In other news today:

- AliBaba Browser sends all data from iOS and Android users to corporate servers. Even in incognito mode. Nothing suspicious here, carry on .

- Stack Overflow is going to be sold a faceless conglomerate for 1.8B US$.

- EU is going to introduce a Digital ID Card. What could possibly go wrong? 🤷‍♂️

{h/t to Slashdot)

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Except "Irma" was not going to share your data unless you chose to. In other words, your data stays on your phone (which opens up a whole new can of worms, but I digress).

This is going to be pan-european and shared between countries.

Not to say that I had much in the way of confidence but the German ID card shows that a digital ID *can* be done sensibly and privacy-respecting.

Unfortunately, it's faced lack of support on many levels, and tjere are currently plans to weaken the security model so it can be implemented completely as a smartphone app -- which can't be good and was never an actual obstacle to more widespread use.

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