South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

South Korea spycam: hundreds of motel guests secretly filmed and live-streamed online

Seoul (CNN)About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch, police said Wednesday.

Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans

Cambridge Analytica Secrets Allegedly Covered Up by Trump Campaign Veterans

“It's about searching for the answers and triggering accountability.”— David Carroll Carroll’s team hope the High Court judge will fire the administrator and pass the case to government receivers who would then appoint a new administrator willing to investigate legal breaches at Cambridge Analytica and five other interrelated companies.

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

WCSO Via public records requests, CNET reviewed seven sheriff's office reports that showed facial recognition being put to use in making an arrest. Deputy Jeff Talbot, Washington County's public information officer, said WCSO has made arrests on "crimes on multiple levels" using Rekognition, not just minor offenses.

Police Are Increasingly Taking Advantage of Home DNA Tests. There Aren’t Any Regulations to Stop It.

Police Are Increasingly Taking Advantage of Home DNA Tests. There Aren’t Any Regulations to Stop It.

By the time authorities in Sacramento, California, announced an arrest in the Golden State Killer case in April 2018, Moore had spent years uncovering family secrets for hire as a self-taught expert in DNA and genealogical research.

Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo The European Commission in 2016 opened a third case against the world’s most popular internet search engine by accusing Google of preventing third parties using its AdSense product from displaying search advertisements from Google’s competitors.

When Facial Recognition Is Used to Identify Defendants, They Have a Right to Obtain Information About the Algorithms Used on Them, EFF Tells Court

When Facial Recognition Is Used to Identify Defendants, They Have a Right to Obtain Information About the Algorithms Used on Them, EFF Tells Court

We urged the Florida Supreme Court yesterday to review a closely-watched lawsuit to clarify the due process rights of defendants identified by facial recognition algorithms used by law enforcement.

DIY enthusiasts make their own cell phone tower using a Raspberry Pi

DIY enthusiasts make their own cell phone tower using a Raspberry Pi

So yeah, this Raspberry Pi based project is a great demonstration of how expensive cellular infrastructure can be substituted to some extent using cheap, readily available hardware.

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

The practice is ongoing according to the sources, and court documents and an audio recording obtained by Motherboard also detail a previously prosecuted case in which one debt collector tricked T-Mobile by fabricating cases of child kidnapping to convince the telco to hand over location data.

How Can Data Privacy Regulations Limit the Ability to Present Evidence in a Litigation?

How Can Data Privacy Regulations Limit the Ability to Present Evidence in a Litigation?

A recent decision of the French Supreme Court[1] illustrates this tension and highlights the need for litigators to take into account data privacy principles before producing evidence containing personal information.In this case, a company had organized mandatory staff representatives’ elections.

With OpenSolaris, there was some l10n code in libc that they weren't able to get...

Windows has ~30 years of legacy. Does anybody care?", but what if some fundamental parts of the shell was licensed back then and dragged forward all those years?

Senate demands Google CEO answer for hidden Nest microphone

Senate demands Google CEO answer for hidden Nest microphone

Tyler Lizenby/CNET The US Senate Commerce Committee wants explanations from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about a recent controversy at Nest, the smart-home device company Google owns. The committee wants Pichai to specifically address six questions: Has a microphone always been a component of the Nest Secure home security and alarm system device?

New Study Highlights IoT Security and Privacy Flaws in Popular Off the Shelf Devices

New Study Highlights IoT Security and Privacy Flaws in Popular Off the Shelf Devices

The report from Pepper IoT and Dark Cubed detailed a wide variety of security issues and privacy flaws in common Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including some cases where devices such as smart light bulbs were communicating personal data and information to third-party companies in China.

Confessions of a private spy

Confessions of a private spy

Of course, Weinstein hired Black Cube - an organisation staffed by ex-Mossad operatives and a favoured plaything of some of the less savoury individuals stalking the planet - to spy on McGowan.

The Government Cannot Force E-mail Companies to Copy and Save Your Account ‘Just in Case’

The Government Cannot Force E-mail Companies to Copy and Save Your Account ‘Just in Case’

Section 2703(f) takes advantage of the stored nature of digital communications by requiring providers to actively copy and store communications and other account data, interfering with the owner’s privacy and property rights and creating a database of private information kept just in case law enforcement decides to come back with a warrant later.

Court confirms that IP addresses are personal data in some cases

Court confirms that IP addresses are personal data in some cases

In particular, the BGH asked the CJEU to determine whether dynamic IP addresses are personal data in the hands of a website operator, if a third party (e.g., an Internet Service Provider (" ISP ")) holds additional information (e.g., account details) that can be used to link those dynamic IP addresses to the identity of the relevant individual.

Aadhaar Operator's Biometrics Stolen & Misused, UIDAI Documents Prove

Aadhaar Operator's Biometrics Stolen & Misused, UIDAI Documents Prove

Now Sheokhand’s case, UIDAI error reports and email correspondence, indicate that Sheokhand’s stolen credentials were probably plugged into this malicious software and then used to fraudulently enrol new users to the Aadhaar database.

How did the police know you were near a crime scene? Google told them

How did the police know you were near a crime scene? Google told them

Knowing the Silicon Valley giant held a trove of consumer mobile phone location data, investigators got a Hennepin County judge to sign a "reverse location" search warrant ordering Google to identify the locations of cellphones that had been near the crime scene in Eden Prairie, and near two food markets the victims owned in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Judge won’t unseal legal docs in fight to break Messenger encryption

Judge won’t unseal legal docs in fight to break Messenger encryption

by Lisa Vaas On Monday, a federal judge ordered that legal documents about the government’s fight to force Facebook to break Messenger encryption will be kept secret, Reuters reports .

Facial Recognition Surveillance Now at a Privacy Tipping Point

Facial Recognition Surveillance Now at a Privacy Tipping Point

Facebook, for example, now uses AI-powered facial recognition software as part of its core social networking platform to identify people, while law enforcement agencies around the world have experimented with facial recognition surveillance cameras to reduce crime and improve public safety.

Facebook may not collect or combine personal data using “forced consent”, says German competition authority

Facebook may not collect or combine personal data using “forced consent”, says German competition authority

The basic argument of the Bundeskartellamt is that Facebook abused its dominant position to force users to agree to their personal data being collected and combined with similar information gathered elsewhere.

How to Promote Data Privacy While Protecting Innovation

How to Promote Data Privacy While Protecting Innovation

In the US, the legal right to privacy is generally understood in relation to government bodies, as an outflow from our protections against things like unreasonable search and seizure and self-incrimination. Many of the data problems over which technology commentators agonize have well-developed bodies of analogous precedent in common law.

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

That court pointed to the presence of 24-hour surveillance security cameras in and around the school, "which were clearly visible to everyone." The 'right' result Lawyer Gillian Hnatiw, vice-chair of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund board — an intervener in the case — said the decision should lay out a "very thoughtful test" for determining what a 'reasonable expectation of privacy' means in the context of a sexual crime.

Most Online ‘Terms of Service’ Are Incomprehensible to Adults, Study Finds

Most Online ‘Terms of Service’ Are Incomprehensible to Adults, Study Finds

Becher and Dr. Uri Benoliel, from the College of Law and Business in Ramat-Gan, Israel, selected 500 of the most popular US websites that featured these types of contracts and applied two widely accepted readability tests to their terms and conditions.

Highest Court in Indiana Set to Decide If You Can Be Forced to Unlock Your Phone

Highest Court in Indiana Set to Decide If You Can Be Forced to Unlock Your Phone

It’s well settled that the privilege protects against “testimonial” communications, which a 1957 Supreme Court case describes as those that require a person to disclose “ the contents of his own mind .” It’s also clear that nonverbal acts can be testimonial, such as being forced to respond truthfully to police questioning with a “ nod or headshake ,” or to produce a gun that police believe was used in a crime.

A consumer DNA testing company has given the FBI access to its two million profiles

A consumer DNA testing company has given the FBI access to its two million profiles

A large consumer DNA test database, Family Tree DNA, has quietly started allowing the FBI to upload genetic profiles created from crime scenes and corpses, according to Buzzfeed .

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

Nix later denied the company used such tactics, but was replaced as CEO before SCL went out of business last May. After the news about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data made headlines in March, the British Information Commissioner’s Office searched the company’s London-based office and seized its servers as part of an ongoing investigation into the use of data in politics.

Exposing Harms, Fighting Back

Exposing Harms, Fighting Back

But, as the Privacy International Network continues to uncover, campaign and advocate on these issues, it becomes clear that that it is possible to begin to achieve change.

Crucial biometric privacy law survives Illinois court fight

Crucial biometric privacy law survives Illinois court fight

Privacy advocates won a crucial court victory on Friday, as the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a case that would have pared back a state law limiting the use of facial recognition and other biometrics.

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

Victory! Illinois Supreme Court Protects Biometric Privacy

Today the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that when companies collect biometric data like fingerprints or face prints without informed opt-in consent, they can be sued.

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

One Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data

Former SCL contractor Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica last March, telling *The Guardian* and *The New York Times* that the company misappropriated the data of tens of millions of Facebook users and used it for political purposes during the 2016 presidential election in the US.

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