🇬🇧 Huge successes and major setbacks after the vote on the #DigitalServicesAct. We won backing for a right to use services anonymously, but there will be mandatory 📱number registration for adult content creators.

Find out who supported and who opposed your digital rights 🧵⬇

Personal information of millions of EU citizens is hacked and leaked again and again, fuelling cybercrime.

We were now able to secure a majority for a right to use and pay for digital services anonymously in the #DigitalServicesAct!

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Internet corporations use unreliable #uploadfilters against supposedly illegal content - with much collateral damage. The majority won‘t even limit automated censorship to content that is manifestly illegal irrespective of its context.

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Timeline algorithms monitor your online activity and will prioritize what provokes your reaction - often pushing extreme posts. We tried to give you control over your timeline - unsuccessfully.

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Ever feel like online ads know exactly what you're searching for on the internet?

#Surveillanceadvertising tracks our every click and opens the door to fraud and political manipulation.

#Breakthrough: You can set „do not track“ and still have access!

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More and more governments are abusing their powers to spy on citizens. The #DigitalServicesAct should ensure that your data can only be accessed by court order! But unfortunately, MEPs don't see it that way… #rejected

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When Internet Service Providers block access to sites, they often block more than intended, depriving us of access to legal content. But Parliament won’t ensure that illegal content is removed at the source, rather than clumsily blocked by ISPs. #rejected

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@echo_pbreyer how would that ever work? Let’s say someone uploads literal CP on a somali server. What are you gonna do to remove it at source instead of blocking it? Wave a finger in their general direction?

An authority able to remove something from the internet no matter the server and domain origin would be much more dangerous than any ISP blocking derpage. Thankfully it’s pretty much impossible.

@Amikke @echo_pbreyer Most sysadmins, server operators, hosters and human beings disapprove of that kind of content and would delete it asap. Also they would most likely terminate those accounts. See here (german source): tagesschau.de/investigativ/pan
The rest are criminals and should be investigated, observed and charged by using old fashioned police work. I am pretty sure that it's also illegal in Somalia.

@HackerJoe @echo_pbreyer oh yeah, investigating and observing criminals on the internet is a very successful endeavor, that’s why The Pirate Bay is happily chugging along after nearly 20 years of service, to much government and lobbyists annoyance.

You overestimate how successful the law enforcement is against people they can’t spy on every day. All it takes is one country that a) doesn’t have the means of enacting international takedowns, b) doesn’t cooperate on international takedowns, c) disagrees with our values or d) simply doesn’t give a fuck, and the whole system becomes completely helpless without an ability to block offending content.

@HackerJoe @echo_pbreyer both are illegal under most civilised countries law. Remember, we’re talking about law here, not common sense. The main problem with declaring law is that it cannot rely on common sense.

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