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A #data broker boasted having info on “1.6B people across 44 countries.”

Then it went bankrupt.

So... what happened to people’s data? #News:
https://themarkup.org/privacy/2024/02/23/what-happens-to-your-sensitive-data-when-a-data-broker-goes-bankrupt


Owners of an Apple Watch. With iOS 17, Siri can now not only give you health data; like how many steps you have taken, most recent heart rate or blood oxygen, but it can also look in the past for you. For example, if I was wondering my heart rate while I was sleeping, I could say, what was my heart rate between midnight and 5 AM. It would then tell me the lowest and highest rates my heart reached during that time, plus my average rate during that time. It can do this for any hour you want to know about. This makes getting this information a lot quicker and easier. So if you want or need to know any health information, instead of trying to dig through the health app, just use Siri to find it for you! #iOS17 #Health #Data #Siri


The NSA is #spying on Americans through a legal loophole. 🕵️‍♀️

🏢 Using #data brokers to do their dirty work, #NSA purchases your #personal information and even network traffic data with your tax dollars. 💰

Learn more 👉 https://tuta.com/blog/nsa-warrantless-surveillance-via-data-brokers


Text from my high schooler: **** built a device that sits in his pocket and records every #Wi-FiHandshake it senses
Me: What?
Him: Like father like son, I guess.

(The kid's dad is a professional #DataHarvester)

My question to the fediverse is, is there an ethical/benign reason this kid could be recording this information? Should I let it go or report it to the school? Please explain it to me like you'd explain the iPhone to your parents. #Data #DataPrivacy #Network

Please boost/suggest #s


This Christmas, I've finally bitten the bullet and done some serious contributing to @openstreetmap (and also joined the OSM Foundation while I was at it). Honestly, I think it's one of the great wonders of the #OpenSource internet, so I wrote a blog post about why I'm contributing (and you should too)

https://andreasthinks.me/posts/OSM_for_christmas/osm_for_xmas.html

#GIS #openstreetmap #GeoSpatial #christmas #DataScience #data


The location of your data cannot guarantee freedom from #surveillance. 📷

#Switzerland has long been treated as a safe haven for your #data, but the Swiss government actively works with the EU and US by sharing data with #law enforcement and #intelligence agencies. 🚨

Protect your #privacy and your data by choosing strong #encryption! 💪 🔒

👉 https://tuta.com/blog/swiss-privacy-is-an-illusion


Viewing this infographic about memorable events in Linux history, I re-realized that Android, ChromeOS and SteamOS are all based on Linux. 💪

Thanks to @nixCraft and @dirkdierickx for sharing the image.

#linux #android #chrome #infographic #information #knowledge #data


Taken from #Google's updated "privacy" policy.
I mean, I find it ironic because there doesn't seem to be any #privacy to speak of here 😆

I know this is no laughing matter, but I am at the "oh what the hell can I do so might as well laugh about it" stage 🤣

#WritingCommunity #Data #AI


Google wants to track you - no matter what. Now it is threatening to take down Invidious, a popular platform on which you can watch YouTube videos without being tracked!

https://tutanota.com/blog/google-youtube-invidious-privacy-alternative

#google #business #data #legal #privacy #opensource #foss


Got just over an hour to spare? Want to learn way, way more about #modems in the 90’s, and how people got around managing both #voice and #data calls without hanging up your #internet connection and getting mad? You do? Me too. Well then.

Voice chat in the age of modems : https://youtube.com/watch?v=7mqkTFq7Ekg&feature=share


Did you ever wonder how Tutanota's encryption is able to protect all your data? Check out our new encryption page with lots of interesting facts! 🔒😍

We ♥️ #encryption!

👉 https://tutanota.com/encryption

#security #privacy #email #data


Content warning: RESTRICT Act #uspol


Here on Earth, ~1,000 babies will be born in the next 4.5 minutes.

Data scientist Pratap Vardhan created this data visualization showing where they will be located based on estimated population & birth rates. https://pratapvardhan.com #map #data
#data #map


Kick off for the State of Open conference! #soocon23 #stateofopencon

Looking forward to all the discussions today! #data #opendata


A #opensource #backup solution on your #Android device for your #data #security, distributet over @IzzyOnDroid on @fdroidorg:

📱 Android-DataBackup
https://github.com/XayahSuSuSu/Android-DataBackup/blob/main/README_EN.md


Perhaps the worst data visualization job on the internet so far.. 🙄

#data #visualization


My work aligning UX heuristics and the WCAG has been added to Civic Actions Accessibility data reference. Thanks @mgifford

https://github.com/CivicActions/accessibility-data-reference

#a11y #ux #data


Wir haben auch den offenen Brief "Das universelle Recht, jede Software auf jedem Gerät zu installieren" des #fsfe unterzeichnet, um die Idee zu unterstützen, #Geräte von #unsicherer oder #privatsphärenfeindlicher Software zu befreien. Wir zahlen für die Geräte und sollten dann nicht ein Objekt für #Data Mining und Datenanalyse dieser Unternehmen werden.

https://fsfe.org/activities/upcyclingandroid/openletter.html#translations


🥳 A new version of csv-diff has just been released! 🚀

https://docs.rs/csv-diff/latest/csv_diff/

csv-diff is the fastest CSV-diffing library in the world - written in #Rust

It can compare two 1,000,000 rows x 9 columns CSVs in < 600ms!

Note that this is still a beta release and the library itself is still very young.

#RustLang #Release #CSV #CSVDiff #Performance #DataScience #Data #Diff #Difference #OpenSource #Crate


Content warning: blocked instances, meta


🚨 :facebook: NEW: # is collecting ultrasensitive personal # about # seekers and enabling anti-abortion organizations to use that data as a tool to target and influence people online, in violation of its own policies and promises.

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https://themarkup.org/pixel-hunt/2022/06/15/facebook-and-anti-abortion-clinics-are-collecting-highly-sensitive-info-on-would-be-patients


"Frantic individual efforts to swat away digital intrusions will do too little. What’s needed, for all Americans, is a full legal and political reckoning with the reckless manner in which digital technology has been allowed to invade our lives. The collection, use and manipulation of electronic # must finally be regulated and severely limited. Only then can we comfortably enjoy all the good that can come from these technologies."

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion/privacy-technology-data.html


I don’t understand what the story is here. If the USB stick was properly encrypted, as the article appears to state, the data is not “lost”. The loss of the USB stick itself is incidental.

https://inkl.com/a/rMxWPJTJbqJ

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Fucking hell, as some of you have pointed out in the comments, also, it’s tied to my router. I have the same router I had in Malmö. If this is not a GDPR violation, I have no idea what is.

So Mozilla – Defender of Privacy™ – is storing my location history, tied to my router, without ever having gotten consent from me to do so.

This is a fucking scandal.

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