Track the members of your group.  

The s curious love of cardsThis

The s curious love of cards
This move seems driven by the governments interest in collecting and centralizing for identification, , and purposes

Erstunterzeichnerin des offenen Briefs an die ist auch Nicole Wolf (()), selbststndige Beraterin fr nachhaltige Digitalisierungsstrategien von Organisationen und Unternehmen sowie fr nachhaltige Online-Plattformen. Nicole engagiert sich seit vielen Jahren auch ehrenamtlich fr und Gemeinwohlorientierung in der digitalen der Gesellschaft, u.a. bis vor kurzem im Vorstand der Genossenschaft eG. (()). Sie sagt:

Gerade sollten sich mit den komplexen Problemen, die mit Sozialen Medien einhergehen, auseinandersetzen und sich fr Digital Literacy sowie digitale Mndigkeit einsetzen. Dazu gehrt auch die Nutzung und Bereitstellung unabhngiger Infrastrukturen, jenseits von Marktmacht, und AdTech, verbunden mit dem von Nutzenden.

Another recent reminder of humans.

Checked on smartphone Google if we had the right house number of some faraway relatives for Christmas card.

Under the maps, Google correctly displayed that we had been there in 2011, 2015, and 2018.

The fun part: That period covered three different devices, four different phone numbers.

Search engines like e.g. in which essential parts do not work without JavaScript being activated are a no-go.

Oh, and sites where you have to enable JavaScript to even see the *privacy policy* are just a fail.

Sicherheitsrisiko: So einfach knnen -Nutzer heimlich verfolgt werden

is the easiest way to protect your privacy without breaking websites or changing your favorite browser.

I think is pointing at and its war on adblockers

With or without an , Chrome is all your online life. By blocking 3rd party cookies, theyre strengthening their monopoly and by frustrating they try to keep their advertisers that pay for their tool. If the ads wont show, advertisers will leave.

To me arent the main problem, its the tracking.

Schrems-Beschwerde: Widerruf der -Einwilligung bei Meta ist zu schwierig heise online

EFF tiene una interesante herramienta para detectar si tu navegador puede ser rastreado por cookies y otras tecnologas.
Usa navegadores con tecnologas anti-rastreo incorporadas, como Firefox, en estos tiempos en los que parece que todos quieren vender tus patrones de navegacin.
Aunque parece difcil escapar del fingerprinting.

Leider muss ich noch Windows verwenden, da ich Software nutze, die noch nicht auf Linux adaptiert wurde. Ein Trick fr jeden Win11-Gefangenen: zum Einfgen einer Tracking-Blacklist in die hosts-Datei muss man nicht nur den Windows-Editor mit Adminrechten starten, sondern neuerdings auch zustzlich den hosts-Besitzer an die Gruppe der "Administratoren" vergeben.

Meet 'Link History,' Facebook's New Way to Track the Websites You Visit
Facebook introduces a confusing new setting as the walls close in on Zuckerberg's data machine.
#Privacy #Data #Tracking #Facebook

Federal Regulator Questions Carmakers About Unwanted Via Their Apps

The Federal Communications Commission sent letters to nine of the largest automakers, asking for more information about their connected car apps and whether the companies had processes in place to assist abuse victims.

Trackingschutz funktioniert halbwegs. Eine Schwachstelle ist halt von .Schn zu sehen dass alleine dasteht.

For those in the US who care about online safety for -

The US Federal Trade Commission public comment period is open through March 11 on a proposed rule strengthening childrens protections.

The proposed Rule would require targeted advertising to be off by default, limit push notifications, restrict in schools, and strengthen data .

Googles new cookieless users are bringing in a whopping 30% less revenue.

Google is killing cookies and an ad firm says Chrome users are already worth a lot less

Check it out!

Blood trail
A blood trail in the snow! Where does it lead to Is there a treat at the end Something tasty I would bet.
Track your Group

nervt Kunden im Online-Banking nun mit Cookiehnlichen Banner.

Da die auf meine bisherige Kritik nicht antwortet, ist das als Schuldeingestndnis zu werten.

nutzt personalisierte Daten fr diese Anzeige. Das verrt zumindest dass die Plattform von Atruvia AG in der Lage ist, im Online-Banking personalisierte Werbung auszuspielen. ich bitte um Aufklrung was das soll.

WTAF It takes a few minutes just to opt out of tracking on a TD website I was looking for one small piece of information.

Helio Ring: Amazfit kommt Samsungs Fitness-Tracker-Ring zuvor

Gerade Bildungseinrichtungen sollten sich mit den komplexen Problemen, die mit einhergehen, auseinandersetzen und sich fr sowie digitale Mndigkeit einsetzen. Dazu gehren auch Nutzung und Bereitstellung unabhngiger Infrastrukturen, jenseits von , Aufmerksamkeitskonomie und , verbunden mit von Nutzenden.

Was Betreiber von Webseiten und Apps ber Cookie-Banner und Tracking wissen sollten. Schulung am Do, 1.2./14h. Vor Ort und Online im Bildungszentrum

Die hat die Entwicklungen bei Google im vergangenen Jahr zu , insbesondere in , zusammengefasst.


Why is getting rid of

Wow, they actually did it.
FTC bans X-Mode from selling phone location data, and orders firm to delete collected data

I'd be so surprised if there wasn't a carve out for Federal Government access.

Your daily reminder that everything in a URL of the form


is used for tracking people and can (and should) safely be delete before sharing or opening a link.

Don't be a fool, stop polluting the web.

Web-Tipps: Gute Vorstze wirklich umsetzen

Neues Jahr, neue Vorstze: Die Website "Don't Break the Chain" gibt den Anreiz die persnlichen Vorhaben durch Ankreuzen oder Abhaken gewissenhaft umzusetzten.

Should also mention that I don't believe Privacy Badger to add much if any when one is already using FPI + ETP + UBO. I also don't trust the EFF's competence that much when it comes to avoiding surveillance. They give some glaringly bad privacy advice for publication in non-techie journals like the Atlantic such as telling people their choice is either blocking all cookies or being selective about blocking, with preference for the latter. Neither of those choices are workable. They still recommend using Chrome and Brave, so they are afraid of being seen to play favorites with computer programs (a misguided stance that has probably caused harm already, IMO).

Firefox started a revolution (no exaggeration) with its state isolation (FPI etc) features that are now being copied by Safari and others. (This has 3rd party trackers like Google, their executives, sweating bullets.) In response, 'savvy' tech organizations who hand out privacy advice to consumers ought to have updated their material by now.

I think it should be easier to be digitally self-determined than not.
Device manufacturers shouldn't be allowed to enable any kind of remote server synchronization or tracking by default!

If you want self-determination: Use GrapheneOS!

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Ist es moralisch verwerflich, die VG WORT im Abblocken zu haben Ich finde ja und warum das so ist habe ich aufgeschrieben.

Das Zhlpixel der VG WORT

Autor*innen stehen Anteile der Urheberrechtsabgaben zu, wenn sie frei kopierbare Texte verffentlichen. Diese Abgaben fhren alle Menschen ab die in Deutschland z.B. ein Tablet oder ein Smartphone kaufen, einen Scanner oder eine Festplatte, denn alle diese Gerte sind in der Lage, frei kopierbare Texte 

#Adblocker #Autorenleben #Cookies #tracking #VGWORT

#Adblocker #Autorenleben #Cookies #tracking #VGWORT

Google introduced its location tracking service in February 2009. A year later, in March 2010, I bought my first Android phone: the . A few days later Ive enable Google Latitude on it and my first checkin was on 31 March 2010 at 16:20:48 CEST. And apart from when I was without a smartphone, I never stopped logging my location.

Back then, this was a godsend to e.g. match photos taken with a proper camera to their location as phone cameras of the time were of pretty bad quality and digital cameras didnt have GPS built-in. Even in 2023 Ive used this several times to finally assign a location tag to some still untagged photos from over 10 years ago. Its also great to do your work timesheets as you can easily see when you arrived at a site and when you left again.

Google Latitude was sunset in 2013 but the location tracking feature lived on in Google Maps as Location History, or later Timeline.


In 2018, I was looking for a way to take more control over that pretty personal data. After a short search, Ive found and forked s . A simple PHP GUI that shows a map with where you were at what time and that can work with location data reported via the free app. The OwnTracks app was one of the very few, that only needed a low single-digit percentage of precious battery juice per day.

Ive added support for and various different -based maps. And I was able to import all historic data from Google as well. My ca. 500 MiB Location History.json resulted in a 200 MiB SQLite3 database. Thanks to , adding a new entry was still happening fast enough and I was pretty happy with the overall result.


Five years later, I figured there must be a similar app but thats still in active development and more of a standard than what Im using. My research ended with me choosing as I already had a small installation on my webspace. PhoneTrack can work with data packets from OwnTracks as well, so apart from changing the URL and adjust the device id, nothing else was needed.

As I used NextCloud with SQLite3 as well, moving over the data was as easy as connecting to the NextCloud db, attaching the previous database into the session and running a pretty straightforward command.

ATTACH /tmp/owntracks.db3 AS otINSERT INTO ocphonetrackpoints (deviceid, lat, lon, timestamp, accuracy, altitude, batterylevel, useragent, speed, bearing) SELECT 1, latitude, longitude, epoch, accuracy, altitude, batterylevel, "OwnTracks", velocity, heading FROM ot.locations WHERE trackerid="mb"

Now, after processing an incoming location record from OwnTracks, PhoneTrack gathers the latest locations of your NextCloud friends and sends them back for OwnTracks to display. However, with my 13 years of location history, the database took several seconds to give a result for my freshest record.

With me having switched to an iPhone in the meantime, this often was enough to blow the time iOS allotted for background tasks and thus the records would pile up in the queue on my phone. I then had to open the app and let them get synced to PhoneTrack. This wasnt ideal, so Ive disabled the code for returning the friends list in my installation. It worked great after that.


Upon reading a recent , I was reminded of again. As Im pretty deep in the Apple ecosystem and perfectly happy with their native apps and iCloud, I never used my NextCloud installation. And I figured if I could replace PhoneTrack, I could get rid of my NextCloud installation and thus have one huge do-it-all app less to take care of.

I dismissed Traccar before, because it is a Java application and I usually preferred traditional PHP apps I can just plop onto my server. Now, that Im using Docker everywhere I can, I welcomed that Traccar can be installed these days.

So I pulled the default , for the desired database and with a simple Docker Compose file like this, Traccar was up and running in seconds:

version: "3.8"services:  db:    image: mariadb:latest    environment:      - MARIADBAUTOUPGRADE=1      - MYSQLRANDOMROOTPASSWORD=1      - MYSQLDATABASE=traccar      - MYSQLUSER=traccar      - MYSQLPASSWORD=traccar    volumes:      - /opt/docker/traccar/mysql:/var/lib/mysql:Z      - /opt/docker/traccar/mysql-conf:/etc/mysql/conf.d:ro    restart: unless-stopped  server:    image: traccar/traccar:latest    restart: unless-stopped    dependson:      - db    volumes:      - /opt/docker/traccar/conf/traccar.xml:/opt/traccar/conf/traccar.xml:ro      - /opt/docker/traccar/logs:/opt/traccar/logs:rw    ports:      - 8082:8082/tcp      - 5144:5144/tcp      #- 5000-5150:5000-5150/tcp      #- 5000-5150:5000-5150/udp          labels:      traefik.enable: "true"      traefik.http.routers.traccar.rule: Host(traccar.mydomain.tld)      traefik.http.routers.traccar.entrypoints: websecure      traefik.http.routers.traccar.tls: "true"      traefik.http.routers.traccar.tls.certresolver: le      traefik.http.routers.traccar.service: traccar "8082"      traefik.http.routers.traccar-ot.rule: Host(traccar.mydomain.tld)      traefik.http.routers.traccar-ot.entrypoints: traccar      traefik.http.routers.traccar-ot.tls: "true"      traefik.http.routers.traccar-ot.tls.certresolver: le      traefik.http.routers.traccar-ot.service: traccar-ot "5144"

(I had to create the traccar entrypoint on my , to allow incoming logs from OwnTracks to port 5144 of the Traccar server. Traefik is also doing the HTTPS for the incoming OwnTracks connection.)

Import PhoneTrack history to Traccar

Now that Traccar was happily running, I wanted to import my history from PhoneTrack into it. And luckily, . So it was as easy as exporting all PhoneTrack data to a CSV file, like:

sqlite3 --csv owncloud.db "select * from ocphonetrackpoints" > ocphonetrackpoints.csv

And then creating a MySQL query to import that CSV back into Traccars database. As I wanted to keep metadata, especially the battery level, I had to use some trickery to get a valid JSON structure for Traccar.

LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE '/tmp/ocphonetrackpoints.csv'INTO TABLE tcpositionsFIELDS  TERMINATED BY ','  LINES TERMINATED BY 'n'IGNORE 1 ROWS (  id,  deviceid,  lat,  lon,  timestamp,  accuracy,  satellites,  altitude,  batterylevel,  useragent,  speed,  bearing) SET  protocol="owntracks",  deviceid=1,  servertime=FROMUNIXTIME(timestamp),  devicetime=FROMUNIXTIME(timestamp),  fixtime=FROMUNIXTIME(timestamp),  valid=1,  latitude=lat,  longitude=lon,  altitude=altitude,  speed=speed,  course=bearing,  accuracy=accuracy,  attributes=JSONCOMPACT(    JSONMERGEPATCH(      IF(LENGTH(batterylevel)>0, CONCAT(""batteryLevel":", FLOOR(batterylevel), ""), ""),      IF(LENGTH(bearing)>0, ""motion":true", "")    )  )

And one restart of Traccar later, all my old records were there. Time to decommission my NextCloud installation.

#google #gps #latitude #location #tracking

New Mapping Finds the Oceans Are Filled With "Dark Vessels"

Ich wusste ja, dass viel und in Webseiten drin steckt, aber das ist dann doch schon hart.

Fast zwei Drittel der Abfragen sind unntig fr die Funktionalitt

Vom Gert mit der meisten Useraktivitt, mein Linux NB, sind es "nur" 27%. Am meisten >70% ist ein Tablet, das nichts macht - zumindest ist der Bildschirm aus.

erlebst du das auch so krass

The tracks lie in your very soul.

Ja, das ist sicher richtig und Heise ist da natrlich ein Negativbeispiel (unter vielen).

Trotzdem freue ich mich, wenn das Krebsgeschwr wenigstens nicht auch noch aktiv durch das Teilen von mit Trackingparametern verseuchten Links gefrdert wird.

Map your Race