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. twitter.com/yegg/status/133413

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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)

darkreading.com/endpoint/whats

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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: duckduckgo.com/app

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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.

iapp.org/resources/article/iap

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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.
en.panoptykon.org/privacy-frie

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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.

vice.com/en/article/z3vn83/str

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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.


duckduckgo.com/spread

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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.

techcrunch.com/2020/11/17/tikt

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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.

axios.com/us-military-buys-app

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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.

distractify.com/p/centra-faceb

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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."

slate.com/technology/2020/11/c

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"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.): spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-s
vice.com/en/article/3an84b/six

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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

reclaimyourface.eu

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"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: themarkup.org/ask-the-markup/2

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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.

npr.org/2020/10/30/929204946/j

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Interested in staying on top of the latest privacy news, tips, and DuckDuckGo updates? We have a weekly newsletter for that. Sign up here:

duckduckgo.com/newsletter

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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.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/cost

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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." 🤐

themarkup.org/google-the-giant

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