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It looks like, following my article https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/news/cloudy-risks-gdpr, something is moving in the right direction:
#Microsoft is being investigated by the European Data Protection Supervisor:
Facebook devra lâcher 5 milliards de dollars d'amende - https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/reseaux-sociaux-facebook-devra-lacher-5-milliards-de-dollars-damende
> Les autorités américaines de régulation infligeraient à Facebook une amende record de 5 milliards de dollars pour manquement à la protection des données personnelles, annoncent certains médias. Une décision qui résulte d’un accord à l’amiable avec le réseau social, mais qui est déjà critiquée.
You should block adverts on your devices. And make your friends and family block ads on their devices.
People who watch adverts are like anti-vaxxers - blissfully unaware of the benefits of herd-immunity. And dangerously undermining our collective safety.
"Math is not going to save society"
Exactly! To many people think that technological purity is the thing to save us all.
We have to ensure that people understand the problems and that we have an effective societal remedy.
See what happened in apartheid South Africa https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2014/01/the-hardest-problem-in-encryption-usability/
Many young people prioritise convenience over their privacy.
Can we judge people for acting in line with modern society?
I think we need to engage in consciousness raising. Make it part of the conversation that they're making a trade. If they understand and agree then that's fine. But they need informed consent.
#2173 "Trained a Neural Net"
It also works for anything you teach someone else to do. "Oh yeah, I trained a pair of neural nets, Emily and Kevin, to respond to support tickets."
News service identified Google users by listening to 1,000 leaked recordings. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/google-defends-listening-to-ok-google-queries-after-voice-recordings-leak/
Siamo arrivati alla quarta puntata di "Schiavitù 2.0 e come evitarla. Una guida pratica per cyborg": https://frama.link/guida_cyborg In formato audio, una traduzione italiana a puntate dell'articolo di Aral Balkan "Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it" Buon ascolto 🔊
#capitalismodisorveglianza #libertàdigitali #SurveillanceCapitalism
#podcast #plume #fediverse
@maupao @paolo @goofy @aral @xosem
After Microsoft moves its servers back to the USA, German state's privacy commissioner advises schools not to use Office 365 / Boing Boing
"Facebook, along with Amazon, Alphabet, and a few others, present a problem that is fundamentally different from those of other industries. As long as they traffic in data – and as long as data remains the lifeblood of democracy and economy alike – these firms will exercise disproportionate and undue influence over decisions that ought to be decided in parliaments (...) A business model, however profitable, is never a sound foundation for robust democracy."
Choose encrypted cloud storage provider with zero knowledge about your files or end up as Ever customers..
While searching for something else I found this:
So the famous "Don't be evil" isn't a myth, it was actually written in Google's pre IPO Sec filing. Then things changed.
Hi all. My name's Chris Were and I work as a reporter at the Monmouthshire Beacon.
I'm not new to the #Fediverse but I thought I'd join Toot.Wales since it's a bit more relevant to what I do and looks like a really fun place to be.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.
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