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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1416756395345694725
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."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1416394007027109888
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: https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/amazon-echo-shares-your-internet-with-the-neighbors-heres-how-to-turn-off-amazon-sidewalk/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1415669232046465032
RT from Global Privacy Control (@globalprivctrl)
ICYMI: The CA AG @AGRobBonta has updated their #CCPA 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: https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/globalprivctrl/status/1415329382596419589
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."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1415306845569363970
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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1414944455577280519
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
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1414582065899753474
Live in the US? @PrivacyPros' legislation tracker lists proposed & enacted comprehensive privacy bills from across the country.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1414219680546492417
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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1413857292336906240
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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1413494903900884992
We're hiring for multiple #remote 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: https://duckduckgo.com/hiring
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1413132516312092674
"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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1412777557561200644
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: https://duckduckgo.com/app
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1412407739985412109
If you use Tor, know that DuckDuckGo Search has a new v3 address:
Note that to use that link you'll need to connect to the Tor network using something like Tor Browser:
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1412045351880626179
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: https://themarkup.org/2021/06/03/dark-patterns-that-mislead-consumers-are-all-over-the-internet
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1411682966099607555
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: https://duckduckgo.com/app
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1411320576153735175
A report from @Forbrukerradet found that 80-90% of people online don't want to be spied on for more relevant ads: https://www.forbrukerradet.no/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/20210622-final-report-time-to-ban-surveillance-based-advertising.pdf
55 orgs & 20+ experts are asking authorities in the EU & US to consider a ban against surveillance-based advertising: https://www.forbrukerradet.no/side/new-report-details-threats-to-consumers-from-surveillance-based-advertising/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1410958189064081408
DuckDuckGo search gives you truly private search results w/out tradeoffs in result quality: https://duckduckgo.com
Plus, we have a few bonus features that make searching the Internet a bit more fun! Learn more: https://spreadprivacy.com/is-duckduckgo-a-good-search-engine/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1410595802414780416
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
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1410233414368825355
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."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1409871027396612101