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Unprecedented surveillance bill just passed in Britain. Will this destroy our right to privacy?
The Online Safety Bill was passed this week in the House of Parliament, and will most likely become law this autumn. While politicians before passing the law stated that they will not force tech companies to scan for abuse material if encrypted until "feasible" technology to do so becomes available, the clause that gives the government the power to break encryption anytime is still included in the final version of the bill. This is a severe threat to everybody's privacy online.
Privacy win: Starting today Facebook must pay $100.000 to Norway each day for violating our right to privacy.
Meta - the tech giant from Silicon Valley that is heavily criticized for privacy violations - is finally seeing some real headwind; but not from the European Union. The small country of Norway is taking on the tech giant. Will David be able to bring down Goliath?
Australians want better privacy protection - unsurprisingly coming from a country with some of the worst surveillance laws.
Australia - the country with some of the worst surveillance laws - sees a turn in attitudes among its citizens. More and more people demand better privacy protection from companies as well as legislators. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a survey on Tuesday that clearly shows: privacy is in high demand.
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Data Privacy Framework is just a "copy of Privacy Shield" & must fail.
So the EU thought: Let's try again! After several data protection agreements between the EU and USA have already failed, they are now venturing another attempt with the Data Privacy Framework. But US surveillance - the underlying problem of the data sharing agreement - has not miraculously dissipated in the meantime. That's why the new Data Privacy Framework is doomed to fail - and that is a good thing!
No AI in email: Artificial Intelligence will not fix the email problem. Here is why.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is supposed to make our lives better. This, however, will not work for emails. That's why Tutanota will not integrate AI functions in its secure email clients.
Stop Chat Control: 300 Scientists Warn of Law Against Child Abuse
Chat control - one of the worst EU plans that is also being described as a surveillance monster - must be stopped! The draft law is facing huge opposition across Europe, and worldwide. Now, 300 international scientists call on EU policymakers to stop the draft law. The open letter follows shortly after an analysis by the EU Parliament's Scientific Service that came to the conclusion that the law will even be counterproductive. We need to fight for upholding citizen's rights to privacy in our free and open democracies.
Looking for a Free TV? Telly's Offer Sounds Tempting, But Also Like a Dystopian Privacy Nightmare.
Would you allow a company to harvest your data, show you non-stop targeted ads - all for a free 55-inch 4K TV? Be warned: Telly will make sure you’re adhering to the deal terms. 1. Use the TV daily. 2. No way to hide constant ads. Is surveillance capitalism acceptable if companies are being upfront about it and "you’re in on it"? Read on to find out how something that seems like dystopic sci-fi is now a reality embraced by thousands of people – and take a look at the privacy implications of this choice.
Google Threatens to Kill Open Source YouTube Front-End Invidious for Letting You Watch Videos without Tracking or Ads
Google has sent a letter to Invidious, the open source and privacy-respecting alternative front-end for YouTube, threatening the platform legal consequences if they did not stop showing YouTube videos without also displaying Google's ads. But Invidious does not plan on bending the knee to Google.