Zaken op Kamervragen van D66 laten weten. Aanleiding voor de vragen was een brief van de Autoriteit
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In recent years we have seen the growth of an enormous infrastructure for routine commercial surveillance on the internet. This infrastructure includes not only “free” advertising-based services like Google and Facebook, but also a largely invisible system of ad networks that track people across the different sites they visit.
Opera heeft in de browser Opera Mini voor iOS en Android een adblocker verwerkt. De desktopversie van de browser heeft eerder al met een update een ingebouwde adblocker gekregen.
Report suggests nearly 30% of British web users will have installed software to strip advertising from web pages by end of next year