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Frankreich vs Apple und Google

French Hypocrisy: Fines Google For Being Soft On Privacy; Now Angry That Google Won’t Let It Spy On Users – We keep trying to explain to people that privacy is always about trade-offs, and arguing for privacy laws that protect ‚privacy‘ as if it’s a constant thing, will run into trouble. Most of that trouble is in the form of locking in big companies, but sometimes, the trouble is in showing you why understanding trade-offs matters so much. – France has been among the most vocal critics of ‚big internet companies‚ and demanding various regulatory pressures be used to punish them. Last year it fined Google $57 million for breaching privacy laws, and appears to be angling for even larger fines. … So it’s difficult not to burst out in laughter after finding out that the French government is really, really mad that Google and Apple are protecting people’s privacy, when suddenly the French government wants to use those companies to engage in contact tracing.“

Techdirt – Siehe auch: UK vs Apple und Google

Zoom: keine E2E-Verschlüsselung

Zoom releases 5.0 update with security and privacy improvements – Many of these changes are clear responses to the ‚Zoombombing‚ phenomenon, where pranksters join Zoom calls and broadcast porn or shock videos. … Zoom is also improving some of its encryption and upgrading to the AES 256-bit GCM encryption standard. This still isn’t the end-to-end encryption that Zoom erroneously said it had implemented, but it’s an improvement for the transmission of meeting data.“

The Verge

Twitter vs Verschwörungstheoretiker

Twitter will remove dubious 5G tweets ‚that could potentially cause harm‚ – Ever since it first started rolling out, 5G skeptics have attempted to link the next-gen cellular technology to all manner of health issues. Most recently, it’s become an easy scapegoat for the global COVID-19 pandemic, given the rapid rise of both.“


TikTok als Prom-Party-Ersatz

„Prom at Home Is Sad, but Sweet – The pandemic has canceled proms nationwide, but teens are still re-creating the joy of them on TikTok. – ‚I’m sitting here, crying in my prom dress,‘ is the chorus of a low-fi, hand-clappy track by the singer mxmtoon – and now a hyper-literal anthem for American teenagers. On TikTok, teens are sitting there, in their prom dresses, talking to a camera, feeling very sad.“

The Atlantic

Facebook mit mehr Transparenz

Facebook and Instagram will now show location of posts from high-reach accounts targeting US audiences – The company says it will now display the location of the Facebook Page or Instagram account with a large audience on every post it shares, so end users have a better understanding of how reliable or authentic the accounts may be. While the feature is described as one designed for overall increased transparency…“