Posts on this site in the 'Privacy' taxonomy, ordered by date
A description of Googles proposed FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) standard for profiling people and providing those profiles to advertisers.
Wired reviews Tim Hwang's book, which is called Subprime Attention Crisis. It draws parallels between online advertising the subprime mortgage crisis of the mid-late 2000s.
A new rule by Ireland's Data Protection Commission upsets Facebook enough for them to threaten to withdraw their services from the EU.
I take aim at pop-ups. The sort that ask you to subscribe to a newsletter or whatever. I think the web would be a better place without them.
Why are we plagued by intrusive tracking and advertising without our informed consent?
An article on TechCrunch takes a look at how cookie consents are breaking the EU's GDPR laws.
A rant about cookie confirmation screens. Also some nonsense about bum implants.
The rules I'd like to see governing online advertising and privacy therein. Something like this will happen. Privacy breaches and onerous advertising will force it.
There has been some legal tightening of privacy protections in the last few years with things like GDPR, but the privacy policies of many sites are still too impenetrable.
A look at Solid, which is Tim Berners-Lee's latest project. It is intended to give people more control of their personal data.
Nick Heer's excellent article highlights much of what's wrong with the web today. Well worth a read.
The Washington Post seems to charge people extra if they want GDPR compliance. This is wrong but with a little more thought the Washington Post could probably correct that.