gdpr

Internet

Many Mental Health Websites Aren't Handling Your Data Responsibly

Researchers in Europe studied how websites catering to the depressed track and sell data.
Matthew Gault
9.5.19
YouTube

Google Agrees to Meet with YouTubers Union Right Before Deadline

After 28 days, YouTube has agreed to meet with the YouTubers Union to discuss 'the future of work' but refuses to negotiate demands.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.23.19
privacy

Researchers Show How Europe's Data Protection Laws Can Dox People

A security researcher was able to get companies to give him his fiance’s Social Security Number, passwords, and other sensitive private information with her consent by taking advantage of GDPR’s 'Right of Access' requests.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.8.19
YouTube

The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around

The YouTubers Union has joined forces with Europe's largest trade union to fight for a fairer platform.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.26.19
Apple Music

Apple Music’s Excel Graveyard: Where Your Favorite Songs Go to Die

I tried accessing my favorite songs on Apple Music. A week, two Zip files, and one spreadsheet later, I found them.
Christina Svenson
7.22.19
Hacking

The One Company I Gave My Address To Won’t Delete It

I get packages delivered to friends and don’t have my name on my doorbell. But all of my work may have been undermined by a cheap mattress.
Joseph Cox
7.16.19
informed consent

Senators Introduce Bill That Would Ban Websites From Using Manipulative Consent Forms

Platforms have a problem with informed consent. A new Senate bill might change that.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
NETFLIX

Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You’ve Ever Made in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

A tech policy researcher used GDPR to request information about all of his choices from Netflix.
Matthew Gault
2.12.19
Facebook

Europe’s strict new privacy rules are great news for Facebook hackers

“You can do incident response quickly or correctly, but not both.”
David Gilbert
10.2.18
gdpr

How to Use GDPR To Stop Data Breaches Screwing You Over

You may just think of the GDPR as a privacy law. But you can use it to remove your sensitive data from company servers in anticipation of a hack.
Joseph Cox
7.16.18
Twitter

Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13

According to the company, it can't separate content posted before and after the age of 13.
Jordan Pearson
5.30.18
tech

This Guy Is Selling All His Facebook Data on eBay

“I realized that I’d been selling my data for free for ages, and decided it was time to cash in.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.29.18
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