[ DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly ] For Jul 22, 2021

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  • Biden Signs Order to Crack Down on Big Tech, Boost Competition 'across the board' [cnbc.com]
    The only way Google and Facebook will stop using anti-competitive tactics to maintain their respective dominance is through action that achieves meaningful results. We support such efforts by regulators across the globe and President Biden's executive order.
  • Maine Passes Statewide Facial Recognition Ban [iapp.org]
    Maine has banned facial recognition tech in schools and use by government officials and employees, including law enforcement. "Democracy is stronger and communities are safer when we have clear rules and accountability for how governments use new and emerging tech."
  • Amazon Echo Shares Your Internet With the Neighbors. Here's How to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk [cnet.com]
    Use Amazon Echo or Ring? You’ve likely been opted into Amazon Sidewalk — joining you into a neighborhood Wi-Fi network. "It's hard to predict the actual [privacy] outcomes until the feature is tested more thoroughly." For now, here’s how to opt out.
  • Vaccine Passports Ignite Debate Over Privacy Vs. Public Health [cbc.ca]
    Living in Canada? Alistair Steele pulls in experts to explore the debate over privacy vs. public health in the face of vaccine passports. "You don't throw out privacy because there's a health-related concern now. It can never be one versus the other."
  • Free to Protest [privacyinternational.org]
    Our friends at Privacy International's "Free to Protest" campaign compiles guides covering a range of topics surrounding education, strategies, and tips to defend yourself against surveillance when attending a peaceful protest.

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