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The indieweb privacy challenge (webmentions, silo backfeeds, and the GDPR) - Sebastian Greger

A thorough article on the current challenges, technically and ethically, regarding the use of elsewhere published public data that can be regarded as 'personal data' in the GDPR/DSGVO sense. Data that will be published for example by pulling in likes, shares and comments posted on Twitter here in my blog, as 'reactions' alongside with 'real' comments on my posts.

As Sebastian writes

Just the fact that I can aggregate a “facepile” showcasing everybody who clicked “like” on a tweet of mine does not mean that my motivations for doing so are more important than their right to stay in control

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Tick, Trick und Scheisstrack

Jetzt also #deletefacebook?

Hm.

Ich finde es ja einerseits gut, dass endlich (endlich?) mal die Diskussion darüber aufkommt, was Facebook (hier stellvertretend für alle Datenmolkereien genannt) so eigentlich als Geschäftsmodell entwickelt hat.
Andererseits geht mir die Kritik an der massiven Profilisierung noch nicht weit genug; immerhin ist Facebook in der Lage, über jeden Besucher einer Webseite, die entweder Facebook Trackingpixel enthält, oder den Facebookcode für Likebuttons oder "Facepiles" einbindet, Informationen einzusammeln und als "Schattenprofile" anzulegen, inklusive der Historie der so besuchten Seiten. Zusammen mit Erwähnungen aus Beiträgen angemeldeter User, E-Mailadressen aus deren Adressbücher, IP-Adressen und Browserfingerprints lassen sich ...

Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me

Rockwell hat 1984 die aktuellen Probleme mit den "Social" Networks, Cloudservices und der Monetarisierung von personenbezogenen Daten vorhergesehen und in einen Song verpackt. 1984.

Wired: Facebook bug could have let advertisers get your phone number

Facebook tells users that giving the company their mobile phone number will help keep their account secure. Until a few weeks ago, however, the social network’s self-service ad-targeting tools could be massaged into revealing a Facebook user’s cellphone number from their email address. The same flaw made it possible to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who had visited a particular webpage.wired.com

Oh wow. This is why I was very reluctant to give platforms access to my phone number, and still have a bad feeling for the few where I enabled 2fa with a phone ...

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.
developer.telerik.com

Mathias Bynens - Front-End Performance: The Dark Side

Vimeo direct link

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.