Privacy

May 2022

May 2022


Vol. 5, Iss. 18
Robin’s Newsletter #202
Vol. 5, Iss. 18

Conti ransomware gang targets Costa Rica following election. Timeline of Russian cyberatacks against Ukraine. Facebook doesn't know where your data flows.

June 2021

June 2021

WWDC21: Death. Taxes. Privacy. Tech. Law. And Economics.

Making a Twitter thread from earlier in the week a little easier to digest. There are some interesting new privacy features from Apple at their World Wide Developers Conference this week: Mail Privacy Private Relay Hide My Email On-device Siri App Privacy Report I’ve seen lots written on 1-3, less on the latter, plus the potential hidden amongst the announcements. First up, the solutions here aren’t new tech: Voice Control has been in iPhone for alarms, music, etc for… 7(?


Vol. 4, Iss. 24
Robin’s Newsletter #156
Vol. 4, Iss. 24

EA games source code stolen. Apple's news privacy and security features. The FBI ran An0m encrypted comms app. Ransomware thinking.

April 2021

April 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 15
Robin’s Newsletter #147
Vol. 4, Iss. 15

Facebook's *ahem* 'data scraping' incident sets the stage for debate on responsible design and engineering. AWS bomb threat. Censorship by QoS. TUI's algorithm gender bias led to 'serious incident' calculating takeoff loads.

January 2021

January 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 3
Robin’s Newsletter #135
Vol. 4, Iss. 3

WhatsApp bungles privacy policy update; U.K. police unintentionally delete 213,000 records; and 'imposing costs' the 'Brexit means Brexit' or cyber.

October 2020

October 2020


Vol. 3, Iss. 42
Robin’s Newsletter #122
Vol. 3, Iss. 42

British Airways fined £20M for data breach; Businesses exploiting contact tracing data; Microsoft's trademark takedown of TrickBot.

May 2020

May 2020


Vol. 3, Iss. 19
Robins Newsletter #99
Vol. 3, Iss. 19

Contact tracing apps, password reuse stats, law firm ransomware, and the integrity of systems

March 2020

March 2020

Introducing Phased Array

A privacy-focussed list of tracker domains that have been identified by DuckDuckGo’s Tracker Radar for use in ad blocker solutions like pi-hole. At present this is a particularly blunt tool, blocking entire domains, rather than individual trackers. This may result in ‘undesirable behaviour’, i.e. your favourite website/app may stop working. Project website: https://github.com/rto/phased-array Find out more about Tracker Radar at: https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-tracker-radar/ https://github.com/duckduckgo/tracker-radar Find out more about Pi-hole at: