If you've installed apps on your phone, it's likely some of them contain a software development kit (SDK) which "can turn almost any app into a data harvester."
@cwarzel says we deserve transparency & urges people w/info on SDK usage to get in touch: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/opinion/facebook-google-apps-data.html
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1185552934924443648
Those privacy policies we keep agreeing to? Turns out most people don't realize they're entering into a legal contract when they click OK.
A @PewResearch survey on privacy awareness revealed confusion about this, 2FA and so-called "incognito" mode. https://www.fastcompany.com/90414691/most-people-dont-understand-privacy-and-thats-a-huge-opportunity-for-design
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1185190546115092483
RT from Gabriel Weinberg @yegg
Quibbles with this implementation aside, Do Not Track generally is a key piece in the puzzle of strong privacy laws by providing a simple mechanism to avoid invasive data collection and profiling. It can be a one-and-done setting vs. the dark-pattern popups seen today. https://twitter.com/rebeccamkern/status/1184828414815080454
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/yegg/status/1184888838042329095
Your location data can be used to target you in election campaigns, "allowing for more granular—& sometimes invasive—voter targeting than has been used before."
Details and tips for how to limit such location tracking on iOS & Android devices: https://www.wsj.com/articles/political-campaigns-track-cellphones-to-identify-and-target-individual-voters-11570718889
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1184828160212373504
RT from RoboForm Password Manager @roboform
What do a robot and duck have in common? ...Not much, actually 🤷 But RoboForm and @duckduckgo both care about privacy, which is why you can now search via DuckDuckGo in RoboForm. https://roboform-blog.siber.com/2019/10/16/roboform-now-with-duckduckgo/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/roboform/status/1184571546272223235
A store with nothing for sale except your privacy? That's The Glass Room, run by @Mozilla in #SanFranscisco. Hands-on exhibits & talks showing how your data is collected & sold, and a Data Detox Kit to help you regain control. Runs from today until Nov 3. https://theglassroom.org
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1184465771092684801
And finally, we've set up new servers in the Indian subcontinent so more people can enjoy search that is both private *and* super-fast. Find out more about these improvements, and comments from the teams that developed them, on our blog: https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-search-improvements/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1184094655085858817
More and more people are choosing dark modes and themes, so we felt it was time to update our popular dark theme. Not only that, we've also made it automatically detect when your operating system has dark mode enabled (although you can override this if you wish).
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1184094537351745536
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You've been waiting patiently and here it is - a "past year" filter for DuckDuckGo search results! Previously the maximum time length was one month - we've now upped that to 12 😃
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1184094304333156352
In addition to our DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser app and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension, we've been improving DuckDuckGo Private Search and are happy to announce:
* Past year date filter
* Refined dark theme
* Faster speeds in India https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-search-improvements/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1184093933426491392
Your loved ones deserve privacy this year, so @jmorse_ came up with privacy-focused holiday gift recommendations:
• Phantom Glasses to block facial recognition
• #FLIRONE to spot hidden surveillance cameras
• A yearly subscription for @buyvpnservice https://mashable.com/article/tech-gift-guide-for-privacy/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1183740998511419392
Internet-connected devices can be convenient, but the more data they have access to, the more your privacy's at risk. @PrivacyPrivee's tips to protect yourself:
• Create a guest WiFi network
• Change the default password
• Review privacy settings
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1183378608993255424
Like Facebook, it turns out @Twitter has also used users' phone numbers provided for security reasons for advertising purposes.
Another example of why companies should not rely on SMS for 2-factor authentication, but instead use apps like @Authy. https://help.twitter.com/en/information-and-ads
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1183016220221693952
Phones can leak personal data
Like location & political views,
So why not look through your apps
And delete those you rarely use.
Then go to Settings > Privacy
To see data shared with apps.
Block stuff that should be private
With just a couple of taps.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1182653830233821191
For days, @fmanjoo logged every site he visited & the hidden trackers on those sites.
“... even expecting [no privacy], I was bowled over by the scale & detail of the tracking... the amount of information collected about my endeavors was staggering." https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/23/opinion/data-internet-privacy-tracking.html
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1182291443404156930
Now more than ever, there's a need to cut through the noise surrounding privacy. That's why we've launched DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly, a curated newsletter to highlight important privacy developments & share reliable advice to protect yourself. https://spreadprivacy.com/privacy-weekly-newsletter/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1181917426113536001
A @tatemodern exhibition likens online platforms to architecture to explain the sliding scale of privacy situations, including:
* Public Square = Twitter
* Chatting on a public bench = Facebook
* Your living room = Encrypted chat https://www.fastcompany.com/90407095/architecture-is-a-unexpectedly-good-metaphor-for-online-privacy
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1181566667937198080
Sadly, @privacyint found 76% of mental health sites studied had "had trackers for marketing purposes."
"Block 3rd party cookies, use... anti-tracking extensions, & do due diligence before filling out online mental health tests," says @MelanieHannah. https://gizmodo.com/online-depression-tests-are-collecting-and-sharing-your-1837876776
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1181204279014633473
Want to avoid storing sensitive data in the cloud?
@PrivacySafe_AI is running an Indigogo campaign for an pocket-sized physical data safe, packed with strong encryption, virus scanning, and more. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/privacysafe-privacy-by-design#/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1180841892604518401
If you're an iPhone user, you've likely downloaded the new iOS 13 (go, you!). @davidnield lays out all the ways the latest version keeps you even more protected, including:
• Sign in w/Apple
• Block Bluetooth access
• Strip location data from photos https://www.wired.com/story/ios-13-security-privacy-features-settings/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1180479504998944769
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