A complex ecosystem of websites, apps, social media companies, data brokers, and ad tech firms track users online and offline, harvesting their personal data. This data is pieced together, shared, aggregated, and monetized, fueling a $227 billion-a-yearindustry
A Day in the Life of Your Data, pdf from Apple.
https://decodeproject.eu/ a fascinating project provides tools that put individuals in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the public good @articonf
TikTok did not say whether the feature would be removed from Android devices, nor whether clipboard data was ever stored or moved from user devices
Given that the app is widely used by pupils and sometimes by educators this is interesting.
after reading about privacy. The post is fascinating and a useful reminder. On the Jetpack front I’ve got Jetpack installed but the “Publicize connections” & “Sharing buttons” turned off. I don’t see any traffic going to Facebook using two of the tool’s that Doug suggests. Perhaps Jetpack is OK? Or I don’t really know how to use the tools.
I’ve seen this linked a few times recently, finally clicked.
– […] we may keep, use and share your personal information with companies connected with Instagram. This information includes your name, email address, school, where you live, pictures, phone number, your likes and dislikes, where you go, who your friends are, how often you use Instagram, and any other personal information we find such as your birthday or who you are chatting with, including in private messages (DMs).
from: A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of service for kids. Now you can understand all of the private data you and your teen are giving up to social media — Quartz
I’ll be sharing this with my pupils soon.
Although I’ve not been blogging about all of the 23 things, I’ve though a little about most of them. This item from my feed reader:
Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking – ProPublica got me thinking more about thing 4 digital security
To opt-out of Google’s identified tracking, visit the Activity controls on Google’s My Account page, and uncheck the box next to “Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services.” You can also delete past activity from your account.
After that I headed over to the Google My Account page and turned off as much as I could.