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ICYMI: Nov 30 - Dec 6

ICYMI: Nov 30 - Dec 6

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


The latest Nintendo Switch update secretly turns on User data sharing

If your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite are updated to the latest system version of 11.0.0, then it's safe to say that your User data sharing is enabled again (if you've disabled it before) and it's sending your data through Google Analytics.

This is not an unusual scenario when Nintendo and user privacy are in the same sentence, because they did the same thing about a month ago, and if you haven't turned it off manually you've been sharing your data through Google Analytics.

A good practice is to double check your privacy settings on any device or machine after an update.


Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges

Google violated US labor laws by spying on workers who were organizing employee protests, then firing two of them, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today.

Based on Google's history of stomping all over our privacy, I'm leaning towards this allegation being true.


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