Dutch car data are spied upon by car producers

The Dutch car mobility association ANWB has warned that ever more data are sent by modern cars to the producers of these cars without informing the car owners. The data concern last 100 parking places, tracks, destinations, the use of the safety belt, speed, braking history, thestate of the car, in addition to information on the hard disk of a car like telephone numbers, mail addresses and private pictures. The association has started the campaign ‘My car my data‘.

Letter for Dutch Turks by the AK Party

In the Netherlandsduring the Turkish Parliamentary elections Dutch Turks got a letter by the Turkish AK Party with the recommendation to vote for them. The Dutch privacy watchdog did some explatory research into the case and concluded that according to Turkish law all was well. The Dutch Minister of Integration reacted that this conclusion was “baffling”.

Children encountering disturbing content – UK

The Ofcom report “Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report”  (November 2015) writes: “In 2005 14% of internet users aged 8-11 and 19% aged 12-15 said they had come across something of concern to them online in the previous year. In 2015 11% of 8-11s who go online and 16% of 12-15s said they had seen something online that was worrying, nasty or offensive in the past year.”

How many children say that they have contact with strangers online – UK

The Ofcom report “Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report”  (November 2015) writes: “While children’s contact with people not directly known to them online is not necessarily risky, it has the potential to lead to risky or unpleasant experiences. Less than one in ten 12-15s (7%) say they have added people as ‘friends’ to address lists or contact lists whom they have only had contact with online, while 4% have sent a photo or video of themselves to someone they’ve only had contact with online, both measures unchanged since 2014. Four per cent of 8-11s and almost four times as many 12-15s (15%) say they chat with people they don’t know when playing games online.”

How big is cyberbullying – UK

The Ofcom report “Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report”  (November 2015) writes: “One in ten 8-11s (9%) and 12-15s (9%) in 2015 say they have been bullied in  the past year. This is most likely to have been in person, with 6% of both  8-11s and 12-15s saying they have experienced this. Bullying via text message or on social media is less common, with 1% of 8-11s saying they have experienced each of these kinds of bullying, rising to 4% of 12-15s. Two per cent of 8-11s and 1% of 12-15s say they have been bullied through online games, and 1% of 12-15s via photo message or video, or via telephone calls.”

Facebook tests out ephemeral messaging

Alex Kantrowitz and Adrien Sénécat write: “Facebook is testing a disappearing message option within its Messenger app in France, giving users the option to have their messages self destruct one hour after sending them.The feature will bring ephemeral messaging to Facebook Messenger for the first time, taking a shot at Snapchat, the company’s biggest messaging competitor.”

Future Facebook warning when publishing pictures with your kids

Mark Blunden writes: “Parents uploading photographs of their children to Facebook will in the future get a warning if their image is about to be seen by the general public”.


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