To Search Through Millions of License Plates, Police Should Get a Warrant

To Search Through Millions of License Plates, Police Should Get a Warrant

Yang, argues that when a U.S. Postal Service inspector used a commercial ALPR database to locate a suspected mail thief, it was a Fourth Amendment search that required a warrant.

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text. Facebook is once again making headlines after the company discovered it had been storing hundreds of millions of users passwords in plain text for years.

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office last year.

Android Q to get a ton of new privacy features

Despite security researchers proving that they can still track devices with randomized MAC addresses, supporting this feature will reduce the efficiency of some data harvesting and user tracking operations.

What was that P word? Ah. Privacy. Yes, we'll think about privacy, says FCC mulling cellphone location data overhaul

What was that P word? Ah. Privacy. Yes, we'll think about privacy, says FCC mulling cellphone location data overhaul

It would be relatively easy for the FCC to closely define what is allowed to be done with the more accurate location data it is arguing for: it can specifically designate that data and put rules around it that would, for example, require mobile operators to only grant access to approved providers.

Ajit Pai’s plan for phone location data never mentions the word “privacy”

Ajit Pai’s plan for phone location data never mentions the word “privacy”

real-time geolocation information." Different data, different rules The FCC has previously said that any location data in the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) "may not be used for any non-911 purpose, except as otherwise required by law." That's a stronger protection than what the FCC applies to other forms of Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI).

Android Q privacy change: User control over app access to device location

ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this, new String[] { Manifest.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION}, YOUR_PERMISSION_REQUEST_CODE); } Periodic checks of user's location Your app might have a use case that requires access to the user's location all the time.

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019

The best Chrome extensions to use for privacy in 2019 Alexandra Persea Mar 12 Burner Mail Burner Mail allows you to generate anonymous email addresses that protect your personal email address.

Location Services: GPS-only no longer protects your privacy on Android 9 “Pie”, Huawei / Honor 10

Location Services: GPS-only no longer protects your privacy on Android 9 “Pie”, Huawei / Honor 10

Having agreed all this data collection, note that you can still turn off wi-fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning in the advanced settings of Google location services.

Stores See a Future Without ‘May I Help You?’ (They’ll Already Have Your Data)

Stores See a Future Without ‘May I Help You?’ (They’ll Already Have Your Data)

Orbital Insight can gather geolocation data from 10 to 20 percent of phones in any mall, he said, with pings every 15 minutes on average.

Twitter will let users be much more specific when reporting tweets with personal information

Twitter will let users be much more specific when reporting tweets with personal information

Twitter is adding new options to its reporting process for tweets that share personal information, adding much more specific fields that users can highlight when submitting reports.

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.

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here's how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

There's a little-known feature built into your iPhone that keeps a history of every location you've been — and how many times you've been there.

Adding Surveillance cams to OpenStreet Maps tutorial

Adding Surveillance cams to OpenStreet Maps tutorial

Open Street Map is a map of the entire world. One of the things it can record is the location of surveillance infrastructure such as cameras. Getting Started This section of the tutorial assumes you don’t have an Open Street Map account.

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You Go and This is How to Turn Off The Hidden Feature

There’s no doubt that mapping apps in your Phone collect a significant amount of information of the places you visit, but what may come as a surprise to users is that Apple Maps actually records the locations you frequently visit and stores additional information such as the times you’ve arrived and departed.

5G means you’ll have to say goodbye to your location privacy

5G means you’ll have to say goodbye to your location privacy

But since 5G towers will need to be everywhere and you’ll only connect to one 5G tower at a time, your mobile network will now be able to pinpoint your location much more accurately–even knowing which building you are in.

What is Location Data … and Why Should You Care? | Data & Me

What is Location Data … and Why Should You Care? | Data & Me

We recently sat down with Gil Elbaz, CEO and Founder of Factual, a location data company powering innovation in product development, mobile marketing and real-world analytics.

Confessions of a location data exec: ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme’

Confessions of a location data exec: ‘It’s a Ponzi scheme’

And yet there are location data vendors who are selling data sets of people who are more likely to go into a shop after seeing an ad.

AT&T Throwing FundRaiser For Senate Chair Ahead Of Privacy Hearings

AT&T Throwing FundRaiser For Senate Chair Ahead Of Privacy Hearings

The next day Wicker’s committee will hold its first hearing of the new Congress on crafting comprehensive data privacy legislation — a key issue for the telecom industry." The fact that a huge swath of folks don't see a problem here speaks to how Sisyphean the effort for meaningful privacy rules is going to be.

Flaws in 4G and 5G can lead to spying on location and calls, researchers find

Flaws in 4G and 5G can lead to spying on location and calls, researchers find

Attack works by making several calls In the paper, the researchers outline an attack called Torpedo, which can be used to determine whether a device is in a certain location. The attack exploits an issue in how devices send “paging” information when calls or texts are received.

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

"For people who previously chose to turn their Location History setting 'on,' the new background location setting is 'on.' For people who had turned Location History 'off' – or never turned it on in the first place – the new background location setting is 'off.'" With this update, Facebook gives users a dedicated way to choose whether or not to share their location when they are not using the social media app.

Reverse location search warrants: How police departments force Google to hand over data on anyone near a crime scene.

Reverse location search warrants: How police departments force Google to hand over data on anyone near a crime scene.

We always push back on overly broad requests to protect our users’ privacy.”] WRAL was able to uncover four instances in which the Raleigh Police Department sought reverse-location data in 2017 for investigations into murder, sexual battery, and the suspected arson.

Facebook now lets you block background location tracking on Android

Facebook now lets you block background location tracking on Android

The update comes just days after CNBC reported that Facebook’s security team had used location information to track missing interns and users deemed to be threats.

How Android Q improves Privacy and Permission Controls over Android Pie

How Android Q improves Privacy and Permission Controls over Android Pie

In Android Q, Google is breaking down these two permissions into more granular permissions, allowing the user to restrict an app so it can only read or write certain file types.

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.

Facebook tracks the location of users it believes are potential threats

Facebook tracks the location of users it believes are potential threats

If a BOLO-listed user’s threats are deemed credible, Facebook can track their position using location data gathered through the Facebook app, or their IP address using the website.

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of users it deems a threat

Facebook monitors and tracks the locations of its users when the company’s security team finds that they are making credible threats on its social network, according to a report from CNBC today .

Selling 911 location data is illegal—US carriers reportedly did it anyway

Selling 911 location data is illegal—US carriers reportedly did it anyway

"Telecom giants broke the law by selling detailed location data" that was "meant for use only by emergency services," consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge said last week in a blog post that urged the Federal Communications Commission to punish the carriers.

Minnesota Judges Spent Only Minutes Approving Warrants Sweeping Up Thousands Of Cellphone Users

Minnesota Judges Spent Only Minutes Approving Warrants Sweeping Up Thousands Of Cellphone Users

Minnesota Judges Spent Only Minutes Approving Warrants Sweeping Up Thousands Of Cellphone Users Privacy from the redefining-bulwark dept Tim Cushing Tony Webster, writing for MPR News, has obtained court documents showing Minneapolis, Minnesota law enforcement agencies are deploying "reverse warrants" in hopes of tying suspects to crime scenes.

How SUPL Reveals My Identity And Location To Google When I Use GPS

How SUPL Reveals My Identity And Location To Google When I Use GPS

The only information that can be traced back to a person, if the A-GPS client is implemented with privacy in mind, is the IP address from which the request was made to the server.

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