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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
Swiss laws and encryption protect Proton users from abortion-related data requests
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The United States is notoriously weak on privacy laws. With its secret surveillance courts and all-powerful spy agencies, the US has many tools to collect data on people within its jurisdiction and beyond. Recently, that power has been used to prose
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The first month of 2023 has brought brutal layoffs from Big Tech, a potential ban of TikTok in the US, and another Twitter breach. But the biggest development of this new year has to be the ascent of ChatGPT.  The chatbot can produce remarkably huma
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One of the biggest tech stories of 2022 didn’t make the biggest headlines but it could show where Big Tech is headed. It came out of documents leaked from Facebook in April, followed by transcripts of a deposition with two of the company’s senior eng
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For years, Apple watched Google and Meta make billions by collecting every scrap of people’s data to target them with ads. Now it appears it was just taking notes. Apple’s advertising operation follows the surveillance capitalism model of its rivals
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This week, Google agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by 40 US states for $391.5 million. Law enforcement officials in those states said the company had secretly tracked the locations of Android users who thought their location tracking was turned off
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Although Proton’s mission has always revolved around privacy, we’ve also spent a lot of time pushing for a more level playing field online. This isn’t by accident. The future of privacy depends on society’s ability to adopt an alternative vision of t