The Microsoft database hack shows that data stored in the cloud must always be encrypted end-to-end. While politicians still ask for 'legit access' to fight CSAM, the latest Microsoft hack shows that any data stored without encryption is always at risk.

Things I will be doing if Apple goes ahead with its plans to violate the sanctity of your devices:

- Remove Better Blocker from the iOS and Mac app stores.

- Stop recommending Apple as a privacy-protecting alternative outside of China (already wasn’t in China)

- Stop using an iPhone and not buy another Apple phone/computer (had already moved my daily driver dev machine to Linux three years ago).

- Not write another line of code for their platforms.

#apple #privacy

As someone in my discord server said - “the best way to make politicians anti-facial recognition might be to use it on them”.

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Microsoft admits to signing rootkit malware 💣💥

G Data malware analyst Karsten Hahn found a driver signed by Microsoft, called "Netfilter," is in fact a rootkit, and was observed communicating with Chinese C2C servers. #infosec

We're bringing you an interview about first-hand school experience in Bavaria of using and implementing Nextcloud, the multiple Nextcloud benefits, and the important message to key decision-makers for collaboration solutions in schools!

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"No #democracy can deprive the majority of the people of their right to private #communication w/o altogether discarding #democratic principles." #encryption #privacy #tech

READ Eben Moglen & Mishi Choudhary's piece in the @htTweets:

The needs to rethink its vision on the #DigitalGreenPass, a Covid-19 vaccination passport.

#Pirates want decentralised health information in the hands of us citizens.

🇬🇧 The Commission’s #DigitalDecade 2030 targets are questionable:

Digital ID, storing all of our sensitive medical records online & pushing for EU companies to use cloud-based technologies, AI & Big Data are not a value as such.

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Ad tech harms the internet, free press & our democracy. With the Digital Services Act #DSA, we have the chance to ban ad tech and get back to fair competition and free and safe communications in the digital space. Join our #MyContentMyRights campaign: #DSA

🇬🇧 We seek your ideas! I can propose pilot projects on product liability or artificial intelligence for the JURI Committee and on privacy and fundamental rights for LIBE. Any ideas? Please send an e-mail to

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🇬🇧 We must not leave the dirty work to the EU Court of Justice to stop indiscriminate message and #chatcontrol which violates fundamental rights of EU citizens!

Watch my speech in the LIBE Committee:

Show thread 🇬🇧 In January I was invited by and opposed contact tracing apps. How can we face the challenge of identifying infection chains without violating our fundamental right to privacy?

Watch the controversial debate: #CPDP21

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When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

”TikTok is introducing Americans to a question that Europeans have struggled with for 20 years: a lot of your citizens might use an Internet platform created somewhere that doesn’t know or care about your laws or cultural attitudes and won’t turn up to a committee hearing.”

#privacy #TikTok #tech

🇬🇧Indiscriminate messaging and #chatcontrol: Google, Facebook and Microsoft are lobbying to remove the few remaining "safeguards" regarding error rate, suspicion requirement, professional secrecy protection and transparency. Here's their letter:

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Great news! This week voted for an ambitious #CircularEconomy plan, including a strong #right2repair & improved eco-designed product standards. ♻️

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the EU, it's time to take action! Learn more 👉

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