Private Internet Access Android App is ioXt-Certified

Private Internet Access Android App is ioXt-Certified

As part of our efforts to increase the level of security and transparency in our apps and service, Private Internet Access partnered with the ioXt Alliance to test and certify our Android mobile VPN application.

Stop Spotify Surveillance

Stop Spotify Surveillance

The video will be used to promote this petition effort demanding that Spotify publicly abandon this patent and commit to not using invasive surveillance technology on listeners.

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.

Algorithmic bias: how automated decision making has become an assault on privacy – and what to do about it

Algorithmic bias: how automated decision making has become an assault on privacy – and what to do about it

Even worse is a growing tendency for such automated decision-making systems to draw on highly personal data as a matter of routine.First, it is vital for people to know what classes of personal data are being used for decision making.

T-Mobile Automatically Opting Customers In to Expanded Data Collection Program for Targeted Ads

T-Mobile Automatically Opting Customers In to Expanded Data Collection Program for Targeted Ads

T-Mobile is planning to automatically opt its customers into an advertising program that will see user web and mobile app usage shared with advertisers, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Facebook’s new PR blitz touts benefits of personalized ads ahead of Apple’s privacy feature

Facebook’s new PR blitz touts benefits of personalized ads ahead of Apple’s privacy feature

Andrew Stirk, Facebook’s head of company marketing, discussed the new ad campaign in an interview with CNBC: The goal is to help people understand the role that personalized ads play for small businesses, for their ability to grow and thrive, and also the role they play in helping discover ideas that might not otherwise exist, that they might not otherwise find.

Apple Vs Facebook Who Will Win The Data Privacy War?

Apple Vs Facebook Who Will Win The Data Privacy War?

Two of the world’s biggest technology companies, Apple and Facebook, are taking very different approaches to user privacy, and their decisions are having ripple effects throughout the tech community.

Code is law: why software openness and algorithmic transparency are vital for privacy

Code is law: why software openness and algorithmic transparency are vital for privacy

The legal defense team wanted to analyze how the TrueAllele software had arrived at the conclusion that Pickett’s DNA was present in the sample.That’s true not just for specialised programs analyzing genetic material, but also for the important new class of systems that involve automated decision making (ADM).

Google to Stop Collecting Advertising Identifiers in iOS Apps in Response to iOS 14's Upcoming Tracking Prompt

Google to Stop Collecting Advertising Identifiers in iOS Apps in Response to iOS 14's Upcoming Tracking Prompt

In a blog post, Google said that app developers may see a "significant impact" to their Google ad revenue on iOS after Apple's new policy takes effect: Apple's ATT changes will reduce visibility into key metrics that show how ads drive conversions (like app installs and sales) and will affect how advertisers value and bid on ad impressions.

Opinion  -  With Online Terms of Service, What Happens When You Click 'Agree'? - The New York Times

Opinion - With Online Terms of Service, What Happens When You Click 'Agree'? - The New York Times

Ever since a 1996 ruling upholding this notion, companies have tested the limits of so-called shrink-wrap agreements through increasingly creative means, like hiding terms of service behind layers of hyperlinks, burying them in small print, forcing users to agree before they can get access to a previously downloaded app or making the terms binding when a customer simply opens a webpage.

In Celebration of Becoming Open Source, Threema Is 50% Off

In Celebration of Becoming Open Source, Threema Is 50% Off

Threema’s cryptographic procedures have been thoroughly documented from the outset, the proper application of the encryption library could always be verified independently, and external audits have repeatedly confirmed the apps’ security.

Apple fires warning shot at Facebook and Google on privacy, pledges fight against 'data-industrial complex'

Apple fires warning shot at Facebook and Google on privacy, pledges fight against 'data-industrial complex'

Speaking at the European Data Protection and Privacy Conference on Tuesday, Apple's senior VP of software Craig Federighi made a number of pointed comments about how “some tech companies” would prefer it if Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature was “never implemented at all.”.

Apple doubles down on upcoming iOS 14 privacy features, slams Facebook for collecting ‘as much data as possible’

Apple doubles down on upcoming iOS 14 privacy features, slams Facebook for collecting ‘as much data as possible’

In a letter sent to the Ranking Digital Rights organization, Apple’s Jane Horvath, senior director of global privacy, reiterated that the company believes that “privacy is a fundamental human right.” Horvath explains that Apple delayed the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature in an effort to give developers more time to prepare for the changes.

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

New proposed law to better protect Canadians’ privacy and increase their control over their data and personal information

The proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 builds a foundation of trust and transparency between citizens, companies and government, while ensuring that innovators and businesses benefit from a modernized framework with clear rules.

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

How facial recognition is spreading in Italy: the case of Como

Despite the measure issued by the DPA, the municipality installed this new series of facial recognition cameras in other areas of the city in May 2020.In August 2020 local newspapers from the Como area reported the poor results of the testing of the facial recognition system.

Your Online Choices

Your Online Choices

The cross-industry self-regulatory initiative was developed by leading European bodies to introduce pan-European standards to enhance transparency and user control over data used for interest based advertising.

Key questions raised about algorithmic transparency by new GDPR case brought against Uber by its drivers

Key questions raised about algorithmic transparency by new GDPR case brought against Uber by its drivers

But assuming the court rules that algorithmic management must follow the GDPR, with specific privacy safeguards, then many other companies in the EU that use or are considering using office surveillance systems may find that they can do so only in circumscribed ways.

VICE - California Police Are Using Copyright to Hide Surveillance Documents

VICE - California Police Are Using Copyright to Hide Surveillance Documents

Any attempt to download training materials concerning facial recognition technology or automated license plate readers (ALPRs), as well as materials relating to courses on the use of force, lead to a Word document that reads "The course presented has claimed copyright for the expanded course online.".

IBM announces exit of facial recognition business

IBM announces exit of facial recognition business

"IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms, or any purpose which is not consistent with our values and Principles of Trust and Transparency," IBM CEO Arvind Krishna wrote in a letter to Congress on Monday.

Attorney General Becerra Submits Proposed Regulations for Approval Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Attorney General Becerra Submits Proposed Regulations for Approval Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect on January 1, 2020 and will be enforced starting July 1, 2020.SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL).

Judge Dismisses Twitter’s Lawsuit Over Its Rights to Publish Information About Government Surveillance Orders

Judge Dismisses Twitter’s Lawsuit Over Its Rights to Publish Information About Government Surveillance Orders

And, based on that secret evidence that Twitter’s attorneys were never allowed to access, the judge held that the government’s purported national security concerns were sufficient to justify its censorship of Twitters draft transparency report.

None of seven proposed corona apps meets privacy criteria, says legal advisor

None of seven proposed corona apps meets privacy criteria, says legal advisor

Veldhuis was asked to assess the seven contenders against a number of criteria including anonymity, accuracy, transparency and whether the app would be deleted once it was no longer required.

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

This is known as transport encryption, which is different from end-to-end encryption because the Zoom service itself can access the unencrypted video and audio content of Zoom meetings.

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir will help the UK health service map its coronavirus response, raising privacy worries

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir will help the UK health service map its coronavirus response, raising privacy worries

Amazon, Microsoft, and Palantir have signed on to help create an interactive coronavirus response dashboard for Britain's National Health Service (NHS).The dashboard will pool data from the NHS and its partners and help healthcare workers make decisions about allocating resources.

The age of data privacy: personalization's existential crisis?

The age of data privacy: personalization's existential crisis?

With all the potential for penalties, a question lingers: How much do the latest data privacy regulations limit customer journey data that powers personalized online experiences?This is another challenge for personalizing experiences online, as tools like cookies help companies optimize their marketing spend and deliver customers more relevant marketing messages.

No, Facebook is not telling you everything

No, Facebook is not telling you everything

This is an issue we see both at the back end (in the download your informaiton tool) and the front end in the ads that we see , where there is a lack of transparency from Facebook on how advertisers target you.

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

The commission is also investigating the GDPR compliance of dating app Tinder after concerns sparked about issues surrounding its “ongoing processing of users’ personal data”.We are fully cooperating with the Data Protection Commission, and will continue to abide by GDPR and all applicable laws”, Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, said.

Private internet owner mulling plans for privacy suite in 2020

Private internet owner mulling plans for privacy suite in 2020

This comprehensive plan which we have started implementing we hope will lead the way to other companies in this space to follow suite and create a “no need for trust” echo system where all our stakeholders will be able to verify how our system works and handles information.

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

Three lawmakers — Democratic senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren, and Republican senator Rand Paul — have sent letters to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, expressing their “alarm” as to why the credit giants have failed to disclose the number of government demands for consumer data they receive.

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website

Hard to believe that this is covered by „legitimate interest“ and transparency: Entered search terms are sent to Facebook: Transfers to both companies break different rules of the GDPR: Facebook can’t fulfill Art. 14 (information, deletion etc.)