[Update: Apple details delay] Apple reportedly delaying iOS 14 advertising privacy feature bashed by Facebook

[Update: Apple details delay] Apple reportedly delaying iOS 14 advertising privacy feature bashed by Facebook

A new report from The Information today says that Apple is now planning to push back introducing the default feature that would ask users if whether they’re okay being tracked across apps and websites: Apple has told some developers that it plans to delay the enforcement of a controversial change to its next mobile operating system that would upend how ads are targeted on iPhones and iPads, according to people familiar with the matter.

Google Misled Users Over Data Privacy, Says Australian Regulator

Google Misled Users Over Data Privacy, Says Australian Regulator

In Australian Federal Court, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Google of not explicitly getting consent or properly informing consumers of a 2016 move to combine personal information in Google accounts with browsing activities on non-Google websites.

ACCC sues Google for collecting Australian users’ data without informed consent

ACCC sues Google for collecting Australian users’ data without informed consent

The ACCC alleges that Google misled consumers in 2016 when it changed its data collection technology to combine the personal information in a person’s Google account with their browsing on other sites and apps.

US Court rules that cryptocurrency exchanges must give up your private financial data

US Court rules that cryptocurrency exchanges must give up your private financial data

In the case of blockchains without privacy protections such as Zcash anonymous transactions , governments and third party blockchain analytics companies have access to all of the blockchain data – by design.

Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Thanks to the tireless efforts of activists and organizations in Massachusetts and around the country, including EFF, this week Boston joins the ranks of cities that have banned government use of face surveillance.

Guide: Automatically turn Youtube to Invidious, and Twitter to Nitter in Firefox and Chrome

Guide: Automatically turn Youtube to Invidious, and Twitter to Nitter in Firefox and Chrome

Guide: Automatically turn Youtube to Invidious, and Twitter to Nitter in Firefox and Chrome.This means if you click or type a Youtube link, it will automatically be directed to Invidious.Or if you click or type a Twitter page, it will automatically be directed to Nitter.

German intelligence can't spy on foreigners outside Germany

German intelligence can't spy on foreigners outside Germany

The German government must come up with a new law regulating its secret services, after the country's highest court ruled that the current practice of monitoring telecommunications of foreign citizens at will violates constitutionally-enshrined press freedoms and the privacy of communications.

The EU is trying to fix its abysmal cookie consent policy

The EU is trying to fix its abysmal cookie consent policy

Some website providers, for example, interpret simply scrolling or swiping on the page as agreeing to their tracking policies.

GitHub - hooram/ownphotos: Self hosted alternative to Google Photos

GitHub - hooram/ownphotos: Self hosted alternative to Google Photos

And then you can go to Dashboard - Library and click the Green "Scan photos (file system)" button.

Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 6.8 - PCs, Desk & Laptops - ZorinOS

Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 6.8 - PCs, Desk & Laptops - ZorinOS

After Chapter 6.2 of the Privacy Cookbook, covering Linux distros for beginners, was published, I got some feedback over mastodon and through email that I had missed a really easy to switch Linux distro called ZorinOS.

About Quad9 DNS

About Quad9 DNS

Quad9* is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.These systems are distributed worldwide, not just in high-population areas, meaning users in less well-served areas can see significant improvements in speed on DNS lookups.

The Unacast Social Distancing Scoreboard

The Unacast Social Distancing Scoreboard

By focusing the geospatial human mobility insights our technology can surface, we created this pro bono Social Distancing Scoreboard as the first of many tools we are developing for a Unacast COVID-19 Toolkit — designed to provide high-quality insights to public agencies, healthcare organizations, local governments and businesses to enable them to learn and act in the best interest of at-risk populations and the general public.

Opinion | What if We All Just Sold Non-Creepy Advertising?

Opinion | What if We All Just Sold Non-Creepy Advertising?

By contrast, it is the big ad-tech companies — especially Facebook and Google — that do not want to make it easy for consumers to avoid profiling, because their business models rely on it.

>4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software

>4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software

More than 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found.

These maps use phone data to track social distancing - The Washington…

These maps use phone data to track social distancing - The Washington…

The Washington Post reported last week that the U.S. government is in talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about using anonymous location data to combat the coronavirus, including tracking whether people are keeping at safe distances from one another.

Document --fingerprinting-client-rects-noise and change explanation · Eloston/ungoogled-chromium@7cb9c1c

Document --fingerprinting-client-rects-noise and change explanation · Eloston/[email protected]

`--enable-stacked-tab-strip` is also configurable in `chrome://flags` Please note that they are not well tested, so proceed with caution.* `--set-ipv6-probe-false` - (Not in `chrome://flags`) Forces the result of the browser's IPv6 probing (i.e. IPv6 connectivity test) to be unsuccessful.

Jordan uses internet throttling instead of internet shutdowns and blocks to censor websites

Jordan uses internet throttling instead of internet shutdowns and blocks to censor websites

In an interview with Netzpolitik, Access Now employee Berhan Taye explained that internet throttling is a new method that governments are using as part of their censorship toolkit – and explained why a government like Jordan might prefer internet throttling to straight up internet blocking:.

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

Smart home developers raise concerns about Alexa and Google Assistant security

"[Status update] data gives platforms [like Google and Amazon] a privileged position that no one manufacturer enjoys," said Brad Russell, the Research Director of smart home devices at research firm Parks Associates Inc. Tyler Lizenby/CNET While Amazon says it doesn't sell the data it gathers to third parties or uses it for targeted advertising, that data is still of tremendous value to the company.

Health apps can change their terms of service without users’ knowledge

Health apps can change their terms of service without users’ knowledge

Roberts and Hawkins recently wrote an op-ed in the journal Science encouraging Congress to require companies to allow people to opt in (or out) of major changes to terms of service on health apps.

40 groups have called for a US moratorium on facial recognition technology

40 groups have called for a US moratorium on facial recognition technology

The news: US government use of facial recognition technology should be banned “pending further review,” according to 40 organizations that signed a letter calling for a recommendation to be made to the president.

Privacy guide for MyAnalytics users

Privacy guide for MyAnalytics users

Note that these insights are derived from data that is already available to you in the following places: your Exchange Online mailbox your activity in OneDrive and SharePoint documents your chat and call history from Teams and from Skype for Business MyAnalytics simply applies some basic calculations and rules to make this data more actionable.

DuckDuckGo is Now a Default Search Engine Option on Android in the EU

DuckDuckGo is Now a Default Search Engine Option on Android in the EU

DuckDuckGo will soon be offered as an option for default search engine on Android devices across the EU.European regulators are forcing Google to present Android users with the option to choose their own default search engine.

Open Contacts  -  F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

Open Contacts - F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository

read the contents of your shared storage.Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.Allows the app to access the phone features of the device.

Cutting the Wire

Cutting the Wire

A previous version of the policy (July 18, 2017) stated it would only share user data when required by law.This change doesn’t leave the user with much confidence as to when the company may share your data.

Facebook will stop using 2FA tool to harvest phone numbers for friend suggestions

Facebook will stop using 2FA tool to harvest phone numbers for friend suggestions

Facebook says it will soon stop its practice of using phone numbers provided to the company as part of its two-factor authentication (2FA) security tool to power a friend suggestion feature, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Google suspends GMS licenses to all new models for the Turkish market

Google suspends GMS licenses to all new models for the Turkish market

The regulator announced the preliminary results of another investigation, saying that Google has abused its dominant position in search and advertising to push its services at the expense of local competition.

Switzerland grants 18 more countries access to bank details

Switzerland grants 18 more countries access to bank details

In return, Switzerland will receive information on banking details of accounts held by Swiss citizens/residents in these partner countries.In return, it received information on banking details of around 2.4 million accounts held by Swiss citizens/residents in 75 partner countries.

FBI warns that smart TV you just bought may be spying on you

FBI warns that smart TV you just bought may be spying on you

In addition to outlining how new advanced technological features risk allowing television manufacturers and app developers to snoop on consumers, the bureau says malicious cyber actors can also take control of unsecured smart TVs and potentially wreak havoc on unsuspecting owners.

Startpage replies to questions about ownership change

Startpage replies to questions about ownership change

The change raised fears and questions, especially since Startpage or System1/Privacy One Group Ltd provided little information about specifics off the deal.Startpage published an article on its site recently that attempts to answer some of these questions and reassure users of the service that the deal has no privacy implications.

YouTube change of conditions : between Deception and wrong interpretation !

YouTube change of conditions : between Deception and wrong interpretation !

Google's extremely popular video platform, sentenced in the United States for violating the law on the tracking of children for advertising purposes, has negotiated a four-month period before changing the rules.