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“The inability of intelligence and law enforcement agencies to lawfully access encrypted data and communications poses challenges to law enforcement agencies’ efforts to protect our communities. Therefore, we agreed to the urgent need for law enforcement to gain targeted access to data, subject to strict safeguards, legal limitations, and respective domestic consultations”.

Source : Five Country Ministerial 2018

“In meetings with marketers, Oath representatives have acknowledged that many people use Yahoo Mail as their primary service for unwanted commercial email, one of the people who heard the pitch said. They indicated this is an advantage for advertisers who want to collect as much commercial data on users as possible, the person said”.

Source : Yahoo, Bucking Industry, Scans Emails for Data to Sell Advertisers – WSJ

“Le blocage des publicités popup dans la version originale de Firefox était un bon choix en 2004, parce qu’il améliorait le confort des utilisateurs et donnait aux plates-formes publicitaires de l’époque une raison de se soucier de l’expérience délivrée. En 2018, nous espérons que nos efforts pour donner plus de contrôle aux utilisateurs auront le même effet”.

Source : Changer notre approche en matière de lutte contre le pistage – Section Presse Mozilla

“Et Apple alors ? Eh bien Apple ne conserve pas vos conversations. Elles sont traitées et supprimées. Cela signifie que vous n’avez pas d’historique”.

Source : Google Home, Amazon Echo : comment effacer tout ce que vous avez dit à votre assistant personnel – Tech – Numerama

“An idle Android device communicates with Google nearly 10 times more frequently as an Apple device communicates with Apple servers. These results highlighted the fact that Android and Chrome platforms are critical vehicles for Google’s data collection.  Again, these experiments were done on stationary phones with no user interactions. If you actually use your phone the information collection increases with Google”.
“In fact, location information constituted 35 percent of all the data samples sent to Google”.

Source : Google Data Collection research – Digital Content Next

“The social-media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users. Facebook increasingly wants to be a platform where people buy and sell goods and services, besides connecting with friends”.

Source : Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users – WSJ

“The Pentagon is banning deployed personnel from using fitness trackers, smartphones and potentially even dating apps that use geolocating features that could reveal the user’s location. The ban was announced in a Pentagon memorandum issued Friday and signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahang”.

Source : Pentagon bans use of geolocators on fitness trackers, smartphones – CNNPolitics

“Zwiebelfreunde dénonce, de son côté, une perquisition illégale, arguant que la police allemande a saisi de très nombreux documents pour lesquels elle n’avait aucun mandat. L’association conteste notamment la saisie de documents papiers, abrités dans un coffre-fort et contenant « des informations particulièrement sensibles, dont l’identité de donneurs et d’activistes ayant reçu des remboursements ou des paiements, et une liste de nos membres. »
La saisie de ces documents est particulièrement problématique pour un projet en particulier : le système d’exploitation ultrasécurisé Tails. Ce logiciel, utilisé par des lanceurs d’alerte, des journalistes et des militants des droits de l’homme un peu partout dans le monde, est développé et maintenu par une communauté de développeurs largement anonyme, pour éviter de faire l’objet de pressions. Les documents saisis peuvent révéler l’identité de certains d’entre eux”.

Source : En Allemagne, série de perquisitions chez des défenseurs des libertés numériques

Security Checkup shows all third-party apps that have access to you data

“Transparency and control have always been core data privacy principles, and we’re constantly working to ensure these principles are reflected in our products.Before a non-Google app is able to access your data, we show a permissions screen that clearly shows the types of data the app can access and how it can use that data.We strongly encourage you to review the permissions screen before granting access to any non-Google application”.

Source : Ensuring your security and privacy within Gmail

“Capabilities developed in some of the world’s most advanced spy agencies are being traded around the world by hundreds of these types of companies mostly comprised of ex-spooks. Obviously it’s good for them because they get to make money, but around the world we’ve seen surveillance supposed to be used to stop crime instead being targeted against people such as activists and journalists.
This is hardly surprising—authoritarians are on the rise everywhere, surveillance laws are widely inadequate and rule of law itself is being challenged globally.”

Source : The $5 Million Surveillance Car That Hacks iPhones From 500 Meters

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