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Last year, Big Tech companies (Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft) received about $3.04 billion in fines for breaking laws on both sides of the Atlantic. As of seven days and three hours into 2024, they had already earned enough revenue to
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With Microsoft’s rollout of the new Outlook for Windows, it appears the company has transformed its email app into a surveillance tool for targeted advertising. Everyone talks about the privacy-washing campaigns of Google and Apple as they mine your
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Google has made sure that 2023 will go down as the year of privacy washing. It introduced a new “ad privacy feature” for Chrome in September, and now it’s broadened the release of the beta version of Ad Topics for Android (both part of its misleading
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Even though the Snowden leaks came out 10 years ago, the United States never ended its unconstitutional surveillance program. It now has a chance to close the legal loopholes that allow warrantless spying on US citizens. But Congress needs to act bef
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Over the past year, hackers have been using new and clever techniques to steal people’s online data. At Proton, we’ve been monitoring these evolving strategies and updating our defenses to stay ahead of the arms race.  Often, the attacks involve new
Stop the Online Safety Bill
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On October 26, the UK Parliament passed the Online Safety Act, giving Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, broad powers to search for, find, and suppress harmful media and speech by scanning the internet and, despite widespread condemnation from the t
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On Thursday October 26th, MEPs in the European Parliament held press conferences outlining the compromises reached within the EU Parliament negotiators on the controversial Chat Control proposal. The original legal draft, published by the European Co
Stop the Online Safety Bill
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As we feared, the UK Parliament has passed the Online Safety Bill without making the necessary changes to safeguard privacy.  The Online Safety Act, as it’s now called, includes a clause that gives the British government the power to access, collect
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In the first seven months of 2023, Big Tech companies have been fined nearly $2.34 billion for privacy violations and abusing their monopoly power. Since the European Union introduced the GDPR in 2018, these companies have been fined upwards of $7 bi
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Starting last year, Google began to increase the number of ads displayed in Gmail. It started with more ads in the Promotions tab on mobile. And now it has grown to include advertising messages between regular emails on Gmail’s desktop site. Gmail u
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The biggest tech companies in the world are quietly lobbying the governments of 14 countries to grant them legal protection from any regulatory oversight. Few people are aware of Big Tech’s plans, shrouded in the secrecy of trade negotiations for th