Tag Archives: Privacy

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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Action for GDPR violations against Oracle and Salesforce

[German]Two U.S. companies, Oracle and Salesforce, are being sued for data breaches by a consumer privacy group in a court in Amsterdam. The accusation: The two companies collect user data without their consent and then sell the data to third … Continue reading

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Cloud Privacy: Well, I’ll just encrypt…

[German]Some users are concerned about the security and confidentiality of their data stored into the cloud. Often we heard advice: “Then I encrypt that stuf, and I’m sure that no one can read my data’. During the last days, two … Continue reading

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European Court cancels EU-US “Privacy Shield”

[German]It is a bang – the data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” concluded between the USA and the EU has just been overturned by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This now affects all cloud services hosted in the USA. Advertising

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