Lawrence Lessig und sein Freund Joi Ito bei einer Veranstaltung im Jahr 2008.
Netzpolitik Podcast

NPP 184 with Lawrence Lessig: on Joi Ito, the MIT Media Lab and reputation laundering

The MIT Media Lab took millions in donations from Jeffrey Epstein and director Joi Ito was trying to hide it. Was Ito doing the right thing? A conversation with Lawrence Lessig on Epstein, Ito, MIT and the damage done by taking money from a donor who has caused such significant pain to so many.

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Technologie

Spyware company leaves private customer data on the internet

A manufacturer of consumer spyware marketed to parents and partners has published incredibly intimate user data on a server freely accessible over the Internet. Freely available for all to see and hear: photos of children, school report cards, call recordings. The companies responsible for the stalkerware are largely indifferent to what happens with the data.

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The earth with trade goods flying around
Netze

Digital trade: India calls for customs duties on the internet

Developed countries are negotiating the rules of digital world trade behind closed doors. India and other developing countries criticise this harshly. They demand negotiations within the World Trade Organization – and the abolition of a 20 year old ban on digital customs duties.

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Mohammed bin Salman with phones
Überwachung

EU states unanimously vote against stricter export controls for surveillance equipment

The EU wants to more closely control the trade of the European surveillance industry with autocratic regimes. After two years of tough negotiations, the member states have found a „compromise“: they are against anything that could limit the trade of spyware. Germany agreed as well.

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Technologie

Facebook’s Algorithm Shapes Our Lives. This Hacker Wants to Find Out How.

Claudio Agosti wants to know what Facebook does with him. The programmer has developed a browser extension that collects data donations from users. He wants to decipher why we only get to see very specific political news – and what Facebook is hiding from us in their News Feed.

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Datenschutz

Kenya: Data from 11.5 million customers of a provider end up on black market

M-Pesa is a Kenyan system for cashless payment. This business model of the Kenyan communications provider Safaricom is built on the transfer of data. Now, employees of the provider have also leaked the personal information of 11.5 million users. The case ends up in court.

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Assange and Domscheit-Berg
Öffentlichkeit

WikiLeaks: The US is indeed investigating Assange for publishing secret information, DOJ letter suggests

The United States is officially charging Julian Assange for hacking, a crime seemingly perfect for extradition. However, the US Attorney’s Office is also investigating him for „obtaining and disseminating secret information“, punishable by death. That is what the Department of Justice wrote in a letter we now publish.

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Nowhere to hide: To identify and target you on Facebook and Instagram, advertisers constantly share your data with Facebook.
Datenschutz

Facebook Custom Audience illegal without explicit user consent, Bavarian Data Protection Authority rules

Online shops and marketers routinely share customer data with Facebook to reach them with targeted advertising. Turns out: in many cases this is illegal. A ground-breaking decision by a German Data Protection Authority recently ruled that matching customers’ email addresses with their Facebook accounts requires their explicit consent.

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Martin Selmayr, Jean Claude Juncker
Datenschutz

EU says „no contingency plans“ for data flows in case of no-deal Brexit

Commission officials led by Martin Selmayr talked Brexit with German lobbyists. Behind closed doors, the Commission says they will not take emergency measures to protect UK businesses from data protection trouble following a no-deal exit. Rights campaigners see a no-deal Brexit as an opening to fight surveillance.

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