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Submission + - Single Pixel Causes Thousands To Lose Their Income, Freedom And Reputation ...

kbahey writes: Can a single pixel cost you your livelihood and/or freedom? Apparently, this has already happened in Turkey to thousands of people and their relative. It all stems down from the purge by president Edrogan, following a failed coupe. The result is that many innocent people lost their jobs (and source of income), their freedom, their reputation, and more.

The details are frightening. The underlying technology is the use of 1x1 transparent pixels, as most web sites do, to track their visitors. This particular pixel was used by Bylock, a messaging app that the Turkish government deemed seditious, in their purge against Fethullah Gulen loyalists. Pre-dawn raids by police on those who have this pixel. The long legal proceedings caused a digital forensic expert to challenge those cases based on the servers for Bylock being used for other applications, such as music streaming, and prayer times/direction of Mecca.
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