Edward Snowden: “The problem isn’t #Data protection, it’s #Data collection.” Let’s consider Digital Personhood instead of Digital Identity. That is, no #Data sharing, just humanness and uniqueness proof.

Edward Snowden: “The problem isn’t data protection, it’s data collection.” Let’s consider Digital Personhood instead of Digital Identity. That is, no data sharing, just humanness and uniqueness proof. They often tell us that weneed to share our personal data for mere bot protection. Why should we when it is enough to know that there is a real person behind an account and that this person does not have multiple accounts? Try out validating and growing your own digital personhood based on the Proof-оf-Person blockchain. https://medium.com/idena/digital-personhood-as-an-alternative-to-digital-identity-stop-sharing-your-personal-data-251384e66342 submitted by /u/idena-network to r/privacy…

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Baseless conspiracy theories should be kept at check otherwise people will never take #Privacy seriously

Baseless conspiracy theories should be kept at check otherwise people will never take privacy seriously It has come to my notice that nowadays, a large number of people are spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories in many forum, social media and boards. The recent rise of anti-intellectualism (flat earth, anti-vax) is already very dangerous for the society but now it seems this crowd has also invaded the technology sphere rampantly. A guy recently argued that Wireshark is closed source and that all the NSA secret packets are ignored by the software.…

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VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and ACLU of Massachusetts, on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S.…

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New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers

New Home “Amazon Experience Centers” Are Really Amazon Home Surveillance Centers By MassPrivateI For those of you who miss the good old days when government spies used to bug people’s homes, I give you “Amazon Experience Centers”: new homes pre-equipped with a mind-boggling array of listening devices. Amazon’s ‘Experience Centers’ tagline, “Try smart home devices in person and see how Amazon can simplify your everyday” is less about simplification and more about home surveillance. As NPR notes, builders like Lennar Homes have pre-installed Amazon smart devices in at least 45,000 new…

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DHS Expects To Have The Biometrics Data of 259 Million People by 2022

DHS Expects To Have The Biometrics Data of 259 Million People by 2022 By Mac Slavo The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to have face, fingerprint, and iris scans of at least 259 million people in its biometrics database by 2022. Is there any way to escape the mass surveillance and tracking that George Orwell warned us all about in his iconic book, 1984? The Orwellian police state is upon us, but don’t expect it to improve at all.  In fact, as George Orwell said: “If you want…

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