Using Disposable Services

Using Disposable Services

These services come in the form of disposable mailboxes and phone numbers. Don’t use these for anything personal as multiple people will be able to see it.

The Rutherford Institute :: Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data

The Rutherford Institute :: Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data

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Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

Calif. bill to broaden data breach notification law to include passport, biometric info

“Knowledge is power, and all Californians deserve the power to take action if their passport numbers or biometric data have been accessed without authorization,” Becerra said in a release .“AB 1130 closes a gap in California law and ensures that our state remains the nation’s leader in data privacy and protection.” The bill “will increase our efforts to protect consumers from fraud and affirms our commitment to demand the strongest consumer protections in the nation,” said Levine.

Google is losing users’ trust.

Google is losing users’ trust.

It’s part of a new technical “feature” in the browser called “identity consistency between browser and cookie jar.” Despite the gritty technical name of the feature, it represents a truly fundamental change in the way Chrome works.

In Latin America, Big Brother China is watching you

In Latin America, Big Brother China is watching you

“New systems already being pioneered in China will link near-total surveillance – made possible by ubiquitous cameras – and access to location data in smartphones, as well as other information on virtually all aspects of a person, including telephone and digital communications, banking and credit card data and complementary commercial transactions, contracts, and public registries,” says the report, titled “The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Context of the Rise of China”.

Looking Down Under for a Back Door

Looking Down Under for a Back Door

The Australian government is working to enact legislation to make it easier for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access electronic communications information, including data protected by encryption, by forcing companies to weaken the security of their products.

Toward defining privacy expectations in an age of oversharing

Toward defining privacy expectations in an age of oversharing

The California CPA governs not just information that people share directly with companies, but also personal data held by commercial data-brokers. Just as Carpenter suggests that legal protections follow even shared personal data, the CPA imposes transparency and control requirements even on companies that have no direct relationship with consumers.