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Google Topics and FLEDGE are more attempts from Google to put lipstick on the privacy-invasion pig.

We recommend ditching Chrome, but if you must use it, block Topics & FLEDGE w/our extension, which helps protect your privacy holistically in Chrome.

chrome.google.com/webstore/det

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Android user? Carly Page says you can help protect your digital privacy by:

1. Uninstalling unused apps
2. Checking app permissions
3. Hiding sensitive notifications on Lock Screen
4. Use DuckDuckGo to browse: duckduckgo.com/app
techcrunch.com/2022/04/30/cybe

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Did your taxes in the U.S. this year? You may have had to access your IRS records online through ID.me & submit sensitive info to the 3rd party company to do so.

Laura Saunders answers questions about what this means for your privacy: wsj.com/articles/getting-irs-r

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Using public WiFi can put your data at risk but Elizabeth Harper's tips can help:

• Know the network (who it belongs to)
• Connect securely w/HTTPS (our app/ext have Smarter Encryption to auto-load HTTPS)
• Use a VPN & 2FA
• Disable file sharing

techlicious.com/tip/how-to-pro

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"There's something familiar about this place... I feel like ... Like we're being watched." – Luke Skywalker, but also, anytime anyone uses Google.

Google users, here's how they're watching you: couriermail.com.au/technology/

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"For millions of prospective college students, applying online for federal financial aid has also meant sharing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, & zip codes) w/Facebook, unbeknownst to them or their parents."

Surya Mattu & Colin Lecher report: themarkup.org/pixel-hunt/2022/

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People should have more notice about the harms of data collection. April Falcon Doss says reform should "address individual & societal harms that result when corporations carry out what amounts to unregulated social science research & experimentation."
justsecurity.org/81275/as-cong

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A recent watchdog report on a U.S. Postal Service law enforcement program that monitored social media for references to protests raises "privacy and civil liberties concerns for the people caught up in intelligence gathering."

Andrea Vittorio reports: news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-

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According to a leaked memo, "Facebook has no idea where all of its user data goes, or what it’s doing with it" reports Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai.

vice.com/en/article/akvmke/fac

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"Phone carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon track various info, including location, web activity, app usage & in some cases your credit."

Zachary McAuliffe with steps to stop your phone carrier from tracking your personal data:
cnet.com/tech/services-and-sof

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Consumer Reports tested video doorbells & found that some can record clear conversations from 20 to 25 ft away.

Use a video doorbell? Yael Grauer shares tips to respect your privacy: consumerreports.org/video-door

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AMP technology is bad for privacy because it enables Google to track users even more (which is already a ton).

And, Google uses AMP to further entrench its monopoly, forcing the technology on publishers by prioritizing AMP links in search and favoring Google ads on AMP pages.

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NEW: our apps & extensions now protect against Google AMP tracking. When you load or share a Google AMP page anywhere from DuckDuckGo apps (iOS/Android/Mac) or extensions (Firefox/Chrome), the original publisher's webpage will be used in place of the Google AMP version.

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Meta (formerly FB) will stop allowing users to post "publicly available" private residential info of other users.

Well, finally! Now, the Q is what's the plan for its other (endless) privacy issues?

brandequity.economictimes.indi

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Gourab Ghoshal's research showed "data collected from acquaintances & even strangers can predict your location."

"We need to have dialogues to put in place laws and guidelines that regulate how people collecting your data use it."

futurity.org/data-tracking-pri

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Digital Tip: Use DuckDuckGo to reduce your digital footprint and so you don't need to do as much spring cleaning in the future! We don’t track you and our all-in-one privacy app blocks a ton of hidden tracking.

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RT from Gabriel Weinberg (@yegg)

Hoping to clear up some misconceptions about our private search engine.

First, there is a completely made up headline going around this weekend. We are not "purging" any media outlets from results. Anyone can verify this by searching for an outlet and see it come up in results.

Original tweet : twitter.com/yegg/status/151563

An upcoming law might let police forces across the EU link photo databases (w/millions of photos of people’s faces)—"& allow facial recognition to be used on an unprecedented scale."
Matt Burgess on why privacy advocates are concerned: wired.co.uk/article/europe-pol

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Yesterday, we shared how to wipe/lock a device remotely if you lose it. What about when you purposely get rid of your phone? Take these steps to keep control of your data:
1. Back up your old phone
2. Sign out of accounts
3. Erase your phone
wsj.com/articles/getting-rid-o

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