We're proud to support this legislation "aimed squarely at well-documented abuses by the very largest online platforms."

If you're in the United States, tell your elected officials to stop gatekeeping tech companies from stifling the competition: antitrustsummer.com

twitter.com/Reuters/status/153

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Google transmits the location & browsing data of Americans & Europeans more than 70 billion times a day, according to a recent report. 👀

Why does it matter? "The data collected by those devices can be exploited in ways we don’t know."

@parmy reports: bloomberg.com/opinion/articles

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The EU's "digital" ID (an app to prove identity online) plan raises privacy concerns: "[it] could allow the private sector to better access people's govt-certified info, actually strengthening the likes of FB & Google & the targeted advertising industry." politico.eu/article/eu-europe-

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On this ep of @LastWeekTonight, @iamjohnoliver tackles the harms of tech monopolies & how new bipartisan legislation can "crack the door open for innovation," but warns: "if they don't pass in the next month, they are unlikely to pass at all.”

twitter.com/LastWeekTonight/st

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The time is now for Congress to act on tech companies unfairly preferencing their own services above competitors.

The Senate is expected to vote any day on this, and hearing that you care about this issue would really make a difference.

Here's how: antitrustsummer.com/

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"A new bipartisan privacy bill...The American Data Privacy and Protection Act, announced Friday... would then grant customers a variety of opt-out rights, including a choice to decline most targeted advertising," reports @robpegoraro.

pcmag.com/news/legislators-int

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"The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would prohibit dominant tech platforms from...unfairly ranking their services above those of rivals."

It is now "just a few steps away from becoming law," reports @lauren_feiner
cnbc.com/2022/06/04/lawmakers-

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"One reason privacy doesn’t really exist online today is bc there’s no competition... people looked at antitrust & privacy as separate issues. What is becoming more & more clear is that these are actually one issue.” — Proton CEO, Andy Yen 👏
time.com/6176214/proton-ceo-an

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FB's proxy funding of American Edge to combat antitrust bills in Congress raises new concern for lawmakers, especially due to lack of transparency: "Some campaigns disclose AE’s backing, but none mention its relationship to FB," say Zakrzewski & Dwoskin.
washingtonpost.com/technology/

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A recent survey revealed 86% of people believe companies ask for too much personal information in exchange for few benefits.

Using DuckDuckGo's all-in-one privacy solution on your devices helps keep your personal info personal: duckduckgo.com/app
au10tix.com/press-releases/new

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The use of parental surveillance apps like Life360 (who made $16m in 2020 from selling location data), is on the rise, but "this information might end up with insurance companies, or realistically with anyone who feels there is a value in paying for it."
theguardian.com/media/2022/may

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"How secure can you really feel that data pinning you down to specific places at precise times is being handled safely & responsibly?" asks Peter Wolinsky.

Unfortunately, not very.

Here's a step-by-step to disable location tracking on Android: tomsguide.com/how-to/how-to-di

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RT from Jason Kint (@jason_kint)

Wait for it. Great ad.

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Our new TV & Radio campaign, "Watching You", launches nationwide in the U.S. today🤗
We put a twist on The Police’s iconic song “Every Breath You Take” to highlight how companies like Google invade your privacy online & how easy it is to take back your privacy with DuckDuckGo.

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The TV ad will run nationally, on streaming platforms, in primetime and during MLB games and the NBA playoffs. On Radio, the ad will air coast to coast on more than 5,000 stations, SiriusXM, and streaming platforms.

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If you still use Facebook, Katie Teague says the Off-Facebook Activity tool clears "the history of apps & websites that have shared your data" & "toggling off Future Off-FB Activity disconnects any info FB has shared from your account."
cnet.com/news/privacy/you-dont

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New analysis from researchers at Mozilla revealed that mental health & prayer apps have "terrible privacy protection" and "they track, share, & capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts & feelings, like moods, mental state, &biometric data.”
theverge.com/2022/5/2/23045250

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NEW: DuckDuckGo's Chrome extension now blocks Google's new tracking method "Topics" and new ad re-targeting method FLEDGE.

Google says they're better for privacy, but the simple fact is tracking is tracking, no matter what you call it.

spreadprivacy.com/topics-and-f

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Google Topics will automatically use your browsing history to infer your interests in topics (e.g., “Child Internet Safety”, “Personal Loans”, etc) & share info about you with advertisers and other 3rd parties without your consent.

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Google's re-targeting method FLEDGE puts ad re-targeting technology directly into the Chrome browser so Google can continue to follow you around the web with creepy ads even after third-party cookies are gone, again without your consent.

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