Canada’s national archives website deletes page on Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John Macdonald
"Deleting uncomfortable history."
Chatcontrol: European Parliament approves mass surveillance of private communications
"Today, the European Parliament approved the ePrivacy Derogation, allowing providers of e-mail and messaging services to automatically search all personal messages of each citizen for presumed suspect content and report suspected cases to the police. The European Pirates Delegation in the Greens/EFA"
How much does your car know about you — and who else can get their hands on your data?
"Our cars collect a vast amount of personal data. A cybersecurity expert at Privacy4Cars explains data privacy and security risks."
NHS staff denied access to COVID data collected by Big Data company Palantir
Google starts adding "no reliable sources" tag to some search engine results
"Adding labels to search results."
Facebook and its advertisers are 'panicking' as the majority of iPhone users opt out of tracking
"With iOS 14.5 released to the public earlier this year, iPhone and iPad users now have the ability to easily opt out of cross-site and cross-app tracking and targeting. New data from analytics firm Branch indicates that just 25% of users are opting in to tracking, which is causing panic in the advertising industry. As […]"
You make a privacy-first service → You get banned on Google
"Yet another sad story of how big companies kill small ones because of poor processes."
Ending Anonymity: Why the WEF’s Partnership Against Cybercrime Threatens the Future of Privacy
"With many focusing on tomorrow’s Cyber Polygon exercise, less attention has been paid to the WEF’s real ambitions in cybersecurity..."
Trouble Ahead: Kaseya Attack Shows Payout Demands and Ransomware Attacks are Increasing - Many Industries Remain at Risk | RestorePrivacy
"The REvil cybergang has officially taken credit for the Kaseya ransomware attack and is demanding a $70 million payout. While this would appear to be the largest payout ever, we see payout demands continuing to increase, along with the frequency of attacks. We examine how many different industries remain vulnerable to further exploits and the …"
Federal Watchdog Finds Lots Of Facial Recognition Use By Gov't Agencies, Very Little Internal Oversight
"Facial recognition tech remains controversial, given its tendency to produce false positives and send cops after the wrong people. Private companies offering even sketchier tech than what's already in use (looking at you, Clearview) have made..."