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Wizard Kit: How I Protect Myself from Surveillance by https://ift.tt/2HNMa17

“Ever since the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Panopticlick initiative in 2010, I’ve been sensitized to the risks and potential harms that come from adtech’s tracking of consumers. Indeed, in the years since, it has gotten far far worse.”

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With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you’ve never been by https://ift.tt/2Jrkm58

“At my bodega down the block, photos of shoplifters sometimes litter the windows, a warning to would-be thieves that they’re being watched. Those unofficial wanted posters come and go, as incidents fade from the owner’s memory.”

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Here’s What It’s Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People by https://ift.tt/2TT6CEj

“Steve Hardigree hadn’t even gotten to the office yet and his day was already a waking nightmare.”

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Facial Recognition Bill Would Ban Companies From Sharing Your Face Without Consent by https://ift.tt/2TGg3Yn

“Your face may be one in a million, but there are little to no consumer protections regarding how companies using facial recognition technology share your face and other information they capture about you.”

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Backdoor discovered in Swiss voting system would have allowed hackers to alter votes by https://ift.tt/2J8KdP9

“Written by A team of cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday revealed technical flaws in the Swiss government’s electronic voting system that could enable outsiders to replace legitimate votes with fraudulent ones.”

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Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private by https://ift.tt/2Hg2Ley

“At Mozilla, we are always committed to people’s security and privacy. It’s part of our long-standing Mozilla Manifesto. We are continually looking for new ways to fulfill that promise, whether it’s through the browser, apps or services.”

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60% online users fear unauthorised data collection, only 11% users read privacy policies: Survey by https://ift.tt/2J4uIrF

“Despite the ever-increasing usage of digital technology, around 60% users fear unauthorised data collection, and only 11 percent users read privacy policies, reveals a survey by Cuts Intentional.”

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