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Taking data from patients in England was so unpopular in 2014 it had to be shelved. Now it’s happening without the scrutiny


A Deaf BSL user from Scotland was handed a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) order by NHS Scotland, without his knowledge or consent, because of “communication difficulties” – according to the charity Deaf Action.


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Biometric tech:
✔️undermine human rights
✔️trigger huge risks of being leaked, stolen & misused
✔️exacerbate criteria of exclusion, i.e. race, gender, etc.

And yet they are relied on & are at the core of many countrie’s counter-terrorism practices…


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#RFC1984 The danger isn't just of being surveilled or facial-recognition. It's what that captured data then gets attached to your profile in the #virtualpanopticon. What if you are misidentified, or that profile is leaked? Everyone has something to fear from this.
RT @josephfcox
A crowd-sourced effort examining Google street view photos found that the NYPD's facial recognition system has more than 15,000 cameras spread around New Yo…

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The EU Commission's guidance on how to understand Article 17 of the Copyright Directive once again prioritizes industry interests over user rights.

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#Security #InfoSec : Check your #Gmail and #Hotmail accounts (or get away from them) « More than 3.2 billion unique pairs of cleartext emails and passwords have just been leaked on a popular hacking forum, aggregating past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Exploit.in, Bitcoin and more. This leak is comparable to the Breach Compilation of 2017, in which 1.4 billion credentials were leaked » ⚠️ cybernews.com/news/largest-com

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The European Court of Human Rights correctly found UK's dragnet surveillance regime violates privacy rights, but bought GCHQ spin that mass interception of Europeans' communications is still OK. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/05/euro

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Apple's AirTags don't offer enough protections for people who might find one sharing their location to someone without their knowledge. This makes it easy to use the AirTags as a tool for stalking and abuse, says EFF's @evacide: washingtonpost.com/technology/

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In 2019, the UK Department of Health announced a partnership with Amazon.

When we asked to see the contract, the copy we received was heavily redacted.

This week, the ICO partly allowed our challenge to those redactions.


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Facial recognition is an unacceptable invasion of people’s privacy - but more and more governments and companies across Europe are starting to use it.

We need 1million signatures to force the European Commission to listen. Join us and...

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Howto: Use Firejail to enhance Privacy on Linux (Pinephone/Pinetab shown but any Linux machine can benefit from these Firejail tips). Partly meant to be a sequel for my previous videos: Tor Browser on the Pinephone & as Firejail Part II.
#HumanRights #Privacy #Tor #Linux #Pinephone #Pinetab #safety #Firejail #Sandbox

Spraying your food with genetically modified spores with custom DNA sequences in order to trace it through the global supply chain sounds like science fiction, but one company funded by SOSV has made it a reality, and is already testing its technology. Biological barcodes and resource tracking is clearly integral part of the blockchain/AI supply chain being rolled out as part of The Great Reset. But what happens when you eat them?


Been FloCed by Google?

Google is running a Chrome "origin trial" to test out an experimental new tracking feature called Federated Learning of Cohorts (aka "FLoC"). According to Google, the trial currently affects 0.5% of users in selected regions, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States. This page will try to detect whether you've been made a guinea pig in Google's ad-tech experiment.


Young Burmese activists are broadcasting anti-coup messages on pirate radio
"This is revolution radio."

'they dismantled the equipment, each person taking a different piece by a different route to another safe location where they store it. Security is tight. They never broadcast from the same place twice, and the group use aliases, even among themselves. This is Federal FM Radio, live on 90.2 MHz. '


How can you have Android without Google? Didn't Google make Android?

We explore the history of Android and how it is possible to have a version of it without a trace of any Google spyware or Google communication.

We will deconstruct how you can make a de-Googled phone and see if this is usable. We will discuss the positives of using such a device as well as the expected complexities.


A piece from 2017 by Carissa Veliz, but still very relevant today.

'Privacy losses are like ecologic damages or health deterioration: no one act of littering, no one puff of a cigarette will bring about disaster, but the sum of them through time might.'


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Do I have any regrets about closing my Facebook account?

Not. A. Single. One.

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Would be so cool if everyone normalized these pesky data leaks, says data-leaking Facebook in leaked memo

'Facebook wants you to believe that the scraping of 533 million people’s personal data from its platform, and the dumping of that data online by nefarious people, is something to be “normalised.”'


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