Jitsi for the win

Everybody seems to make video calls all the time these days. The usage of Zoom has skyrocketed and so have the privacy issues with this videoconferencing app. As alternative we recommend Jitsi. It’s open source (yay!), it uses a good level of encryption (yay!) and you can install it on your own server (yay!). And […]

Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By The Justice Department, ICE, And The FBI

Clearview’s facial recognition AI is not only used by law enforcement; there is a large number of private companies that have Clearview accounts, like Kohl’s and Walmart and banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. While most of these companies have no formal contracts with Clearview and appear to have used Clearview’s software on […]

The Fantasy of Opting Out | The MIT Press Reader

In a world where the cost of opting out is getting constantly higher, the pressure of not to opt out is mounting. Almost every platform tells users that by opting out from cookies, link and click tracking, personal information, etc. they won’t be able to fully benefit from the platform (services). Some platforms even go […]

Credit card privacy matters: Apple Card vs. Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa – The Washington Post

It started with a banana. Chilling article on how your personal data is collected, cross-referenced and used for all kind of purposes. However, recent data scandals were eye-opening to a broader public and people are starting to take notice how privacy affects our daily lives in often unforeseen ways. Therefore businesses should pay close attention, […]

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings | The Guardian

Apple has positioned itself as company that respects the privacy of their users. However, as The Guardian reports, Apple’s contractors have access to a certain percentage of all Siri-recordings. They regularly listen to confidential conversations of users, like drug deals, discussions about medical details and to even people having sex. Source: Apple contractors ‘regularly hear […]