Tag Archives: Privacy

Irish DPC sends noyb a take down notice on a published Facebook draft decision

[German]The Irish data protection authority DPC has sent the data protection organization noyb, founded by Max Schrems in Austria, a so-called take down notice. This is a request to take down a published document from the organization's website. The document … Continue reading

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Pegasus spyware detected on French phones, Zeus app detects Pegasus

[German]Today another short article on the Pegasus surveillance software from the Israeli NSO Group. After the discovery of this spy software on smartphones of politicians and activists in the summer of 2021, the Trojan was recently found on phones of … Continue reading

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How effective is Apple's iOS App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature?

[German]Apple has integrated the "App Tracking Transparency" (ATT) feature since iOS 14.5. This is supposed to give users the choice regarding the transparency of tracking by third-party apps. The whole thing sounds like an important step in protecting user privacy. … Continue reading

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ProtonMail issues IP of a French activist to police

[German]Swiss-based email service ProtonMail offers end-to-end encryption of mails before they are sent to ProtonMail's server. ProtonMail is operated by Proton Technologies AG, which is based in Plan-les-Ouates (Canton of Geneva). Its servers are located in two locations in Switzerland, … Continue reading

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GDPR: WhatsApp fined with 225 million Euro

[German]The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has served the Irish-based offshoot of Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp, which is headquartered for Europe, with a fine of 225 million euros for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is the second-highest GDPR … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Changes in the privacy setting as of 2021/09/01

[German]Microsoft has just announced changes to the privacy settings defaults for Microsoft 365. User data for Microsoft 365 analytics is now pseudonymized by default in Microsoft 365. This change is intended to help companies comply with their local privacy laws. … Continue reading

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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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