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10 Best Secure Email Services to Project Your Privacy  show on Slack
John W.

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

SMART CITY: Privacy (Video: 1:16min)  show on Slack
John W.

Google's sister company Sidewalk is proposing a large urban development project in Toronto - without any prior development experience. Privacy, privatization and governance concerns are worrying residents and government alike, despite a massive two-year lobbying campaign by Google. Ambiguous language in the proposal suggests that public spaces may not be so public, and that some of the most valuable land in North America may be handed over at a discount to one of the world's richest companies.

Blue Book: Privacy Design Strategies  show on Slack
John W.

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.

'Digital' becomes a top priority for the EU Commission  show on Slack
John W.

Today, President-elect of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, revealed the list of nominated commissioners who will constitute the new College of Commissioners of the European Union for the next five years. The least we can say is that she has set the bar very high when it comes to regulating the digital economy. None less than three commissioners have been tasked with overseeing the digital economy within the European Union: Margrethe Vestager (digital watchdog), Didier Reynders (data protection commissioner), and Sylvie Goulard (promoter of the Digital Single Market)

2019 Privacy Tech Vendor Report  show on Slack
John W.

The privacy tech vendor market continues to mature as more organizations around the world adopt products and services that help automate and streamline necessary functions for the privacy office and enterprise as a whole.

Information gerrymandering in social networks skews collective decision-making  show on Slack
John W.

An analysis shows that information flow between individuals in a social network can be ‘gerrymandered’ to skew perceptions of how others in the community will vote — which can alter the outcomes of elections.

The Algorithmic Colonization of Africa  show on Slack
John W.

Startups are importing and imposing AI systems founded on individualistic and capitalist drives. “Mining” people for data is reminiscent of the colonizer attitude that declares humans as raw material.

App attempts a rare trick in China: Online Privacy  show on Slack
John W.

In a country where privacy protections are considered weak and anything-goes data collection has become the norm, Chinese tech entrepreneur Yang Geng stands out. His service, LeakZero, helps people surf the web anonymously, protect passwords and send encrypted messages. By design, he can’t find out the names of the app’s users or even know how many there are. It doesn’t have a so-called ‘back door.’

Privacy matters because it empowers us all  show on Slack
John W.

Don’t just give away your privacy to the likes of Google and Facebook – protect it, or you disempower us all.

Deconstructing Google’s excuses on tracking protection  show on Slack
John W.

It is disappointing—but regrettably unsurprising—that the Chrome team is cloaking Google’s business priorities in disingenuous technical arguments.

Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice  show on Slack
John W.

Uber and Airbnb signify new ways of working and doing business by facilitating direct access to providers through new digitalised platforms. The gig economy is also beginning to percolate into legal practice through what is colloquially known as NewLaw.

The New Wilderness  show on Slack
John W.

The need to regulate online privacy is a truth so universally acknowledged that even Facebook and Google have joined the chorus of voices crying for change.


Questions Asked
Wanted: Policy Advisor!  show on Slack
John W.

EDRi's Brussels office is looking for a Policy Advisor to support the Policy Team on issues such as platform regulation, cross-border access to data, privacy, data retention, Artificial Intelligence (AI), copyright and data protection.


Tools
Superhuman
John W.

Email management app Superhuman uses a pixel tracker, turned on by default, to gather info on recipients without their knowledge.

Kolide
John W.
Utopia
John W.

Beta testers have the unique opportunity to directly impact the development of the Utopia P2P Project by improving its operation, expanding its usability and increasing its functionality, all while earning rewards and enjoying yourself!