We weren’t impressed about the latest revelations about Alexa, so we created this tutorial to show you how to change your settings so employees can’t listen to you:
https://privacyinternational.org/educational-case-study/2817/did-you-sign-amazon-alexa-experiment-time-check-those-opaque-settings and we asked Jeff Bezos to step up: https://privacyinternational.org/feature/2820/alexa-stop-being-creepy-our-letter-jeff-bezos https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1119666037195202562/photo/1
Tomorrow Ukraine 🇺🇦 goes back to the polls. Last week we were in Kyiv to hear about ppl's experience monitoring #disinfo - a big issue surrounding this election.
A big thank you to all the people & orgs we spoke with 🙏🙏 https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1119590041192263680/photo/1
Bothered by the latest revelations about Amazon employees listening to your interactions with Alexa? So are we! So we wrote to Jeff Bezos to let him know he needs to do a lot better https://privacyinternational.org/feature/2820/alexa-stop-being-creepy-our-letter-jeff-bezos cc @amazonhelp https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1119271437234208768/photo/1
Hey @AmazonHelp, care to remind your CEO we have written him asking him to take the privacy of his customers seriously? https://privacyinternational.org/feature/2820/alexa-stop-being-creepy-our-letter-jeff-bezos https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1118938745049239552/photo/1
We think you should be able to use Alexa without people listening in on you so we have written to Jeff Bezos asking him to walk the walk when it comes to your privacy. Read our letter here: https://privacyinternational.org/feature/2820/alexa-stop-being-creepy-our-letter-jeff-bezos cc @AmazonHelp https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1118873347058749441/photo/1
Transparency reports from telcos are vital for overseeing government powers and holding them to account. Some takeaways from BT's latest report https://twitter.com/Edin_O/status/1118830521918926849
Did you sign up to the Amazon Alexa experiment? If you haven’t changed the default settings, there may be someone listening in on you. https://privacyinternational.org/educational-case-study/2817/did-you-sign-amazon-alexa-experiment-time-check-those-opaque-settings https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1118639528170811392/photo/1
Alexa, stop being creepy! If you own an Amazon Echo, you might want to change your privacy settings if you don’t want an actual person listening in. Here is how to do it: https://privacyinternational.org/educational-case-study/2817/did-you-sign-amazon-alexa-experiment-time-check-those-opaque-settings https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1118578873736863744/photo/1
Last week we found out Amazon had recruited thousands of people to listen in on your interactions with Alexa. We want Amazon to step up but in the meantime here is how you can change your settings: https://privacyinternational.org/educational-case-study/2817/did-you-sign-amazon-alexa-experiment-time-check-those-opaque-settings https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1118483122738348032/photo/1
‘This is not about left or right or Leave or Remain or Trump or not. It’s about whether it’s possible to have a free & fair election ever again.’
Watch @carolecadwalla at #TED2019
Companies and governments now have increased abilities to monitor our social media activity. This has repercussions for our freedom to peacefully express ourselves through protest
Online shops and marketers routinely share customer data with Facebook. Turns out: in many cases this could now be illegal.
@netzpolitik_org reports on a ground-breaking decision by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority on Facebook CustomAudience https://netzpolitik.org/2019/facebook-custom-audience-illegal-without-explicit-user-consent-bavarian-dpa-rules/
A wide range of tech is now used to spy on protesters, collecting data to generate profiles, make predictions, and populate databases and watchlists. More in our latest blog:
Companies must take our security seriously, esp when it involves the most vulnerable among us.
Read our latest blog on how security fails are endangering the LGBTIQ+ community
NEW BLOG on how multiple security fails are endangering the LGBTIQ+ community
Governments are consciously exposing migrants to disproportionate and arbitrary risks through the tech they use. More in our latest blog
NEW BLOG on how governments are weaponising migrant data, leaving migrants with no recourse to challenge the identities and narratives that are being constructed around them.
'Alexa, stop listening in on your users, this is really creepy.' We are in the Times responding to the latest Amazon Echo scandal. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/amazon-listens-to-conversations-through-alexa-qh328jlw0
We'll be on Talk radio at 11am discussing the implications of the Bloomberg investigation into Amazon Echo. Read the story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-10/is-anyone-listening-to-you-on-alexa-a-global-team-reviews-audio
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