By Aaron Kesel
(Activist Post) A new app lets you see cameras, Bluetooth beacons and smart speakers around you and help you opt out of data collection.
With an increase of surveillance like real-time facial recognition technology throughout the city of London, and the U.S. also implementing the tech among other biometrics in the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, as well as apps like Amazon’s Ring and smart devices, there needs to be a way to watch the watchers. →
Read more & video: “A Privacy Infrastructure for the Internet of Things” (2:42) via — Activist Post
Derrick Broze, The Mind Unleashed
The Conscious Resistance Network Presents: The 5G Trojan Horse (Documentary)
This 96 minute documentary exposes the truth behind the global “Race to 5G.”
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Electromagnetic Spectrum and 5g
Chapter 2: The Concerns Around EMF’s and 5g
Chapter 3: The Big Wireless-5g Takeover
Chapter 4: Solutions
Video (1:36:26) & transcript via — Waking Times
By Aaron Kesel
(Activist Post) All over the world governments are now threatening to monitor social media users’ posts online. Now, India is joining the effort with a new law expected to go into effect later this month that threatens Indian users’ privacy.
Social media companies will have to reveal users’ identities if Indian government agencies request their data, according to the country’s controversial new rules for social media companies and messaging apps with 5 million active users, which is expected to be published later this month, Bloomberg reported.
Read more via 400 Million Indian Users to Be De-Anonymized; UK Launches Social Media Monitoring Program With Ofcom — Activist Post
(Humans Are Free)
“TikTok also received the biggest fine in US history for gathering data on kids and selling it,” revealed Susan McLean, former Victorian police cyber safety specialist.
by Shilpa Das Gupta
If your child is using Tiktok, one of the most popular video-sharing apps, they might not be safe as many have regarded it as a pedophile magnet. The Chinese application, which allows users to create and share short videos, came to limelight in early 2018 after achieving approximately 45.8 million users. →
Read more via Humans Are Free
By Bill Budington
(Activist Post) Ring isn’t just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors. The company also uses it to surveil its customers.
An investigation by EFF of the Ring doorbell app for Android found it to be packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information (PII). Four main analytics and marketing companies were discovered to be receiving information such as the names, private IP addresses, mobile network carriers, persistent identifiers, and sensor data on the devices of paying customers. →
Read more via Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers — Activist Post
By Christoph Schmon
(Activist Post) A new year often starts with good resolutions. Some resolve to change a certain habit, others resolve to abandon an undesired trait. Mobile app makers, too, claim to have user behavior and their preferences at their heart. From dating to health to music, their promise is to add convenience to consumers’ lives or to offer support when needed. The bad news is that the ecosystem of the underlying ad tech industry has not changed and still does not respect user privacy. A new report published today by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) looks at the hidden side of the data economy and its findings are alarming. →
Read more via Top Apps Invade User Privacy By Collecting and Sharing Personal Data, New Report Finds — Activist Post