Commit 7e3374e4 authored by Laura Kalbag's avatar Laura Kalbag

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Here is my comment on the matter.
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date: 2019-03-08T13:35:26Z
type: ["radar"]
author: "Laura Kalbag"
image: "/radar/a-new-study-finds-a-potential-risk-with-self-driving-cars-failure-to-detect-dark-skinned-pedestrians/image.jpg"
postURL: "https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/3/5/18251924/self-driving-car-racial-bias-study-autonomous-vehicle-dark-skin"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/study-finds-a-potential-risk-with-self-driving-cars-failure-to-detect/2624"
publication: "Vox"
writer: "Sigal Samuel"
tags: ["self-driving cars", "systemic discrimination"]
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> “The list of concerns about self-driving cars just got longer. 
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date: 2018-08-24T17:58:18+01:00
type: ["radar"]
author: "Laura Kalbag"
image: ""
description: ""
image: "/radar/algorithms-alone-cant-hold-other-algorithms-accountable/image.jpg"
postURL: "http://reallifemag.com/odd-numbers/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/algorithms-alone-can-t-meaningfully-hold-other-algorithms-accountable/2311"
publication: "Real Life"
writer: "Frank Pasquale"
tags: ["algorithms", "systemic discrimination", "ethics"]
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> “The debate over the terms and goals of accountability must not stop at questions like “Is the data processing fairer if its error rate is the same for all races and genders?” We must consider broader questions, such as whether these tools should be developed and deployed at all.”<!--more-->
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Frank Pasquale also recommends reading Safiya Umoja Noble and Virginia Eubanks:
> “Scholars like Noble and Eubanks need to be at the center of future conversations about algorithmic accountability. They have exposed deep problems at the core of the political economy of information, in data-driven social control. They diversify the forms of expertise and authority that should be recognized in the development of better socio-technical systems. And they are not afraid to question the goals — and not simply the methods — of powerful firms and governments, foregrounding the question of to whom algorithmic systems are accountable.”
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date: 2019-02-07T10:04:57Z
type: ["radar"]
author: "Laura Kalbag"
image: ""
description: ""
image: "/radar/apple-is-removing-do-not-track-from-safari/image.jpg"
postURL: "https://gizmodo.com/apple-is-removing-do-not-track-from-safari-1832400768"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/apple-is-removing-do-not-track-from-safari/2581"
publication: "Gizmodo"
writer: "Kashmir Hill"
tags: ["do not track", "browsers", "privacy"]
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> “Almost every internet browser has an option in its privacy settings called “Do Not Track,” which, if you turn it on, sends an invisible request on your behalf to all the websites you visit telling them not to track you. It’s been around for years, but as Gizmodo recently reported, it doesn’t do anything because almost no websites actually honor the request not to be tracked because the government never forced them to comply with it.”<!--more-->
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date: 2018-09-21T13:40:53+01:00
type: ["radar"]
author: "Laura Kalbag"
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description: ""
image: "/radar/apple-moves-to-thwart-facebook-tracking/image.jpg"
postURL: "https://mashable.com/article/apple-safari-browser-block-facebook-cookies"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/apple-moves-to-thwart-facebook-tracking/2388"
publication: "Mashable"
writer: "Jack Morse"
tags: ["cookies", "browsers", "Facebook"]
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> “Notably, these protections won't do privacy-conscious consumers any good while they're logged into Facebook, but it will help to protect them from the social network's ever-expanding grasp while they're logged out.”<!--more-->
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......@@ -3,10 +3,12 @@ title: "As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants"
date: 2018-12-19T17:08:57Z
type: ["radar"]
author: "Laura Kalbag"
image: ""
description: ""
postURL: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/as-facebook-raised-a-privacy-wall-it-carved-an-opening-for-tech-giants/2537"
image: "/radar/as-facebook-raised-a-privacy-wall-it-carved-an-opening-for-tech-giants/image.jpg"
postURL: "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technology/facebook-privacy.html"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/as-facebook-raised-a-privacy-wall-it-carved-an-opening-for-tech-giants/2537"
publication: "New York Times"
writer: "Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Nicholas Confessore"
tags: ["Facebook", "Microsoft", "Netflix", "Spotify", "Amazon", "Yahoo", "consent (or lack thereof)"]
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> “Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records show, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read Facebook users’ private messages.
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postURL: "https://privacyinternational.org/press-release/2265/press-release-campaigners-win-vital-battle-against-uk-mass-surveillance-european"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/campaigners-win-vital-battle-against-uk-mass-surveillance-at-european-court-of-human-rights/2383"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> Caroline Wilson Palow, General Counsel at Privacy International, said:
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postURL: "https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2018/11/facebook-forced-comply-privacy-laws-181128171228326.html"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/can-facebook-be-forced-to-comply-with-privacy-laws/2514"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “Facebook is accused of undermining democratic institutions, but its CEO fails to face up to MPs at a hearing in London.”
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postURL: "https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/silicon-valley-tech-companies-recruiting-protests-ethical"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/clashes-over-ethics-at-major-tech-companies-are-causing-problems-for-recruiters/2318"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “The actions of a handful of individuals are unlikely to steer corporate policy, but the trend could signal a looming recruiting pipeline problem if the companies don’t change tack.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/technology/facebook-data-russia-election-racism.html"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/delay-deny-and-deflect-how-facebook-s-leaders-fought-through-crisis/2496"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “As evidence accumulated that Facebook’s power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view. At critical moments over the last three years, they were distracted by personal projects, and passed off security and policy decisions to subordinates, according to current and former executives.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/08/emma-s-diary-fined-140-000-for-selling-personal-information-for-political-campaigning/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/emma-s-diary-fined-140-000-for-selling-personal-information-for-political-campaigning/2293"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “The data broking company, which provides advice on pregnancy and childcare, sold the information to Experian Marketing Services, a branch of the credit reference agency, specifically for use by the Labour Party. Experian then created a database which the party used to profile the new mums in the run up to the 2017 General Election.”<!--more-->
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/21/even-the-iab-warned-adtech-risks-eu-privacy-rules/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/even-the-iab-warned-adtech-risks-eu-privacy-rules/2602"
publication: ""
writer: ""
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> “The IAB is certainly seeking to deploy pro-privacy arguments to try to dilute Europeans’ privacy rights.
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postURL: "https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/23/facebook-and-google-are-run-by-todays-robber-barons-break-them-up"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/facebook-and-google-are-run-by-todays-robber-barons-break-them-up/2457"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “Today, we have a new set of robber barons, running digital monopolies and again receiving disproportionate benefits from the disruption brought about by new technology. History tells us we will need to regulate their monopolies just as we regulated previous monopolies.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/05/facebook-emails-analysis-user-data-parliament"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/good-for-the-world-facebook-emails-reveal-what-really-drives-the-site/2520"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “The emails provide an uncommon window into the thinking of Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives as they sought revenue streams amid an industry-shaking shift from desktop to mobile computing. Executives considered charging developers fees to gain access to user data – something Facebook now claims it would never do – and discussed other schemes to leverage the company’s scale and vast troves of user data into revenue. At one point, Zuckerberg mused about how Facebook could mimic financial institutions as an “informational bank” whose assets were user’s personal information rather than money.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/europe/facebook-refugee-attacks-germany.html"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/facebook-fueled-anti-refugee-attacks-in-germany-new-research-suggests/2304"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-giving-advertisers-access-to-your-shadow-co-1828476051"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/facebook-is-giving-advertisers-access-to-your-shadow-contact-information/2414/2"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “Facebook is not content to use the contact information you willingly put into your Facebook profile for advertising. It is also using contact information you handed over for security purposes and contact information you didn’t hand over at all, but that was collected from other people’s contact books, a hidden layer of details Facebook has about you that I’ve come to call “shadow contact information.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/charliewarzel/facebook-isnt-sorry-it-just-wants-your-data"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/facebook-isn-t-sorry-it-just-wants-your-data/2435"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “To observers, these might seem like easily avoidable errors, but to Facebook, whose very identity and foundational mandate is the instinctual drive to amass personal data, they make perfect sense.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/18/facebook-fake-news-investigation-report-regulation-privacy-law-dcms"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/facebook-labelled-digital-gangsters-by-report-on-fake-news/2598"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as ‘digital gangsters’.”<!--more-->
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/02/facebook-global-lobbying-campaign-against-data-privacy-laws-investment"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/revealed-facebook-s-global-lobbying-against-data-privacy-laws/2614"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “The documents… reveal a secretive global lobbying operation targeting hundreds of legislators and regulators in an attempt to procure influence across the world, including in the UK, US, Canada, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia and all 28 states of the EU.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://feedbin.com/blog/2018/09/11/private-by-default/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/feedbin-private-by-default/2366"
publication: ""
writer: ""
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> “Since Feedbin is 100% funded by paying customers, I can focus solely on making the best product possible without compromises. Therefore, Feedbin can be private by default.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.itnews.com.au/news/five-eyes-nations-to-force-encryption-backdoors-511865"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/five-eyes-nations-to-force-encryption-backdoors/2341"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “While the rhetoric is sharp, the specifics are vague.”
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> “Despite the criticism and concerns that backdoors in Western equipment and services could be exploited and abused by totalitarian regimes elsewhere in the world, the Five-Eyes countries have pursued interception capabilities, saying not having these would undermine the rule of law.”
As it has been said before, a backdoor is just another door. You either have encryption or you don’t. There is no halfway.
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postURL: "https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/gdpr-cuts-tracking-cookies-in-europe/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/gdpr-cuts-tracking-cookies-in-europe/2323"
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> “This does not prove that GDPR caused the decline, but it may have prompted websites to look at the cookies they were using, and for which they now had to obtain consent… However, American technology companies generally evaded the cull. Most sites retained cookies from Google (96 percent), Facebook (70 percent), and Amazon (57 percent).<!--more-->
This is pretty good news.
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postURL: "https://www.wired.com/story/germany-facebook-antitrust-ruling/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/german-regulators-just-outlawed-facebooks-whole-ad-business/2584"
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> “Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data to their Facebook user accounts…”
> “If Facebook loses the appeal, then Germany will become a grand experiment in whether the surveillance economy is actually essential to the operation of social media. Other Europeans and Americans may demand they are given the same option.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-30/google-and-mastercard-cut-a-secret-ad-deal-to-track-retail-sales"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/google-and-mastercard-cut-a-secret-ad-deal-to-track-retail-sales/2333"
publication: ""
writer: ""
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> “the deal, which has not been previously reported, could raise broader privacy concerns about how much consumer data technology companies like Google quietly absorb.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/14/google-betrays-patient-trust-deepmind-healthcare-move"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/google-betrays-patient-trust-with-deepmind-health-move/2494"
publication: ""
writer: ""
tags: []
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> “Now that Streams is a Google product itself, that promise appears to have been broken, says privacy researcher Julia Powles: ‘Making this about semantics is a sleight of hand. DeepMind said it would never connect Streams with Google. The whole Streams app is now a Google product. That is an atrocious breach of trust, for an already beleaguered product.’”<!--more-->
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> “Now that Streams is a Google product itself, that promise appears to have been broken, says privacy researcher Julia Powles: ‘Making this about semantics is a sleight of hand. DeepMind said it would never connect Streams with Google. The whole Streams app is now a Google product. That is an atrocious breach of trust, for an already beleaguered product.’”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://digitalcontentnext.org/blog/2018/08/21/google-data-collection-research/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/google-data-collection-research/2309"
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writer: ""
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> “Google has the ability to associate anonymous data collected through passive means with the personal information of the user. Google makes this association largely through advertising technologies, many of which Google controls.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/27/google-faces-gdpr-complaint-over-deceptive-location-tracking"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/google-faces-gdpr-complaint-over-deceptive-location-tracking/2517"
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> “Google is processing incredibly detailed and extensive personal data without proper legal grounds, and the data has been acquired through manipulation techniques,” said Gro Mette Moen, acting head of the Norwegian Consumer Council’s digital services unit in a statement.<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/google-plans-to-launch-censored-search-engine-in-china-leaked-documents-reveal/2260"
publication: ""
writer: ""
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> “Google’s search service cannot currently be accessed by most internet users in China because it is blocked by the country’s so-called Great Firewall. The app Google is building for China will comply with the country’s strict censorship laws, restricting access to content that Xi Jinping’s Communist Party regime deems unfavorable.”<!--more-->
> “The Chinese government blocks information on the internet about political opponents, free speech, sex, news, and academic studies. It bans websites about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, for instance, and references to ‘anticommunism’ and ‘dissidents.’ Mentions of books that negatively portray authoritarian governments, like George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, have been prohibited on Weibo, a Chinese social media website.”
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postURL: "https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/google-says-it-continues-to-allow-apps-to-scan-data-from-gmail-accounts-1537459989"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/google-says-it-continues-to-allow-apps-to-scan-data-from-gmail-accounts/2410"
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> “Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts… The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others”<!--more-->
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> “Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts… The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others”<!--more-->
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information/2617"
publication: ""
writer: ""
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> “By buying or licensing data or scraping public records, third-party data companies can assemble thousands of attributes each for billions of people… These days, if you use a smartphone or a credit card, it’s not difficult for a company to determine if you’ve just gone through a break-up, if you’re pregnant or trying to lose weight, whether you’re an extrovert, what medicine you take, where you’ve been, and even how you swipe and tap on your smartphone.
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> All that information can be used to create profiles of you—think of them as virtual, possibly erroneous versions of you—that can be used to target you with ads, classify the riskiness of your lifestyle, or help determine your eligibility for a job. Like the companies themselves, the risks can be hard to see. Apart from the dangers of merely collecting and storing all that data, detailed (and often erroneous) consumer profiles can lead to race or income-based discrimination, in a high-tech version of redlining.)”
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postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/20/how-a-small-french-privacy-ruling-could-remake-adtech-for-good/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/how-a-small-french-privacy-ruling-could-remake-adtech-for-good/2502"
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> “this is being interpreted by data experts as the regulator stating that consent to processing personal data cannot be gained through a framework arrangement which bundles a number of uses behind a single “I agree” button that, when clicked, passes consent to partners via a contractual relationship.”
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postURL: "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-27/ad-scammers-need-suckers-and-facebook-helps-find-them"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/how-facebook-helps-shady-advertisers-pollute-the-internet/2334"
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writer: ""
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> “Granted anonymity, affiliates were happy to detail their tricks. They told me that Facebook had revolutionized scamming. The company built tools with its trove of user data that made it the go-to platform for big brands. Affiliates hijacked them. Facebook’s targeting algorithm is so powerful, they said, they don’t need to identify suckers themselves—Facebook does it automatically. And they boasted that Russia’s dezinformatsiya agents were using tactics their community had pioneered.”<!--more-->
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> “In a sense, affiliate scammers are much like Cambridge Analytica. Because Facebook is so effective at vacuuming up people and information about them, anyone who lacks scruples and knows how to access the system can begin to wreak havoc or earn money at astonishing scale.”
> “But affiliates, he continued, aren’t really to blame. They’re just taking advantage of opportunities created by large corporations in a capitalistic system built around persuading people to buy things they don’t need.”
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://www.fastcompany.com/90308068/how-the-tragic-death-of-do-not-track-ruined-the-web-for-everyone"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/how-the-tragic-death-of-do-not-track-ruined-the-web-for-everyone/2638"
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> “the prospect of federal legislation brought ad players to the table. But when that legislation didn’t materialize, “the prolonged negotiations in fact proved useful to the industry to create the illusion of a voluntary self-regulatory process, seemingly preempting the need for regulation.”
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postURL: "https://connectedrights.net/2018/09/12/how-to-fix-the-copyright-directive-lobbying-disaster/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/how-to-fix-the-copyright-directive-lobbying-disaster/2363"
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> “Today’s EU copyright vote went about as badly as could be feared: MEPs approved articles 11 and 13, meaning that unless member states push back (and good luck with that), it will likely become illegal to link to an article using the headline for that article, and all but the smallest websites will need to install upload filters to weed out copyright-protected content.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://theintercept.com/2018/09/06/nypd-surveillance-camera-skin-tone-search/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/ibm-used-nypd-surveillance-footage-to-develop-technology-that-lets-police-search-by-skin-color/2348"
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> “Civil liberties advocates say they are alarmed by the NYPD’s secrecy in helping to develop a program with the potential capacity for mass racial profiling.”<!--more-->
> “Civil liberties advocates contend that New Yorkers should have been made aware of the potential use of their physical data for a private company’s development of surveillance technology.”
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postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/12/medical-database-privacy/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/in-healthcare-better-data-demands-better-privacy-protections/2590"
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> “How can we explain what is going on here? One possibility is that startup nation advocates pushed hard to ratify the plan as soon as possible, because of its contribution to innovation; these advocates view considerations of privacy as obstacles.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/09/is-europe-closing-in-on-an-antitrust-fix-for-surveillance-technologists/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/is-europe-closing-in-on-an-antitrust-fix-for-surveillance-technologists/2589"
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> “The EU’s updated privacy framework, GDPR, requires consent to be specific, informed and freely given. That standard supports challenges to Facebook’s (still fixed) entry ‘price’ to its social services. To play you still have to agree to hand over your personal data so it can sell your attention to advertisers. But legal experts contend that’s neither privacy by design nor default.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbNv9MP27xE"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/john-oliver-facebook/2251"
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> “Facebook was doing literally exactly what it was built for. That’s why it was worth six hundred billion dollars. You didn’t build history’s most profitable data harvesting machine by accident.”<!--more-->
John Oliver tells it how it is about Facebook.
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postURL: "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/sunday-review/privacy-hearing-amazon-google.html"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/just-don-t-call-it-privacy/2422"
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> “What is at stake here isn’t privacy, the right not to be observed. It’s how companies can use our data to invisibly shunt us in directions that may benefit them more than us.”<!--more-->
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> “What is at stake here isn’t privacy, the right not to be observed. It’s how companies can use our data to invisibly shunt us in directions that may benefit them more than us.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/linkedin-processed-18-million-email-addresses-of-non-users-for-targeted-advertising-1"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/linkedin-processed-18-million-email-addresses-of-non-users-for-targeted-advertising/2505"
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> “LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permission, an audit by the [Irish] Data Protection Commissioner has found.”<!--more-->
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> “LinkedIn processed the email addresses of 18 million non-members and targeted them with advertising on Facebook without permission, an audit by the [Irish] Data Protection Commissioner has found.”<!--more-->
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/06/mark-zuckerberg-discovers-privacy/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/mark-zuckerberg-discovers-privacy/2621"
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> But can Facebook reform its 15-year legacy as devourer of all things private with a single sweeping, underedited screed from its copycat visionary and dark-pattern technocrat?
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postURL: "https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwbg7j/online-contract-terms-of-service-are-incomprehensible-to-adults-study-finds"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/most-online-terms-of-service-are-incomprehensible-to-adults-study-finds/2596"
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>“‘While consumers are legally expected or presumed to read their contracts, businesses are not required to write readable ones. This asymmetry—and its potential consequences—puzzled us,’ wrote co-author Samuel Becher, a law professor at Victoria University of Wellington”<!--more-->
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postURL: "https://www.csoonline.com/article/3336227/security/nest-secure-had-a-secret-microphone-can-now-be-a-google-assistant.html"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/nest-secure-had-a-secret-microphone-can-now-be-a-google-assistant/2600"
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> “If your IoT device secretly contained a microphone, which was previously undocumented, would you be happy when the device maker announced an over-the-air update that can enable the microphone for virtual assistant voice functionality? That’s what happened with the security alarm system Nest Secure.”<!--more-->
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postURL: "http://fortune.com/2018/11/08/privacy-international-oracle-acxiom/"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/privacy-activists-take-on-oracle-and-equifax-over-shadowy-profiling/2499"
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> “‘The world is being rebuilt by companies and governments so that they can exploit data. Without urgent and continuous action, data will be used in ways that people cannot now even imagine, to define and manipulate our lives without us beginning to understand why or being able to effectively fight back,’ said Frederike Kaltheuner, who heads up Privacy International’s data exploitation program.”<!--more-->
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> “‘The world is being rebuilt by companies and governments so that they can exploit data. Without urgent and continuous action, data will be used in ways that people cannot now even imagine, to define and manipulate our lives without us beginning to understand why or being able to effectively fight back,’ said Frederike Kaltheuner, who heads up Privacy International’s data exploitation program.”<!--more-->
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/28/privacy-complaints-received-by-tech-giants-favorite-eu-watchdog-up-more-than-2x-since-gdpr"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/privacy-complaints-received-by-tech-giants-favorite-eu-watchdog-up-more-than-2x-since-gdpr/2609"
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> “‘The phenomenon that is the [GDPR] has demonstrated one thing above all else: people’s interest in and appetite for understanding and controlling use of their personal data is anything but a reflection of apathy and fatalism,’ writes Helen Dixon, Ireland’s commissioner for data protection.”
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author: "Laura Kalbag"
postURL: "https://privacyinternational.org/blog/2458/reclaiming-privacy-feminist-manifesto"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/reclaiming-privacy-a-feminist-manifesto/2627"
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> “So, what does privacy have to do with this? This question calls for another question: whose privacy are we fighting for when we say we defend the right to privacy? Talking about privacy in the abstract – as if we all benefit from the same rights, as if we are all equal – means taking the risk of defending the rights of only the most privileged ones in society – with privilege coming in different forms from having a voice to be heard to socio-economic status.”
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postURL: "http://uk.businessinsider.com/channel-4-finds-facebook-not-deleting-child-abuse-and-racism-2018-7"
forumLink: "https://forum.ind.ie/t/a-reporter-went-undercover-as-a-facebook-moderator-and-was-trained-not-to-delete-certain-racist-memes-and-images-of-child-abuse/2246"
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> Channel 4 spoke with Roger McNamee, an early Facebook investor who has become a critic of the company over issues including the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. He said Facebook stood to benefit from extreme content.<!--more-->
> “It's the really extreme, really dangerous form of content that attracts the most highly engaged people on the platform," he said. "Facebook understood that it was desirable to have people spend more time on site if you're going to have an advertising-based business.”
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