Weekly Exploration Update • 8

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Welcome to the Weekly Exploration Update, a roundup of the privacy-related content I’ve come across over the past 7 days. / Benvenutu al Weekly Exploration Update, una raccolta dei contenuti relativi alla privacy che ho incontrato negli ultimi 7 giorni.

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📰 Articles

Why Democracy Needs Privacy

Carissa Véliz – Boston Review

Encryption Has Never Been More Essential—or Threatened

Will Cathcart (Head of WhatsApp) – WIRED

‘Coded Bias’ Is the Most Important Film About AI You Can Watch Today

Janus Rose – Motherboard/VICE

Italian prosecutors secretly recorded human rights lawyers

Lorenzo Tondo – The Guardian

Tool checks phone numbers from Facebook data breach


Facebook Leaked the Data of 533 Million Users and Didn’t Tell Anyone

Karl Bode – Motherboard/VICE

Facebook Says It’s Your Fault That Hackers Got Half a Billion User Phone Numbers

David Gilbert – Motherboard/VICE

What Really Caused Facebook’s 500M-User Data Leak?

Lily Hay Newman – WIRED

Facebook data leak now under EU data regulator investigation

Sergiu Gatlan – Bleeping Computer

Data from 500M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale Online

Elizabeth Montalbano – Threatpost

How to protect your privacy while signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine online

Violet Blue – Popular Science

With vaccine passports on the horizon, pushback — reasonable and otherwise — grows

Jack Morse – Mashable

Cuomo’s Covid-19 Vaccine Passport Leaves Users Clueless About Privacy

Sam Biddle – The Intercept

Proctorio Is Using Racist Algorithms to Detect Faces

Todd Feathers – Motherboard/VICE

Sci-fi surveillance: Europe’s secretive push into biometric technology

(Dec 2020) Zach Campbell, Caitlin L Chandler, Chris Jones – The Guardian

A secretive Home Office unit has hoarded data on millions of people

Samuel Woodhams – Wired UK

Congress Says Foreign Intel Services Could Abuse Ad Networks for Spying

Joseph Cox – Motherboard/VICE

Customs and Border Protection Paid $700,000 to Encrypted App Wickr

Joseph Cox – Motherboard/VICE

Your ‘smart home’ is watching – and possibly sharing your data with the police

Albert Fox Cahn, Justin Sherman – The Guardian

European Commission, other EU orgs recently hit by cyber-attack

Sergiu Gatlan – Bleeping Computer

📄 Blog posts

Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?

Brian Krebs – Krebs on Security

Has Facebook leaked your phone number?

Pieter Arntz – Malwarebytes

The Facebook Phone Numbers Are Now Searchable in Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions About Your Privacy

Cory Doctorow – Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Millions of Chrome users quietly added to Google’s FLoC pilot

David Ruiz – Malwarebytes

Am I FLoCed? A New Site to Test Google’s Invasive Experiment

Andrés Arrieta – Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Use the DuckDuckGo Extension to Block FLoC, Google’s New Tracking Method in Chrome


TunnelBear Tales: Sarah Aoun

Sarah Aoun – TunnelBear

🎧 Podcasts

Half a billion Facebook users were hacked. Should we care about yet another data breach?

Cory Doctorow – Press Play with Madeleine Brand

📺 Videos

Life under constant surveillance

Coda Story

You Are Offline

Sandhya Kumar – India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)

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📰 Articoli

Come sono finite mille telecamere della cinese Hikvision nelle procure di tutta Italia

Raffaele Angius, Luca Zorloni – Wired Italia

Conte e la videosorveglianza cinese a Palazzo Chigi

Giulia Pompili – Il Foglio

Giornalisti intercettati: la polvere sotto il tappeto di quell’accordo indicibile

Luca Rinaldi – IrpiMedia

Colpo di stato digitale

Shoshana Zuboff – The New York Times / Internazionale

📄 Post di blog

Violazione dati Facebook, come proteggersi

Privacy Network

🗞 Comunicati stampa

Furto di dati da Facebook: il Garante chiede al social network di adottare misure per limitare i rischi e avverte che l’utilizzo dei dati provenienti dalla violazione è illecito. Utenti invitati a prestare particolare attenzione a possibili anomalie sui propri cellulari

Garante per la protezione dei dati personali

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