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The only way Google & Facebook will stop using anti-competitive tactics to maintain their respective dominance is through action that achieves meaningful results.

We support such efforts by regulators across the globe and @POTUS's executive order.

cnbc.com/2021/07/09/biden-to-s

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Maine has banned facial recognition tech in schools & use by govt officials & employees, including law enforcement 👏

“Democracy is stronger & communities are safer when we have clear rules & accountability for how govts use new & emerging tech."

iapp.org/news/a/maine-passes-s

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Use Amazon Echo or Ring? You’ve likely been opted into Amazon Sidewalk — joining you into a neighborhood Wi-Fi network.

“It's hard to predict the actual [privacy] outcomes until the feature is tested more thoroughly.”

For now, here’s how to opt out: cnet.com/home/smart-home/amazo

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RT from Global Privacy Control (@globalprivctrl)

ICYMI: The CA AG @AGRobBonta has updated their FAQs to clarify that:

“Under law, [GPC] must be honored by covered businesses as a valid consumer request to stop the sale of personal information.”

More info: oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa

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Living in Canada? @alistairsteele pulls in experts to explore the debate over privacy vs. public health in the face of vaccine passports.

"You don't throw out privacy because there's a health-related concern now. It can never be one versus the other."

cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/vacc

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On the tail of FTC’s rare public meeting on July 1, @KateKayeReports interviewed @RKSlaughterFTC on her thoughts on a range of issues including data abuses & unfair & deceptive approaches to data collection that employ dark patterns.

Listen/read it here: digiday.com/media/dont-lie-a-q

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If you use social media be sure to follow these privacy tips from @StaySafeOnline, including:

• Learn about and use the privacy & security settings
• Be cautious about how much personal information you provide
• Know & manage your friends

staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-o

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Live in the US? @PrivacyPros' legislation tracker lists proposed & enacted comprehensive privacy bills from across the country.

iapp.org/resources/article/us-

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This report from @edri investigates how "discrimination occurs in Ad targeting, providing evidence of this practice in Europe" and urges lawmakers to stop "ad tech discrimination by strengthening regulatory authorities" & conducting a sweeping reform.

edri.org/our-work/how-online-a

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Back in January we shared a story from @themarkup about Facebook recommending political groups to users, despite their promises not to, "specifically to stop amplifying divisive content".

We're not surprised that they've yet to stop.

themarkup.org/citizen-browser/

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We're hiring for multiple roles to join our expanding team and help us raise the standard of trust online!

Learn about our unique culture and support resources we offer team members + check out our open roles, here: duckduckgo.com/hiring

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"The Internet has been overrun by companies that have made it their business model to covertly track, manipulate, and exploit people. This needs to stop. Creepy advertising isn't the only way to run a profitable business online," says our CEO & Founder, @yegg.

twitter.com/Forbrukerradet/sta

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A LinkedIn data leak left 700m users exposed. @ResPrivacy says minimize risk of data harvesting by limiting the amount of data you share:

1. Limit sharing on social media
2. Use a private browser like DuckDuckGo for mobile: duckduckgo.com/app
restoreprivacy.com/linkedin-da

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If you use Tor, know that DuckDuckGo Search has a new v3 address:
duckduckgogg42xjoc72x3sjasowoa

Note that to use that link you'll need to connect to the Tor network using something like Tor Browser:
torproject.org/download/

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Dark Patterns are unethical by design, aimed at tricking you into giving away your data, and ultimately stealing your freedom to choose privacy.

Can you spot one when you see one? Take this quiz from @alfredwkng & @sammorrisdesign to find out: themarkup.org/2021/06/03/dark-

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Google has now pushed back removing 3rd party cookies in Chrome another 2 years (to late 2023), but at the same time still testing new tracking mechanisms (like “FLoC”).

What should you do? Grab our desktop extension & mobile app: duckduckgo.com/app
wsj.com/articles/google-delays

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DuckDuckGo search gives you truly private search results w/out tradeoffs in result quality: duckduckgo.com

Plus, we have a few bonus features that make searching the Internet a bit more fun! Learn more: spreadprivacy.com/is-duckduckg

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Check out @EFF's guide online LGBTQ+ dating security tips. Their advice to stay safe (which can be useful to anyone) includes:

• Be careful/mindful of the data you share on dating sites/profiles
• Strip EXIF data (geolocation) from pictures you send

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/secu

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A San Francisco neighborhood rejected centralized surveillance cameras.

"Public opinion of [surveillance cameras] could be shifting following revelations last summer that one such video network in Union Square became a tool of police surveillance."

sfexaminer.com/news/is-the-tid

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