"Your phone's the ideal tool for advertisers & data brokers — collecting your info & serving you ads based on it. This is usually done through software development kits (SDKs)."
@SaraMorrison on how this works & how to minimize SDK tracking: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/7/8/21311533/sdks-tracking-data-location
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1283397657122287621
In addition to accusations of breaking children's privacy laws that we shared a few weeks ago, TikTok has now been caught repeatedly copying the contents of your phone clipboard.
Time to decide whether the privacy risks are worth it.
Our opinion: no.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1283035270347214851
As businesses shift online due to COVID-19, they face new privacy risks. @cillian provides simple steps to compliance:
• Understand how vendors/partners use customer data
• Elect a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1282672884339691526
"Be honest—have you ever read a privacy disclosure? Even once?" asks @SenSherrodBrown. "Privacy is a civil right. But corporations force you to sign it away every day."
His U.S. bill proposes taking the burden away from consumers & moving it to companies: https://www.wired.com/story/privacy-isnt-a-right-you-can-click-away/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1282310495781953537
Before seeing a doctor in the pandemic, understand there are privacy concerns.
"[Relaxed HIPPA regulations in the US] mean health care providers can experiment w/telehealth, & business associates work more closely w/health authorities, w/much less risk."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1281948107857637380
Registered voter in the UK? @OpenRightsGroup can help determine what data political parties gather about your social status, family life, & religious and political views.
"You have the legal right to see the personal data political parties hold on you."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1281585722059821056
Experts weigh in on how tech can be used for good: “Historically we have mastered technologies – so I am optimistic we can do this, too... innovation can make significant positive changes... Maybe DuckDuckGo & Firefox can show the way," says @acpowell3.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1281223331266658304
Wishing a very happy 13th birthday to our favorite DuckDuckGo super fan, Connor! Not only does he have great taste in cakes, but we hear he's been protecting his family's privacy online by downloading DuckDuckGo on their devices.
You rock, Connor!
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1280860956415975425
From CCPA in the United States to New Zealand’s recent amendments to its Privacy Act, governments are continuing to put regulations in place to ensure privacy as an fundamental right. 👏👏
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1280498557867491328
"Mr. Williams’s case combines flawed technology with poor police work, illustrating how facial recognition can go awry," @kashhill reports.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1280136169066500096
"Google and Fitbit need the European Commission’s approval before they can merge" so Privacy International has put forth this petition to demand the merger, which would give Google access to Fitbit user health data, is blocked. #NotOnOurWatch
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1279773779963662336
For those in the US celebrating July 4th, consider declaring your independence from online tracking and the harms it brings (filter bubbles, discrimination, manipulation, etc.).
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1279411401598132224
Facebook allows users to opt-out of political ads, but "the absence of [real] transparency in the context of increasingly data-driven elections concerns users & democracy alike. [This solution] does nothing about the targeting itself," says @privacyint.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1279049004676984837
RT from Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom)
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/internetfreedom/status/1278636090899881984
So what you're saying is, after 18 months you've mined all the profit you can out of your users' data, which is the real heart of what you do.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1278686616953987076
Are you fed up with companies selling your personal data for profit? Are you a resident of California? If you answered yes to these questions then today is a good day. Starting today, CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) starts being enforced. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2020/06/30/california-consumer-privacy-xavier-becerra.html
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1278368218839543813
To our users in India: We’ve received many reports our search engine is unreachable by much of India right now and have confirmed it is not due to us. We're actively talking to Internet providers to get to the bottom of it ASAP. Thank you for your patience.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1278288303532302336
Due to pressure from members of Congress & the public, Zoom will make end-to-end encryption available to ALL users, free & paid. 🙌
Look out for app updates & one-time opt in details, coming soon: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1277961840828379138
Attending a protest? Protect your data: https://www.theverge.com/21276979/phone-protest-demonstration-activism-digital-how-to-security-privacy
"Companies can even sell [demographic data from protesters' cellphones] to the govt, which can use it for law & immigration enforcement," & there is no federal regulation stopping them.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1277599450794463232
"[COVID-19] testing raises novel privacy issues bc of the scale of the data collection, the non-traditional methods & reasons for its collection, & the benefits & risks to sharing the data widely," says @PrivacyPros.
Privacy questions we should be asking: https://iapp.org/news/a/privacy-questions-for-covid-19-testing-and-health-monitoring/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1277237073699799041