Noteworthy Information
How Many Ads And Trackers Does ONE Page Load?

Some Banking Websites Have Third Party Trackers on Login Pages. Just like the danger of malicious code slipping into ads on mainstream sites, the presence of third party javascript trackers on the login page of the bank means there are increased risk of privacy compromise or worse.

A Slack’s Engineer System to Using Slack Efficiently

How to customize Slack so you get the notifications you need — when you need to get them

The Organiser's Activity Book

The Organiser’s Activity Book is a self-learning resource from Tactical Tech’s Data and Activism project. The book is a collection of playful exercises for organisers within civil society who work with the personal data of human rights defenders, investigators, campaigners, and others who are taking part in social or political action.

Common Endpoints for Personal Data Stores

I'd like to publicly announce a new initiative that was initially started at the MyData 2019 conference: Common Endpoints for Personal data Stores (CEPS). Together with @salmanff and @Dixon we created a document for Personal Data Store (PDS) providers and App developers that will allow interoperability between PDS and using Apps across different PDS.

Off-Facebook Activity

Off-Facebook activity includes information that businesses and organizations share with us about your interactions with them, such as visiting their apps or websites. Paul-Olivier fought for 4 years to make Facebook implement this feature - read more here.

Meetup Usage

Currently, the MyData Global Meetup account has 12 groups with 1,144 members and held 46 events in 2019. The overall cost for this was EUR 1,317. Costwise this is not much but there is a discussion to switch to alternatives (allevents.in, eventbrite.com, or attending.io) because of low attendance despite high sign-ups. It is planned to take a decision in the next Community call on Wed Dec 18, 2019.

It’s Time to Start Talking About Co-managed Data

As we reach the end of another decade, I've been reflecting on the changes over the last ten years in my areas of interest - customer management as my day job, and personal data management for individuals as my hobby horse.

The Best Privacy-Friendly Apps For iPhones & iPads

A recommendation of privacy-friendly apps for use with iPhones and iPads.

De-google-ify Internet - List of alternatives

The whole web is occupied by centralized services… Well… not entirely. One small village of indomitable Free Software lovers still holds out against the invaders.

VRM Development Work

A comprehensive list of Vendor Relationship Management tools - albeit it probably needs some pruning as some are no longer active.

Apple iOS 13: Is Facebook And Google’s Worst Nightmare Coming True?

Apple's updated operating system will now show you how often your location has been recorded and by which apps. It will do this proactively via a pop up, which shows a map of where you have been tracked, including the option to allow or limit it.

10 Best Secure Email Services to Project Your Privacy

Don't want your email service providers snooping on your emails? Here are the most secure email services that ensure your data remain private.

Blue Book: Privacy Design Strategies

We want to determine by ourselves which personal details we share with others, and how they are used. We don’t want everyone to know what we do or think. We don’t want our boss to know what we discuss with our friends. We don’t want our personal information to be misinterprete doutside the original context. In other words, we want some privacy please.

What happened to Hadoop

For nearly a decade, Hadoop was the poster child for “big data.” But something happened within the big data world to erode Hadoop’s foundation of a distributed file system (HDFS) coupled with a compute engine for running MapReduce (the original Hadoop programming model) jobs. Well, many things happened - read more here.


Questions Asked
How to transform terms and conditions into something readable?

Is there any service provider that can transform terms and conditions into something readable for someone who is not a lawyer, or someone who knows about laws. My idea is that if I am going to sign terms and conditions or a privacy policy I would pay happily a service that can translate this into bullet points before I agree.
Various people already provided answers and suggested tools to achieve this.

Would it be beneficial to the MyData community to develop a Collaborative Documentation Site?

After reading this article from the NY Times Sille asked: Although using GDocs or not, is a totally separate question, while we still do… would it be beneficial to the MyData community to develop something similar for us based on the Library source?


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