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.@instagram thread: unique feature. After dealing w my son getting attacked through fake account, we started looking at past likes. Once you start removing past likes, Instagram will block you from being able to access "this feature" Overlooked #privacy #cybersecurity problem
If someone, say a celebrity with a blue check marked got attacked on Instagram, and tried to protect their privacy by deleting past likes on other people's posts, but instead got "temporarily suspended" what would the out cry be? My insta is private, not a blue check. So silence.
But. This seems an inherently poorly thought out UI/UX feature. It is clearly a feature, not a bug. Instagram wrote their algos to prevent people from securing their accounts by not allowing them to unlike past actions.
Seems to me this should be huge thing for privacy lawyers
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Thread: A new report from @PrivacyInt raises serious privacy concerns about the app @TrueCaller, which presents concrete risks for people in vulnerable situations, including journalists and human rights defenders: ow.ly/d44W50urXJD #Privacy #SafetyofJournalists
.@TrueCaller is especially popular in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. It enables its users to filter unwanted calls by identifying the number calling them from its database. Users can tag their contacts, adding them to TrueCaller’s database, under the name entered by the user.
However, as @PrivacyInt reports, the implications for people who end up in @TrueCaller's database raise worrying #privacy and #SafetyOfJournalists concerns. They examine the story of Chloe, an investigative journalist working for an international broadcast service.
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Europe now has arguably the world’s toughest #privacy rules. But a year in, Big Tech has been the major winner — and lobbying worldwide has framed Europe’s rules are overly cumbersome politi.co/2HugJs5 w/ @laurenscerulus & @StevenOverly

<<cue Twitter rant>>
So let’s start w/ the good news. One year in, 150k privacy complaints have been made under Europe’s #privacy rules, a marked increase vs previous years. But (and it’s a big but) very few companies have been fined, most notably @google in France w/ its €50m penalty
That doesn’t mean fines = success. It’s fair to say that companies now take data protection more seriously, and that national EU regulators *are* building cases against potential abuse.
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@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 1. The bigger picture: Most of the #US #Tech-tools you use have or build-in #spyware or can easily be #hacked - #Windows has backdoors, which can be used to access your system, your #iPhone (#spyphone) can be hacked with just bluetooth (giving away location, address-book, calls).
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 2. Your #laptop has backdoors giving access to #camera & voice (and do you use #fingerprint-recognition? One more personal #data-set). Your #SmartTV has a backdoor & camera & #voicerecognition. Do you use #Alexa? Real people listen to your conversations!
#Privacy #Security
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 3. #Assange called #Facebook "the wet dream of the #CIA": Rightly so - Used #facialrecognition without your consent, gives full access to #apps to all your personal information & some #SocialMedia give #NSA-access to servers.
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Some of you might be aware; I have been on a 4 year quest to build a smarthome. I am using and sometimes hacking existing solutions in most cases. I found some glaring lapses of security and privacy. A thread on @Xiaomi/@XiaomiIndia #security #privacy #iot @internetofshit
First up; my favourite robot which keeps my home clean. The Roborock S55 uses SLAM technology with cameras & sensors to generate a model of the house. It cleans really well & it leaks even better as it doesn't use HTTPS to communicate. It misses its home and keeps calling back!
Next up; one of the cheapest smart cameras in the market. The Xiaomi XiaoFang WiFi camera does 1080p video and costs less than Rs. 1200. I have many around the house for security purposes. It is a great oxymoron as its a security device with no security.
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1. #News ~ Anti-Trump London Mayor Sadiq Khan Snubbed By Queen
– NOT Invited to President Trump State Banquet at Buckingham Palace thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/enough…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
#MAGA #WINNING #TRUMP2020 #KAG
2. Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sending a Big Salute Out to All Loving and Caring Mothers! #PATRIOTS

#HappyMothersDay

#HappyMothersDay2019 @FLOTUS #WWG1WGA
#TrumpSupporters #Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump
3. #News ~ The Origins Of The Deep State In North America, Part 2... the “strange partly British/partly American monarchy of the Americas” was exposed for all to see... zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-1…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #TickTock
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A note on #abortions

The woman's right to choose whether or not to terminate her pregnancy is a fundamental substantive due process right drawn from the Bill of Rights that protects the privacy & autonomy of the woman. Any assault on that by special interests or States is a
violation against the Constitution of the United States. #RoeVWade has long been virtually obsolete in the sense that in that case the woman's right to choose was plenary. Meaning, she could have an abortion whenever she wanted during the pregnancy. The Supreme Court has since
created significant boundaries around this right by saying that a woman's right to choose is plenary up until the fetus becomes viable. By viable SCOTUS meant the fetus could be kept alive outside the mother's womb through medical technology. Once the fetus reaches that point,
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#FATF and #EU need to fundamentally rethink their approach to virtual assets/currencies... - mailchi.mp/9c189a620509/f…
A similar line of thinking can be seen at the E-money association, who effectively ask to retract article 7b completely...

@EMoneyAssoc

e-ma.org/emaweb/wp-cont…
And then there is the @ciphertrace response, outlining that checking benificairies and adding information really doesn't make sense...

ciphertrace.com/response-to-fa…
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Che bella la Master of Elusion #amazon che licenzia centinaia di ̷s̷c̷h̷i̷a̷v̷i̷ dipendenti ogni anno nei suoi magazzini in "sottoproduzione" (ossia che sforano al ribasso la rigida metrica stabilita da precisi algoritmi di Artificial Intelligence AI).

theverge.com/2019/4/25/1851…
Poi quando la Master of Elusion #amazon si accorge di un video che le reca un po' di prurito... succede che quel video, dopo anni di fiera militanza nel canale Tu(mi)Tu(r)bi dell'Unità, decide per partito preso di emigrare all'estero.

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#BOYCOTTS: Your Quick-Start Guide buff.ly/2JGy9B0

( $BCE shareholders & #Advertisers partnering with #Bell media )
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TARGET #ADVERTISERS who fund & support #business practices of #Bell Canada #BCE #Telecom #CRTC #elxn43 #partnerships #competition BOYCOTTS are a tool for holding a company accountable for actions against workers, consumers, communities, minorities, animals or the environment. It is marketplace democracy in action. Consumers voting with their money for social and economic change. (BELL MEDIA LOGO) - Lack of public accountability, no adherence to regulations, unfair business practice. WARNING TO ADVERTISERS
Which #Business (paying #Bell Media through #Advertisements on #CTV),
do you think Canadians should #Boycott first?

Here are three that #advertise daily with #Bell_Media
Rewarding $BCE Shares by unethical business practices?
Bell answers to none of their customers. #CHANGE Partnerships and Advertisers that are willing to share their reputation with Bell Canada KIA Canada, JEEP, BluenoseRV Center Bridgewater NS and more
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Do not. Do not. DO. NOT. agree to a facial recognition scan at any airport in the United States or Europe. It is a violation of privacy laws in the US and no law in the EEA requires you to. Do NOT just listen to the @TSA, @Delta, @JetBlue, etc agent telling you to.

#privacy
1/
They will not tell you it's optional. They will not tell you it's against existing privacy laws. They will not tell you that your face scan is sent to the same US agency that cages thousands of children without charges permanently.

2/
They will not tell you that they have ZERO authority to try to make you. They will not produce a privacy policy on demand. They will not cite a law or policy directive that empowers them to request it. They may offer you a link to a policy buried somewhere no one could find.

3/
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It’s a packed courtroom at Milimani Law Courts as we wait for the #NIIMSCaseDecision We’re hopeful 🤞🏾for a decision that affirms constitutional protections and fundamental rights to #privacy and due process
What’s at stake in the #NIIMSCaseDecision? The right to privacy (including freedom from undue surveillance), due process and public participation in law making, and the rights of marginalized and #stateless communities that have historically not benefited from citizenship
Court is now in session #NIIMSCaseDecision
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Zuckerberg chiede aiuto ai governi: "FB non basta, nuove regole per salvare internet. Dialogo con gli Stati per stabilire regole comuni sui contenuti dannosi, interferenze social sulle elezioni, #privacy degli utenti e portabilità dei dati." #facciatosta

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"Ho passato la maggior parte degli ultimi 2 anni a concentrarmi su problemi come contenuti dannosi, integrità elettorale e privacy. Penso che sia importante definire quali ruoli vogliamo che le aziende e i governi possano giocare nell'affrontare queste sfide". Il senso è chiaro.
«Libertà è la libertà di dire che 2+2 fa 4», pensava Smith. «Non era vero, come sostenevano le cronache, che il Partito aveva inventato gli aeroplani. Lui gli aeroplani se li ricordava fin dalla più remota infanzia, ma non si poteva dimostrare nulla. Non esistevano più le prove».
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Enforcer Roundtable at #ATspring19: @JoeSimonsFTC talking about Tech Task Force. TTF will be looking closely at monopoly maintenance through acquisition, particularly of nascent competitors. #antitrust
Now, @vestager talking about the interaction between fairness and competition. She notes that people can care or not care about politics, but everyone participates in the market. (It's a nice observation. Markets proceed politics.) #ATspring
Rodney Sims (Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) reiterates his concerns about platforms undermining traditional media business models. Seems of two minds if is an antitrust issue. #ATSpring Basically a repeat of yesterday:
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If people are wondering why I keep re-tweeting folks talking about how data-as-property is a bad idea, it’s because I’m currently pretty irate about a bill that was introduced in the Oregon legislature as a “privacy” bill. 1/x
First off, commodifying our rights is a bad and inequitable idea on its face. Rights should be rights, period. They should not be for sale, and we shouldn’t be creating systems where people are given financial incentive to relinquish their rights. 2/x
Second, we don’t NEED to make our data property to protect it. We just need stronger privacy laws. We can create frameworks that give people more control over their data, and that create mechanisms for oversight & enforcement of those rights, without turning it into property. 3/x
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"FEMA Did Not Safeguard Disaster Survivors’ Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information"

Affected: 2.3 million victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and California wildfires in 2017.

What did FEMA release that it wasn't supposed to?
The breach - which is from the Department of Homeland Security -- includes not only personally identifiable information (PII) but also sensitive PII (SPII) which includes financial account info ... 20 unnecessary data fields.
Look, this is not new law: the Privacy Act was first implemented in 1974 (subsequent amendments).

What's new is the level of incompetence demonstrated by the Trump Administration.
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No mention of #Gatineau serving @OC_Transpo buses in post #LRT readiness report? Specifically not in remaining route adjustments summary. Only STO service?
@AllanHubley_23 @AltaVistaWard18 @TimTierney @tm_kavanagh @glengower @cmckenney @JennaSudds @RiverWardRiley
Ready for Rail My Route page has some information but doesn't address peak hour capacity provisions. 85 will have to run a lot to handle all East Ottawa folks transferring at Pimisi. (Western folks seem to have more trips / route options.) #LRT #transit
The #transit fare zone transfer areas for Tunneys, Hurdman and Blair are hard to picture. Pedestrians come at those stations beside bus roadway so... #LRT
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Dear @rssharma3 This is NOT about #Aadhaar, but your data is being leaked by @PayUmoney I just had to enter your email ID to get your stored card. I don't know how you see this. #Privacy #DataProtection

1. Please Delete your stored card from payumoney.com/customer/dashb…
The issue was reported to PayU months back, but the company seems to not understand the issue of tokenized card information exposing last 4 digits as a privacy issue.

netspaceindia.com/warning-payu-u…
This was what @PayUmoney had to say when @jaivardhan88 of @entrackr asked them about it few months back.
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For those who asked, here's a quick recap of my comments from the plenary on 'A #Data Driven World – Can we Ensure #Privacy?' at @OECD #GoingDigital. 1. Innovation is not in opposition to privacy: innovation *in* privacy is a huge opportunity, and a competitive advantage. 1/n
2. Framing and narratives matter. Seeing #data only as an asset (oil, gold, currency, etc) ignores implicit risks. Also seeing it as radioactive (with a half-life), an externality, a ticking time bomb, a liability, etc helps to locate it in a larger ecosystem. 2/n #GoingDigital
3. To a tech hammer, every socioeconomic problem looks like a tech nail. Informational asymmetries and power imbalances require attention to complex structural issues, not just on deployment of one size fits all tech solutions in a box. 3/n #GoingDigital
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In 1989, @timberners_lee submitted a proposal that would change the world.

To celebrate #Web30, for the next 30 hours we're asking everyone to contribute to a crowdsourced timeline of web milestones.

Share your web moments at #Web30 #ForTheWeb: bit.ly/web30timeline
Starting now, Sir @timberners_lee is speaking from @CERN, where it all began. #Web30 #ForTheWeb

📺 Watch the live stream:
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If you're a student of #AI and want to become a force for #good, learn:

- AI #fairness
- AI #privacy
- AI #security
- AI #verification
- AI #adversarial defenses

IMO - most folks still don't know how these fields work

Be the change

(#tutorials in replies 👇)

#100DaysOfMLCode
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Infosec: Nobody listens to security people! 😡

Also infosec: Your password needs to be at least 15 characters long, contain numbers, upper and lowercase letters, and at least 4 special symbols.

Oh, and you can’t write it down.

And you have to change it every 90 days.
For 25 years, we security folks insisted on giving horrible password guidance with absolutely no empirical proof that this guidance would result in better security in the real-world.

In fact, the real-world effects of our password guidance actually led to WORSE security.
Bad password guidance happened because security people focus too much on attackers and not enough on the humans we aim to protect.

If our advice creates an impossible cognitive load for real humans, then we have failed to secure them.

Empathy is just as important as entropy. 💚
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HAPPENING NOW: House Committee on Energy and Commerce (@EnergyCommerce) is holding a hearing on “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Big Data.” Watch here:
energycommerce.house.gov/committee-acti…
.@BrandingBrandi of @colorofchange, testifying to the committee, connects privacy rights to broader civil rights. Threats to privacy disproportionately impact people of color, low-income communities, and other marginalized people.
Personal data, even if it feels innocuous, can become a proxy for protected class or sensitive information. This can be used to discriminate in employment, health, advertising, and marketing practices. #privacy
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1/8: Thread about #privacy.

Say you're at a public event and there's a photo booth where you can have your picture taken and printed + sent to you by e-mail. You don't get more info than that.

Do you (or should you) expect your pictures to be publicly available on the Internet?
2/8: I was at this O'Learys bar with a @PepsiMAX sponsored event where you could see the original @ChampionsLeague trophy. @fotobaren had a photo booth where you could get a free print photo in front of the trophy.
Someone™ failed to inform that anyone could find the pix online.
3/8: When I was asked if I wanted the pic by e-mail I thought "I wonder if they got their #security in order". To keep it short; very easily I could see all 886 pics taken for the event in both Oslo and Bergen.

Do anyone in the pics know this? How long will they stay online?
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