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Ian Forrester

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    "ActivityWatch is an app that automatically tracks how you spend time on your devices. It is open source, privacy-first, cross-platform, and a great alternative to services like RescueTime, ManicTime, and WakaTime. It can help you keep track of time spent on different projects, kick bad screen habits, or just understand how you spend your time."
Ian Forrester

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    "webxray is a tool for analyzing third-party content on webpages and identifying the companies which collect user data. A command line user interface makes webxray easy to use for non-programmers, and those with advanced needs may analyze millions of pages with proper configuration. webxray is a professional tool designed for academic research, and may be used by privacy compliance officers, regulators, and those who are generally curious about hidden data flows on the web."
Ian Forrester

Pi-hole®: A black hole for Internet advertisements - curl -sSL https://instal... - 0 views

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    "Network-wide ad blocking via your own Linux hardware No client-side software required Install by running one command: curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash"
Ian Forrester

The giant Piccadilly billboard is going to track cars to target ads | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Samsung and L'Oréal have all signed up to the new screen, which can recognise vehicle make, model and colour to target adverts
Ian Forrester

Tow Center: Platforms and Publishers: A Definitive Timeline - 0 views

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    The timeline below identifies key developments on tech platforms used by journalism publishers. Here you can explore the significant shifts in the platform landscape as these companies adjust to new relationships with publishers.
Ian Forrester

All the Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit Google.com - 1 views

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    All the Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit Google.com
Ian Forrester

Roombas have been busy mapping our homes, and now that data could be up for sale - The ... - 0 views

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    "Over the past couple of years, Roombas haven't just been picking up dust and chauffeuring cats around, they've also been mapping the layout of your home. Now, Colin Angle, the chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot, has said he wants to sell the data from these maps in order to improve the future of smart home technology."
Ian Forrester

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Facebook's collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look "under the bonnet" at the tech giant's algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company. "
Ian Forrester

mjg59 | A quick look at the Ikea Trådfri lighting platform - 0 views

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    Ikea recently launched their Trådfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible one, but having taken a look it's surprisingly competent. Hardware-wise, the device is pretty minimal
Ian Forrester

House of Commons - Responsible Use of Data - Science and Technology Committee - 0 views

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    House of Commons report on data ethics in 2014
Ian Forrester

Troy Hunt: Data from connected CloudPets teddy bears leaked and ransomed, exposing kids... - 0 views

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    "Only a couple of weeks ago, there were a lot of news headlines about how Germany had banned an internet-connected doll called "Cayla" over fears hackers could target children. One of their primary concerns was the potential risk to the privacy of children:"
Ian Forrester

Is your connected car spying on you? - BBC News - 0 views

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    Modern cars are morphing into mobile data centres - connected, clever and packed full of sensors. But are they also becoming spies in our drives?
Ian Forrester

Who owns a connected car's data? - 0 views

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    With momentum behind the connected car gathering across the globe, we're looking at one of the most discussed topics : the data generated by connected cars, and more specifically who owns it.
Ian Forrester

Docracy Terms of Service and Privacy Policy Tracker - Changes - 0 views

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    Using Docracy's unique document change analysis, we are now tracking terms of service and privacy policies for hundreds of the world's top sites. See below for summaries of recent changes, or to see the complete terms for any of the sites we track.
Ian Forrester

Amazon Echos activated by TV comment - BBC News - 0 views

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    An on-air comment by a US TV presenter activated Amazon Echo gadgets in viewers' homes across San Diego.
Ian Forrester

Customer Data: Designing for Transparency and Trust - 0 views

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    With the explosion of digital technologies, companies are sweeping up vast quantities of data about consumers' activities, both online and off. Feeding this trend are new smart, connected products-from fitness trackers to home systems-that gather and transmit detailed information.
Ian Forrester

Police Request Amazon Echo Recordings For Homicide Investigation - Slashdot - 0 views

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    "Amazon objects to over-broad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course," the company said in a statement. Even without Amazon's help, police may be able to crack into the Echo, according to the warrant"
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