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Home fitness equipment got poor marks in the Foundation’s annual Privacy Not Included report

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Your treadmill is likely spying on you. That’s one of the most surprising conclusions of the Mozilla Foundation’s 2021 Privacy Not Included report, which was released this morning. For the report, the Mozilla Foundation’s researchers spent over 950 hours poring over the privacy policies, data gathering procedures, and hardware capabilities…

Mozilla’s annual holiday shopping guide names and shames the gadgets that mishandle your privacy

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In simpler times, we never had to consider a loved one’s privacy when gift buying.

But as technology has continued its high-speed advance and growth at all costs mentality, many companies and the products they create have long been skirting adequate data and privacy protection, leaving users at risk. What…

Here’s what developers need to know about plans to reshape app store standards and put user trust first

Apple Google new app store privacy rules
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“Technology does not need vast troves of personal data, stitched together across dozens of websites and apps, in order to succeed. Advertising existed and thrived for decades without it. If a business is built on misleading users, on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it…

Your DNA will soon be on file, if it’s not already. What will the consequences be?

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In 2011, historian Yuval Noah Harari predicted that algorithms will at some point “know us better than we know ourselves.” On many digital platforms, this is already happening.

When you scroll through YouTube, TikTok, or Facebook, you don’t have to worry about what you want to watch next. Heck, you…

Facebook shifts the burden of privacy protections to the consumer once again

Facebook might have considered putting the on/off switch in a more visible location, so others nearby could tell if the glasses were set to “Ray” or “Ban” incoming images. This rendering is not overly serious.

It’s easy to criticize Facebook for its consumer “spy glasses,” officially sold as Ray-Ban Stories. …

It’s not a picture, it’s your real license

Scanning in your real license to create a digital one (Credit: Apple)

Apple’s promise of adding driver’s licenses and state IDs to Apple Wallet is coming to fruition and bringing with it a wallet-full of questions.

As soon as I posted the news, people expressed concerns about holding up their phone or, worse, handing it over so an official can ogle your…

Harmful dominance, democratic privacy controls, interop and illegitimate greatness.

A control room where a group of people in business attire stare at a surveillance dashboard that includes files and the silhouette of a woman with her arms folded across her chest. A political caricature of Teddy Roosevelt as a club-swinging trustbuster is superimposed on one of the windows in the control-room’s display surface.

In “The New Antitrust/Data Privacy Law Interface,” Temple Law’s Erika M Douglas presents a fascinating look at the tensions between privacy and competition.

https://www.yalelawjournal.org/forum/the-new-antitrustdata-privacy-law-interface

It’s only fitting that Douglas published her paper in the Yale Law Journal, as that’s the same journal that kickstarted the modern antitrust revolution when it…

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