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0/ The #crypto/#blockchain space is starting the week off strong! Many projects continuing to develop at a commendable rate. Let's see what's been going on over the 24 hours or so, shall we? 17 parts to this bad boy, let's do this 👇
1/ 🗳️ @WillWarren89 (CEO, @0xProject) announced an upcoming vote on #ZEIP23 which, if approved, would provide “0x with native support for trading any arbitrary bundle of ERC20/ERC721.” If implemented, ZEIP23 would be 0x's first-ever “hot upgrade.” blog.0xproject.com/zeip-23-trade-…
2/ 🎨 @ColemanSMaher (Partnerships, @OriginProtocol) unveiled the Origin-enabled PeerArt.io, a feeless, peer-to-peer marketplace for #art.

A number of artists signed up at launch, including @TrevorJonesArt, the first Scottish painter to incorporate AR into his work.
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0/ Can you believe we're already 10% through the year!? When you consider all that's transpired in the #crypto/#blockchain so far in 2019, that fact becomes less surprising.

Below, a 17-part thread based on what went down over the past day or so. Helping you stay informed!
1/ 🤝 @AirSwap's [ $AST ] @Crypto_Bobby announced the team's newfound "ability to support fiat on-ramp directly on AirSwap through [their] integration with" @SendWyre.

Fiat<-->#Crypto within users' self-custodied wallet, all whilst using #AirSwap's trading interface!
2/ 🐟 @Ethereum Foundation grantee @LeapDAO - a decentralized adaptive organization delivering layer-two Ethereum scalability as a global public utility - revealed its first public deployment of a Plasma Network! leapdao.org/blog/Plasma-Te…
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1/4 This is huge!! As far as I know, the UE has issued the FIRST Rapid Alert (#RAPEX) for dangerous products that may be related to data protection and #Privacy.
This drive me crazy: the product is a smartwatch for MONITORING KIDS (#ENOX SAFE KID ONE with GSM and GPS integrated)
2/4 Now the #smartwatch must be recalled from end users! The App, the server and the watch has no security in data transmission. The risk is very high due to young users… I hope that this will be notified to #DPA too for #GDPR enforcement.
3/4 I’m very happy to see #dangerous #products withdrawn from the market due to lack of data protection. It is the very first time. I hope that the monitoring system will keep on focusing on data protection. ec.europa.eu/consumers/cons…
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👉outrageous, disgraceful, not surprising as its cut throat business as usual; guarantee @Facebook isn’t the only organization doing what it takes to get ahead #transparency #privacy #SocialMedia #data #hcldr #ThursdayThoughts

techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/fac…
2) 👉@Apple didn’t “know” until the headlines broke & they want to be the “guardian of our health” 🤨 Please 🤯 #transparency #privacy #SocialMedia #data #healthcare #digitaltech #innovation #hcldr
3) 👉targeting children & their #data needs to be recognized as digital trafficking & punishable by law #transparency #privacy #SocialMedia #data #healthcare #digitaltech #innovation #hcldr
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0/ Hot start to the week in the #crypto/#blockchain ecosystem! Successful fundraising rounds. New records set. Several products launched. Below is a 34-part thread on events that took place between Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy!
1/ 🆕 @Guesserio launches today! Built on @AugurProject [ $REP ], the California-based #crypto project promises their release “will fundamentally change the way you participate in Augur prediction markets.”

Invest in the outcome of real-world events at your fingertips!
2/ 🔧 #Ethereum- and #IPFS-powered #blockchain platform for decentralized marketplaces, @OriginProtocol, unveiled its 'Marketplace Creator' tool.

This allows users to construct a decentralized marketplace in just a matter of minutes! medium.com/originprotocol…
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"If you have nothing to hide you are worthless" Shoshana Zuboff #CPDP2019
Should we not gather in resistance against surveillance capitalism which has come to destroy human nature as industrial capitalism did to nature?
@murakamiwood digital is another special fix of capitalism to commodify aspects of human experience until now uncommodified.
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This Data #Privacy Day, it's more important than ever to be privacy conscious, following a barrage of reports showcasing shady company practices, data sharing deals, and many disingenuous “apologies” that show companies do not value your privacy. <thread> eff.org/deeplinks/2018…
Everyone can take steps to protect their own privacy. If you’re looking for resources on how to reduce the amount of data being collected about you by your ISP, try these tips: eff.org/deeplinks/2017…
You can also download tools such as Privacy Badger to block spying ads and invisible trackers. eff.org/privacybadger
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Your browser is (probably) one of the apps you use most throughout the day. What can it do to protect your privacy online? Let's take a look.

vi.tc/2CICDnZ

#privacy #Security #YourBrowserMatters
Your browser:

1. Secures your connection to websites.

When you connect to a secure (https) website, your browser establishes a secure connection with that website. All data is encrypted so that only the browser and the website can see what is being sent over the connection. 🔒 The site info pane in Vivaldi browser
2. It checks for certificates.

Your browser checks the certificates sent by the website to make sure you’re connecting to the real domain. That stops attackers from pretending to be that website. Simply put, an attacker will not have the website’s certificate.
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@RichDuszak 1- MT @Aiims1742 “This @katekelly article reads like a paid infomercial for EPIC (in fact, I actually looked for the “This is an advertisement” disclaimer). Would have been nice to have interviewed one or two end users of the chocolate factory product.”
nytimes.com/2018/12/20/bus…
@RichDuszak @Aiims1742 @katekelly 2- Nice digs, clever marketing spin, BUT Epic highly disliked by users. #EHR has significantly disrupted relationships w #patients, #ptexp, led to clinician & pt dissatisfaction, & is seen as one cause of #burnout. @JackMurtha hcanews.com/news/ehrs-are-… @BarbaraMcAneny @meggerber
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So journalists doing stories after printing views of every side in the #Aadhaar debate is labelled as "activism". As if "activism" is a bad thing. But, here are a few questions for @Product_Nation and it's volunteers #Thread
1. Is it a #Conflict of #Interest when you use public money to build a system and then create or join private corporations to draw business from that very system?
2. Can you serve as a GoI employee and also serve on boards, companies that are drawing knowledge, business, profits from what you are building from inside the Government? #Aadhaar #CronyCapitalism
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With the MeitY looking to overhaul the existing Intermediary Liability regime, let's look at what an intermediary is, where it comes from, and how content regulation will impact #FoS & #privacy.

Thread by @arpithadesai who volunteers at IFF to #ELI5 this complex issue! 1/11
@arpithadesai Who is an intermediary?

An intermediary is anyone who receives, stores or transmits an electronic record on behalf of someone. Includes your telecom provider, social media websites, e-commerce sites & search engines. Big, small and tiny.

[Nope, not the colony gossiper] 2/11
@arpithadesai Under the IT Act, 2000, intermediaries enjoy what is called 'safe harbour' protection where the intermediary acts a facilitator and does not play any part in creation/modification of the information.

But, why? Because they facilitate free speech of end users. 3/11
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#OPSEC mistakes by ex @CIA Kevin Mallory #spying for China, caught on CCTV having secret documents scanned to micoSD card instead of doing it on his own cheap disposable scanner, useless non-destructive messages covert comms phone App, no #encryption cbsnews.com/news/chinese-s…
#OPSEC #fail ex @CIA Kevin Mallory recruited to spy for #China #MSS via @LinkedIn profile openly pitching #NationalSecurity experience. N.B. all the risks of taking your phone to China, highlighted by US CI official also apply to foreigners visiting USA cbsnews.com/news/chinese-s…
#Privacy activists need to learn from professional #espionage agents & #CounterIntelligence case #OPSEC techniques & failures - #China #MSS agent handlers were unprofessional in mobile #CovertComms & #MoneyLaundering - Kevin Patrick Mallory indictment justice.gov/opa/press-rele…
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Your work history is distinct, more than most passwords. Your resume identifies you (who else had your last 2 to 4 jobs?) even without your name/photo. @LinkedIn as a social network relies on the collective trust of its users to honor the contexts of career and work.
#GDPR makes @LinkedIn accountable for how the company sticks to promised uses of your data, but GDPR doesn't cover how other members of the network use or abuse your information. Social norms (and peer payback like @LeenaVanD offers) can raise the stakes. But abuse happens.
Most data protection laws deal with the relationship between you and companies. The next round of laws will start to cover data in motion (chat, calls, data in transit). But they also should start to consider person-to-person use/abuse of your data. #gdpr #privacy @IdentityWoman
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@Aiims1742 @katekelly Nice digs, clever marketing spin, but EPIC is highly disliked by end users. #EHR has significantly disrupted relationships with #patients, led to clinician & pt dissatisfaction, & is seen as one cause of #burnout. @choo_ek @darakass @tgoetz @tmprowell @cardiobrief @DrMJoyner
@Aiims1742 @katekelly @choo_ek @darakass @tgoetz @tmprowell @cardiobrief @DrMJoyner @GregT_156 @rgergelymd @matthewherper @charlesornstein @ddiamond @JeffYoung @sarahkliff @adamfeuerstein @dariustahir @ReasObBob @EJSMD “I began to see the insidious ways the software changed how people work together. They’d become more disconnected; less likely 2 see & help one another, & often less able to”–@Atul_Gawande newyorker.com/magazine/2018/… @GavinPrestonMD @agropper @joyclee @LaurentLantieri #EHR @BobLeeMD
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This is a thread on how govt agencies have been monitoring social media accounts of citizens. I am putting together at one place all that has been reported so far. Stay with me. (1/n)
In April 2018, the Union I&B Ministry floated a tender to contract an agency to monitor social media posts of citizens, including their "emails" and "historical communications", to gauge their opinions about government policies, and create "360-degree view of people." (2/n)
The ministry wanted to institute an "analytical tool" that could categorise conversations into "positive, negative and neutral" and target citizens with personalised messages to promote positive opinions about government schemes. More details here: scroll.in/article/879833… (3/n)
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"Understanding #encryption & the #aabil" for #dumbbastards like me
.#Encryption & #privacy are strongly & deeply connected.
"Privacy", as understood in AU, is an individual's #humanright to #privacy, as enshrined in legislation, created in the @Parliament's, both federal & states, to guarantee individuals their #HumanRight as detailed by the @UN & interpreted by our legislators & the courts
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And violà! @GenomicsMed, the China-Iceland connected private company that wants to sequence the genome of 400k people in Ireland doesn't believe it should need consent for research on biobank samples. Hot off the presses.

#privacy #health
But sure it's all about the JOBS. And the $$$.
The HSE's chief government information officer wants a 'Health Information Czar' for the future governance of health-related data. "Having a ‘one-stopshop’ will allow for increased transparency and joining-up of the different data repositories that currently exist."

What even.
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To the #G20Summit in Argentina this week: live up to your responsibilities; put people and their rights first! #G20openletter for a positive, forward-looking digital agenda.

#access #privacy #freedomofspeech #cybersecurity #competition — read more at g20openletter.org
#Privacy & data protection rights: We urge the G20 to adopt, apply and enforce a comprehensive approach to privacy that protects all users’ privacy and personal data, whether citizens or not. People must be given more control and agency over their data.

#G20openletter
#Freedomofexpression: We urge the G20 to promote freedom of expression online by adopting positions and policies that are consistent with maintaining an open internet for everyone.

#G20openletter
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Morning campers, I’ll be live tweeting from the UK parliamentary hearing into @Facebook, misinformation and fake news today. Here’s what you need to know:
Lawmakers from nine countries are here in London to gripe about why Zuckerberg didn’t show up to speak to them. Expect a lot of that, plus Richard Allan, FB’s VP of “policy solutions,” to do a lot of apologizing
Nominally, this hearing is tied to @DamianCollins’ ongoing “fake news” investigation, which has led UK officials traveling to the US for hearings (on taxpayers £). But to be clear, they have no power to actually legislate
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The Central Statistics Office is continuing to explore its plan to get roaming data from mobile network operators in order to compile more accurate tourism statistics. irishtimes.com/news/ireland/i…
The CSO in Ireland isn't on a solo run in relation to seeking data from phone operators and other privately held sources. EU statisticians want all of it - credit card spending, smart meters, social media data, reservation systems data...all of it. Is this necessary?

#privacy
And again, the fundamental right to data protection under the Charter of Fundamental Rights is among the 'obstacles' to stats agencies getting All Your Data.

#privacy
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Since people have been asking I thought I'd recap my #dystopia talk at @theuxcrunch from Thursday. The examples used are not what if scenarios. These all happened. #triggerwarning's apply. If you can make it thru to the end I have suggestions for how we can claw back some hope.
This is a quote you’ve all probably seen a million times. #Advertising & #techie shitheads love quoting it before they do trends porn. What they never seem to understand is how politically subversive the last bit is. B/c those wankers abuse it I swore I’d never use it.
Still, paraphrasing it is useful for my point. One person’s future is another person’s dystopia and thanks to the fundamental power of the Internet as a tool for distribution we can spread dystopia far and wide. Often before we know it, realise it, or even imagine it.
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I wrote a piece about #phishing adverts on @Twitter a couple of weeks ago. @TwitterSupport had put it about that they had it under control. Here’s the article...

link.medium.com/UXh4iZtCMR

#security #digitaladvertising
Incredibly, it’s still going on. This is a #safety and #privacy issue that is not being addressed by @TwitterSupport.

This time @capgemini_aust are the main target and it is EXACTLY the same promoted advert that I highlighted in my article. link.medium.com/UXh4iZtCMR
The accounts used to legitimise the #scam this time are

@BenAllenCA @azariarachel @ARTNIGHTLDN @AKIpress_com and @67Kelechi.

Once again, all of them are @verified accounts. And this is still live over half an hour after it was posted.

#security #privacy
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Current is not a figure for something else. It is the thing itself – or real time – even, or perhaps especially, when it is most artificial. #Bitcoin #Cryptocurrent ufblog.net/crypto-current…
[§0.03] Bitcoin is not only a recognizable philosophical statement, but also, and more importantly, a philosophical automatism, a synthetic philosophical machine ufblog.net/crypto-current… #nickland #bitcoin #cryptocurrent
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Dear @resistbot developers

STOP asking for DOB which you are linking to first and last names and phone over insecure SMS.

I’m stunned. This is the sort of info we opposed Trump’s gathering en masse last year.

#justSayNo to today’s ask about being registered to vote.
Reminder that @resistbot org fails basic transparency test on “about” page.

Resist.bot/about

Nothing about how they manage your data, protect your #privacy , who is advisory board, who makes decisions, etc. #Opaque.
You can find two names buried near the bottom of long, densely-packed about page. No details/links.
Via Google search:
ED is Jason @Putorti
Tool built by @EricRies (per @Mlsif)
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