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TikTok and many other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data - list includes News, Weather, and Games apps

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and its for sale - In-depth analysis of location data and privacy by NYT

Steve Bannon used location targeting to reach voters who had been in Catholic churches - geofencing + fingerprinting = means the geofencing data isn't anonymous

IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) "Apocalypse" - Mobile marketers $80 billion business under threat after Apple announces iOS 14 renders IDFA 'almost' dead. Users can choose to opt in to mobile app tracking- current estimates are that 90% - 50% won't

Google, FB and Twitter to stop processing user data requests from Hong Kong law enforcement - Great, but who else are they sharing user data with?

COVID-19 hits the price of stolen credit cards - note that EU cards are worth 5 times more than US cards because the supply of stolen cards is much bigger in the US due to the spate of massive data breaches

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

Robot lawyers are thriving during the pandemic - software is eating Law

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"

Nothing says "we care about you" like outsourcing your company's first contact with its most important partners… to AI chat bots.

Rocket scientists "disrupting" human resources by removing the humans is peak techbro startup culture.


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!

We've just published DNS Stamps for all our open DNS-over-HTTPS and DNSCrypt resolvers at — which means we can spend the rest of Sunday lazily reminiscing about the good times when…

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RT is nominated for the for their proposed approach to introduce DNS-over-HTTPS in such a way as to bypass UK filtering obligations and parental controls, undermining safety standards in the UK.


Great DuckDuckGo backstory, the privacy search engine - inspired by a glassmaking class And tech analyst thinks it would be a good acquisition at around $1 billion for Apple to support its privacy-focused brand image

When the response to a peering request is the command their NOC engineer used to deploy the BGP configuration to their routers: well played,, well played.

…and right back at you! ;-)

It's the Manchester LAN's birthday today: eight years of exchanging traffic outside the M25! We're celebrating by turning up BGP sessions on both (where we've been for ages) and now — the latest exchange that AS41495 has joined.

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