#TIL about the Panoptykon Foundation.
"Panoptykon Foundation (Polish: Fundacja Panoptykon) is a Polish NGO whose primary goal is to defend basic freedom and human rights against threats posed by the development of modern surveillance technologies. "
Your digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them
- Katarzyna Szymielewicz
Co-founder of #Panoptykon Foundation
I was vaguely aware of the three layers individually for a long time but didn't really see them as layers of a digital identity.
All the privacy tools we have don't yet protect us in the second layer.
I might run Tor on Tails and put all my data at home on a FreedomBox, but as soon as I step out, a street camera scans my face. The supermarket analyzes my buying behavior, etc.
The same process repeats all the way up to international travel, job applications, crime investigations etc.
This is a general instance supporting toots in English and తెలుగు.
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