Source: Freedom to Tinker

4 links > Ben Kaiser, J. Nathan Matias and Jonathan Mayer
Warnings That Work: Combating Misinformation Without Deplatforming
26 jul. 2021 - “They’re killing people.” President Biden lambasted Facebook last week for allowing vaccine misinformation to proliferate on its platform. Facebook issued a sharp rejoinder, highlighting the many steps it has taken to promote accurate public health information and expressing angst about government censorship.
 · censorship · misinformation > Arvind Narayanan and Kevin Lee
Phone number recycling creates serious security and privacy risks to millions of people
3 may. 2021 - 35 million phone numbers are disconnected every year in the U.S., according to the Federal Communications Commission. Most of these numbers are not disconnected forever; after a while, carriers reassign them to new subscribers. Through the years, these new subscribers have sometimes reported receiving calls and messages meant for previous owners, as well as discovering that their number is already tied to existing accounts online.
 · security · telecoms · two-factor-authentication > Arvind Narayanan, Günes Acar and Steven Englehardt
Can the exfiltration of personal data by web trackers be stopped?
14 jul. 2020 - In a series of posts on this blog in 2017/18, we revealed how web trackers exfiltrate personal information from web pages, browser password managers, form inputs, and the Facebook Login API. Our findings resulted in many fixes and privacy improvements to browsers, websites, third parties, and privacy protection tools. However, the root causes of these privacy failures remain unchanged, because they stem from the design of the web itself. In a paper at the 2020 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, we recap our findings and propose two potential paths forward.
 · data-protection · tracking · trust · world-wide-web