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Tech writer with a thing for policy and rights. Capetonian, Berliner, recovering Londoner. Email david at dmeyer dot eu. PGP fingerprint https://goo.gl/M4eaH0

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if only someone would offer me unsolicited commentary on the gdpr anniversary
If only someone would offer me unsolicited commentary on the GDPR anniversary
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early last year grindr llcs chinese owner gave some beijing based engineers access to personal information of
"Early last year, Grindr LLC’s Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status"
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yikes qualcomm shares down 13 antitrust enforcement sucks eh
Yikes, Qualcomm shares down 13%. Antitrust enforcement sucks, eh?
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what is the official reason for the us threatening to sanctions nord stream 2 is it just we don t like it
What is the official reason for the US threatening to sanctions Nord Stream 2? Is it just "we don't like it"?
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huawei finally has an excuse for not updating its phones
Huawei finally has an excuse for not updating its phones
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a new google antitrust probe spell trouble for its auto domination plans
A new Google antitrust probe spell trouble for its auto domination plans
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splendid work by my former colleague exposing the utter hypocrisy of the australian government s anti migrant
Splendid work by my former colleague @zoyashef exposing the utter hypocrisy of the Australian government's anti-migrant policies
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about that dutch spooks investigating huawei backdoor story is the network vodafoneziggo and if so is the back
About that "Dutch spooks investigating Huawei backdoor" story: is the network VodafoneZiggo and, if so, is the "backdoor" the same misapplied diagnostic service that Bloomberg was unwisely jumping up and down about recently?
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i m not a fan of automated censorship in general but pitching it as ok to please the copyright lobby but not t
I'm not a fan of automated censorship in general, but pitching it as OK to please the copyright lobby but not to fight terrorism is a *really* bad look.

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so articles 11 and 13 have been approved by meps this is very very bad news for the internet unless member sta
So, Articles 11 and 13 have been approved by MEPs. This is very, very bad news for the internet. Unless member states push back (bonne chance), Google News will shut down across the EU and censorship mechanisms will become widespread. And creators will not benefit.
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google and facebook already hit by serious gdpr complaints over forced consent hours into the new privacy regi
Google and Facebook already hit by serious GDPR complaints over "forced consent", hours into the new privacy regime wastes no time (and also intends to rid the world of annoying consent popups)
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well that s reassuring
Well that's reassuring
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last year i published a book called control shift how technology affects you and your rights well i ve just de
Last year I published a book called Control Shift: How Technology Affects You and Your Rights. Well, I've just decided to make it available for free, so please download it here: Enjoy!
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blockchain technology is on a collision course with eu privacy law the says it must be possible to amend delet
Blockchain technology is on a collision course with EU privacy law

The #GDPR says it must be possible to amend/delete personal data. That's effectively impossible if the data is stored on a blockchain.
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here s a stark article13 warning from someone who literally sells content filtering systems
Here's a stark #Article13 warning from someone who literally sells content filtering systems
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the downfall meme to end all downfall memes rip bruno ganz
The Downfall meme to end all Downfall memes RIP Bruno Ganz
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congratulations to all the media organisations that lobbied hard for collective suicide and goodbye any online
Congratulations to all the media organisations that lobbied hard for collective suicide #Article11 And goodbye, any online company that deals with user-generated content and doesn't want to buy into hardcore censorship #Article13
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1 you re rich and inexplicably powerful 2 the uk supported the copyright directive and got its way as it almos
1) You're rich and, inexplicably, powerful.
2) The UK supported the Copyright Directive and got its way, as it almost always does in the EU.
3) Article 13/17 will apply pretty much everywhere, because platforms probably won't just make their upload filters apply in the EU.
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so the commission is now saying article 13 17 probably will mandate filters but that s ok because we do this a
So the Commission is now saying Article 13/17 probably will mandate filters, but that's OK because we do this already with geoblocking, which the Commission opposes. Everyone got that? (Shamelessly ripped from Playbook, which was just recently deriding filter fears - see image 2)
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