Privacy Digest 09/22
Mastercard launches ‘smile to pay’ system amid privacy concerns
The company’s stab at the biometrics checkout market has raised debate about data storage and tracking.
How to ensure that the smart home doesn’t jeopardize data privacy?
As more and more people buy into the smart home, there is an ever-bigger price to pay when it comes to data security and privacy.
Guide: *Privacy Not Included
The Mozilla Foundation has created a guide to help you shop for safe, secure connected products. It is often difficult for consumers to get clear, concrete information from companies about the security and privacy of their connected products. Is the personal data shared or sold in ways you may not have expected? What is the company’s known track record for protecting the personal information they collect on you? How does the company regularly test for and fix security vulnerabilities? It's a good start and practice to check in with this catalogue first to better navigate this landscape by understanding what questions you should ask and what answers you should expect before buying a connected tech product. Today we feature a review of mental health and prayer apps.
How to Disable Ad ID Tracking on iOS and Android, and Why You Should Do It Now
The ad identifier - aka “IDFA” on iOS, or “AAID” on Android - is the key that enables most third-party tracking on mobile devices. Disabling it will make it substantially harder for advertisers and data brokers to track and profile you, and will limit the amount of your personal information up for sale.
New ad: DuckDuckGo is NOT Watching You
As siblings in privacy, Ghostery and DuckDuckGo follow the same ultimate goal of protecting your privacy online. We're sharing their newest ad with you today: memorable due to the Police song, quite funny and totally online lifelike.