Privacy Digest 03/24

Dutch watchdog fines Uber 10 mln euros over privacy regulations infringement

The Dutch data protection authority found that Uber had not specified in its terms and conditions for how long it retained its drivers' personal data, or how it secured the data when sending it to entities in countries, which it had not named, outside the European Economic Area. Uber also obstructed its drivers' efforts to exercise their right to privacy by making personal data access requests unnecessarily complicated, the authority added, noting though that Uber had taken steps to fix the issues flagged.

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Using Google Search to Find Software Can Be Risky

Google continues to struggle with cybercriminals running malicious ads on its search platform to trick people into downloading booby-trapped copies of popular free software applications. The malicious ads, which appear above organic search results and often precede links to legitimate sources of the same software, can make searching for software on Google a dicey affair. Get Ghostery!

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Online anonymity: study found ‘stable pseudonyms’ created a more civil environment than real user names 

A higher quality discussion emerged among commenters allowed to use personas instead of their real names.

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Introducing Mozilla Monitor Plus, a new tool to automatically remove your personal information from data broker sites

Mozilla Monitor (previously called Firefox Monitor), a free service that notifies you when your email has been part of a breach, announced its new paid subscription service offering: automatic data removal and continuous monitoring of your exposed personal information.

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How to Blur Out Your House on Google Maps—and Why You Should

Have you ever searched for your home address on Google Maps? Blurring out your home is an important (and easy) privacy measure.

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