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After Cookies, Ad Tech Wants to Use Your Email to Track You Everywhere

After Cookies, Ad Tech Wants to Use Your Email to Track You Everywhere

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItHow Does UID2 Work?How Does UID2 Compare With Cookies?Where Does Google Fit In?What Happens Next?Share ItUpdate, April 9, 2021 : We've launched , a new site that will tell you whether your Chrome browser has been turned into a guinea pig for Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC, Google’s latest targeted advertising experiment. Today, Google an “origin trial” of Federated...Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today urged the Supreme Court to rule that consumers can take big tech companies like...

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Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsers. Here’s What We Know.

Google Is Testing Its Controversial New Ad Targeting Tech in Millions of Browsers. Here’s What We Know.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItWashington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today urged the Supreme Court to rule that consumers can take big tech companies like Facebook and Google to court, including in class action lawsuits, to hold them accountable for privacy and other user data-related violations, regardless of whether they can show they suffered...The third-party cookie is dying, and Google is trying to create its replacement. No one should mourn the death of the cookie as we know it. For more than two decades, the...

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Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea

Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItSan Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched , a interactive tool that teaches users how advertisers follow them as they shop or browse online, and how to fight back against corporate trackers to protect their privacy, mitigate relentless ad targeting, and improve the web ecosystem for...Twitter greeted its users with a confusing notification this week. “The control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed,” it said. The changes will “help...

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Visa Wants to Buy Plaid, and With It, Transaction Data for Millions of People

Visa Wants to Buy Plaid, and With It, Transaction Data for Millions of People

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItVisa, the credit card network, is financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion. The merger is bad for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it would allow a giant company with a controlling market share and a   to snap up its fast-growing competition in the market for payment apps. But Plaid is more than a potential disruptor, it’s also sitting on a massive amount of financial data acquired through questionable means. By buying Plaid, Visa is buying all of its data. And Plaid’s users—even those protected...

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Nov 25
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Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better

Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better

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Announcing Global Privacy Control in Privacy Badger

Announcing Global Privacy Control in Privacy Badger

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A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItFrontier’s bankruptcy has , including 2 million Californians, who are stuck with their deteriorating DSL monopoly. After deciding for years to never upgrade their networks to fiber—despite the fact that, according to their own bankruptcy filing, they could haveDefinitions matter. Especially when those definitions come from the federal government. In the case of “broadband,” the definition set by the federal government creates our standard of Internet living. Depressingly, the American government’s...

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Jul 28
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Inside the Invasive, Secretive “Bossware” Tracking Workers

Inside the Invasive, Secretive “Bossware” Tracking Workers

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItTable: Common surveillance features of bossware productsActivity monitoring (apps, websites)Screenshots or screen recordingsKeyloggingWebcam/ microphone activationCan be made "invisible"ActivTrakCleverControlDeskTimeHubstaffInterguardStaffCopTeramindTimeDoctorWork ExaminerWorkPulsShare ItShare It

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Tech Lobbyists Are Pushing Bad Privacy Bills. Washington State Can, and Must, Do Better.

Tech Lobbyists Are Pushing Bad Privacy Bills. Washington State Can, and Must, Do Better.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItA data privacy bill in Washington State has gained momentum. The bill, (also known as the Washington Privacy Act, or WPA), has received widespread support from big tech . It’s no wonder they like it because, as currently written, the WPA would be a weak, token effort at reining in corporations’ rampant misuse of personal data.The WPA didn’t come from nowhere, and it didn’t come alone. A number of have or endorsed that will give the impression of regulation without changing the surveillance business model. Moreover,...

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March 7, 2020
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Google Says It Doesn’t 'Sell' Your Data. Here’s How the Company Shares, Monetizes, and Exploits It.

Google Says It Doesn’t 'Sell' Your Data. Here’s How the Company Shares, Monetizes, and Exploits It.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItThanks for clearing that up.A partial list of the ad exchanges that Google shares data with through AdMob Open Bidding.Share ItLast year, the Supreme Court issued a in a case we’ve written about a lot, called Carpenter v. United States, ruling that the Fourth Amendment protects data generated by our phones called historical cell-site location information or CSLI. The Court recognized that CSLI creates a “detailed chronicle...San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a comprehensive...

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March 19, 2020
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