I just signed a petition calling on #Google to shutdown their location data collection. Will you join me?
ICYMI: Through design antipatterns #Facebook asked new users to hand over email passwords. 1,500,000 people did. Then they mapped each user's list of email contacts to build a profiles of connections.
Many public transport systems are setting up gamification traps to lure passengers into being monitored more. (via RMS)
They're all available through mobile web clients just fine, and only get your location (only) when you're using it for what you need to do. #tracking
With Fennec (Firefox) on Android you can even install a handy icon on your launcher screen to tap.
What other #Android apps can be replaced by mobile web experiences?
"NBC has obtained THOUSANDS of pages of leaked internal documents show that Facebook wasn’t just spitballing about selling access to user data - the plans had buy-in among Zuck, Sandberg and were pitched to the board of directors"
"If we do not fix our breaking world — and that must be our priority — technology will likely only hasten the demise of the human race. The context cannot be solved by technology alone; governments must take action. But most existing governments are equally incapable of sorting this out."
When browsers are made by advertising companies:
"With privacy and online tracking being such a large problem and major concern for many users, you would think that browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy."
"Society’s technology genius is not lacking, its moral genius is. Trust in Big Tech is eroding rapidly. No Big Tech company has core values that help our digital rights."
Despite recent attempts by certain loudmouths at labeling me a neo-liberal supporter of #SurveillanceCapitalism, our day to day real work on #ResponsibleData use & protection for #Humanitarian & #InternationalDevelopment work continues. Here's a preview of more to come this year.
Just published: the #responsibledata community have written an open letter to WFP about their partnership with Palantir, and more broadly, about humanitarian-private sector collaboration:
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