Please Stop Stealing Our Data!

Great video from Rene Ritchie for sure

Time has come to have a right to remain private. My quest in 2019 is not only to focus more but also to fight for privacy and ownership of my data. This fight is being fought by carefully selecting which service I choose to use or not use.

Numeric Citizen Podcast #3 – More About Me

In this episode, after giving you an update on my podcasting experience, I’m talking about me and my four passions (Apple, Photography, Privacy, Climate Change).

Things that I referenced during this episode:
Lention USB-c hub: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075Q722R6/

Compass arm for my Yeti microphone from Blue Designs company: https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/compass/

The Business of Internetting, with Stephen Hackett from The Stalman Podcast by Tyler Stalman, episode 44 https://www.stalmanpodcast.com/rss

Thanks for listening. Please visit my blog @ http://numericcitizen.me to read more about my four passions!

Stop Selling My Data !

Who cares about privacy and user data ? Not ATT, T-Mobile or Sprint obviously. John Gruber reacted to this. Who cares ? Well, it seems Tim Cook does. Full text of Tim Cook in the Time Magazine. Thank you for this. A thread on Twitter on this follows.

Four basic principals proposed by Tim Cook:

First, the right to have personal data minimized. Companies should challenge themselves to strip identifying information from customer data or avoid collecting it in the first place. Second, the right to knowledge—to know what data is being collected and why. Third, the right to access. Companies should make it easy for you to access, correct and delete your personal data. And fourth, the right to data security, without which trust is impossible.

Finally a simple conclusion by Tim Cook:

Technology has the potential to keep changing the world for the better, but it will never achieve that potential without the full faith and confidence of the people who use it.

What Steve Jobs said again on privacy ? Here.

Numeric Citizen Podcast – #2 – Quitting Facebook

In this episode, I’m talking about my experience of leaving Facebook. That is not an easy thing to do but the process is fully engaged.

Enjoy and thanks for listening. Please feel free to visit my blog @ http://numericcitizen.me for all the news and personal comments on my experience quitting Facebook or comments about privacy and a lot more.

On What Facebook Knows About You – Way Too Much

That is no surprise but Facebook collect a lot of data. Want to know what exactly? Have a look at this article. I like the last paragraph:

The bottom line: Facebook’s privacy policies reinforce the message that “you have control over who sees what you share on Facebook.” But if you use Facebook at all, you don’t have much control over what Facebook itself sees about you.

Don’t trust Facebook

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Facebook exposed private photos from up to 6.8 million users to apps that weren’t supposed to see them, the company said today. These apps were authorized to see a limited set of users’ photos, but a bug allowed them to see pictures they weren’t granted access to. These included photos from people’s stories as well as photos that people uploaded but never posted (because Facebook saved a copy anyway).

The Verge – https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/14/18140771/facebook-photo-exposure-leak-bug-millions-users-disclosed

I’m less and less active on Facebook. I stopped cross posting a long time ago. I deleted Facebook from my iPhone (but had to re-install it in order to be able to use a feature of Gurushots which depends on Facebook authentication, something that I hate).