What do Amazon, Apple & Google have in common? As well as being massive, powerful & data hungry. They've all been faced with reports that contractors were able to listen to people using their smart voice assistants. They seem to be jumping into health.
Delighted to learn the brilliant UK-based Big Brother Watch has just launched their own podcast. For anyone who doesn't know them, they're one of the main privacy groups in the UK (they feature as one of the 'defenders of digital rights' in my upcoming course) https://podcast.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/podcast
@dansup At @Eunomia our philosophy is that we don't want one entity to be in charge of deciding what's true or not, but rather that users should have tools that simplify detecting misinformation. You should check out our work there. Not saying simply stating something is false is a wrong thing to do but it will put you in a difficult position for sure.
#podcast recommendations welcome please
Anyone know any good ones looking at technology and society, surveillance, protecting privacy and that sort of stuff
Any good one not covering that would be good to know about too :)
A reply to the Google recruiter
5G shield is just a £300 USB stick
Even a tiny sample of metadata can provide an intimate lens into a person’s life. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/why-metadata-matters
Watch out, Chrome Safe Browsing was quite privacy aware so far, it just checked URL hashes. Now it's full blown real-time monitoring of what you actually browse... and link it to your Google account.
Not that it did anything else if you had your browsing history synced to cloud 😂
#Google Says It Will Not Build Custom A.I. for Oil and Gas Extraction
Big of them
Good old big tech companies and their continuing pursuit of profit at literally the expense of everything else https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/new-greenpeace-report-exposes-big-tech-connection-to-big-oil/
New post on how you can install dat:// and hyper:// support in Firefox Developer Edition and Nightly:
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