Finally a legit alternative to IRC: https://matrix.org/
Really excited about what it can do to break away from Slack and other non-open protocols.
Yesterday my parents got a call from their doctor if they want to get vaccinated next week. So #Germany finally starts broader vaccination. This is good news.
The EU Digital Services Act is a chance to build a better future for the internet. Check out our take on what we think about the Commission's proposal: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12417-Digital-Services-Act-deepening-the-internal-market-and-clarifying-responsibilities-for-digital-services/F2163952?fbclid=IwAR22CcKz82D2zcKSVQDWHisVCkTrfocc1eEGDWKraZ-CAWXB_h81lJ6Euzg https://t.co/xFrOwSoWeW
UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access
The Home Office and Priti Patel want to be able to read everyone’s SMS messages, and in effect, ban secure messaging on Facebook.
ENDGAME FOR END-TO-END ENCRYPTION
The Home Office is actively exploring legal and technical mechanisms to compel Facebook to circumvent end-to-end encrypted messaging. Read our take on it.
📣 National Fraud Initiative 📣
Privacy advocates & migrants' rights orgs win deadline extension for National Fraud Initiative consultation. This will allow us to investigate the impact of the proposed measures on the data protection rights of migrants.
ORG complaint to ICO:
UK Political parties engaged in 'systemic abuse of personal data'
This week's net.wars (993), "Data protection in review", tours through 25 years of data protection, failed enforcement, and international power struggles: https://www.pelicancrossing.net/netwars/2020/11/data_protection_in_review.html
This is disagraceful.
@openrightsgroup regularly uses FoI to establish what Government is doing. If true, the Government is deliberately ignoring the first basic rule, which is to treat all requests on their merits, and to ignore who made the request.
This should be headline national news. Conservatives racially profiled 10,000,000 people without consent.
Japan-UK Trade Deal Shows How Controversial Digital Policies Can Be Slipped Through With Little Scrutiny Or Resistance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201111/02351945682/japan-uk-trade-deal-shows-how-controversial-digital-policies-can-be-slipped-through-with-little-scrutiny-resistance.shtml bad stuff in here
Drakeford appeals to Biden's Welsh links in plea to 'work together'. https://nation.cymru/news/drakeford-appeals-to-bidens-welsh-links-in-plea-to-work-together/
Well there's been this election recently 😁 Plus a recent scandal with contracts in the UK, betcha there are some in the US as well. Ooh and Europe considering if we need encryption to be that strong. Not much to talk about really. 😏😉
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and Daisy Cooper about UK-Japan Trade deal and the threats to data protection #ukjapantrade
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