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ICYMI: Oct 12 - Oct 18

ICYMI: Oct 12 - Oct 18

ICYMI is posted every Monday recapping privacy news over the last week from around the web.

NY shuts down 10,000 person wedding as Cuomo reveals new COVID-19 plan

"For fall we are going to deploy a micro-cluster strategy. We have been targeting all our actions either ... statewide ... or we reopened on a regional level. We are now going to analyze it block-by-block," he said. "We have data so specific that we can't show it because it could violate privacy conditions. We know exactly where the new cases are coming from."

A lot of data is currently being collected in the name of health and I think we all know the data isn't going to disappear once COVID has run its course.  Also, wear your dang mask.

DuckDuckGo, EFF, and others just launched privacy settings for the whole internet

That new standard, called Global Privacy Control, lets users set a single setting in their browsers or through browser extensions telling each website that they visit not to sell or share their data. It’s already backed by some publishers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Financial Times, as well as companies including Automattic, which operates blogging platforms wordpress.com and Tumblr.

The simpler we make privacy, the better for everyone.  The one issue, and it's a big one, is that each website has to opt in and respect the setting. Hopefully this gains more traction because very few sites respect the Do Not Track setting that's been available for the better part of a decade

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