Tag Archives: Privacy

Bye, bye AudaCity after new privacy agreement

[German]The Audacity saga continues – as of July 2, 2021, there was another change to the audio application’s privacy agreement. There, the new owner’s management is keeping some back doors open to be able to collect telemetry data from the … Continue reading

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Is Firefox 89/90 pulling again data from systems?

[German]After Firefox has been updated several times over the past few weeks, there are indications that developers are starting to pull data from user systems again. Here is some information about this issue. Advertising

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3 years of GDPR: Further ambiguity in companies

[German]Three years ago, on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This meant enormous changes for many companies with regard to the storage and processing of data – although the GDPR had not introduced anything … Continue reading

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Audacity and its telemetry: New management’s middle finger to the community

[German]Open source enthusiasts are currently on the barricades, because Audacity has a new management. And this has simply given the audio player a set of functions for telemetry data collection. This does not go down well with the community, which … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Data of European companies/authorities remain in Europe

[German]Microsoft is responding to the fact that there is no legal basis for data exchange between European customers and the US. Therefore, Microsoft plans to adapt its products so that in the future, at some point, the data of European … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 ‘Workplace Analytics’ Productivity Score: Microsoft’s privacy committment

[German]Microsoft’s software developers have enhanced their Microsoft 365 with a ‘Workplace Analytics’ feature that allows administrators to monitor and evaluate the performance of their users. Over the last week, there’s been a lot of conversation about Microsoft Productivity Score from … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 ‘Workplace Analytics’ – Productivity Score nightmare

[German]Microsoft’s software developers have enhanced their Microsoft 365 with a ‘Workplace Analytics’ feature that allows administrators to monitor and evaluate the performance of their users. This is a topic that is currently calling the attention of data protectionists and works … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s new steps for Data Protection?

[German]In a news post Microsoft introduces new commitments, intended to defend customers’ data. It’s because of European GDPR rules don’t allow a transfer of user data to countries not bound by the GDPR rules. Or in other words: It’s Microsoft … Continue reading

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Trump election fraud law suite site leaked voter data

[German]The team of still US President Donald Trump has set up a website where people can report alleged election fraud for a law suite. A hot story, has among other things the flaw that the website probably leaked the data … Continue reading

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Data leak: Amazon customer data were leaked (Oct. 2020)

[English]There has been a data leak incident at Amazon. Amazon employees have passed customer data, including their e-mail addresses, to third parties. The employees were fired and the affected customers were informed. I came across the issue in two places … Continue reading

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