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TOSBack | The Terms-Of-Service Tracker
“Terms of Service; Didn't Read” (short: ToS;DR) is a young project started in June 2012 to help fix the “biggest lie on the web”: almost no one really reads the terms of service we agree to all the time.
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1 hour ago by floehopper
US cell carriers are selling access to real-time phone location data | Hacker News
random6547545 10 days ago [-]

Throwaway account.

I work in location / mapping / geo. Some of us have been waiting for this to blow (which it hasn't yet). The public has zero idea how muc...
privacy  gps  cellphones  from notes
3 hours ago by circius
GDPR Hall of Shame
Hello! I'm a European citizen who's both bemused and bewildered by the way that GDPR has rolled out in Europe. I'm a big fan of what GDPR does for our rights, but the panic and rush to implement it is leading to some unfortunate, unfair experiences for the consumer.

This is an attempt to see the fun side of the legislation, and provide a reference place for how to implement GDPR better (or, more precisely, what not to do). We've had more than two years notice that this was coming, and the mad rush to get things across the line is resulting in some weirdness, things that don't actually comply and so on.

I too am a product person, who has had to built GDPR-compliant features, so I know the pain. We're all in this together, and in theory, we should come out the other side building more mindfully data-friendly products from day one in the future.
humor  privacy  legal  fail  blog  gdpr 
4 hours ago by Shoord
Snapchat’s decline and the secret joy of internet ghost towns - The Verge
The internet is full of consequences now because real life is full of consequences. The membrane between online and real life has long since dissolved. As Snapchat fades into irrelevance, it has less and less to do with our real lives, the ones that count and matter, the ones where we have to be accountable for each action and each sentence. These almost-gone spaces can feel like a party about how you’re leaving town in the morning, replete with a last-night-on-earth sort of permissiveness.
Snaphat  socialMedia  popularity  identity  digitalIdentity  privacy  retention  forgetting 
5 hours ago by petej
Federal agents confirm they quietly installed surveillance cameras along 23rd Ave in the CD | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms confirmed it was the agency behind two cameras installed high-up on light poles at 23rd and Union and 23rd and Jackson.

...to support an ongoing federal criminal investigation. These cameras belong to our agency. They weren’t requested by nor are they monitored by the Seattle Police Department.

The City’s surveillance ordinance requires city departments to obtain permission to install cameras, but that doesn’t apply to federal agencies.

ex-cop Tim Burgess to institute a $25 tax on gun sales and a 5 cent tax on each round of ammunition. The city estimates the taxes would raise up to $500,000 per year. Burgess said taxpayers paid more than $12 million in 2014 to offset unpaid medical bills for gunshot victims at Harborview. The revenue from the tax would fund a two-year gun violence prevention program.

UPDATE: The City Council unanimously passed the gun and ammunition tax Monday, as well as a measure that would require mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms to SPD. Burgess, a strong frontrunner in the Position 8 City Council race, thanked his colleagues in a statement:
seattle  surveillance  guncontrol  privacy  taxes 
5 hours ago by bwiese
Twitter
One day into the new European data privacy law - - and several hundred complaints have been lo…
GDPR  data  privacy  from twitter_favs
6 hours ago by body-tech23
xkcd: GDPR
By clicking anywhere, scrolling, or closing this notification, you agree to be legally bound by the witch Sycorax within a cloven pine.
xkcd  humor  privacy  GDPR  legal 
12 hours ago by rgl7194
Court: Gov't violated privacy law for defrauded students
Court: US Department of Education violated privacy law for defrauded students
privacy  from twitter
12 hours ago by douglevin

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