RT from Josh Pigford @Shpigford

After this insanity on @Google's part, last week I switched to @duckduckgo and it's been fantastic. A breath of fresh, non-sleazy air. twitter.com/dhh/status/1220396

Original tweet : twitter.com/Shpigford/status/1

A colorful, dystopian-tinged warning from @connorwillumsenltd to anyone who argues that they have "nothing to hide" and don't mind hyper-targeted ads... nytimes.com/interactive/2020/0

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

""When our parents tell us what we can and can’t do, when they try to control and restrict our choices, we rebel — but with Google and Facebook, it is OK. Why?"

@rom on why you shouldn't be OK with being surveilled. rom.feria.name/how-online-surv

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

RT from James Simpson @GoldFireStudios

I've finally switched my default search engine from Google to @duckduckgo. Ads beyond the fold were bad enough, but now they don't even show the URL and it is driving me crazy.

Original tweet : twitter.com/GoldFireStudios/st

PSA: so-called "incognito mode" doesn't block online trackers. It only deletes browser history on your local computer or device.

We offer a private mobile browser & private browsing extension that actually blocks trackers (in addition to private search): duckduckgo.com/app

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

A recent study found major dating apps sharing intimate user details w/3rd parties.

Hopefully these apps will comply globally w/CCPA regulation "... to prominently post a 'Do Not Sell My Data' option, allowing people to stop the spread of their info." nytimes.com/2020/01/13/busines

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

We've said it before and we'll say it again: while we encourage you to , if you haven't done that yet, please opt into every privacy-focused setting offered.

@davidnield walks you through how to do this on desktop and mobile: wired.com/story/ways-facebook-

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RT from Gabriel Weinberg @yegg

💯 Google cookie blocking is a business maneuver, pure and simple. Classic response to new competition: vague announcement curiously coinciding with a competitor launch (Microsoft's Edge), tech not fully specified, and set at an indeterminate time far in the future. twitter.com/JustinBrookman/sta

Original tweet : twitter.com/yegg/status/121820

Android phone user? Join @privacyint by signing this petition to pressure Google to "to ensure every Android phone protects their users equally." action.privacyinternational.or

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

The new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives Californians rights to know how companies use their data.

This helpful database takes you directly to where you can exercise your privacy rights on a number of big-company sites: caprivacy.github.io/caprivacy/

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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150+ US universities encourage incoming students to download mental-health apps, but @thedeannapaul points out the privacy risks:

• Insurers can use it to calculate premiums
• Employers can use it to assess risk
• Advertisers can use it to tailor ads washingtonpost.com/technology/

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

The FTC cracked down on YouTube for illegally harvesting children's data. @natashanyt details YouTube's new children privacy practices, including:

• Limited collection of data of any viewer of children's videos
• New requirements for video producers nytimes.com/2020/01/06/technol

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

"When we go into a restaurant, we don't check the kitchen to make sure hygiene standards are being met. We expect that the govt will impose reliable food safety requirements."

@DavidMedine & @gayatrimurthy argue data privacy should be treated the same. brookings.edu/blog/techtank/20

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

A new study from @NIST found facial recognition algorithms are more likely to falsely identify Asians & African Americans, among others, which could lead to false accusations & discrimination.

Another example of why this tech needs strong regulation. nist.gov/news-events/news/2019

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Unless you take precautions, your data is invasively tracked then auctioned off to the highest bidder.

"It is time for Congress to hold tech & ad companies accountable & make opting out of tracking a meaningful choice, if not the default setting." nytimes.com/interactive/2019/1

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

In a study by @PrivoltaAds, they found that "on average, it would take five times as long to opt out as it did to opt in for data collection."

@alfredwkng explains the scale of the problem, with links to guides for opting out on various platforms. cnet.com/news/default-settings

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

We nevertheless look forward to the day when Android users in the EU can easily make DuckDuckGo their default search app, and take back their privacy while searching and browsing.

And, we hope that users outside the EU also get this opportunity.

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Our own research has reinforced this point: spreadprivacy.com/search-engin.

A consumer-friendly search preference menu should include the most common Google alternatives, and more than four choices. Sadly, the current version in Europe does not.

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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