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If you've followed me a long time, you've seen my transition from a "#linkblogger" (5-15 short hits/day) to an "essay-#blogger" (5-7 articles/week). I'm loving the new mode but returning to linkblogging is also intensely, unexpectedly gratifying:…

1/ A kitchen junk-drawer, full...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:…

My last #linkblogging foray was so great - and my link-backlog is so large - that I'm doing another one.

Link the first: "Siphon," @xkcd's delightful, whimsical "#physics-how-the-fuck-does-it-work" one-shot (visit the link, the tooltip is great):

3/ XKCD #2775: Siphon. Man: 'W...
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全球 #隱私的終結
#歐洲 開始

#歐洲議會 正在辯論一項提案,如果該提案獲得通過,將「對全球隱私造成災難性影響」。

「其賦予可以 #掃描每條訊息、照片、影片甚或 #託管文件,並把結果發送給政府機構。」

該提案(所謂的)旨在阻止虐待兒童材料在網上傳播。但受虐兒童和任何人一樣需要 #隱私 和安全。
#隱私保護技術,如 #端到端加密,讓未成年人和成年人都已經得到可信賴的幫助。

故此人們不需要政府觀察員「以保護兒童的名義」來進行 #審查私人對話,無論是 #人工智能#機器人 還是現場警察。大人不需要,小孩也不需要。

即使不是 #歐盟居民,仍然應該關注這項規定。
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Et une nouvelle analyse particulièrement critique, venant d'un Gus qui est tout sauf le perdreau de l'année, sur le projet de la Commission 🇪🇺 visant à scanner l'ensemble du trafic Internet et correspondance privée #ChatControl #CSAM ⬇️
Ainsi que le Contrôleur Européen de la Protection des Données. Notons également un problème de méthode : toute la discussion s'effectue à huis-clos #ChatControl #CSAM…
Et @ContexteNum nous apprend que 🇩🇪 a exprimé de profondes réserves sur les modalités de mise en oeuvre du dispositif #CSAM, notamment sur le silence imposé aux intermédiaires techniques. #ChatControl
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The classic #trilemma goes: "Fast, cheap or good, pick any two." The #ModeratorsTrilemma goes, "Large, diverse userbase; centralized platforms; don't anger users - pick any two." 1/  A trilemma Venn diagram, showing three ovoids in a triangul
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
The Moderator's Trilemma is introduced in "Moderating the Fediverse: Content Moderation on Distributed Social Media," a superb paper from @ARozenshtein of @UofMNLawSchool, forthcoming in the journal @JournalSpeech, available as a prepub on @SSRN:… 3/
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🧵NEW: Reporting shows continued deceptive messaging of Eliza Bleu, Ella Irwin, and Elon Musk re: CSAM on Twitter.

CSAM "persisted on the platform, including widely circulated material that the authorities consider the easiest to detect and eliminate."
Staff on Twitter responsible for detection/removal of Child Sexual Abuse Material have quit or been fired.

AND ALSO Twitter STOP PAYING FOR DETECTION SOFTWARE that is KEY to its detection and elimination from the platform.
#trafficking #safety
"All the while, people on dark-web forums discuss how Twitter remains a platform where they can EASILY FIND the material while AVOIDING DETECTION, according to transcripts of those forums from an anti-abuse group that monitors.."

Twitter: "It's a good choice for #CSAM" -abusers
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Each one of these companies have suspended their ads on Twitter since @elonmusk Musk bought it & spoke out for freedom of speech.
Please note, despite efforts to remove child sex abuse materials from the platform prior to Elon Musk buying it, these advertisers were there:
American Express
Coca Cola products:
General Mills see brands:…
Johnson & Johnson see products:…
Levi Strauss
Mondelez International see brands:
United Airlines
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🇨🇮 Breaking news from Ireland: @ICCLtweet latest investigation shows no one can be protected by making the internet less secure.

Data supports EDRi’s new position paper, denouncing #CSAR proposal as having naïve faith in tech as a silver bullet.…
2/ In 2020, from all referrals of #CSAM the US NCMEC sent to the Irish police ⚠️ just 20% were actually CSAM & less than 10% were actionable. Nevertheless, the Irish police❗️kept the data on people wrongfully accused.

Check the evidence:…
3/ The proposed #CSAR is a fishing exercise. It'd treat all internet users in the EU as potential child sexual abuse perpetrators. Guilty until proven otherwise.🤷‍♀️

➡️EDRi publishes today its #CSAM position:…
#StopScanningMe #ChatControl 👏@ellajakubowska1
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Today (now) LIBE Group in the EU Parliament will debate a proposed law which will require total surveillance of ALL online communications and messenger services of ALL EU persons.

#privacy #childrape #surveillance #ethics #law #trust #confidentiality
As a survivor of child sexual and physical abuse, I would never have had the confidence to tell my story if I didn’t have access to confidential communications channels.
It took 25 years for the Police to finally investigate and prosecute my case, leading to multiple convictions for sexual assaults against myself and 27 other boys at my boarding school.
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After quite a few months working on the #CSAM proposal, and as the EC's consultation is due to finishing today at midnight, here are my (very personal) thoughts on a draft text that comes from a good place, but could have disastrous consequences : a thread 👇
First and foremost : we are in dire need of action against the systemic sexual abuse of children (CSA). The refit of the 2011 directive is more than urgent, and cooperation between intermediaries, NGOs and Law Enforcement Authorities is needed. No question about that.
However, what I fail to comprehend is how a text supposed to "fight and prevent" CSA will achieve preventing and fighting it without any ambitious measure when it comes to
a) scientific research on the topic
b) real, IRL prevention policies
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Mark's toddler had a painful, swollen penis; the nurse asked him to email a picture for a telemedicine consultation. Gmail automatically detected the picture of a child's penis and contacte the SFPD, accusing Mark of molesting his son.… 1/ A desk with an open laptop ...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Mark and his wife took several pictures of their son's penis, including one that contained Mark's hand. The child had a bacterial infection, which was quickly alleviated with antibiotics that the doctor prescribed via telemedicine. 3/
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🧵New investigation into e-commerce giant We uncovered a huge range of child sex abuse dolls including replica toddler girls marketed for men's sexual purposes on @madeinchina_b2b
#madeinchinaDOTCOM #MICchildsexabusedolls #ecommerce #endsexploitation Image
We found numerous listings for the replica female children designed with penetrable orifices for men's simulation of child rape. @madeinchina_b2b #madeinchina #MICchildsexabusedolls #ecommerce #EndSexploitation #CSAM #CEM #EndSexploitation #b2b #ecommerce Image
The products are listed with descriptors including 'young', 'child', 'girl', 'flat chest', 'real' and 'loli'.

The number of penetrable 'holes' - mouth, vagina + anal orifices - is usually listed.

@madeinchina_b2b #MICchildsexabusedolls Image
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Today the European Commission will publish a proposal for a new law which will make the interception, analysis and monitoring of *ALL* digital communications (messengers, forums, direct messages etc.) mandatory.

#privacy #humanrights #chatcontrol #surveillance #dignity #csam
Let me be clear - this is ILLEGAL under EU Treaties and Case Law under the principles of proportionality and necessity. This new law will turn the EU into a surveillance state.

#privacy #humanrights #chatcontrol #surveillance #dignity #csam #childsexualabuse
500 million citizens will be subjected to complete blanket surveillance - the impact on privacy will be profound. Everything we have fought for since 1949 - our values, our principles, our democracy and our human rights, will be undone with the scratch of a pen.
#privacy #csam
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Well, this is some interesting reading for the afternoon.…
"We want a backdoor, but we don't want just *anyone* to be able to use it. Only us good guys."
May be of interest to, oh, I dunno, @alexhern @jamesrbuk @tim @lorenzofb @josephfcox @MikeIsaac
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L'enfers est pavé de bonnes intentions : un projet de la Commission ambitionne d'imposer aux intermédiaires techniques (hébergeurs & fournisseurs) de scanner ce qui relevait jusqu'à présent de la correspondance privée pour lutter contre l'exploitation sexuelle des mineurs ⬇️
Sur un sujet aux implications techniques majeures (car en corollaire une demande d'affaiblissement du chiffrement), la moindre des choses serait d'avoir un débat éclairé au niveau parlementaire. A date le secret des correspondances est constitutionnellement garanti ⬇️ Image
Et c'est loin d'être anodin, car figure toi Twitter que l'interdiction pour l'opérateur de messagerie (à l'époque postale, mais étendu par la suite au télégraphe, puis téléphone, télex, minitel, Internet…) de connaitre du contenu de ce qu'il achemine date de la Révolution. Image
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Wie geht's weiter mit der #Chatkontrolle? Ein 🧵 zu den #CSAM-Scan-Plänen der @eu_comission und unserer Unterschriftenaktion gegen die anlasslose Überwachung unserer Chatnachrichten. (1/11)…
Auch nach dem #Leak eines Prüfberichts für die EU-Kommission ist unklar, was genau sie im Schilde führt. Mehrmals verschobene Veröffentlichung (derzeit: 27.04., ggf. später) zeigt, dass am Entwurf noch geschraubt wird.…
Wir rechnen damit, dass die #Verschlüsselung privater Chatnachrichten ausgehebelt werden soll, indem Apps verpflichtend alle Nachrichten nach verdächtigen Inhalten durchsuchen müssen, bevor diese versendet werden. Ob außer Messengern auch weitere Dienste ... (3/11)
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Apple's on-your-iPhone #CSAM scanning — using your phone's resources to check whether you're a paedophile — is illiberal, misconceived, and dangerously architected. WORSE: they tie the hands even of those who they claim will vouch for Apple's honesty…
Apple's "Appeal to Code Inspection" as a solution for trusting their #CSAM photo scanning is… a fig leaf. It's a PR spin meant to obscure something dirty — if they were serious, why not Open-Source iPhoto with reproducible builds? — but worse it ACTUALLY detracts from the issue. Image
The ACTUAL issue is that "what happens on your iPhone no longer stays on your iPhone"; that promise is broken, and the privacy of your phone will be in constant tension with the iCloud team's ongoing attempts to coerce you to use, and pay for, locked-in cloud storage.
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Why is #Apple getting so much heat over its new Child Protection Mesures?

They are well-intentioned, present no risk to anyone who doesn't store child abuse material on their devices, and, frankly, there's nothing new here

#CSAM #Privacy @WiserIn10…
Collectively known as #CSAM (child sexual abuse material), #Apple are not the first in #BigTech to use #technology to surveil its users for this
#Facebook has been using #algorithms to detect child abuse images since at least 2018 (which the CEO of Facebook-owned #WhatsApp seemed to have forgotten when he launched an outraged #Twitter tirade at Apple's new measures last week)
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Here's an important thread on a situation that is threatening the lives and well-being of children globally if allowed to continue to it's conclusion. Bear with me -it's complicated but there are things you can do to help at the end.
#childabuse #Privacy #Law #ICT #cybersecurity
companies exist to make profit for their shareholders and in a low-regulation environment it's sometimes hard for them to justify expenditure to deal with the dark-side of the human condition because it is the antithesis of line one of this tweet.
Thousands of men and women work in hard #moderation, #lawenforcement and #networkadmin so you are not exposed to this #darkside of humans amplified by the internet.
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.@DailyMail, don't use terms like #paedohpile. There are people with paedophilic disorder, & not all abuse children. Help is available, but stigmatizing people makes it less likely they will get help & can increase the risk to children.
Report responsibly.…
Yes it's #paedophile, thank you @SandraSilguero for noticing. There are several reasons why using "paedophile" as a synonym for child sexual abuse offenders, or people who sexually exploit children, is problematic & counterproductive when fighting the crime.
1. It is inaccurate. Although people who commit #ChildSexualAbuse are sometimes #paedophiles, those with a paedophilic disorder have a sustained primary or exclusive sexual interest in pre-pubescent children. i.e. those who abuse teenagers are not necessarily paedophiles.
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