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That Email You Didn't Reply To? The Sender Could Be Tracking It
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Internet, e-mail, communications, privacy, software )

Freya
- 19 days ago - mentalfloss.com
As Lifehacker reports, a browser extension called Ugly Email can show you which emails come from senders using email tracking software.
28 Tech and Human Rights Organizations Call on Congress Not to Fund Invasive Surveillance Technology at the US Border
Science & Tech  (tags: civil rights, privacy, surveillance, immigrants, travelers )

Freya
- 72 days ago - medium.com
The House Democratic Conferees Proposal for Smart, Effective Border Security calls for funding various invasive surveillance technologies that would intrude on the liberties of travelers, immigrants, and people who live near the border.
Tell Google: Block Facebook's Child Surveillance App on Android
Science & Tech  (tags: privacy, social media, communications, computers, smart phones, apps, spying, cybersecurity, petitions )

Freya
- 73 days ago - actionnetwork.org
A bombshell new report shows that Facebook has been paying people as young as 13 years old $20 gift cards to run an app that spies on their phones.
The Surveillance Economy
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Internet, privacy, social media, books )

Freya
- 73 days ago - irlpodcast.org
In her new book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," Shoshana Zuboff argues that tech companies collect so much personal data for profit, they're changing the fundamentals of our economy and way of life.
Stop Sales of Real-Time Location Data
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, social media, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 92 days ago - act.openmedia.org
The real-time location information of potentially hundreds of millions of Americans is being sold in an unrelated online market - and there are no laws to stop it from happening.
Most Android Apps Are Sending Data to Facebook Even If You Don't Have An Account
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Internet, smart phones, communications, social media, privacy )

Freya
- 108 days ago - yahoo.com
Privacy International tested 34 popular Android apps and found that two-thirds send data to Facebook as soon as they are launched. It makes no difference if people are logged out of Facebook, or don't have an account.
Tell Google to Adopt the Kids' App Store Standards Now
Science & Tech  (tags: kids, children, smart phones, computers, apps, Internet, social media, purchasing, commerce, online safety, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 116 days ago - action.momsrising.org
Apps for kids shouldn't serve deceptive ads, collect personal data, or trick children into making in-app purchases - but Google recommends a slew of "family-friendly" apps that do just that!
Google Trading Internet Freedoms for Profit
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, communications, search engines, social media, censorship, spying, petitions, privacy )

Freya
- 133 days ago - action.amnesty.org.au
In 2010, the largest search engine in the world made a promise not to support China's censorship of the internet. But in August 2018 it was revealed that Google was preparing to break their promise.
Regulate Big Tech Platforms and Protect Consumer Privacy
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, internet, privacy, personal data, data. collection, petitions )

Freya
- 153 days ago - action.consumerreports.org
A New York Times report highlights the lengths companies like Facebook will go to protect their interests and ensure they can continue to freely collect your data and do with it as they want.
Tell Amazon: Stop Pitching Face Recognition to ICE
Science & Tech  (tags: privacy, spying, racism, oppression, petitions )

Freya
- 175 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
New reports reveal that, while the nation was outraged over ICE's family separation policy at the border, Amazon executives were meeting with ICE to sell them facial recognition software that, get this, can't tell people of color apart.
Tell Facebook This Crosses a Line
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, computers, social media, spying, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 192 days ago - foundation.mozilla.org
Facebook just confirmed that they have been using phone numbers given to them for security purposes - to target users with ads. This is not okay.
Demand Digital Peace
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, e-mail, texting, tweets, twitter, smart phones, petitions, privacy )

Freya
- 197 days ago - digitalpeace.microsoft.com
We are Digital Citizens - members of a thriving online global society. We trust technology to help us do our jobs, create communities and connect us.
Google Now Lets Parents Manage Their Kids' Phone Time Remotely
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, families, parental controls, privacy )

Freya
- 211 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Android phone owners are able to set restrictions on their teens' devices, either by setting time limits, locking their phones remotely, or subjecting app downloads to parental approval.
How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, privacy, civil rights, Google )

Freya
- 226 days ago - gizmodo.com
As the recent revelation over Google's background tracking of your location shows, it's not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech companies and pocket devices are tracking your location and when they're not.
Tell Google to Stop Secretly Tracking User Locations
Science & Tech  (tags: smart phones, communications, Internet, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 239 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
Google is always watching you. But if that makes you uncomfortable, you can always disable the location tracking feature on your device, and they'll stop, right? Wrong! Even after turning off the location data feature, Google continues to secretly track
 

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