There's a difference between "the privacy we think we have when we’re in public and the privacy we actually have."
Prof. @Klonick demonstrated this by asking students to use info they overheard in public to find people online. The results shocked them. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/opinion/google-privacy.html
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1107639543694589952
Companies collecting & targeting users "are going to have reckon w/potential regulatory changes & a sharp shift in the public’s attitude toward ad targeting & data privacy," says @Foursquare's Dennis Crowley at SXSW, where data privacy was the focus. https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/9/18257541/foursquare-dennis-crowley-data-collection-facebook-google-regulation-sxsw-2019
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1107277153383665665
We support @BuffyWicks's "Privacy for All" amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which strengthens it by allowing consumers to sue companies and opt-out of their data being shared (in addition to sold).
See the summary from @eff: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/its-time-california-guarantee-privacy-all
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1106914765941731333
No, Facebook, no!
Promising to open a data center in Canada does not mean you can negotiate an exemption from their data protection laws.
Privacy is a human right, not a bargaining chip. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/facebook-canada-data-pressure-1.5041063
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1106552379695120384
Thank you @senjudiciary for holding a needed hearing on federal privacy legislation on Tuesday. ICYMI, the video is here (starts at 18 mins; our testimony at 43 mins):
And here's the written version of our testimony:https://spreadprivacy.com/us-senate-testimony/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1106189993192624138
We're glad that Google has finally recognized the importance of offering consumers a private search option in Chrome. https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1105852096895770625
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1105886271493337088
A copy of our written testimony, making the case for well-drafted privacy legislation, is publicly available here: https://spreadprivacy.com/us-senate-testimony/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1105466923402194951
The US Senate hearing on #privacy legislation is due to start soon, with our CEO & Founder, Gabriel Weinberg (@yegg), appearing before the @senjudiciary.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1105466551354810368
Last week, @yegg similarly talked about privacy regulation at the California State Senate, and you can watch his remarks here (starts at 3h43m mark): http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=5957
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1105167750383763457
DuckDuckGo has been invited to participate in tomorrow's US Senate hearing on privacy legislation before the @senjudiciary. Our CEO & Founder, Gabriel Weinberg (@yegg) will be testifying at 10AM ET. You can watch live tomorrow at https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/gdpr-and-ccpa-opt-ins-consumer-control-and-the-impact-on-competition-and-innovation https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1105165799831019520
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1105166838017736704
Thanks to a new law in Vermont, some light is finally shed on the many US-based data brokers dealing in our personal information, often under the radar.
@FastCompany takes a peek behind the curtain, and offers some tips for opting out. https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1105102829809733633
Tired of Google reading your mail?
Find an alternative to Gmail, and other Google products, in our guide to living without Google: https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1104740441252130816
The lack of control consumers have over their data online is alarming, especially when it comes to deeply personal experiences like having a child, remarks @jtemperton.
What to do? He suggests DuckDuckGo & @torproject to help protect your personal data. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-internet-hates-secrets
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1104393150611767296
SXSW-goers: ICYMI I’m on a timely panel tomorrow morning: “Beyond the Surveillance Business Model” — if you’re in town, come check it out and say hi! https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/events/PP90794 https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1102636916359475200
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1104133144704368640
Did you know you have privacy tools built in to your web browser?
@davidnield explains how to use them, b/c browser makers "don't always do the best job promoting the privacy features on offer."
Stay fully protected w/our ext: https://duckduckgo.com/app https://www.popsci.com/browser-privacy-settings-chrome-firefox-safari-edge
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1104030765153746945
Facebook needs to get explicit user consent before sharing data from WhatsApp & Instagram with 3rd parties, says Germany's competition regulator.
They should go a step further and apply that globally, says @privacyint. https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47146431
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1103668378013745153
If you're using Google Chrome, a serious security issue has been discovered and you're urged to update immediately to be safe:
If you want to move away from Chrome (recommended), we have a few browser suggestions for you:https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/#chrome
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1103478526282424321
If the US fails to act on consumer data protection, "Chinese consumers might soon have greater privacy from tech companies than American consumers, even as they are exposed to increasingly intrusive govt surveillance," report @SammSacks & @lorandlaskai. https://slate.com/gdpr?redirect_uri=%2Ftechnology%2F2019%2F02%2Fchina-consumer-data-protection-privacy-surveillance.html%3Fvia%3Dgdpr-consent&redirect_host=https%3A%2F%2Fslate.com
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1103305986968825856
The panel I’m on in the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) hearing before the CA Senate Judiciary Committee is going to start soon. You can watch live at http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/ (search for privacy). I speak second.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1103094821894254592
"Your privacy is important to us" is one of the biggest lies on the Internet, used by companies for whom the most important thing is actually their business.
Fortunately, DuckDuckGo's business IS privacy, so it's a win-win. #ComeToTheDuckSide
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1102943609320603648
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