RT @DukeOfHavoc@twitter.activitypub.actor
@katebevan@twitter.com Anytime I see the B-word, I'm reminded of this from XKCD.

RT @ciananbrennan@twitter.activitypub.actor
This is big. @welfare_ie@twitter.com has changed its privacy statement overnight regarding the on foot of the @DPCIreland@twitter.com investigation into the card, despite the fact the department is appealing the DPC's findings. Check out the below:

RT @SophieintVeld@twitter.activitypub.actor
The @EU_Commission@twitter.com seems eager to declare the UK government adequate to handle our data. I asked them to reconsider that position, after recent breaches of trust.

Furthermore, the Commission must not lose sight of the agreed upon protection of citizens’ rights.

RT @conspirator0@twitter.activitypub.actor
@GregRubini@twitter.com @ZellaQuixote@twitter.com Connecting this back to the @GregRubini@twitter.com account, tweets thus far have been sent more frequently via datacenters that appear to more frequently handle European than US tweets.

This👇what @hypervisible@twitter.com says. Bentham's Panopticon adapted for the networked age
RT @hypervisible
It’s an at@hypervisible@twitter.comalize the constant recording people and their ingestion into Amazon’s system—making it a platform for all moments, beyond its function as the “new neighborhood watch.”

TBH this still demonstrates changing behaviour because you are under surveillance 😑 the very idea of the Panopticon covers this as it was designed to manage behaviour of prisoners, workers, quarantine etc.
RT @hypervisible
Critics: The Neighbors app that accompanies Ring is full of racism and endangers marginalized folks.

Ring: How about if we make it an option to *only* see the “nice” stuff? ¯…

RT @hypervisible
Here’s the part though: people saying we can’t “turn back the clock.” ☹️ None of this is inevitable or the way it must be. Who wants to turn back the clock, anyway? Better to move forward in a way that doesn’t allow Ring to expand dystopia.

RT @ORGScotland
Today, @SP_Justice@twitter.com released their report on @policescotland@twitter.com use of facial recognition, the conclusion:
...there would be no justifiable basis for Police Scotland to invest in this technology.

Echoing the submission by @OpenRightsGroup@twitter.com + @BigBrotherWatch@twitter.com

RT @hypervisible
Last thing: so much of this argument hinges on a belief that companies are upfront about the tradeoffs involved in their services rather than that they engage in lies, deception, dark patterns, subterfuge, and general creepiness to stalk us. It’s not some fair trade.

RT @EinsteinsAttic
And then there's this 👇, which suggests a deep failure of engagement.

In a school where you'll be filmed if the powers-that-be deem you troublesome, is it any surprise pupils don't speak up? Especially if you never even consulted them!

Just count the ways this is broken ☹️

RT @LAM_Barrett
anyway this is horrific and it's possible because of the commercial surveillance that companies like google rake in money from every day, the same commercial surveillance that lobbyists, trade groups, companies, & republicans perpetually try to trivialize wsj.com/articles/federal-agenc

RT @WolfieChristl
Gravy Analytics sells location data on millions via other data brokers. For example, Gravy is listed as a 'data provider' in Oracle's data directory:

Gravy states to gather 'mobile device IDs and location signals' (=personal data) from 'multiple sources'.

RT @WolfieChristl
In contrast, there's quite some information about Gravy Analytics on the web.

Interestingly, Gravy Analytics also uses the number of '17 billion records daily', according to this SlideShare presentation: slideshare.net/GravyAnalytics/

RT @WolfieChristl
In the case of Venntel, there is hardly any info available. Their website is nearly empty.

According to this job posting, they claim to use '17+ billion commercially-available data points daily, covering billions of mobile devices globally each month':

RT @WolfieChristl
WSJ writes:

"According to federal spending contracts, a division of DHS ... began buying location data in 2017 from Venntel Inc. of Herndon, Va., a small company that shares several executives and patents with Gravy Analytics"

ICE bought Venntel licenses in 2018, CBP in 2019.

RT @WolfieChristl
According to the WSJ, this data:

- has been used to track immigrants and even to 'help identify immigrants who were later arrested' by DHS+ICE

- comes from a company that seems to be closely related to Gravy Analytics, a major player in digital marketing and mobile advertising

RT @hypervisible
Government gets location data but we get relevant ads, so it’s basically a wash. 😵

RT @hypervisible
Location data/widget, who are we to say there’s a meaningful distinction? 🤦🏿‍♂️

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