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Google and Facebook dominate behavioural advertising, even with the cookie crumbling

By |February 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Action is being taken to increase transparency on the processing of users’ personal data on the internet, but the main digital advertisers still rely on intrusive practices that try to influence people’s behaviours. European regulation on data protection could mitigate the issue, but its enforcement is limited

How “big tech” influence electoral processes and why transparency is essential

By |December 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Over the years, Big Tech companies have morphed from mere platforms to major international players with vested financial and political motives and connections. Their roles in influencing elections in Europe must be seriously addressed.

COVID-19 has served as the pretext for widespread surveillance

By |July 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Mass data collection, geo-location tracking and facial recognition have become normalised in the climate of widespread fear of contagion. Yet these threats to privacy, liberty and democracy will only deepen with the imposition of contact tracing apps.

Undress or fail: Instagram’s algorithm strong-arms users into showing skin

By , , , |June 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

An exclusive investigation reveals that Instagram prioritizes photos of scantily-clad men and women, shaping the behavior of content creators and the worldview of 140 millions Europeans in what remains a blind spot of EU regulations.