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1. "Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism" by bell hooks @bellhooks A classic work of feminist scholarship, a must-read for all those interested in the nature of Black womanhood #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat…
2. "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble@safiyanoblehow negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat Algorithmic Justice Algorithms of Oppression Ho...
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So the #nhsxCOVID19app currently cannot handle a positive test result from 32.2% of labs, i.e. the whole of pillar 1:…

Oh, and the app cannot currently handle a #negative test result (e.g. to shut off the #SelfIsolation countdown) from any lab at all!…

Good that @DHSCgovuk will "update" this, but when? And why didn't it do so when we pointed this out before launch?
The sooner all parts of government (and Government too) recognise that some of us aren't *just* "#privacy advocates" - and that we understand many aspects of #digital / #technosocial #systems as well as (if not better than) they do, the better things might be.
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Warum Instagram der naechste Facebook-Service ist, den ich verlassen muss und warum ihr euch darueber ebenfalls Gedanken machen solltet! -1

#Datenschutz #Privacy #FAQfromHell #Facebook
Aus den WhatsApp FAQs:

"We do not share data for improving Facebook products on Facebook and providing more relevant Facebook ad experiences."

Hoert sich ganz wunderbar und vertrauenserweckend an, wird nur offenbar nicht eingehalten!… -2
Was ist passiert?
Seit einigen Tagen habe ich richtig ueble Rueckenschmerzen, ohne dass ich dies auch nur irgendwo kommuniziert haette. Genau das ist Anfang der Woche ueber WhatsApp geschehen. Ein einziges mal habe ich das Wort "Rueckenschmerzen" in einem privaten Chat benutzt -3
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Protecting Consumer Rights and Privacy..Only one party has a specific plan for protecting the rights of the American consumer..the other has decided it’s ok for you to eat diseased chicken 1/8 Image
Consumers, workers, students, retirees, and investors who have been mistreated by businesses should never be denied their right to fight for fair treatment under the law. 2/8 #DemPartyPlatform #ConsumerRights Image
#Democrats will support efforts to eliminate the use of forced arbitration clauses in employment and service contracts, which unfairly strip consumers, workers, students, retirees, and investors of their right to their day in court.3/8 #DemPartyPlatform #ConsumerRights Image
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Following the "revelation" of #WhatsApp chats of Bollywood actors, a short #thread on the #tech, #encryption #surveillance and #law. How did the police access the chats and what it means for privacy. 1/n
Messaging apps like #WhatsApp and @signalapp offer end-to-end #encryption. Incidentally, the protocol for both was designed by one of my favourite engineers and genius @moxie and his group.
Two key things to remember about accessing data -- is the data at rest (on your device) or in transit (when you hit the send message). If it's in transit, then e-to-e encryption makes its difficult to intercept. Only 10 agencies in India are notified to do this interception
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It’s here! The @NHSCOVID19App for England and Wales is going live today. It will help each of us to keep our loved ones safe.

It also keeps our personal information private.

To get it:
• iOS:…
• Android:…

Here’s how it works:

1/ Mobile phone, with NHS COVID-19 App on it, in a pair of hand
@NHSCOVID19app Exposure notification: Using Apple & Google’s Exposure Notification APIs, your phone pays attention to when you’re within 2 meters of someone for more than 15 minutes.

How it protects your privacy:

2/ People near each other, with mobile phones looking for each
@NHSCOVID19app Local risk scores: Using the postcode district (the first half of the postcode) that you give the app — the only info it has about you — it shows you the COVID-19 risk score for your area. This lets you plan to keep yourself safe.

3/ A mobile phone with information about the COVID risk level f
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The set-up for next week's (re)launch of the #nhsxCOVIDapp 👇

Not that they couldn't have got #QRcode check-in working in a #privacy-preserving way before the FIRST #lockdown. Choices, eh?
Certainly it is. But in 'feature-creeping' it into a supposed #ContactTracing app that *does other things*, one has to live with whatever else @dhsc / @NHSX / @GCHQ decides to do with your data as well...

...which'll make it interesting to see if @NHSX has made all the different functionalities in its app truly discrete. If not, it'll be making a whole *bunch* of stuff effectively #compulsory for those who'd rather not hand their details to all and sundry!

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1) The first problem with research like this is that we, the public, have no agency to choose whether or not we wish to participate in this experiment—even though our taxes pay for the Commons where this will take place. #privacy #trust #security
2) This ‘experiment’ is inhumane to FB’s employees, who also have no choice in the matter and who, as part of their employment, are must comply. (See Applin and Fischer on Forced Compliance… ) and our paper on workplace #surveillance…
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If you haven’t already got up to speed yet, please read Part 1 Super Thread here.


Part 1.5 is here, which looks at International Travel and the new #CommonPass platform.

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.@WiredUK & @Accenture hosted a digital briefing on ‘Innovating through Uncertainty’ with Paulette Rowe, @nebuer42 & Rachel Barton. Here’s a #thread on key takeaways. @GregWilliams718

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Considering the #taiwanmodel and #keralamodel, the panel discussed how previous experience with outbreaks made a huge difference to the ways in which governments responded to the #pandemic. ( 2/n)
On the future of global #supplychains, the panel observed how existing just-in-time processes were fragile, and how going forward #risks in supply chains would need to be #diversified and distributed. (3/n)
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Great article on how #ByteDance's #tiktok algorithms made it such a success in #China; mainly because in #China, AI algorithms have been applied at scale to entertainment. With AI, the more inputs you have, the better and more accurate the algorithm becomes.
2/ #Tiktok would not likely be as effective in the US because the market is smaller (fewer inputs) than in China. This means that the algorithms could not be optimized as it has with #Douyin in China. In the US, algorithm optimization at #Microsoft, #Google, #Facebook, #Apple
3/ is a much slower and better documented process. With #facebook, it monetized advertising mainly through small ads and political ads targeting extremist subcultures and conspiracy groups, which adds to social fracturing in the US. #Facebook makes money from US collapse.
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Today @Apple delayed its new privacy feature because of complaints from the companies that are exploiting your data for ads and other purposes. The idea that you should give explicit permission will have to wait a bit longer.… Image
@Apple It is not like this is a radical idea…and yet…'iPhone maker had faced an outcry from developers over the new rules, which would require apps to get users’ permission, via a pop-up window, before gathering data that allows tracking and ad targeting.’ JUst about asking...#privacy
@Apple Morgan Stanley said, according to @FinancialTimes: “This delay is important statement by Apple about its willingness to respond to community feedback & its commitment to app developers” [great for app developers, but have they weakened their commitment to their real customers?]
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Voor de duidelijkheid: je kan niet kiezen of de #AVG van toepassing is of niet. Dat volgt uit de feiten. Het wetsvoorstel verbiedt impliciet al ‘herleidbaarheid’. En dus zijn de gegevens in de backend van de #CoronaMelder app geen persoonsgegevens en is de AVG dus nu al nvt. 1/x
Mijn advies in de second opinion is om dat explicieter in het wetsvoorstel op te schrijven, zodat alle twijfel over de vraag of de #AVG van toepassing is of niet wordt weggenomen. 2/x
Verder is het natuurlijk niet zo dat #privacy en informatiebeveiliging in en om de #CoronaMelder app alleen maar kunnen worden gewaarborgd als de #AVG van toepassing is. Dat dat kan worden bereikt zonder de AVG hebben de bouwers wel laten zien. 3/x
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So I’ve been away for a while, but finally got my head around major decision from Europe’s top court last month involving @Facebook, @maxschrems & $$ billions in data sent from EU to US.

Stay with me here, this gets weird, real quick.

<<cue thread>>
So the basics: Schrems complained to Ireland’s #privacy watchdog that FB wasn’t protecting his data when it was transferred to US. Why? Because @Snowden revelations showed US govt was tracking FB data (w/o telling anyone).

Naughty, naughty
FB balked, so did the Irish. It all got sent to court, eventually landing w/ EU's highest judges.

Questions in play: 1) Should Irish regulator stop FB from transferring data to US? 2) Does US sufficiently protecting EU citizens’ data? 3) How should data be moved outside of EU?
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👇1/X: A thread on why #opensource financial tools consisting of local apps that protect your #privacy are a necessity in today's world of constant hacks and data leaks.


In a world dominated by closed source SaaS someone has to freaking say it!👹
2/X: What does #opensource mean? Why should the user care?

Opensource means that the tool is #transparent and #auditable about what it does. The code is open for all to see and judge.

The user can then verify (probably through other experts) that all claims of the tool are true
3/X: What does "protecting your privacy" mean?

Protecting your privacy DOES NOT MEAN having a freaking privacy policy🤦💩

No organization intends to leak user data. Yet it happens all the time

Financial data are among the most sensitive data we got. Hacks can lead to targeting
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I'll summarize our study on app vendors' responses to Subject Access Requests ("What data do you have on record about me?"), which was presented at #ares2020 – and received the Best Paper Award 🥳. @ARES_Conference #sar #apps #privacy #gdpr #dataprotection 1/18
Link to paper (open access):…. This was a 4-year longitudinal study (2015–2019) and joint work of Jacob Kroeger (@JWI_Berlin), Jens Lindemann (@unihh) and myself (@uni_bamberg_of). 👀 Watch our 15-min talk on vimeo ( 2/18
Background: EU citizens can ask companies about what personal data they process according to Art. 15 GDPR. We performed an undercover study with 225 vendors of popular iOS and Android apps to figure out how vendors process such SARs. 3/18
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"@ukhomeoffice has handed @IBM a £7m contract to support the development of a controversial police ‘mega-database’ that has been beset by costly delays and #privacy concerns."…

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WTAF, @OpenRightsGroup?!

Is this 👇 actually your position? If so, it appears that #accountability went out the window at the very first stage!

I assume your condition for "consulting" was that @ukhomeoffice would publish the full contract, all data sharing agreements & DPIA? Image
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Rise of the #CBDC: we just published a major analysis of drivers, #technologies and policy approaches.… [some details/thread]
We start by measuring the stance towards issuance in #centralbank #communication. We investigates the cross-country drivers, the technologies central banks pursue, and their policy approaches. #money #innovation #DLT
We examine how #centralbanks are involving the private sector in CBDC design, whether they employ a #DLT-based infrastructure, whether they opt for account-based access or #privacy-preserving #tokens, and whether their focus is on domestic or international #payments.
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@metpoliceuk have taken over 2yrs to complete my request. A request they are legally required to complete in 1 month. They dont seem to care about human rights. I'm now trying to shame them in to compliance. @EHRC @ICOnews @IOPC_Help @PoliceChiefs @MayorofLondon @CressidaDick
Whilst this is rather tongue in cheek it's really a very serious situation. The right to privacy is a fundamental human right enshrined in various pieces of legislation, most notably article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. @EHRC @metpoliceuk @IOPC_Help
The highlights/low-lights of the last two years interacting with @metpoliceuk include: (1) You sending my data to the wrong address three times despite being told before and after each occasion, you had the wrong address (multiple data breaches).
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WEF's Klaus Schwab: "In all likelihood, unless the #pandemic evolves in an unforeseen way, the consequences of COVID-19 in terms of health & mortality will be mild..."

New week-end thread w/ @spencerlatu

#Covid19 as catalyst for #WEF #greatreset
Written by Klaus Schwab & Thierry Malleret, Geneva, July 2020.

"Until 2011, Mr. Malleret was a senior partner at the Geneva-based IJ (Informed Judgment) Partners, an investment boutique for ultra-high-net-worth individuals."

#WEF #GlobalRiskNetwork…
"Malleret is the co-founder & principal author of the Monthly Barometer, an analytical and predictive newsletter on macro issues for high-level decisionmakers." - "Relevant to all; read by the influential"
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Een aantal maanden verder in de crisis door #COVID19. Wat is er ondertussen allemaal nieuw bekend in de wetenschap🔬🧬?

Een samenvatting en duiding aan de hand van literatuur en populair wetenschappelijk nieuws die ik de afgelopen maanden heb opgepikt in zo'n ±110 tweets. 👇🏻
Wat ik ga in grote lijnen ga behandelen:

▪️Huidige status
▪️Symptomen en ziekteverloop
▪️Verspreiding en besmettelijkheid
▪️Vaccins en medicijnen
▪️Neveneffecten van de maatregelen
Ik pretendeer geen expert te zijn, want dat is niemand bij een nieuwe ziekte. Maar ik probeer het vanuit mijn achtergrondkennis begrijpelijk te maken voor de leek.

Net zoals in deze draad van maart waar ik toen beknopt alle relevante info in plaatste.
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1/15 We’ve been getting a lot of questions from the @OrchidProtocol community about our journey. Here’s a quick snapshot.
2/15 The Orchid team are Web1-3 OGs and #opensource advocates. I worked @SunMicrosystems in the 2000s & co-founded @PanteraCapital, @saurik built Cydia, core to the iPhone jailbreaking movement, @brianjfox is the author of GNU Bash shell, & @classygustav was an #Ethereum core dev
3/15 In 2017, disheartened by Web2 business models incentivizing companies to track and sell our data, we began a mission together to restore the Web's original promise. Our vision is of an Internet where users can explore and access information freely.
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Apologies in advance. I am going to try and pull together some linked threads that have come together during the week about contact tracing and access to an individual's contact information to prevent ongoing chains of infection
Limiting access to traveller contact details places a greater importance on an individual's righ to not have their details shared, over their right to know they may have been exposed to #COVID19 (from a known infectious case) or other conditions such as #measles and #tuberculosis
It is worth noting the purpose of sharing the contact information is to allow public health and other authorities to let the traveller know about their potential exposure, so they can take steps to get tested and go into quarantine, preventing onward transmission to others
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