Policy guy @edri. Digital security trainer, cyclist, lover of the great outdoors. Ex-@Golem. PGP: keybase.io/janweisensee

Brussels, Belgium
Joined October 2014
#Facebook seems to be desparate to look good in the press right now and make the public forget about what a harmful company they are. And they do it with #TrackingFreeAds :)
Forschung - mit Facebook funktioniert das. Außer natürlich, es geht um Facebook selbst. Dann geht Facebook auch gern dagegen vor.
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Jan Penfrat @ilumium@mastodon.cloud retweeted
This unsealed evidence is mind-boggling. Not just massive abuse of a (super-)dominant, 360° position in #adtech by Google, but also non-stop collusion with Facebook. Anticompetitive much? TFEU-tastic, if it makes it to Brussels!
If you cannot read 170 pages, great🧵from @jason_kint on the highlights of the #unredacted #Texas_complaint. Kudos @DinaSrinivasan, Roger Alford @notredame, counsel and the Texas #antitrust_team @TXAG
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With the EU Parliament again considering incredibly short DSA takedown time requirements, it’s a good day to resurface this data about how long real adjudication takes. Telling platforms to reach conclusions in just a few days = telling them to side with accusers in hard cases.
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👏 Thank you @egebhardtMdEP for supporting a healthier digital environment in Europe! #TrackingFreeAds CC: @POLITICOEurope #MorningTech
To be clear: I support the @TrackingFreeAds letter, its content does NOT exhibit extreme positioning and I am for a ban of targeted advertising #DMA
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Replying to @ilumium @volt4ire
Which, most likely, further means that Facebook has convinced some European policy makers that building metaverse in Europe is actually a good idea.
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Jan Penfrat @ilumium@mastodon.cloud retweeted
Govts & media: If you don’t do magic content moderation, you’re bad and will be punished. Platforms: We’re doing it! Govts & media: You lied about doing magic content moderation, you’re bad and will be punished. I’m not even sure who’s the bad guy in this story. But it’s bad.
Facebook was counting on its artificial-intelligence system to make the platform work properly by enforcing its rules against violent or hate-filled speech. But its own documents show the system can't tell the difference between car crashes and cockfights. on.wsj.com/3ja3G1L
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Jan Penfrat @ilumium@mastodon.cloud retweeted
If you see anyone reporting on Facebook’s overnight announcement to hire 10k in Europe, know two things: 1) whistleblower (Zhang) 1 of 2 testifying in UK today 2) WSJ broke this news overnight.
Holy crap, this WSJ report on Facebook. It’s even worse than I expected. “He estimated the company’s automated systems removed posts that generated just 2% of the views of hate speech on the platform that violated its rules.” /1
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With this announcement, #Facebook is buying positive press coverage in the EU probably to influence the #DSA/#DMA regulatory debate. Only what they announced is actually really really terrible: Facebook wants to build the "metaverse" for Europe. 😳
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If there is one thing you don't want #Facebook to be in charge of, than that's building Europe's next generation internet infrastructure and apps. #DigitalServicesAct #DigitalMarketsAct #DigitalSovereignty
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Can someone please explain to me how I decode HTML source code because I always wanted to do that.
Through a multi-step process, an individual took the records of at least three educators, decoded the HTML source code, and viewed the SSN of those specific educators. We notified the Cole County prosecutor and the Highway Patrol’s Digital Forensic Unit will investigate.
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Thank you for having me at this fascinating and very timely debate.
✨Great discussion yesterday at the #DSA Observatory @ivir_uva expert seminar on "The DSA: Implications for Freedom of Expression". Thanks to a fantastic lineup of speakers: @ilumium, @JoanBarata, @nhelberger, @AlexandraQu, @JPQuintais, Maria Luisa Stasi (@article19europe)!👏
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WT actual F?!
⁉ After the Irish DPC approved Facebook's GDPR bypass: the DPC sent a "take down request" to noyb and suggested a removal of the draft decision. noyb.eu/en/dpc-requires-noyb…
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Crazy it's 2021 and I still have to argue with the advertising lobby about how the #GDPR #consent practice is broken. #TrackingFreeAds
In theory yes, in practice no. (And again, you know this of course.) Because the #adtech industry is cheating & tricking people with unusable #cookie banners, unreadable #privacy policies & deceitful UI into consenting to things they clearly don't want & have no benefit from.
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💣 New report out by researchers @DuncanEMcCann, @philjones7771 and @w_stronge about the economic impact of transitioning to #TrackingFreeAds. extranet.greens-efa.eu/publi…
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"A ban on the use of personal data in online ads would bring benefits to individuals & society, would [bring] [...] plenty of opportunity for innovation & starting new companies & it is technically possible. Only with legislation, though, is that future possible." #DSA
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Watch. Max. Schrems.
📢 Irish DPC issues draft decision: In the DPC’s view Facebook can simply choose to include the agreement on data processing in a "contract", which would make the GDPR requirements for "consent" not apply anymore. Watch our statement here: noyb.eu/en/irish-dpc-greenli…
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Jan Penfrat @ilumium@mastodon.cloud retweeted
How it started How it’s going
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