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"Sky is compiling data on which IP addresses subscribers are pulling most data from during (and potentially before) *sports*match or event times. Sky then uploads the highest-trafficked IP addresses along with the port the traffic is streamed on to the S3 bucket mentioned above, every five minutes. It is then accessed by the anti-piracy company which, every five minutes, extracts the IP, bandwidth rate, and the port number that bandwidth is on."

torrentfreak.com/sky-subscribe

Does anyone know how to clear chats in ? The latest iOS app for Nextcloud talk says it’s now possible but the feature must be well hidden as I can’t find it anywhere

GCHQ contiued access to UK citizens health data directly from the NHS 

Spy agency GCHQ, which has been found by the European Court of Human Rights to have acted unlawfully in its mass surveillance of citizens, is being allowed by the UK government to extend its powers over NHS IT systems

nitter.net/declassifiedUK/stat

hsj.co.uk/technology-and-innov

“Apple gets to decide whether or not their phones will monitor their owners’ infractions for the government, but it's the government that gets to decide on what constitutes an infraction... and how to handle it.”

Ed Snowden latest piece on Apple’s plans

edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/a

Baby on nevermind album cover sues nirvana for child pornography.

Ludicrous, but if he wins then you must worry if you have the album on your iPhone

sopuli.xyz/post/15926

Digital deception & disinformation used to deter migrants

Uk home office has set up a website that “makes misleading claims about asylum, collects personal data about potential asylum seekers, and fails to disclose its affiliation to the Home Office”

openrightsgroup.org/blog/digit

Canadian politics, surveillance, psyops 

Canada’s Military Is Spying on Canadian Citizens

“The Canadian military has been caught using PSYOP tactics it honed in Afghanistan on domestic soil. The dirty tricks, which included a scheme to spread panic about imaginary wolf attacks in Nova Scotia”

jacobinmag.com/2021/08/canadia

Apple's iPhone computer vision has the potential to preserve privacy but also break it completely

Good article that also mentions Apple now has incredible on-device facial-recognition able to recognise faces at all angles and obscurity. Combine that with a system that automatically alerts the police when it finds a photo of interest and you can no longer trust your device not to snitch on you

theregister.com/2021/08/16/ai_

Remember when bands had a guestbook and that WAS social media?

Literally was better online then than now.

apple intruding into your device / mind 

Of course, as the image scanning only triggers a notification to police or Government when there are multiple matches, you can get round the intrusion by only storing one image on your device at a time

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