The Washington state legislative season is over ... and for the third year in a row the Bad Washington Privacy Act failed to pass! So with luck I'll be getting back to doing a newsletter. Here's
By Caroline Sinders on Tech Policy Press (techpolicy.press)
This week, the Federal Trade Commission turns its attention to dark patterns. The time to act is now.
By Alfred Ng on The Markup (themarkup.org)
Researchers say hundreds of preinstalled apps can access a log found on Android devices where sensitive contact tracing information is stored
Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.
By Ryan Mac on BuzzFeed News (buzzfeednews.com)
After BuzzFeed News reported on an internal document that examined the social network’s failings leading up to the Capitol riot, many of Facebook’s employees were prevented from accessing it.
By Naomi Nix on Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
An influential racial justice group called on Google to allow independent auditors to investigate the company’s business for potential discriminatory conduct.
By Nicole Perloth on NYTimes (nytimes.com)
If you are reading this obituary online, you owe your digital safety to him.
By Digital Freedom Fund on Digital Freedom Fund (medium.com)
Is the tide beginning to turn for the so-called digital gig economy?
By Will Goodbody on RTÉ (rte.ie)
A data privacy campaigner has told an Oireachtas committee that systematic infringement of fundamental rights is going unchecked by the Data Protection Commission (DPC).
By Simone Carter on Dallas Observer (dallasobserver.com)
While many parents are grateful that districts are monitoring their kids’ search terms, privacy experts say it’s cause for concern.
By Electronic Privacy Information Center(epic.org)
EPIC has filed an amicus brief urging an Alabama federal court not to upend the Census Bureau’s system for protecting personal data collected in the 2020 Census. Alabama is challenging the Bureau’s use of differential privacy.
Strengthening Human Rights in the Digital Age: Insights from Germany’s new Ashoka Fellows Nani Jansen Reventlow and Anna-Lena von Hodenberg
on Ashoka | Everyone a Changemaker (ashoka.org)
As human lives transition online, so do human rights. How will humanity anticipate, mitigate, and manage the consequences of algorithms, artificial intelligence, robots, and more? How do we ensure that the internet is safe to use for everyone? And empowers everyone?
on Capgemini Worldwide (capgemini.com)
Consultant Holly Brown won the Tech4Positive Futures competition in 2020 with an idea to help stroke patients practice speech therapy. Here, she explains the source of her inspiration.