Strategic autonomy in danger: European Tech companies warn of lowering data protection levels in the EU.

Strategic autonomy in danger: European Tech companies warn of lowering data protection levels in the EU.

In the course of the initiative "Fighting child sexual abuse: detection, removal, and reporting of illegal content", the European Union plans to abolish the digital privacy of correspondence.

This Android malware hides as a System Update app to spy on you

This Android malware hides as a System Update app to spy on you

The malware is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) and able to steal GPS data and SMS messages, contact lists, call logs, harvest images and video files, covertly record microphone-based audio, hijack a mobile device's camera to take photos, review browser bookmarks and histories, eavesdrop on phone calls, and steal operational information on a handset including storage statistics and lists of installed applications.

Everything you wanted to know about “surveillance advertising” – and how to avoid it

Everything you wanted to know about “surveillance advertising” – and how to avoid it

Reflecting the broad-based resistance to this privacy-corrosive approach, there’s a new coalition of organizations, which is calling for a ban on what is dubs “surveillance advertising“: Surveillance advertising – the core profit-driver for gatekeepers like Facebook and Google, as well as adtech middlemen – is the practice of extensively tracking and profiling individuals and groups, and then microtargeting ads at them based on their behavioral history, relationships, and identity.

DMVs Can (And Do) Collect and Sell Your Personal Data

DMVs Can (And Do) Collect and Sell Your Personal Data

An investigation by Vice found that, in several states, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) supplements its income by selling drivers' personal information—including their names, dates of birth, addresses, and the cars they own—to third parties.

Google Brings Live Captioning to Google Chrome

Google Brings Live Captioning to Google Chrome

A new Chrome feature called Live Caption leverages machine learning to bring captions to content across platforms on the web.“When enabled, Live Caption on Chrome uses machine learning to caption video and audio content on your browser.

Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked

Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked

The statement confirmed claims the WikiLeaks-style group made on Monday that it obtained 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more from Gab and was making them available to select researchers and journalists.

Adobe, Arm, Intel, and Microsoft form content authenticity coalition

Adobe, Arm, Intel, and Microsoft form content authenticity coalition

Member organisations will work together to develop content provenance specifications for common asset types and formats, they said in a statement, to enable publishers, creators, and consumers to trace the origin and evolution of a piece of media, including images, videos, audio, and documents.

Australia's antitrust chief claims victory after Facebook standoff

Australia's antitrust chief claims victory after Facebook standoff

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The architect of Australia’s laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay media companies for content claimed victory on Wednesday, though critics said last-minute changes to appease Facebook favoured Big Tech over smaller news outlets.

Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry after Australia row

Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry after Australia row

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over paying news outlets for content.

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

The formation of the C2PA brings together founding members of the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) and the Microsoft- and BBC-led Project Origin, unifying technical specifications under a single entity.

Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Google Finally Adds App Privacy Labels to Gmail App

Google today quietly added App Privacy labels to its Gmail app, marking the first of its major apps to receive the privacy details aside from YouTube.

TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe

TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe

It said the company’s virtual item policy where users can purchase coins to use for virtual gifts for TikTok celebrities whose performance they like, contains unfair terms and misleading practices.“TikTok fails to protect children and teenagers from hidden advertising and potentially harmful content on its platform,” BEUC said.

Can anyone moderate podcasts?

Can anyone moderate podcasts?

It’s reasonable to want Apple to not benefit from clearly harmful voices, but the incident speaks to how unprepared the podcast industry is to moderate: companies face huge challenges in even finding infringing content, and there’s little to no transparency from the big players in how they monitor the listings in their apps.

Facebook has been helping law enforcement identify Capitol rioters

Facebook has been helping law enforcement identify Capitol rioters

Facebook has gone out of its way to help law enforcement officials identify those who participated in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the company said in a Thursday conference call with reporters.

Ron DeSantis becomes first Republican governor to unveil legislation cracking down on Big Tech

Ron DeSantis becomes first Republican governor to unveil legislation cracking down on Big Tech

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday tore into Big Tech companies, calling them "enforcers of preferred narratives" whose economic interests are "not in the public interest" in a lengthy speech announcing new legislation to protect the privacy and free speech rights of Floridians from Silicon Valley.

Element on Google Play Store

Element on Google Play Store

In order to enforce our terms of use on the Matrix servers we run as Element, we have a formal Trust and Safety team hired full-time who are dedicated to investigating and tracking abuse reports sent to or reported from the app.

NPR Cookie Consent and Choices

NPR Cookie Consent and Choices

You may click on “ Your Choices ” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites.

Brave browser takes step towards enabling a decentralized web

Brave browser takes step towards enabling a decentralized web

Brave has just taken a step towards supporting a decentralized web, by becoming the first browser to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol that aims to fundamentally change how the internet works.

We need more than deplatforming

We need more than deplatforming

Commit to meaningful transparency of platform algorithms so we know how and what content is being amplified, to whom, and the associated impact.These are actions the platforms can and should commit to today.

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

App privacy labels show stark contrasts among messaging apps

Email address Phone number Search history Device ID WhatsApp. Device ID User ID Advertising Data Purchase History Coarse Location Phone Number Email Address Contacts Product Interaction Crash Data Performance Data Other Diagnostic Data Payment Info Customer Support Product Interaction Other User Content Facebook Messenger.

Cyber safety laws: Troll, bully or OFFEND anyone online and you could cop a $110K fine under TOUGH new law

Cyber safety laws: Troll, bully or OFFEND anyone online and you could cop a $110K fine under TOUGH new law

Cyber bullies and online trolls could be slapped with huge fines of up to $110,000 under world-first laws to be introduced by the Federal Government.

Facebook Declared War on Apple, and It Just May Signal the End of Facebook

Facebook Declared War on Apple, and It Just May Signal the End of Facebook

The ads attacked Apple's new privacy changes, which Facebook claims will severely hurt small businesses, and "will change the internet as we know it--for the worse.".What about Facebook's argument that Apple's new policy will change the internet for the worse?.

Facebook Runs Second Full-Page Ad Criticizing Apple, Says Opt-In Tracking Will Make the Internet Worse

Facebook Runs Second Full-Page Ad Criticizing Apple, Says Opt-In Tracking Will Make the Internet Worse

For the second consecutive day, Facebook is running a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post that claims Apple's tracking change will harm not only small businesses, but the internet as a whole.

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

Teddit: browse Reddit in a privacy preserving way

You can load the site using any web browser to access Reddit's content.For now, it offers an excellent option to access Reddit content in a privacy preserving way.Teddit is a web frontend for the discussion site Reddit that does not track users nor display advertisements.

Brave Introduces Brave Today, the Privacy-Preserving News Reader Integrated Into the Browser

Brave Introduces Brave Today, the Privacy-Preserving News Reader Integrated Into the Browser

When users scroll down to fetch the feed on a new tab page they will discover links to content published by major media outlets in 15 different categories, including global news, business and finance, sports, fashion, food, lifestyle, tech and crypto news, and they can easily customize their stream.

Xayn Blog  -  IOTA as a trust anchor

Xayn Blog - IOTA as a trust anchor

With the help of complete decentralisation, user control and open-source transparency, we're also fighting AI misuse.Now, Xayn is going one step further in its fight against AI misuse by i ncorporating IOTA's Tangle technology as a trust anchor into XayNet .

YouTube self-defence

YouTube self-defence

The most reliable way to block ads right now is to use Firefox with the uBlock Origin plugin (which is also available for Android and other platforms).One of the ways YouTube controls what you watch is by automatically playing a new video just after the one you were watching finished.

India to regulate online news and social media sites

India to regulate online news and social media sites

India’s government has issued an order bringing the regulation of online news portals and content providers such as Netflix under the authority of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in a first step to regulate digital media.

Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

In a statement before a Senate hearing on October 28, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, admitted that the dominant online search company has censored the World Socialist Web Site.

Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests * TorrentFreak

Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests * TorrentFreak

Netflix has sent over a hundred takedown requests this week targeting tweets that are critical of the movie 'Cuties' and/or urged people to cancel their subscriptions.The streaming giant asked Twitter to remove dozens of tweets that included footage from the French coming-of-age film Cuties.