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Want readers to start trusting you again? Stop stalking them across the internet - poynter.org

(…) trust must also involve thinking thoughtfully about the platforms and tools we use to track readers, measure behavior and determine how to monetize. It must involve thinking about the data we collect — or let others collect — and then what could be done with that data. In other words, trust is something that needs to be strengthened not just on the editorial side of a newsroom, but in the advertising and technical departments as well.poynter.org

Why You Should Fly Under The Radar When Booking A Trip - Mozilla Blog

To start, if you use the web to find cheap flights, you might notice an uptick in web ads for the routes you just searched for. These results aren’t just influenced by what you look up and buy online, but include related sites—even online publications where you get your news and celebrity gossip.
Some e-commerce sites have even been caught displaying different prices to different customers based on a variety of potential factors, including one’s browsing history. Believe it or not, the rabbit hole goes deeper—the device that you’re using to search the web can influence results that come

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The new oil

Anselm just published a response* to NYT's "The Big Five tech companies increasingly dominate our lives. Could you ditch them?" quiz.

His personal results seem to be quite similar to what I'd find out. Ditching Apple for example would be way harder for me as, say, ditching Facebook - which I already try to avoid as much as possible, but as Anselm wrote, with friends using Instagram and Whatsapp constantly, there's no way around touching FB from time to time.

A thought I had while reading this — if data indeed is the new oil, shouldn't we all ...

Advice for Companies Fighting Ad Blockers - TJ van Toll

(…) Publishers that believe they can convince ad blocker users to turn off a tool that protects their privacy and data plans need to realize they’re on the wrong side of history. Respect your users or you’ll lose them.
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Mathias Bynens - Front-End Performance: The Dark Side

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Watch this 20 minute talk by @mathias at @fronteers and get a glimpse on how the execution time of functions can be used to reveal data about what your browser has in store about you to third parties.

Apple "Customer Letter" regarding US authorities asking to build a backdoor to the iPhone

This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.

Wow. I think this is huge:

[…] now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.

Specifically, the FBI wants us to make a new version of the iPhone operating system, circumventing several important security features, and install it on an iPhone recovered during the investigation. In the wrong hands, this software — which

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Leseempfehlung: What’s Ahead for Your Data in 2016?

Am Samstag feierte die erste Webseite 25jährigen Geburtstag.

Der Erfolg des "WorldWideWeb" wäre undenkbar ohne die darin enthaltenen Ideen und Prinzipien des "Open Webs" - offene Standards, niemand "besitzt" "das Web". Leider zeigt sich zunehmend, dass dieses "offene Web" mehr und mehr verdrängt wird durch das kommerzialisierte, Plattform-beherrschte Web (siehe hierzu auch diesen Artikel von Michael Seemann sowie die Erwiderung von Felix Schwenzel). Ausserdem stehen in 2016 einige einschneidende Veränderungen bevor, die für alle, die mit "dem Web" zu tun haben, relevant werden. Hierzu hat Heather Burns, die auf Digitales Recht spezialisiert ist, einen knackigen ...

The ethics of modern web ad blocking

All of that tracking and data collection is done without your knowledge, and — critically — without your consent. Because of how the web and web browsers work, the involuntary data collection starts if you simply follow a link. There’s no opportunity for disclosure, negotiation, or reconsideration. By following any link, you unwittingly opt into whatever the target site, and any number of embedded scripts from other sites and tracking networks, wants to collect, track, analyze, and sell about you.

That’s why the implied-contract theory is invalid: people aren’t agreeing to write a blank check and give up reasonable

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Metadata-Striptease

Drüben bei netzpolitik.org ist die Übersetzung eines Artikels zu einem Experiment aus Holland erschienen, das eindrucksvoll belegt, dass Metadaten weit mehr über den Versender dieser Daten verraten, als gemeinhin angenommen wird.

(…) Folgendes konnten wir aus nur einer Woche an Metadaten über Ton Siedsmas Leben herausfinden. Ton ist ein Jungakademiker in seinen frühen Zwanzigern. Er empfängt E-Mails über Studentenwohnungen und Teilzeitstellen, das kann aus den Betreffzeilen und den Versenderdaten abgeleitet werden. Er arbeitet viel, zum Teil weil er weit mit dem Zug pendeln muss.

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