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    by loughlin on January 9, 2021 at 4:39 am

    Excellent thread. Privacy indifference is like so many other bad habits: it aggregates over time, because each individual harmful action seems to have no undesirable consequences. […]

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    by loughlin on January 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    The biggest story in tech no one’s talking about is Uber discovering they’d been defrauded out of $100M - or 2/3 of their ad spend. And all bc Sleeping Giants kept bugging them to block their ads on Breitbart. […]

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    by loughlin on January 1, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    One of the other revealing things about the “real” men losing their shit over the @PolicedPodcast about the killing of #GeorgeNkencho is that they can’t stand that 3 qualified women are discussing it. The misogyny and racism cocktail. […]

  • Donate — Foxglove
    by loughlin on December 18, 2020 at 6:55 pm


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    by loughlin on December 17, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Love to have Oracle employees in my DMs ratting out the competitors, when we just published troves of data that they are ALL full of shit. Maybe try teaming up. Y’all are in the same boat now. […]

  • Twitter
    by loughlin on December 14, 2020 at 4:01 am

    RT @WolfieChristl: Like Santa, Microsoft Teams for Education knows when you're sleeping (just without even asking for permission) 😬 […]

  • Twitter
    by loughlin on December 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    To my knowledge, this Forbes report provides evidence for the first time that a company who sells surveillance tech to governments is running its own DSP to harvest personal data from RTB bid requests used in today's digital advertising at scale. I'm guess it is not the only one. […]

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    by loughlin on December 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

    RT @CelestinMatte: We're happy to release the presentation video of our APF paper on purposes in IAB Europe's TCF with @CristianaSantos @nataliabielova: Moreover, I have a surprise for you: ↓ […]

  • CNIL fines Google and Amazon for the unlawful use of cookies | Privacy International
    by loughlin on December 10, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    This morning, the French data regulator fined Google and Amazon for their unlawful use of cookies. Read our explainer about @CNIL's decisions, and what they mean 👇 […]

  • Twitter
    by loughlin on December 10, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    RT @WolfieChristl: Did any EU DPA at least *start* an investigation into apps and data brokers who sell location data to law enforcement and defense agencies? I'm afraid, no. What about the future of GDPR enforcement if not even the worst kinds of decontextualized data processing can be stopped? […]

  • Twitter
    by loughlin on November 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Up next, the Labour Party. Not as bad but still ya know, still that global tracking entity ... and there's that cookie notice ... but why should care when the ICO doesn't? […]

  • Privacy analysis of websites knowing what apps are installed - getInstalledRelatedApps
    by loughlin on November 18, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    I look at the privacy of website discovery of smartphone apps installed. Unorthodox privacy risks. For example when coalition of app and website makers would build collaborations to track users. Should such risks be considered when designing new features? […]

  • Why Lying is Essential for Privacy Herd Immunity – Terence Eden’s Blog
    by loughlin on November 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Why Lying is Essential for Privacy Herd Immunity […]

    by loughlin on November 13, 2020 at 10:02 am

    What happens when your own data becomes your enemy? Just shy of his 42nd birthday, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams found out. […]

  • 'The Clumsiest People in Europe'
    by loughlin on November 12, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Sweden is full of robbers, Germans are unclean and Spaniards are cruel. Those nasty generalizations are culled from a series of 19th century children's guides to the world by Favell Lee Mortimer. Todd Pruzan, the author of The Clumsiest People in Europe, a new book that compiles Mrs. […]

  • Twitter
    by loughlin on November 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

    @PrivacyKit It's in the DPIA, in the ToRs for the App Advisory Committee. @HSELive did this review ever take place and if yes please publish the results? […]

  • The Journalist vs. Facebook – Rest of World
    by loughlin on November 12, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Maria Ressa has a cheerful way of making apocalyptic pronouncements. “The world as we knew it is rubble,” she says over a Zoom call from Manila. “Facts are debatable, we have alternate realities — the White House will say we have alternate realities.” […]

  • The misinformation media machine amplifying Trump's election lies | US news | The Guardian
    by loughlin on November 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    The networks have made their calls, world leaders have begun paying their respects, and even Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s other media outlets appear to have given up the ghost on a second term for Donald Trump. But in a video posted on Facebook on 7 November and viewed more than 16. […]

  • Hasan Piker Is Twitch's Top Streamer - The New York Times
    by loughlin on November 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    The 29-year-old progressive political commentator has risen to the top of the platform after 80-plus hours of live election coverage. […]