EU-Plan gegen Kinderpornos: IT-Firmen kritisieren "Massenüberwachung"​

EU-Plan gegen Kinderpornos: IT-Firmen kritisieren "Massenüberwachung"​

Die EU leite mit ihrem Vorhaben "die Abschaffung des digitalen Briefgeheimnisses durch die Hintertür" ein, heißt es in einem offenen Brief der Unternehmen Boxcryptor, Cryptomator, , , Mailfence, Praxonomy, Tresorit und Tutanota: Dieser "Ruf nach Massenüberwachung ist zu einfach und zu kurz gedacht".

The Allure of Audience, The Illusion of Influence

The Allure of Audience, The Illusion of Influence

What happens when the message is not exactly what the farmer wants the audience sheep to hear?

Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

Microsoft has developed an artificial intelligence for its Teams videoconferencing software that aims to put people presenting a remote talk more at ease by highlighting the most positive audience reactions.

Big Brother Awards 2014: Negativ-Preise für Bundeskanzleramt, MeinFernbus, CSC und RWE

Big Brother Awards 2014: Negativ-Preise für Bundeskanzleramt, MeinFernbus, CSC und RWE

Der BigBrotherAward 2014 in der Kategorie Politik geht an das Bundeskanzleramt für geheimdienstliche Verstrickungen in den NSA-Überwachungsskandal sowie unterlassene Abwehr- und Schutzmaßnahmen.Der BigBrotherAward 2014 in der Kategorie Verkehr geht an die „MeinFernbus GmbH“ für die Verpflichtung, zusammen mit einem Online Ticket immer auch einen amtlichen Ausweis vorzeigen zu müssen.

Edward Snowden to do only US virtual book chat through Copperfield’s

Edward Snowden to do only US virtual book chat through Copperfield’s

What: An online interview with author Edward Snowden about the new young adult edition of his memoir, conducted by Canadian-British blogger and journalist Cory Doctorow.Now Snowden has come out with a young adult version of “Permanent Record,” aimed at making expert-level information about privacy accessible to a younger audience.

Gericht zwingt Mailprovider Tutanota zu Überwachungsfunktion

Gericht zwingt Mailprovider Tutanota zu Überwachungsfunktion

Ein Urteil des Landgerichts Köln zwingt das hannoversche Unternehmen nun jedoch zum Einbau einer Funktion, mit der Ermittler einzelne Postfächer überwachen und Mails im Klartext lesen können.Tutanota-Team: Der hannoversche Mailprovider versendet Mails Ende-zu-Ende-verschlüsselt und speichert auch das Postfach in verschlüsselter Form.

Streetlight Spy Cameras Have Led to a Massive Privacy Backlash in San Diego

Streetlight Spy Cameras Have Led to a Massive Privacy Backlash in San Diego

The so-called "smart streetlights" were originally approved as an initiative to monitor and mitigate traffic, but quietly became a crime-solving tool for local police and faced public outcry from privacy-concerned residents.Last week, the San Diego city council unanimously passed two privacy ordinances aimed at providing transparency into the use of surveillance tech by police.

49% Facebook Employees Don’t Believe It Had Positive Impact On World

49% Facebook Employees Don’t Believe It Had Positive Impact On World

Coming to the internal survey, the findings say that “workers felt strained by office shutdowns and were continuing to lose faith that the company was improving the world.” Only 51% of Facebook employees believe that the company is making a positive impact on the world.

Derek McMinn: Surgeon ‘hoarded thousands of body parts over 25 years'

Derek McMinn: Surgeon ‘hoarded thousands of body parts over 25 years'

How Birmingham hospital staff stayed silent for decades as surgeon ‘harvested body parts’Derek McMinn: The surgical pioneer facing a scandalAnother surgeon raises serious questions for private hospital regulationHowever, it is understood that the full scale of McMinn’s actions – dating back to the 1990s – was kept from some regulators until the The Independent began making inquiries in the past week, despite completion of the internal review in October last year.

Facebook warns Apple's iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

Facebook warns Apple's iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

The Facebook Audience Network allows mobile software developers to provide in-app advertisements targeted to users based on Facebook's data.Today, advertisers can use a unique device ID number called the IDFA to better target ads and estimate their effectiveness.

How We’re Preparing Businesses for the Impact of iOS 14

How We’re Preparing Businesses for the Impact of iOS 14

In June, Apple announced iOS 14 updates that, among other changes, require apps to ask users for permission to collect and share data using Apple’s device identifier.

DART by VMO - Val Morgan Outdoor

DART by VMO - Val Morgan Outdoor

DART 2.0 anonymously tracks over 2 million Australians and measures those viewing content based on their age, gender, when they viewed and how many viewed providing more insights and analytics of real time audience viewing habits.DART – Digital Outdoor Audience in Real Time.

Unsecured Social Data database leaks 235 million public profiles from TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube

Unsecured Social Data database leaks 235 million public profiles from TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube

These public records were scraped from these social media platforms by Deep Social, a now defunct company that seems to have sold the data to Social Data.The database has since been secured, and affected users won’t be notified because the leaked information is technically public.

Don't post on Facebook unless you are prepared to face the consequences

Don't post on Facebook unless you are prepared to face the consequences

“When I saw the ads,” she writes, “I knew that Facebook had probably tagged me to receive them.” At which point I began to wonder if even such a sophisticated user of social media really understood how it works.

13% of my website visitors block Google Analytics

13% of my website visitors block Google Analytics

This ranged from 6% on a lifestyle site, 9% on a foodie site to 26% on a tech site (the website you’re on).21% of laptop/desktop users, 57% of Firefox users, 53% of Linux users and 65% of DuckDuckGo users block Google Analytics.

Facebook Is More Concerned With the Appearance of Privacy, According to Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Is More Concerned With the Appearance of Privacy, According to Mark Zuckerberg

One of the more interesting insights that comes from Mark Zuckerberg's lost journal pages, as reported by Wired's Steven Levy, is that even early on, the Facebook founder clearly wanted people to feel like they are having a private experience.

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

Border Patrol Detains Iranian-Born American Soldier at the Border, Seizes Their Phone

According to the soldier, the agent then asked a series of questions, and said that the service member's phone number—which they had not provided to the agent—was "popping" up on multiple different travelers that had been flying recently.

4000 “smart” streetlights in San Diego contain always recording cameras and microphones

4000 “smart” streetlights in San Diego contain always recording cameras and microphones

What is known, is that GE earned 30 million USD from San Diego’s city council to install these cameras and microphones in street lights under the guise of looking at traffic flows and environmental data and has the legal, government granted rights to sell whatever “source data” is gleaned from the surveillance equipment.

Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising

Your Digital Detox May Be Toxic for Advertising

Mindful of the new mindfulness, Apple and Google have incorporated screen time monitors into their products.A new study that tracked how 2,444 Americans used their mobile devices over 14 months backs up the general sense of tech fatigue.

A police department collected 65,000 face scans — but the system hasn’t been connected to a single arrest

A police department collected 65,000 face scans — but the system hasn’t been connected to a single arrest

Police in San Diego have used facial recognition for seven years, collecting over 65,000 face scans in the past three years alone – but the program hasn’t been connected to a single arrest.

Privacy for Sale: How to Target Cancer Sufferers with Facebook Ads for $99 a Month

Privacy for Sale: How to Target Cancer Sufferers with Facebook Ads for $99 a Month

One lesser-known option is the ability to target people who are members of specific groups, or who like specific Facebook pages.LeadEnforce offers advertisers the ability to pick specific Facebook groups or pages whose fans they want to target.

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

Note: Since registration for this event is currently full, if you wish to add your name to the waiting list reserve your space here.Note that joining the waiting list does not guarantee entry to the event.

The data we don't have

The data we don't have

In business, following the principles of Privacy by Design and by Default means taking extra measures to limit your own data collection.Because no data is collected on the number of visitors to the comments, it's an unknown how many people opt in at all.

Hassrede: Bundesregierung will an E-Mail-Passwörter

Hassrede: Bundesregierung will an E-Mail-Passwörter

In ihrem Entwurf für ein Gesetz gegen Rechtsextremismus und Hassrede hat die Bundesregierung sich auch auf einen neuen Behördenanspruch auf Passwörter zu Onlinediensten geeinigt.Richtig ist, dass auch nach Vorgaben des Bundesamts für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnologie für die Cloud-Zertizierung (PDF) Passwörter verschlüsselt gespeichert werden müssen – Google hat so eine Zertifizierung.

Victory: San Diego to Suspend Face Recognition Program, Limits ICE Access To Criminal Justice Data

Victory: San Diego to Suspend Face Recognition Program, Limits ICE Access To Criminal Justice Data

We just stopped one of the largest, longest running, and most controversial face recognition programs operated by local law enforcement in the United States.For more information on San Diego’s face recognition program, read our October 2019 report and letter.

CNAME Cloaking, the dangerous disguise of third-party trackers

CNAME Cloaking, the dangerous disguise of third-party trackers

Criteo is requesting the website to add a CNAME for domains like (note the randomness of the subdomain, we will talk about it later) to .

Gericht zwingt E-Mail-Anbieter, Daten herauszugeben

Gericht zwingt E-Mail-Anbieter, Daten herauszugeben

Nach Informationen von NDR, WDR und Süddeutscher Zeitung forderte das Gericht Geschäftsführer Matthias Pfau auf, die seines Dienstes unverschlüsselt und in Echtzeit der Polizei zur Verfügung zu stellen.In dem Schreiben vom Oktober 2018 forderte es von Tutanota, die gesamten Inhalte der E-Mails herauszugeben, die nicht ende-zu-ende-verschlüsselt sind.

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

We’ve Stopped Showing Ads to Protect User Privacy

To protect the rights of Coin Wallet customers to retain full control of their personal information during online crypto transactions, we have removed our product from the Facebook Audience Network.

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

Snowden will make first major appearance since U.S. lawsuit at conference next month

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden will speak next month by video at Web Summit in Lisbon, billed by the organizers as the world’s largest annual tech conference.

Microsoft Just Hid The ‘Use Offline Account’ Option For Installing Windows 10, Here’s Where To Find It

Microsoft Just Hid The ‘Use Offline Account’ Option For Installing Windows 10, Here’s Where To Find It

Then, when presented with the option to connect to a network, you could simply hit the “I don’t have internet,” click through to “Continue with limited setup”, after which you would be presented with an option to create an offline account.