Mistakes, Really?

Following the publication of my long blog post about Siri privacy protection this week, I read a follow-up post from John Gruber on Daringfireball. He writes (emphasis is mine): My take on this saga was severely critical, but I am convinced this was a mistake — really, a series of mistakes — on Apple’s part, not an indication that the... Continue Reading →

On Siri, Privacy Protection And Our Expectations From Apple

In late July, the news broke out that some contractors working for Apple had access to Siri’s voice recordings from users around the world to help tweak Siri performance. A month later, what happened? Is Apple’s handling of the issue been up to their high standards on privacy protection? Did Apple meet our expectations? Let’s... Continue Reading →

Here Is Why I Value My Privacy

Here is an excellent reminder by DuckDuckGo on why we should value (more) our privacy. Tracking people only is much wider than for serving targeted ads. https://vimeo.com/352982792 I'm a proud user of DuckDuckGo for a few months now. It fills 95% of my needs. For the remaining 5%, Ok Google.

On Tracking People

Thought of the day: Imagine if we could replicate in real-world what it looks like to be tracked online. For each script embedded in a web page, we have a real person with a notepad following you everywhere you choose to go. This would include people listening to your conversations. Certain websites can have more... Continue Reading →

On Sign In with Apple

Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash Of all the new features that iOS 13 will bring, there this one that I can't wait to use: Sign in with Apple. Here is why. MacStories published an interesting article about the upcoming Sign In with Apple feature. iOS 13 will let developers to integrate the ability to use you Apple... Continue Reading →

On This Zoom Vulnerability

Shitty company with a shitty service What the fuck are those developers thinking when they design software like this? First, consider reading this from Jonathan Leitschuh: A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission. The flaw potentially exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world... Continue Reading →

Accidentally Returning To Facebook

Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash A few months ago I closed my Facebook account. After accidentally returning to Facebook, what I found was shocking. Here is how it all happened and what I found. When I closed my Facebook account, I chose to keep Messenger active in order to be able to stay in touch with a... Continue Reading →

Say No To Facebook Libra

After being a tool to break hour privacy and democracy, Facebook is looking to help break the banking system. Libra is a solution in search of a problem (except maybe in the US with its archaic banking system). What if other governments don’t like what Libra does to their local currency, perhaps by undermining financial... Continue Reading →

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