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⚡Breaking News⚡
The #surveillance program known as Data Analytical Services (previously known as Hemisphere) has been actively collecting trillions of domestic call records from Americans including those of individuals not suspected of any crimes.🕵️ 📱

Telecom provider AT&T has been collecting and saving call data on behalf of law enforcement agencies without any legal requirement to do so. 👨‍⚖️

More here: https://www.wired.com/story/hemisphere-das-white-house-surveillance-trillions-us-call-records/

#privacy #surveillance #surveillancecapitalism #att #telecom


A security cam you cannot even initialize if you don't have a smartphone that has WiFi AND mobile data turned on, a tracker-ridden app from the A/G-Store installed and a Cloud account with the vendor using your EMail address is…

…a #surveillance cam. but not one where you control the data.

Oh, did I say that one of the proposed use cases was "baby cam", and that it's all about #privacy?

Useless to say the product description didn't tell about those "requirements", right? 🤢

#BackToSender


🚨 Another EU mass surveillance attempt. Will kill privacy on web. Must not pass. 🚨

“[A]ll web browsers distributed in Europe will be required to trust the certificate authorities and cryptographic keys selected by EU governments.

These changes radically expand the capability of EU governments to surveil their citizens by ensuring cryptographic keys under government control can be used to intercept encrypted web traffic across the EU.”

https://last-chance-for-eidas.org

#eu #privacy #surveillance #eidas


Lot's of people asking me why I filed a complaint against #YouTube for their illegal deployment of #spyware to detect #adblockers instead of simply paying for YouTube Premium.

The answer is simple - YouTube Premium has no ads but Google still use it to profile you for advertising on their other products.

I refuse to pay for *any* service which doesn't respect my fundamental rights.

And so should everyone else, because until they do, Alphabet will continue with their illegal #surveillance.


Content warning: Police Surveillance Bill In France


Mozilla: "In a well-intentioned yet dangerous move to fight online fraud, France is on the verge of forcing browsers to create a dystopian technical capability. It would force browser providers to create the means to mandatorily block websites present on a government provided list. Such a move will overturn decades of established content moderation norms and provide a playbook for authoritarian governments"

https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2023/06/26/france-browser-website-blocking/
#france #browser #cybersecurity #mozilla #security #surveillance


10 years ago, Edward Snowden changed the world. The 'Snowden leaks' were a wake-up call: The conspiracy theory that Secret Services were monitoring our private conversations has proven to be true.

Public backlash after this revelation might have bought us years in our fight for privacy. However, today governments around the world are again pushing for more surveillance. This must be stopped! 🔒

https://tutanota.com/blog/snowden-leaks-nsa-surveillance-ten-years

#privacy #surveillance #snowden #nsa #fbi #secretservice


The #EarnItAct is one of the worst #surveillance bills out there. We've killed it twice, let's do so again! 💀

We've joined 130+ orgs to stop EARN IT from being passed as law.

You can help by signing the petition. Do so now!!! 👉 https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/earn-it-barr-encryption

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Der #EarnItAct ist eines der schlimmsten #Überwachungsgesetze.

Wir haben uns 130+ Orgs angeschlossen, um zu verhindern, dass EARN IT verabschiedet wird.

Hilf uns & unterzeichne die Petition! 👉 https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/earn-it-barr-encryption.

#StopEarnItAct


Lawyers Barred by Madison Square Garden Found a Way Back In - MSG Entertainment resorted to #facia recognition technology to kick out #legal #foes, but some have undermined the ban using a law passed to protect #theater #critics in 1941. #TheGarden https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/16/technology/madison-square-garden-ban-lawyers.html #surveillance #privacy


Black man wrongfully jailed for a week after face recognition error, report says

Lawyer says #police didn't check man's height, weight—or the mole on his face.

#privacy #surveillance #acab #FTP #AI
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/01/facial-recognition-error-led-to-wrongful-arrest-of-black-man-report-says/


Oh. my. god.

Madison Square Garden used facial recognition to identify and stop a mom from attending a Christmas show with her kid because she's an attorney at a firm who is engaged in litigation with them.

This is why it's not enough to just ban government and law enforcement use of #facialrecognition. There are so many ways private companies and even individuals can abuse #biometric #surveillance tech.

#BanFacialRecognition entirely. Yesterday.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/msgs-facial-recognition-stops-mom-from-attending-christmas-show-with-child/4004471/


Content warning: fediblock and raspberry pi (we knew thee well)


For one year already, Australian police can hack your device, collect or delete your data, or take over your social media accounts. Authorities around the world want to spy on our private data. We must fight for our right to privacy! 💪
https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/australia-surveillance-bill/ #surveillance #privacy #Fight4Privacy


Sometimes the internet is really funny - or scary.

The Chrome browser is one example.

While you believe you are browsing the web, Google is browsing you instead.

Check out Leah Elliott's comic on how Google's tracking works: https://contrachrome.com/comic/page01/

#google #surveillance #surveillancecapitalism #privacy #Fight4Privacy #tutanota


You’ve got nothing to hide so you’ve got nothing to fear, right?

“A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal.”

https://inkl.com/a/EbYLJlcYkxY

(Remember Apple was/is(?) going to implement this sort of scanning by default on all your devices.)

#BigTech #privacy #surveillance


“A protest planned by hundreds of bank depositors in central China seeking access to their frozen funds has been thwarted because the authorities have turned their health code apps red, several depositors told Reuters.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-bank-protest-stopped-by-health-codes-turning-red-depositors-say-2022-06-14/

Isn’t “smart tech” just wonderful? :)

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Via @didek


Know that there are politicians in the West who drool at the thought of being able to do to you what China does to its citizens.

https://inkl.com/a/oYyoNPiyXxy

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💡 It leaves out the important reminder that many of the # used to create this so-called "public #" have their roots in #, which allows citizens to control of their own "digital lives" without government or quasi-government corporate # as intermediary.

e.g., I may have a Chinese-made phone sold with Google's # spyware, but because it's # I am free to install a privacy-protecting OS instead.

3/4

https://jacobin.com/2022/06/us-tech-companies-government-contracts-data-google-facebook-microsoft-amazon/


🚨 :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


Related:

Normalize using end-to-end # (and ideally, ephemeral) communications.

Normalize not telling # everything you think, do, and say.

Do it now.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/abortion-clinics-providers-digital-privacy-roe-overturn-rcna30654


"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


We have NO IDEA what type of ppl w/be in power (or incorp this) in the future.

Too many ppl reflect only on today.

Gifting MASSIVE total control tech, over all humans, using combined # + # + Mass # + fusion centers.

Corporate interests. Discreet power struggles.

Anything short of a full ban today is (at best) a hope future leaders will care more about your children's freedom than they do donor profits & digital dictatorship dreams.

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Handing control of our biometric identities to a handful of trillion-dollar American gatekeeper corporations isn’t the good news you might think it is.

(Don’t forget, the W3C is the standards body of surveillance capitalism.)

In a non-corporate world, your “password” could be so much more… It could be, for example, a mnemonic for the key to a facet of your self that you (and you alone) own and control.

https://inkl.com/a/aRxNlETAxrA

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