That’s right. We don’t need fancy office space to raise the standard of trust online. Privacy should, after all, be as simple as closing the blinds. twitter.com/nytimesbusiness/st

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iPhone users, have you checked your privacy settings lately? @timbrookes shares how to control what your apps can access (location, contacts, etc), how to restrict ad tracking, & more.

Check out our iPhone privacy tips here: spreadprivacy.com/iphone-priva howtogeek.com/424624/how-to-ch

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Want to join us in setting a new standard of trust online? You can support our mission by teaching your friends why they should switch to DuckDuckGo.

Visit duckduckgo.com/spread  for talking points to help them make the decision to

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"Privacy harms don’t just hurt us individually. They impact society, economy & policy, in subtle & not-so-subtle ways," like "algorithms turning personal data into risk scores & ads, often w/out consent, perpetuating discrimination," says @pasternack. fastcompany.com/90318234/priva

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How do we stop companies whose "goal now is to automate us"?

@shoshanazuboff says surveillance capitalists (companies that claim personal data for economic gains) "fear law" & lawmakers can advance companies that want to break surveillance capitalism. theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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As @KateOflaherty reports, Gmail's "confidential mode" isn't private. It lets senders create expiry dates & revoke sent email, but emails aren't private from Google, hackers, or gov't, like w/end-to-end encrypted email (i.e. @ProtonMail, @TutanotaTeam). forbes.com/sites/kateoflaherty

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The U.K.’s data authority has found "under [GDPR], using people’s sensitive personal data to serve adverts requires their explicit consent, which is not happening right now."

Stronger legislation is one thing, but it must also be properly enforced. forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacot

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We're to help us raise the standard of trust online! Current open positions:

• Brand Design Lead
• Senior Frontend Engineers
• Senior Site Reliability Engineer
• Senior Backend Engineer
• Director of User Insights
• Senior Mobile Engineer duckduckgo.com/hiring/#open

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Cell carriers aren't doing much to stop SIM-swap attacks, where hackers transfer your number to their device to break into connected accounts.

@violetblue tips to protect yourself include using a physical USB security key & offline password manager. engadget.com/2019/06/28/cell-p

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Some cities, such as Seattle, Oakland and New York City, are trying to get ahead of the curve by setting up privacy guardrails for how data gathered from the public will be used. axios.com/cities-data-privacy-

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Android users, if you use Assist, you can now set DuckDuckGo as your default app for most Assist options.

*Instructions for setup may vary by device. androidguys.com/tips-tools/def

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"Surveillance scoring" is a commonly used computer algorithm practice that can cause some customers to be charged more for products &/or be used to deny housing/employment.

@dellcam says experts are calling this behavior illegal & are fighting to end it: gizmodo.com/the-surveillance-s

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Having the freedom to choose your own theme on DuckDuckGo? We can all raise a glass to that!

Care to share your favorite theme?

(Hint: You can try them out here: duckduckgo.com/settings#theme , or create your own: duckduckgo.com/settings#appear )

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Princeton researchers looked at 10,000 retail sites & found a high prevalence of "dark patterns" including the use of fake social proof messages (i.e. Amanda saved $100!) to entice impulse buys, & overly complicated cancel & opt-out procedures. Beware! nytimes.com/2019/06/24/technol

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Forget goofy online surveys! Skipping them is just one way @dmac1 says you can reduce the number of companies selling your personal data. Also:

• Opt out of data broker lists
• Limit financial data sharing

Note: This article may be behind a paywall. washingtonpost.com/business/20

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“I want [my kids] to understand that what they’re doing [online] now is going to have consequences in the future,” says @KColemanNCSA, executive director of @StaySafeOnline.

Read his tips & strategies for working on cybersecurity w/your kids: archerint.com/how-to-talk-to-y

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We're pleased to see end-to-end encryption being more widely used, e.g. by database giant @MongoDB, to help prevent data breaches. wired.com/story/field-level-en

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Stores can track & target you through your devices using Bluetooth beacons, & they can do so with location data from 3rd party apps like news & weather...

We highly recommend reviewing your mobile apps & opting out of location services wherever possible. nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

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"We can & must correct course to create an environment for innovation that doesn’t require us to surrender our private lives."

Richard Stokes left ad-tech bc of invasive data collection & targeting. Here’s his story and suggestions for the future: fastcompany.com/90359992/an-ad

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Time for a personal privacy audit? Why not take a few moments to ensure you're protected by following our device privacy tips: spreadprivacy.com/tag/device-p

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