So the guy who fought for the in the infamous as an MEP, then created a so-called "digital rights institute" that did the same, now becomes lead for the 🇫🇷 French publishing industry. 🤔

and control over 70% of the online advertising market in 🇪🇸 Spain, which was worth €3.45 billion in 2019, according to the competition authority.


👏 Messaging solution based on @matrix will be rolled out for the entire 🇩🇪 health care system.

I kind of love the feeling to have had written about long before it was cool and adopted en masse by armies, police forces and universities (aka in 2017 :)

"We need more surveillance."

Gets more surveillance.

"Oh, I mean more surveillance against you. Big misunderstanding. Can you please correct your misunderstanding?"

The attacks make it clear that mandatory SIM card registration is a really bad idea. A government with easy access to *everybody's* phone numbers is a dangerous power grab.


🇩🇪 bar association: Our attorney software #beA has #e2ee!

Researchers: No, your servers can read stuff.

🇩🇪: OK, but our encryption is good enough. We don't need e2ee.

🇺🇸 law firm #ReidelLaw: Hold my beer: CC


RT from Jan Penfrat @ilumium (@ilumium)

"Virtually every country that has adopted laws relating to online content has jeopardized human rights in doing so," says @HicksPeggy, a UN senior official. #DigitalServicesAct

CC @SchaldemoseMEP @GeoffroyDidier @HennaVirkkunen @echo_pbreyer

A Silicon Valley VC-funded startup succeeds or fails based on how fast it can grow. At the start, it needs YOU to grow. It will put its best face forward and promise to be nice. Once it has grown enough and it no longer needs you (see: network effects), you have little to no power to affect its behaviour. That’s when you get screwed. Maybe not all at once (see: slowly-boiling frogs) but eventually, sure enough.

So exercise your power when you have it. At the start. By looking the other way.

My job recommendations this morning. Maybe their targeting algorithms don't work that well after all.

Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

"The threat of is not in some marginal aspect of its products or in the nature of the content it distributes. It’s in those core values that Zuckerberg has embedded in every aspect of his company."

Very recommended reading by @sivavaid:

@xuv @ilumium @chbmeyer

Yes, deeply disturbing that the vehicle can even be aware of that. And yet, much of the discussion of computer-driven cars requires intercommunication between vehicles on the road, so that they can let each other know where they are. The implications are chilling.


That's fine, they don't collect passengers' names and addresses. Phew.


Crazy: @chbmeyer says he asked what kind of personal data his car collects & shares with the company.

Here you go, dystopian shit:

- Charging history
- Temperature
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
- Geolocation

Targeted advertising 2.0 :blobglare:

"Targeted Dream Incubation" to inject into people's dreams, for example via home assistants/speakers.

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