YSK along w/ antitrust Google has also been sued by consumers directly in several class action privacy suits:
• On hidden mobile tracking:
• On so-called "incognito" mode: https://venturebeat.com/2020/06/03/google-faces-5-billion-lawsuit-for-tracking-users-in-incognito-mode/
• Just settled on Google+ breach: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-plus-class-action-settlement-how-to-claim-cash-payment-2020-8
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1334509967248855040
Today, our CEO and Founder @yegg is taking part in a roundtable meeting convened by EU Commissioner @ThierryBreton. Gabriel will share our views on how Europe can better ensure competitive conditions in digital markets, including search. See thread below for details. https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1334132976620331011
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1334134316444561409
With 2021 just around the corner, @DarkReading look ahead to the privacy-related issues, including:
* Greater adoption of privacy regulations
* Increased concern about the consequences of AI
* Focus on the privacy of employees (in addition to consumers)
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1333784670106832906
Black Friday shoppers: have the same ads been following you around all weekend? If you're deal hunting again this cyber Monday, shop deals in peace and duck the creepy tracking with our all-in-one privacy extension & mobile app: https://duckduckgo.com/app
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1333493607647637506
On #ComputerSecurityDay (that's today BTW!), take a few moments to keep your personal data secure with our simple tips:
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1333422283910737922
Congratulations to @PrivacyPros, celebrating their 20th anniversary with a free-to-download publication of privacy thought-leaders looking back on the last 20 years of privacy, and what lies ahead.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1333059897341128704
A report by @panoptykon looks into privacy-friendly advertising, i.e. contextual rather than behavioral, and the findings are positive, matching our own experience: It *is* possible for sites to make money with ads while respecting users' right to privacy.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1332697509744041985
In response to police using San Diego's "smart streetlights" as a crime-solving tool, "the San Diego city council unanimously passed two privacy ordinances aimed at providing transparency into the use of surveillance tech by police." @kstegall33 reports.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1332335119869353986
Peace of mind that your data is safe online — that's something to be grateful for.
Help us spread the word about DuckDuckGo to your friends & loved ones today.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1331972731617898496
Have a teen on TikTok? While we'd advise deleting the app altogether, at the very least use Family Pairing, which allows parents to control teens' privacy settings — like making their account private & controlling who can see/comment on their videos.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1331610343131508736
U.S. military (& very likely not just the U.S. military) is buying location data from companies. "Though legal, the purchase of these data tracking services raises serious civil liberties & privacy questions," says @zachsdorfman.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1331247958688456705
Facebook tracks you — not just on its sites — across the *entire Internet.* Also:
"[FB] Centra tracks different profiles that a user visits, their message recipients, their linked accounts, pages they visit around the web w/FB buttons," says @HawleyMO.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1330885568650223623
Clearview AI claims using face data w/out permission is protected by the 1st Amendment, but @2ramyakrishnan & @JameelJaffer say "extraction of biometric data from photos scraped from the internet does not belong to any recognized mode of expression."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1330523181715755009
"Google Maps knows everything," says @SebMeineck. "Ask yourself how much personal data you’re willing to sacrifice [for] convenience."
At DuckDuckGo, we offer a private alternative (for business lookup, route planning, etc.): https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-search-map-directions/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1330160791887241216
A coalition is asking EU citizens to petition for a ban on biometric mass surveillance, demanding:
• Transparency into facial recognition
• An end to discrimination & unfair treatment
• End using the general public as mass surveillance test subjects
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1329798407167365126
"Using a payment app of any kind always introduces a middleman: an agent that uses data to execute a demand," explains @atsaraharrison, "not all apps treat that data the same way."
If you use PayPal, Venmo, etc., here's how to keep your info more private: https://themarkup.org/ask-the-markup/2020/11/12/how-private-is-my-pay-app
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1329436018190249987
The coded gaze, @jovialjoy's term for algorithmic bias, "can lead to exclusionary experiences and discriminatory practices" on a mass scale. Watch her @TEDTalks to learn about the dangers of this unseen force.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1329073630353899534
Interested in staying on top of the latest privacy news, tips, and DuckDuckGo updates? We have a weekly newsletter for that. Sign up here:
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1328711243415293952
Instagram user? We advocate avoiding in general since they're owned by Facebook, but nevertheless beware of notifications to "upgrade" to the new messenger: 1) it links IG to Facebook messenger & 2) doesn't let you switch back.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1328348854824079362
Google's attempt to appear innocent in antitrust investigations? Just stop employees from sounding guilty...
"Taboo words include 'market,' 'barriers to entry,' & 'network effects,' which is when products become more valuable as more people use them." 🤐
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1327986466572689410