Category Archives: Privacy

European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive

Laura Tribe European Parliament Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments Today the European Parliament held the final vote on the controversial EU Copyright … Continue reading

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The dark side of some industry disruptors

Sponsored ad on Facebook Feb 25 2019 – Kevin Yaworski – Concerned Citizen I had noticed several of my friends had liked SkipTheDishes on Facebook and now I am seeing their sponsored ads. I don’t want to judge them. I … Continue reading

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U.S. negotiating multibillion-dollar fine with Facebook: report

BUSINESS NEWS FEBRUARY 14, 2019 / 5:24 PM / UPDATED 5 HOURS AGO https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-fine/u-s-negotiating-multibillion-dollar-fine-with-facebook-report-idUSKCN1Q333S

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Can you trust your home smart speaker? | CBC Radio

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/frontburner/can-you-trust-your-home-smart-speaker-1.4955406

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What else happens when you click on sponsored links in Facebook or other social media

Dec 23 2018 – Kevin Yaworski – Volunteer Public Advocate Even if you have set privacy settings in your account and apps from Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft etc… to disable ad tracking and limit data collection and other tracking you … Continue reading

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Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis

Facebook hired a conservative lobbying firm with an ‘in-house fake news shop’ to combat PR crisis Nov 15 2018 – Media Bias / Fact Check The conservative lobbying firm that Facebook hired in the midst of an October 2017 public … Continue reading

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Can this tech pioneer convince you to delete your social media accounts?

Oct 5 2018 – CBC The Current — Jaron Lanier says evidence shows addictive design was deliberately used for platform — We are lumped into groups of millions of like minded users based on data collected from us from many … Continue reading

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