in recent weeks Israeli police have been stopping Palestinian Jerusalemites on the street and searching their phones, culling through their Telegram news channels or WhatsApp chats. Ahmed said he has experienced unprecedented levels of police harassment and has given up on searching for jobs, let alone going to work in West Jerusalem’s hospitality industry. “When I leave the house, I delete Instagram, I delete Telegram, I archive all my chats,” he told +972. “I don’t know what [the authorities] will flag now.”
I use Instagram as the one social media platform that all my friends are on, plus I sometimes watch reels to kill time. However, as a privacy-conscious person, this is obviously not great for privacy. Is there, then, any good reason to still abstain from using WhatsApp?
This week, the European Parliament’s negotiators reached a broad majority agreement on a common position concerning the controversial EU chat control bill. The Commission’s bill proposes bulk scanning and reporting of private messages for allegedly suspicious content by using error-prone algorithms, including „artificial intelligence“. But the European Parliament’s position removes indiscriminate chat control and allows only for a targeted surveillance of specific individuals and groups reasonably suspicious of being linked to child sexual abuse material, with a judicial warrant. End-to-end encrypted messengers are exempted. Instead, internet services will have to design their services more securely and thus effectively prevent the sexual exploitation of children.
I'm fucking done with Chrome. Fuck this.
Marketplace investigation recorded technicians peeping on personal photos, browser history
Imagine strolling down a busy city street and snapping a photo of a stranger then uploading it into a search engine that almost instantaneously helps you identify the person.
This isn't a hypothetical. It's possible now, thanks to a website called PimEyes, considered one of the most powerful publicly available facial recognition tools online.
Today while I was on a video call with family using WhatsApp I noticed video effects when I used one of the signs. Then when I dug deeper to check i realised that it was a feature from iOS. If WhatsApp was end to end encrypted how are apple able to do this?
Link to the feature: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/iphone/iphaa0b5671d/ios
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