What’s the best email service that doesn’t scan emails for ad-targeting?

Jim doesn’t want his emails scanned for targeted ads, but while there are ways to avoid it, surveillance-based advertising is rife

What’s the best free email service provider that does not scan or use the data in your emails for advertising? Jim

Free email services are usually paid for by showing you advertisements. Some email services scan your emails in order to show you personalised or targeted ads. You could argue that that’s a benefit, because you’ll see ads in which you might have some interest. You could also argue that your emails are private, so it’s an invasion of privacy. Either way, it’s different from scanning your emails to stop viruses and phishing attempts, which nobody wants to stop.

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Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law

Company moves responsibility for users from Ireland to the US where privacy laws are less strict

Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally.

In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.

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EU to force tech firms to hand over terror suspects’ messages

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Plan to gather evidence of crime and terrorism ‘quickly and efficiently across borders’ The European commission is seeking to force technology companies wherever they are based in the EU to hand over emails, text messages and app communications of terror Läs mer…

Number of Facebook users whose data was compromised ‘far more than 87m’, MPs told

Former Cambridge Analytica employee gives evidence before parliamentary committee

Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser.

Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality quizzes designed to extract personal data from the social network, of which Aleksandr Kogan’s This Is Your Digital Life app was just one example.

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Google loses landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past conviction A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have Läs mer…

Instagram to let users download everything they have ever shared

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech New portability tool will allow users to extract copy of own content posted on social network Instagram has confirmed it will let users download their personal data, including previously shared photos, videos and messages, as it prepares for the Läs mer…

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica face class action lawsuit

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Lawyers in UK and US claim four firms allegedly misused personal data of more than 71m people British and US lawyers have launched a joint class action against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and two other companies for allegedly misusing the Läs mer…

Here’s how to check if Facebook shared your data with Cambridge Analytica

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech People who fear their information may have been used by Cambridge Analytica can go to a new help page Facebook has started the process of notifying the approximately 87 million users whose data was harvested by the election consultancy Läs mer…

Facebook suspends Cubeyou over harvesting data claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Case of New York company’s alleged information collection under guise of academic research echoes Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has suspended a company from its site while it investigates claims it harvested user information under the guise of academic research, Läs mer…

Facebook to contact 87 million users affected by data breach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Message will reveal which users had personal information was harvested by Cambridge Analytica Eighty-seven million Facebook users around the world will find out on Monday if their details were shared with Cambridge Analytica in one of the social network’s Läs mer…

Facebook launches controls to regulate political ads and fight fake news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Authentication measures will step up fight against spread of false information and aim to ‘prevent future abuse in elections’ Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight fake news and political misinformation, with new controls intended to ensure authenticity Läs mer…

Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Senate as well as House

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech CEO to appear before Senate judiciary and commerce committees in addition to House, amid investigation of Cambridge Analytica claims Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before a joint hearing of two Senate committees, in addition to his appearance before Läs mer…

Mark Zuckerberg refuses to step down or fire staff over Facebook ‘mistakes’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech Founder says he takes full responsibility for data breaches and will not ‘throw anyone else under the bus’ Mark Zuckerberg has rejected calls for heads to roll at Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, saying that he takes full Läs mer…

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook ‘didn’t do enough’ – audio

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The Guardian tech The Facebook chairman has used a conference call to tell reporters that his company ‘didn’t do enough’ to prevent companies like Cambridge Analytica abusing tools on the platform. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and co-founder of the firm, accepts it Läs mer…

Facebook Just Doubled the Number of People Exposed in Data Breach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, Time Facebook Inc. said that data on as many as 87 million people, most of them in the U.S., may have been improperly shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica. This is Facebook’s first official confirmation of the possible scope of the data Läs mer…