Weekly Exploration Update • 11

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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

It’s once again time to update your iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch as soon as possible

Mitchell Clark – The Verge

Apple Is Having a Really Bad Time With iPhone Security Bugs This Year

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai – Motherboard

It turns out no one wants to be tracked all across their iPhones by Facebook (or anyone else)

Joshua Benton – Nieman Lab

NHS Covid jab booking site leaks people’s vaccine status

Alex Hern – The Guardian

Your Car Is Spying on You, and a CBP Contract Shows the Risks

Sam Biddle – The Intercept

Your Old Phone Number Can Be Used to Hack You, Study Finds

Karl Bode – Motherboard

Apple’s AirTag trackers made it frighteningly easy to ‘stalk’ me in a test

Geoffrey A. Fowler – The Washington Post

WhatsApp to restrict features if you refuse Facebook data sharing

Sergiu Gatlan – Bleeping Computer

Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens, Activists Say

Sidney Fussell – WIRED

How Big Pharma Finds Sick Users on Facebook

Colin Lecher – The Markup

Google Play Store to add privacy information for all Android apps

Sergiu Gatlan – Bleeping Computer

How to Get the Most Out of 1Password

Thorin Klosowski – Wirecutter

Over 180 Musicians Protest Spotify’s Speech Monitoring Patent in Open Letter

Evan Minsker – Pitchfork

Facebook and Signal are fighting over an ad campaign. Here’s why

Sam Shead – CNBC

Tesla Car Hacked Remotely From Drone via Zero-Click Exploit

Eduard Kovacs – SecurityWeek

Google Wants to Make Everyone Use Two Factor Authentication

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai – Motherboard

EU’s new artificial intelligence law risks enabling Orwellian surveillance states

Sarah Chander – Euronews

EU outlines wide-ranging AI regulation, but leaves the door open for police surveillance

James Vincent – The Verge

Biden team may partner with private firms to monitor extremist chatter online

Zachary Cohen, Katie Bo Williams – CNN

Document Shows Cops Flew Spy Plane to Monitor Civil Rights News Conference

Joseph Cox – Motherboard

Op-Ed: End the City’s ShotSpotter Contract

Freddy Martinez – South Side Weekly

Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

Andy Greenberg – WIRED

‘When the internet goes down the night raids start’: Inside the deadly phenomenon of web shutdowns

(From Feb 2021) Roland Oliphant, Thompson Chau, Samaan Lateef – The Telegraph

📄 Blog posts

Reclaim Your Face – A European Citizens Initiative to ban biometric mass surveillance


Initial wins in Italy just two months after the launch of Reclaim Your Face

European Digital Rights (EDRi)

France’s highest court validates mass surveillance in the long term

European Digital Rights (EDRi)

EU Parliament adopts the Covid Pass: risks for data protection and new forms of discrimination

Epicenter.works – EDRi

Buy a phone, get a tracker: unauthorized tracking code illegally installed on Android phones


Apple Vs Epic: the stakes are higher than you think

Apple Censorship

📺 Videos

Biometric mass surveillance in the EU

European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Facebook and Apple Battle Over Privacy

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

EFF30 Fireside Chat: Surveillance, with Edward Snowden

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

#CodedBias x #BanTheScan: Facial Recognition IRL

Shalini Kantayya, Matt Mahmoudi – Amnesty International

An Intersectional Lens on Data Rights & Social Justice

Shalini Kantayya – Aditi Mayer

Whistleblowers: Plenary Panel with Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden, moderated by Amy Goodman

Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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📰 Articoli

Gli algoritmi stanno trasformando il welfare in una distopia

Riccardo Coluccini – Blasting News/Irpi Media

📄 Post di blog

Legge sicurezza globale francese, a rischio privacy e diritti

Leila Belhadj Mohamed – Privacy Network

📺 Video

Certificazione verde Covid, audizione del Presidente del Garante per la protezione dei dati personali Pasquale Stanzione

Camera dei deputati

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