Étiquette : privacy (page 1 of 33)

“Il est problématique qu’un État soit en mesure d’imposer ses règles aux citoyens d’un autre pays (par exemple, le droit européen empêcherait des internautes chiliens de voir certains liens dans Google), surtout s’il s’agit de liens licites. Car dans ce cas, il faut s’attendre à la mécanique inverse, y compris d’États autoritaires ou dictatoriaux qui imposeraient leurs vues sur la recherche en Europe. Par ailleurs, un droit à l’oubli appliqué de façon trop large et automatique pose de vrais défis à un autre droit légitime, celui de l’accès à l’information. D’ailleurs, Google était soutenu dans sa démarche par la fondation Wikimédia, qui pilote l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia, mais aussi le comité des reporters pour la liberté de la presse, l’ONG Article 19 et l’association de défense des libertés numériques EFF.”

Source : La CNIL n’a pas réussi à imposer un droit à l’oubli mondial à Google – Société – Numerama

“Last week Buzzfeed News and the Los Angeles Times featured street-level visualizations of how COVID-19 is affecting traffic patterns in major cities around the world. The visualizations were generated from Mapbox Traffic data. For this post, we dug further into our telemetry data to show how much and where movement and local travel patterns have changed around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Source : Where and when local travel decreased from COVID-19 around the world

Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More | WebKit

“Safari continues to pave the way for privacy on the web, this time as the first mainstream browser to fully block third-party cookies by default. As far as we know, only the Tor Browser has featured full third-party cookie blocking by default before Safari, but Brave just has a few exceptions left in its blocking so in practice they are in the same good place. We know Chrome wants this behavior too and they announced that they’ll be shipping it by 2022.”

Source : Full Third-Party Cookie Blocking and More | WebKit

“Asking people to choose between privacy and health is, in fact, the very root of the problem. Because this is a false choice. We can and should enjoy both privacy and health. We can choose to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic not by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, but rather by empowering citizens. In recent weeks, some of the most successful efforts to contain the coronavirus epidemic were orchestrated by South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. While these countries have made some use of tracking applications, they have relied far more on extensive testing, on honest reporting, and on the willing co-operation of a well-informed public.”

Source : Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus | Financial Times

a woman retrieving info from file catalouge

“For well over a decade, identity thieves, phishers, and other online scammers have created a black market of stolen and aggregated consumer data that they used to break into people’s accounts, steal their money, or impersonate them. In October, dark web researcher Vinny Troia found one such trove sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server, comprising 4 terabytes of personal information—about 1.2 billion records in all.”

Source : 1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed Online in a Single Server  | WIRED


“Yodlee, the largest financial data broker in the U.S., sells data pulled from the bank and credit card transactions of tens of millions of Americans to investment and research firms, detailing where and when people shopped and how much they spent. The company claims that the data is anonymous, but a confidential Yodlee document obtained by Motherboard indicates individual users could be unmasked.”

Source : Leaked Document Shows How Big Companies Buy Credit Card Data on Millions of Americans – VICE

“Sensor Tower, a popular analytics platform for tech developers and investors, has been secretly collecting data from millions of people who have installed popular VPN and ad-blocking apps for Android and iOS, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. These apps, which don’t disclose their connection to the company or reveal that they feed user data to Sensor Tower’s products, have more than 35 million downloads.”

Source : Sensor Tower Secretly Owns Ad Blocker And VPN Apps That Collect User Data


“Since the launch of iOS 13 last fall, the amount of background location data that marketers collect has dropped by 68% according to Location Sciences, a firm that helps marketers analyze location data.”

Source : Apple and Google’s location privacy controls are working

“Cette atteinte à la vie privée d’un personnage politique va nécessairement nourrir les différents textes en cours de discussion au Parlement. La proposition de loi Avia veut obliger les plateformes à retirer en moins de 24 heures les contenus pornographiques lorsqu’ils sont susceptibles d’être vu par un mineur. La proposition de loi contre les violences conjugales entend-elle rendre applicable cette même infraction même si les contenus sont précédés d’un disclaimer « interdit aux moins de 18 ans ».”

Source : Le revenge porn visant Benjamin Griveaux déjà dédoublé sur Internet Archive

“The Swiss firm made millions of dollars selling equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. Its clients included Iran, military juntas in Latin America, nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, and even the Vatican.But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.”

Source : How the CIA used Crypto AG encryption devices to spy on countries for decades – Washington Post

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