Internet-linked microphones are privacy-flawed & can collect & use data w/out consent, says @msjpauly.
Google Home recordings "can become part of Google’s already ultra-specific profile of you as a consumer, that companies pay Google to target with ads." https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/01/amazon-echo-alexa-google-home-spying-on-me/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1086273758682378240
Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling for the establishment of a clearinghouse where all data brokers must register and allow consumers to track how their data is being used. https://www.axios.com/tim-cook-congress-privacy-regulation-apple-6fba9cb0-6f14-4c81-9512-7e517619c845.html?stream=top-stories&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=limstream
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/axios/status/1086058085725032450
A grim forecast for The Weather Channel app: it’s owner (IBM) is being sued by @CityAttorneyLA for allegedly tricking users into sharing their granular location info with 3rd parties.
Delete this app along with any apps you don’t regularly use. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/04/weather-channel-app-lawsuit-location-data-selling
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1085911371471089667
Many people don't realize that several popular platforms they use (e.g. Waze, WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram) are actually owned by larger companies (in these cases Facebook & Google) who use your data to target you with ads, or worse .
Spread awareness: https://spreadprivacy.com/facebook-whatsapp/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1085549000156217344
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1085221932713226242
Check it out with some examples:
Search for an address:
Search for a geographical place:
Search for a type of business:
Search for places nearby:
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1085221826593095680
We're excited to announce that maps on DuckDuckGo are now powered by Apple Maps. We are proud to be among the first global companies using MapKit JS framework, and you, dear users, get improved map results, and all still private, of course. https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-apple-mapkit-js/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1085220405462200320
• Reconsider how (& if) you use Facebook
• Stop oversharing with Google
• Use only strong passwords https://www.techlicious.com/tip/tech-resolutions-for-2019/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1084824210738941952
ICYMI check out this Quora Session from our CEO & Founder, @yegg, where he answered questions on:
• Future plans for DuckDuckGo
• Privacy protection best practices
• Important business lessons
• And more... https://www.quora.com/session/Gabriel-Weinberg/1
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1084461817722781696
Maybe it's time you #DeleteFacebook?
@inafried explains the disturbing where, how & why they collect your data.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1084099435007827968
It's the new year and it's time to get your ducks in a row . Protect your privacy online with DuckDuckGo: https://duckduckgo.com/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1083737050518614017
2018 was the 8th year global internet freedom declined, @FreedomHouse reports.
"Just 20% of the global internet population considered free" due to "limits on free expression, & violations of user rights & privacy."
@EmilyDreyfuss urges: fight back. https://www.wired.com/story/internet-freedom-china-2018/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1083403697957335040
Check out @TechCrunch's privacy how-to guide covering 2FA, password managers, & secure browsing & more.
"Security sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Privacy is more important than ever." Agreed!
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1083012266340110337
Nice short case for using VPNs by @michaelgrothaus.
He also notes "VPNs alone won't magically wipe your online activity" bc “it’s impossible to hide your browsing activity from Google if you are logged into your Google account – even over a VPN.” https://www.fastcompany.com/90282668/the-one-thing-you-should-do-to-protect-your-privacy-in-2019
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1082649884254187525
"Running from ads" might not be the kind of running you had in mind for your 2019 fitness goal.
Nevertheless, you can reduce ad stalking today! Install our app/extension, which blocks ad trackers (among other privacy protection features): https://duckduckgo.com/app
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1082287505800601600
To test AI babysitter screener, Predictim, @bcmerchant scanned his family, friends, babysitter, and Predictim's CEO.
He found that "a system like Predictim’s is only as good as the data that it’s trained on, and those systems are often loaded with bias." https://gizmodo.com/predictim-claims-its-ai-can-flag-risky-babysitters-so-1830913997
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1081925104303591424
This graphic novel by @PrivacyPrivee "tells the story of [siblings] who learn about the privacy risks related to social networking, mobile devices & texting, and online gaming."
A great resource to teach internet-savvy kids to protect themselves online.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1081562723652198400
2018 revealed Google tracks location data when location history is turned off & Facebook collects data even if you disable targeted ads.
@itsnicolenguyen urges "read the fine print when you opt out, to figure out what is actually happening to your data." https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/opt-out-of-tracking-on-facebook-and-google
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1081200331869040640
DuckDuckGo served over 9 Billion private searches in 2018 (and is on pace to shatter that record in 2019)!
Despite our traffic growth, though, the number of personal profiles we store remains unchanged.
It's still zero.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1080837949779034112
Lighten up your 2019 with our Light Theme, now available on iOS and Android in the DuckDuckGo app: https://duckduckgo.com/app
Also try our Dark Theme on desktop: https://duckduckgo.com/settings
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1080475575138029569
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