Politics, Facebook, Fake News, Regulation
The UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has produced it's final report in to disinformation and "fake news": https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmcumeds/1791/179102.htm
They're not-too-discreetly calling out other browsers too: "Here at Mozilla we believe that all web browsers have a fundamental obligation to protect users from cross-site tracking. In this policy, we're describing the practices which we find as unacceptable..." (Birdsite: https://twitter.com/ehsanakhgari/status/1089991007251415040)
Mozilla have just published their Anti-Tracking Policy. Sounds like Firefox will have fingerprinting blocking on by default in the future 👍 https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/01/28/defining-the-tracking-practices-that-will-be-blocked-in-firefox/
Happy #DataProtection Day!
Here's a report by the @openrightsgroup on the public's understanding of the GDPR:
OpenWhisperSystems / the devs behind Signal made the choice to centralize the service and build identity around the phone number system, instead of doing the federated / decentralized approach.
They did this consciously to encourage widespread adoption without the traditional difficulties associated with a decentralized, multiple-client approach.
That makes it different from approaches by Matrix.org, XMPP, and so on. 1/2
Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently • The Register https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/
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