U.S. Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones -- oh dear, "App publishers often allow 3rd-parties, for a fee, to insert SDKs into their apps...SDK maker sells consumer data harvested from app...app publisher gets a chunk of revenue https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-government-contractor-embedded-software-in-apps-to-track-phones-11596808801
Congress forced Silicon Valley to answer for its misdeeds. It was a glorious sight great Guardian piece by @firstname.lastname@example.org https://buff.ly/3gd6xU4
Drug cartel ‘narco-antennas’ make life dangerous for Mexico’s cell tower repairmen https://buff.ly/30IxSa0
Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply https://buff.ly/39lKQ1m
Deepfake used to attack activist couple shows new disinformation frontier - Deepfake spotting is getting harder. https://buff.ly/2WlhATb
TikTok and many other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data - list includes News, Weather, and Games apps https://buff.ly/2VqS7XV
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and its for sale - In-depth analysis of location data and privacy by NYT https://buff.ly/2B4wamx
Steve Bannon used location targeting to reach voters who had been in Catholic churches - geofencing + fingerprinting = means the geofencing data isn't anonymous https://buff.ly/2JOTER3
“We have an allergy index, a dog-walking index, a barbecue index” Accuweather doing important work during the COVID crisis https://www.adexchanger.com/publishers/accuweather-president-steven-smith-on-how-the-pandemic-changed-the-weather-business/
60Gbit/sec of additional network function virtualisation capacity… should be enough for little while!
Need more Gigabits!
Economics of restaurant food delivery stinks - the companies are propped up by VC cash - good commentary from @email@example.com https://buff.ly/2NO8JEU
Apple Just Crippled IDFA, Sending An $80 Billion Industry Into Upheaval - from Forbes (which sets around 40 cookies). This change is big: "almost every large mobile-first business is completely dependent on performance marketing on mb for revenue growth" https://buff.ly/3dKCZLv
Traintrackr connects to the tube's API for live location data every second and uses a powered circuit board to show a map of the London Underground, lighting up in real time - shows train locations on 333 stations on all 12 main lines. You can buy them! https://buff.ly/3i2b50L
@firstname.lastname@example.org is nominated for the #ISPAs #InternetVillain for their proposed approach to introduce DNS-over-HTTPS in such a way as to bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining #internet safety standards in the UK. https://bit.ly/2XM7Gfd
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