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Reading C-311/18 /#PrivacyShield,
EU Commission (2010/87/EU) art. 4a and EU EDPB FAQs point 5 I can only infer that it's unethical and illegal for US providers to state they can transfer and process personal data even when they claim tha data stays in EU (which it doesn't).

Change my mind.

Eppur si muove! Basta!, un media indipendente francese, pubblica un articolo molto interessante che fa il punto sulle alternative ai #GAFAM che stanno crescendo nel mondo della #scuola in alcuni paesi europei (Francia, Germania e Spagna) : #SoftwareLibero #Fediverso #Xnet @informapirata @lealternative @maupao @paolo @devol @monitorapa @mcp_ @opensource @bastamedia @ItaLinuxSociety

As a European, I wasn't exactly aware that CVS is *such* a huge retail, insurance and healthcare group.

Btw, in 2020, CVS retail started to let third parties exploit customer data for profiling and ad targeting across the digital world, including on Google and FB.

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En cette rentrée, le ministère de l'Éducation Nationale change de paradigme pour son outil de "Classe Virtuelle", visioconférence adaptée à un usage scolaire.

Avant :
- service CNED
- logiciel propriétaire Blackboard
- hébergé par Amazon

Après :
- service @apps de la DNE
- logiciel libre #BigBlueButton
- nombreuses fonctionnalités pédagogiques supplémentaires
- le ministère utilise mais aussi contribue (en ayant financé du développement)
- hébergé en France (Scaleway)

Just in case you missed it, here is Thomas Gageik, Director of Digital Business Solutions (DIGIT.B),🎬 keynote speech about #opensource in and around the Commission @foss4g in Firenze. #FOSS4G2022 @EC_OSPO 🔗

A new "trend" in Germany is getting letters from lawyers demanding money because your website uses #Google fonts. As the visitors IP address gets transmitted to Google, that needs users consent according to a Munich court. Article in German.

Community members around the world – like Mauricio Baeza – help to make #LibreOffice better with every release! Learn more, and join them:

Researchers shouldn't use shady data harvested from people's phones without their knowledge.

Journals including Nature shouldn't accept papers that make questionable 'data ethics' claims.

Institutional Review Boards must take a look.

And shady data brokers must cease to exist.

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Petit rappel régulier, utile à propos de #LibreOffice :
Quand vous exportez un PDF, vous avez la possibilité d'inclure le document LibreOffice original DANS le PDF.
On obtient un « PDF hybride » qu'on peut ainsi ré-ouvrir et éditer très simplement.

Quayside, in Toronto, was supposed to be the leading proof of concept for smart cities in the Western world.

Google's parent company planned to invest almost $1B in autonomous garbage collection, self-driving taxis, and an extensive data collection layer - from bench occupation, to pedestrian crossing monitoring, to public transport live usage data.

The problem is that Alphabet failed to address all the concerns of the locals about privacy and data governance - and in many cases it even actively dismissed or derided them. The local government even mentioned several episodes of arrogance shown by Alphabet's representatives. So, two years and a half after its start, the project has been officially terminated.

This is a good example of how citizens can push back on surveillance capitalism. Smart cities have plenty of potential to improve lives. Collecting more accurate live data leads to better understanding of the problems and therefore better governance. But the collected data is extremely valuable, and it shouldn't solely lay in the hands of a private corporation. Especially if that corporation dismisses valid concerns about user privacy and data gatekeeping as technophobia.

These technologies should be controlled by elected officials, because they are the ones accountable (through the democratic process) for their correct usage. Representatives that misuse the data, or sell private citizens' data to 3rd-parties, are likely to be voted out. You can't say the same about Alphabet. Nobody voted for them, nobody can vote them out if they misuse the data, they aren't accountable to anyone other than their shareholders, and therefore they are not eligible for handling something as precious as the data flows of our cities.

And there's also a disturbing lesson to be learned here: companies like Google would rather kill billion-dollar projects and not improve our cities, rather than losing control over the data, or even just starting a conversation about data usage and accountability. Their interest is not to make the world a better place: it's to maximize profit. Improving things sometimes comes as an aftermath of their profit-seeking strategies, but sometimes it doesn't.

la Software Freedom Conservancy si è unita a Peertube. Ecco il loro canale:

:gnu: @software_freedom_conservancy


Peertube si sta ritagliando un spazio sempre più importante nel mondo del software libero!

#softwarelibero #peertube #GPL #AGPL #SoftwareFreedomConservacy #opensource #fediverso

This month we still need €213 to cover all costs for,,,, and more, more more! :cat_hug_triangle:

Ofc I'm gonna do my best to pay it all but since everything is soo expensive already I could use every bit of help.. ❤️

Please think about supporting, if not me perhaps your own server admin :cat_hug_triangle::fediverse:

Unleash your creativity and find a name for the new #EUSpace Secure Connectivity Constellation!

🏆Prize: Invitation to Brussels in December 2022
⏳ Deadline: 31 August 2022
🔗!BymwFD #EYY2022

L'obiettivo di QUEST non è solo facilitare la comunicazione degli eventi.

Pensiamo che il mondo sia pieno di macchine che viaggiano con unǝ solǝ passeggerǝ, di persone che vorrebbero andare a un concerto ma non hanno mezzi per raggiungerlo, di persone che sono sole e non sanno con chi andare a un evento.

QUEST punta a risolvere questi problemi, dandovi un modo per mettervi in contatto e organizzarvi tra livelloidi (e non solo).


QUEST è anche un bot chiamato @quest


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Third-party cookies enable massive personal data sharing across many firms.

In 2021, I examined how just a few visits to 2 websites lead to an ongoing exchange of personal identifiers that many data brokers use to follow+profile everyone across the web:

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In Jan 2020, Google announced it will 'phase out' third-party cookies in Chrome, and thus opaque marketing surveillance across myriads of companies, 'within two years'.

In Jun 2021, it said it will 'end' doing so in late 2023.

Now it says it may 'begin' doing so in late 2024.

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