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El desafío de las aplicaciones de proximidad para el rastreo de contactos de COVID-19

En todo el mundo, un coro diverso y creciente reclama el uso de la tecnología de proximidad de los teléfonos inteligentes para luchar contra COVID-19. En particular, los expertos en salud pública y otros sostienen que los teléfonos inteligentes podrían ofrecer una solución a una necesidad urgente de rastreo de...
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Twitter Removes Privacy Option, and Shows Why We Need Strong Privacy Laws

Twitter greeted its users with a confusing notification this week. “The control you have over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed,” it said. The changes will “help Twitter continue operating as a free service,” it assured. But at what cost? What Changed? Twitter has changed what...
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Lengthening Patent Terms by 10 Years is Exactly the Wrong Response to COVID-19  

Governments around the world are taking steps to make sure that private corporations don’t use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to make unjustified monopoly profits. They’re doing that by ensuring that governments can override patents and issue compulsory licenses for COVID-19 related treatments, vaccines, and tools. Canada’s recent...

Las Cámaras de Imágenes Térmicas Siguen Siendo Peligrosos Instrumentos de Vigilancia Masiva.

Mientras que los gobiernos de todo el mundo siguen buscando soluciones para evitar la propagación de COVID-19, las empresas están ansiosas por vender su tecnología como una bala de plata para derrotar al virus. El público ya ha visto propuestas invasivas de privacidad para el seguimiento de la geolocalización...
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Google-Fitbit Merger Would Cement Google’s Data Empire

Google buying another tech company isn’t new. But Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit poses an extraordinary threat to competition and user privacy. Users face having their Fitbit information added to Google’s already large and invasive data pool, and a world that makes it harder and harder for privacy-focused tech...

Cómo proteger la privacidad cuando se agregan datos de localización para luchar contra COVID-19.

A medida que los gobiernos, el sector privado, las ONG y otros se movilizan para luchar contra la pandemia de COVID-19, observamos exhortaciones a utilizar la información de localización -típicamente extraída de los datos del GPS y de las torres celulares- para alimentar las actividades de salud pública. Entre...

California Legislator Introduces Fiber Broadband for All Bill

Senator Lena Gonzalez has introduced legislation (SB 1130), which would allow the California state government to actively promote the transition of the state’s legacy communications infrastructure into a multi-gigabit fiber network that is competitive, affordable, and available to all residents lacking high-speed access. It does so by reforming the...
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¿Cómo la EFF evalúa las demandas de los gobiernos de nuevos poderes de vigilancia?

La crisis de salud pública de COVID-19 no tiene precedentes en la memoria. Pero la demandas de nuevos poderes de vigilancia de alta tecnología por parte del gobierno nos son muy familiares. Esto incluye propuestas bienintencionadas para usar varias formas de datos sobre la transmisión de enfermedades entre las personas...
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Harden Your Zoom Settings to Protect Your Privacy and Avoid Trolls

UPDATE 4/10: We have edited this post to add details about Zoom’s new security features and defaults.Whether you are on Zoom because your employer or school requires it or you just downloaded it to stay in touch with friends and family, people have rushed to the video chat platform...

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