Some Android users can disable 2G now and why that is a good thing

Google’s added a feature to allow Android users to disable the insecure 2G. This is a good first step in the right direction but more is needed.

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What is facial recognition?

Facial recognition is a hot topic these days. What is it, how is it used, and when does it interfere with our right to privacy?

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Parents and teachers believe digital surveillance of kids outweighs risks

A recent report from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), reveals that parents and teachers have learned to accept surveillance in schools.

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Apple delays plans to search devices for child abuse imagery

The “‘screeching voices’ of the minority” have forced a rethink of Apple’s plans for scanning for child sexual abuse material on users’ devices.

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Twitter says it out loud: Removing anonymity will not stop online abuse

Twitter revealed that ID verification on its site would not have prevented recent, racist tweets directed at England’s football players.

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Chrome users, here’s how to opt out of the Google FLoC trial

Google’s FLoC trial will change how millions of users are tracked online. Here’s how to find out if you’re part of the trial, and how to opt out.

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Defending online anonymity and speech with Eva Galperin: Lock and Code S02E03

On Lock and Code, we talk to Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity for EFF, about the importance of defending online anonymity and speech.

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A week in security (January 25 – January 31)

A privacy week special on Malwarebytes Labs with a special episode of our Lock & Code podcast, FLoC, Grindr, Emotet, and more.

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Why Data Privacy Day matters: A Lock and Code special with Mozilla, DuckDuckGo, and EFF

For Data Privacy Day, Lock and Code returns with a special episode featuring guests from Mozilla, DuckDuckGo, and EFF

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California’s Prop 24 splits data privacy supporters

Prop 24 in California has split the data privacy community, with major organizations both supporting and opposing the proposed changes to data privacy law.

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