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Unjust Technology Legislation I - Everyone is presumed guilty

Corporate and government interests dismiss human rights

You are innocent until proven guilty, or until you decide to go online. The internet used to be a haven of free expression. Now it’s a place where every individual is suspected of being a terrorist or a pirate. Governments are caught up in an arms race of mass surveillance and hardly anyone appears to stop and think about the direction we’re heading in. It’s time to take a critical look at the technology legislation that undermines the core principles of a free society.
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GDPR: impact of the new European privacy law

Exploring the influence of user rights as defined in the GDPR

Europe's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will become effective on 25 May 2018. It's a date a lot of organisations are dreading, as they need to get their IT systems in order. A less talked about subject is the impact of the law on users, who get additional rights. This article explores what it means for users and discusses the effects on your life.
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The uncomfortable business model of the internet

The flow of data in surveillance capitalism

When you're online, you're being watched. Not just by the websites you visit, but also by advertisers and data brokers behind the scenes. Your behavioural patterns and interests are registered, turned into profit. Where do these companies get their data and what do they do with it?
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Physical privacy measures - control of your own surroundings

Privacy screen protectors and reflective glasses?

When you think of digital privacy, you think of digital solutions. You install a tracker blocker, you use different information in online forms and you look for privacy-friendly ways of communication. What you may never think of is that protection can be physical as well. Let's step away from the screen for a moment and see what's out there.
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