Privacy Digest 24/22

Apple Commits to Encrypting iCloud, Drops Phone-Scanning Plans

Apple announced that it will provide fully encrypted iCloud backups, meeting a longstanding demand by EFF and other privacy-focused organizations. We applaud Apple for listening to experts, child advocates, and users who want to protect their most sensitive data.

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Privacy Practice for Online Shopping Over the Holiday Season

Christmas is the time of year when businesses have their ad budget turned to the max. Make the most of Ghostery's free ad blocker & stop ads, trackers and popups.

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Why we need to regulate digital identity in the metaverse

If internet users are to move across multiple online platforms and the metaverse, they will need a unique digital identity, owned or controlled by them.

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A faster way to preserve privacy online

MIT researchers developed a method that enables users to search for information in a remote database privately, without revealing the information they are seeking to the server, that is about 30 times faster than other techniques.

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Lensa AI Selfies: What to Know About the Photo-Editing App Your Friends Are Using

You probably saw these artistic photos of your friends online as Lensa AI's filters transforms photos into artwork. This doesn't come without privacy concerns. CNET author Katie Teague is taking a deeper look at the app developed by Prisma Labs.

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How the cookie became a monster

30 years ago, Lou Montulli set out to solve a fundamental problem with the internet, and accidentally created an entirely different one. On today's show, how the cookie went from an obscure piece of code designed to protect anonymity, to an online advertiser's dream, to a privacy advocate's nightmare.

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