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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!
torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

1) The consensus of the infosec community is that Telegram is significantly less secure than @SignalApp.

2) Signal is an independent non-profit with a $50m endowment—they can't be meaningfully influenced by money for a very long time. Telegram is a standard private company. t.co/d6nskMRxyP

Facebook reverses postelection algorithm changes that boosted news from authoritative sources.

I missed this from December. File under shocking but not suprising behaviour from Zuckerberg.

nytimes.com/2020/12/16/technol

EU - Mass surveillance on Facebook is illegal

Facebook - You are stopping us catch paedophiles

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5539

Seems that link must be broken New report: To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising en.panoptykon.org/privacy-frie thanks for flagging @michel_slm

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While organisations like Panoptykon Foundation exist there is hope of pushing back the likes of Google and Facebook from their relentless attacks on democracies and our communities.

They have an English website worth checking out
en.panoptykon.org/

Panoptykon Foundation was founded by a group of lawyers in Poland to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of fast-changing technologies and growing surveillance.

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Although these issues might seems quite EU focused we've already seen other parts of the world adopting aspects of GDPR locally so I think much of what is discussed is relevant to people living outside the EU. Major EU legislation could cause serious damage to firms pushing if done right

PS - I live in the UK now outside the EU :(

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Karolina has written and published a report 'To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising' which examines alternatives to the dominant behavioural advertising model and developing policy recommendations aimed at promoting privacy-friendly funding models for online publishers. en.panoptykon.org/privacy-frie

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New episode: Karolina Iwańska is a lawyer at Panoptykon Foundation and has been leading their investigation into the online advertising industry’s practices related to protection and .

jamesmullarkey.com/2020/12/we-

Here's the details:
bbc.com/news/technology-550161

Now let's talk about what this means for creators, and what the hell we're going to do about it.

1) It means that the non-premium youtube experience for viewers is going to keep getting worse.

2) It means that sharing things like family videos, PSAs, showcases/portfolios, or videos for your business through youtube is no longer viable. You don't get to pick the ads, you have no control.

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Youtube is going to start putting advertisements on more videos, including those that cannot be monetized by the uploader.

YT was never in our best interest, but even less so now.

@hhardy01 also notice how owning anything is becoming deprecated/discouraged. From houses to cars to your data, everything is becoming a service.

Just updated the goodreports.com recommended mobile devices with three interesting-but-unavailable options, plus a warning about Librem 5:

goodreports.com/post/mobile-de

h/t @jamesmullarkey

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