Today is Data Protection Day
As the United Kingdom prepares to exit from the European Union, our privacy standards are at a crossroads.
The signs from Government are unclear: as the future trade agreement is likely to be loose, it would be open to Government to dilute data protection, to make it harder to enforce, or to lower fines.
It is more important than ever for the United Kingdom to commit to respecting the right to privacy.
EFF has confirmed that the Ring doorbell app on Android covertly shares personally identifiable information on its users with third-party companies, including Facebook. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/ring-doorbell-app-packed-third-party-trackers
"The data obtained by Motherboard and PCMag includes Google searches, lookups of locations and GPS coordinates on Google Maps, people visiting companies' LinkedIn pages, particular YouTube videos, and people visiting porn websites. It is possible to determine from the collected data what date and time the anonymized user visited YouPorn and PornHub, and in some cases what search term they entered into the porn site and which specific video they watched."
Qt offering changes 2020.
The bad news. LTS installer to become commercial-only and installation of Qt binaries will require a Qt Account.
All ProtonVPN apps are now open source and audited
It's not just big tech that has a responsibility to stop tracking people online. Any website owner can protect their users' privacy by dropping invasive code like Google Analytics, as @LauraKalbag has. https://laurakalbag.com/i-dont-track-you/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1221806820794171394
Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data
An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey
I missed the news that KDE migrated to GitLab. There it is: https://invent.kde.org/explore/
So many people follow me here, but I've never really written a proper #introduction. Time to change that!
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