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#Google knows where you live, work and your ‘secret interests’, new ‘Shadow Profile’ report says

Google has been accused of spying on millions of Aussies by building profiles containing “intimate lifestyle details” including our “secret interests”.

#gafam #privacy

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There's a difference between "the privacy we think we have when we’re in public and the privacy we actually have."

Prof. @Klonick demonstrated this by asking students to use info they overheard in public to find people online. The results shocked them.

Stage 3B power grid loadshedding in certain parts of City of Cape Town.

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Any country's attempt to tackle disinformation must carefully avoid undercutting the deep connection between democracy and free expression.

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Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would significantly weaken important free speech protections for its residents.

KB4489899 basically unrekt'ed KB448288. Immediate difference in Gaming after restart.

@leon_allen Another law to plug the holes in human psychology. Banning weapons is no solution.

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No, Facebook, no!

Promising to open a data center in Canada does not mean you can negotiate an exemption from their data protection laws.

Privacy is a human right, not a bargaining chip.

Not a single president on this planet plays SimCity.

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@jackbaty you'd be astonished after installing W10Privacy. 10 got more telemetry than a space shuttle.

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Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation

A federal grand jury is looking at partnerships that gave major tech companies broad access to Facebook users’ information.

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Why are Europeans turning out in force for street protests on March 23 over something as obscure as the #CopyrightDirective?

It will fundamentally reshape the Internet.

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