I'm no legal expert but this is my take based in info from the UK regulator.
A provocative read from Low-Tech Magazine, "Why We Need a Speed Limit for the Internet," on the unsustainable energy consumption of today's internet: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2015/10/can-the-internet-run-on-renewable-energy.html
College campus surveillance
Some US colleges are mandating location tracking on student phones, using it for attendance, engagement, & even giving students "risk scores." As Erin Rose Glass, a digital scholarship librarian @ UC-San Diego says, "We’re reinforcing this sense of powerlessness … when we could be asking harder questions, like: Why are we creating institutions where students don’t want to show up?"
I thought having invidio.us blocked wasn't OK but this...
Human Rights are increasingly being violated: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019
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That would be awesome thanks a lot. There might be some posts on my blog jamesmullarkey.com which might be of interest
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Wouldn't analytics be 3rd party and doesn't YouTube embeds come bundled with about 5-6 trackers?
Indeed. They must already know the next move to be saying this. :(
Google plans to block third-party cookies in Chrome within two years. "By default, a website will not be able to ID you or track you across multiple visits".
This is big news but gives a long time for all the tracking companies to perfect other methods.
It's only 10 apps, but the amount of personal information they share about you is gigantic. And it's just the tip of the iceberg.
Read the Norwegian Consumer Council study on how these apps breach your privacy and put your security at risk 👇
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I had a very similar situation to this. Sound was on and off intermittently.
Went to alert staff "oh yes the sound goes off seven times during the movie"
They knew there was a problem before the film even started. No warnings. Again "we couldn't fix it" Got a refund when we asked for one. :(
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