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So, what are we about? 23 orgas, over 13.000 people and counting.

We're simply worried about the massive deployment of biometric surveillance tech such as facial recognition cams. It's secretive, it's unlawful, it's inhumane.

We are calling for a BAN on biometric mass surveillance. In February 2021 we are launching an ECI (European Citizen Initiative) aimed at the European Commission.

Get involved and #ReclaimYourFace!

reclaimyourface.eu/

US antitrust 

This could be a game changer. If Lina Khan is appointed as FTC Commissioner, Big Tech has every reason to be worried. vox.com/recode/2021/1/22/22244

Zoom is adding watermarks to video and audio😮

What You Should Know Before Leaking a Zoom Meeting - Slashdot - m.slashdot.org/story/380860

In 2021, we want to focus on improving some of the very core features of Tails, especially for censorship circumvention.

We want to completely redesign how to start Tor and configure Tor bridges.

This will make it easier for people in countries where accessing Tor is blocked to circumvent censorship. According to data from the Tor project, the top 5 countries by users of Tor bridges are Russia, Iran, the US, Belarus, and China.

More of Tails plans for 2021 here:
tails.boum.org/news/plans_for_

Big win for #privacy and #openstandards in #Germany :

Brandenburg banned the usage of #Microsoft products (especially Teams) in schools.

Let's hope that initiatives like @digitalcourage will have bigger influence after this.

🇬🇧 EP Home Affairs Committee clears the way for #TERREG. This means: Orban will be deleting websites in your country, without a court order. Unacceptable and probably violates fundamental rights.

My press release: patrick-breyer.de/?p=594658&la

Plenary vote coming up.

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#rC3 schedule website with an easier-to-read font, fixed scrollbars, and sticky table header:

codeberg.org/blipp/rc3-fahrpla

The Readme contains a step-by-step guide on how to use it with the Stylus Firefox Addon.

Alternative for web browser:
pretalx.com/rc3/schedule/

Alternative for Smartphone: scan this code with Giggity chaos.social/@kunsi/1054231419

I started creating a user style to make the #rC3 Fahrplan more readable for me. (so far: change font, no bold font)

codeberg.org/blipp/rc3-fahrpla

#accessibility

How often do we have sex, how frequently do we masturbate, how easy is it for us to reach orgasm… These are just a few of the data menstruation apps collect and store about us.
privacyinternational.org/long-

That Zoom shut down accounts and calls where people were talking about Tiananmen Square is bad enough. But you need to understand the subtext: Zoom says that their calls are encrypted and private, and yet they can monitor them.

Those two things are mutually exclusive. This entire video chat system is built on a foundation of lies and backdoors.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

Incredible news from the EU: mandating open interoperability for communication silos, or face a 10%(!!!) fine of worldwide turnover. @facebook@twitter.com, @slack@twitter.com, @microsoftteams@twitter.com, @whatsapp@twitter.com, @twitter@twitter.com - you know where to find us... :) 🙋🏼‍♀️

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🇬🇧Oh, leak of latest #TERREG-proposal from Council:
📛 Cross-border removal orders with high risk of abuse
📛 No clear exception for media, arts, science etc.
📛 Impossible 1h deadline for small providers
📛 No clear exclusion of mandatory #uploadfilters twitter.com/StatewatchEU/statu

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An #insightful overview of technlogies being used to track people in malls and shops. Rather frightening, IMHO. Bluetooth, face recognition, thermal imaging - Orwellian stuff in our everyday life. behavioranalyticsretail.com/te

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