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553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions About Your Privacy

553,000,000 Reasons Not to Let Facebook Make Decisions About Your Privacy

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItSome high-tech surveillance is so dangerous to privacy that companies must never deploy it against a person without their voluntary opt-in consent. It comes as little surprise that Amazon, the company that brought you Ring doorbell cameras and Rekognition face surveillance, has a tenuous understanding of both privacy and consent...The California Attorney General recently published new regulations that implement (CCPA), a law that takes some important steps to empower consumer choice. What stands out the...

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Cory Doctorow
Apr 6
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Twitter and Interoperability: Some Thoughts From the Peanut Gallery

Twitter and Interoperability: Some Thoughts From the Peanut Gallery

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItLate in 2019, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a plan for an interoperable, federated, standardized Twitter that would let users (or toolsmiths who work on behalf of users) gain more control over their participation in the Twitter system. This was an exciting moment for us, a significant lurch towards an , decentralized social media world. We were especially excited to see Dorsey cite Mike Masnick's excellent paper.It’s been more than a year, and Twitter has marked its progress with an “” that sets out its view of the...

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Cory Doctorow
Jan 25
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Competitive Compatibility: Year in Review 2020

Competitive Compatibility: Year in Review 2020

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare It2020 saw on take action against the dominance of the biggest tech platforms, with a flurry of pro-competition rules, investigations and lawsuits. As exciting as this is, it's just the beginning. Antitrust enforcement is often a matter of years or even decades, and if history is any judge, dominant companies will seek to avert precedent-setting judgments (which might lead to breakups) and instead try to settle their lawsuits, negotiating concessions rather than taking their chances before a judge.As an organization...

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Cory Doctorow
Dec 30
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EU and the Digital Services Act: Year in Review

EU and the Digital Services Act: Year in Review

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItWhile 2019 saw the EU that through legal and policy circles, 2020 was a very different story, as the EU introduced the the most significant reform of Europe’s platform legislation the EU has undertaken in twenty years. It is an unparalleled opportunity to formulate a bold, evidence-based vision to address today’s most pressing challenges.One area we’re especially excited by is , an anti-monopoly remedy that is highly specific to tech and . Early rumblings about future enforcement , with some specific...

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Dec 26
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The EU’s Digital Markets Act: There Is A Lot To Like, but Room for Improvement

The EU’s Digital Markets Act: There Is A Lot To Like, but Room for Improvement

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItIt is one world. So & will create safe & trustworthy services while protecting freedom of expression. Give new do’s & don’t to gatekeepers of the digital part of our world - to ensure fair use of data, interoperability & no self-preferences.— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager)Future proofing:Real penalties and structural remedies:A ban on mixing data:Protecting multiple prices and terms:No more forced single sign-on:No cross-tying:No spying on business customers:Let a thousand app stores bloom:No lock-in:Interoperable...

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Dec 16
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Asleep at the Wheel: Why Didn't Carmakers Prepare for Massachusetts' Right to Repair Law?

Asleep at the Wheel: Why Didn't Carmakers Prepare for Massachusetts' Right to Repair Law?

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItHave you tried modifying, repairing, or diagnosing a product but bumped into encryption, a password requirement, or some other technological roadblock that got in the way? EFF wants your stories to help us fight for your right to get around those obstacles.Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...Entropy isn't just a word, it’s : the idea that things tend towards chaos and brokenness. That’s why the is so close to our heart: fixing things is nothing less than the embodiment of the...

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Nov 12
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Ink-Stained Wretches: The Battle for the Soul of Digital Freedom Taking Place Inside Your Printer

Ink-Stained Wretches: The Battle for the Soul of Digital Freedom Taking Place Inside Your Printer

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare It%3Ciframe%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FnjVv7J2azY8%3Fautoplay%3D1%26mute%3D1%22%20allow%3D%22accelerometer%3B%20autoplay%3B%20clipboard-write%3B%20encrypted-media%3B%20gyroscope%3B%20picture-in-picture%22%20allowfullscreen%3D%22%22%20width%3D%22560%22%20height%3D%22315%22%20frameborder%3D%220%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3EShare It"youtube-dl" is a popular free software tool for downloading videos from YouTube and other user-uploaded video platforms. GitHub recently at the behest of the Recording...

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Nov 5
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Facebook’s Election-Week War on Accountability is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Facebook’s Election-Week War on Accountability is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItA legacy of the 2016 U.S. election is the controversy about the role played by paid, targeted political ads, particularly ads that contain disinformation or misinformation. Political scientists and psychologists disagree about how these ads work, and what effect they have. It's a pressing political question, especially on the eve of another U.S. presidential race, and the urgency only rises abroad, where acts of horrific genocide have beenThe same factors that make targeted political ads tempting to bad actors and...

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Oct 27
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EU vs Big Tech: Leaked Enforcement Plans and the Dutch-French Counterproposal

EU vs Big Tech: Leaked Enforcement Plans and the Dutch-French Counterproposal

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItAt the end of September, multiple press outlets published proposed for the a new EU Digital Market Act , which EU officials say they will finalize this year.The proposals confront the stark fact that the Internet has been thoroughly dominated by a handful of giant, U.S.-based firms, which compete on a global stage with a few giant Chinese counterparts and a handful of companies from Russia and elsewhere. The early promise of a vibrant, dynamic Internet, where giants were routinely toppled by upstarts helmed by...

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Cory Doctorow
Oct 23
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How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow | OneZero

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow | OneZero

Jump To SectionEditor’s Note: Surveillance capitalism is everywhere. But it’s not the result of some wrong turn or a rogue abuse of corporate power — it’s the system working as intended. This is the subject of Cory Doctorow’s new book, which we’re thrilled to publish in whole here on OneZero. This is how to destroy surveillance capitalism.Update: Paperback and e-reader editions of the book, each with an extra print-only chapter, are — you can .The most surprising ting about the rebirth of flat Earthers in the 21st century is just how widespread the evidence against them is. You can...

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Cory Doctorow
Aug 26
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