We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

So if you look at Netflix’s ability to start a subscription business, I think it gives you hope that business models can change, and if people are used to free things, they actually can be persuaded that a paid model makes the world better.

Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the world wide web, and now he's ready to take things to the next level with an ambitious open source project called Solid.

GM Collected Radio-Listening Data on 90,000 Cars

GM Collected Radio-Listening Data on 90,000 Cars

People who drive the same types of cars also sometimes consistently listen to the same stations, an insight that, once you think about it, kind of makes sense.

China’s Dystopian Technocracy: ‘Leave No Dark Corner’

China’s Dystopian Technocracy: ‘Leave No Dark Corner’

These technologies are already ramping up in the U.S. and are certain to take over unless people stand up now and say ‘NO’! The entire nation is one big social engineering project where everything is lathered with technology to keep everything and everyone within the Technocrats’ model.

Google remotely changed the settings on a bunch of phones running Android 9 Pie

Google remotely changed the settings on a bunch of phones running Android 9 Pie

Yesterday a mix of people who own Google Pixel phones and other devices running Android 9 Pie noticed that the software’s Battery Saver feature had been switched on — seemingly all by itself.

Taking back control of my digital life

Taking back control of my digital life

Doing this involves self hosting important infrastructure, minimising reliance on third party services and making sure I own the content I actually care about.

After call to implant microchips in people awaiting trial, are they about to become the next threat to our privacy?

After call to implant microchips in people awaiting trial, are they about to become the next threat to our privacy?

Last year, Privacy News Online wrote about the Swedish SJ Railways allowing customers to use under-the-skin microchip implants for “easy” ticket purchases. This experiment allowed a computer to monitor Kevin Warwick as he moved through halls and offices of the Department of Cybernetics at the University of Reading, using a unique identifying signal emitted by the implanted chip.

Dedicated first responder network raises privacy, transparency and net neutrality issues

Dedicated first responder network raises privacy, transparency and net neutrality issues

In addition, The Intercept reports that FirstNet will make data from “fusion centers“, which enable criminal intelligence-sharing between government agencies, available to local officers using the first responder network.