Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

The Streamr community has been talking about crowdselling data and forming data unions since at least the . It’s this step which will mean that data unions can be formed. Working on developing Community Products; the platform and tools to create digital data unions.

ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

The ICO issued a preliminary enforcement notice to HMRC on April 4, 2019 stating the Information Commissioner’s initial decision to compel the department to delete all biometric data held under the Voice ID system for which it does not have explicit consent.

How the Australian election has invaded your inbox with email tracking tools

How the Australian election has invaded your inbox with email tracking tools

The ABC found various pixels in campaign emails sent by the Australian Greens, the Labor and the Liberal Party, as well as from lobby groups Advance Australia and GetUp. Open tracking is a standard technique used by marketers, as well as by newsletter services deployed by media organisations, including the ABC, but its use in electioneering has privacy experts concerned.

Opinion | I Used to Work for Google. I Am a Conscientious Objector.

Opinion | I Used to Work for Google. I Am a Conscientious Objector.

In October 2005, five years before being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo published an open letter to Jerry Yang, the chairman of Yahoo at the time.

Apple AI accused of leading to man's wrongful arrest

Apple AI accused of leading to man's wrongful arrest

The detective reportedly said that this may have caused Mr Bah to be charged with thefts committed at Apple Stores in New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Massachusetts, according to court papers.

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police

Often, Google employees said, the company responds to a single warrant with location information on dozens or hundreds of devices. After receiving a warrant, Google gathers location information from its database, Sensorvault, and sends it to investigators, with each device identified by an anonymous ID code.

There Are Probably Cameras on Your Flight, but Relax, They’re Not On (Yet)

There Are Probably Cameras on Your Flight, but Relax, They’re Not On (Yet)

“We use it to allow the passenger to ask the crew for something, and they have a crew screen and camera in the galley,” said Patrick Brannelly, vice president for passenger experience at Emirates.

NSA contractor pleads guilty to data theft

NSA contractor pleads guilty to data theft

This, said the Justice Department at the time of his arrest, meant that their "unauthorised disclosure could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security of the US".The vast pile of information was built up over the 20-year period that Mr Martin worked at the NSA and other US federal agencies.

A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

Within a year, the Emirati government was caught installing NSO spyware on the mobile phone of Ahmed Mansoor, a prominent human rights activist.

How a Bitcoin Evangelist Made Himself Vanish, in 15 (Not So Easy) Steps

How a Bitcoin Evangelist Made Himself Vanish, in 15 (Not So Easy) Steps

After the police left, Mr. Lopp received a call threatening more mayhem if he did not make a large ransom payment in Bitcoin.

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.

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former TV host Lauren Sanchez is reported to be in a relationship with Mr Bezos "Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail," wrote Mr Bezos, "I've decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten." Early in the blog post, Mr Bezos mentions AMI's links to President Donald Trump.

Online payment gave cops a vital clue

Online payment gave cops a vital clue

According to Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, the accused used Google Pay, popularly known as G Pay, to make payment at a hotel he was staying.

Silicon Valley: How ‘connect-everything’ tech is problematic

Silicon Valley: How ‘connect-everything’ tech is problematic

“Something that was heartening this year was that accompanying this parade of scandals was a growing public awareness that there’s an accountability crisis in tech,” said Meredith Whittaker, a co-founder of New York University’s AI Now Institute for studying the social implications of artificial intelligence.

Timothy C. May, Early Advocate of Internet Privacy, Dies at 66

Timothy C. May, Early Advocate of Internet Privacy, Dies at 66

On graduating he took a job at Intel, the world’s largest maker of computer chips, which had been founded a few years earlier. But people who successfully fought to integrate cryptography into the internet in its early days, to protect the privacy of individuals, hailed Mr. May’s writing as an inspiration.

Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport

Man sues feds after being detained for refusing to unlock his phone at airport

After clearing the security checkpoint, Elsharkawi, an American citizen, was pulled aside from the Turkish Airlines boarding line by a Customs and Border Protection officer, who began questioning him about how much cash he was carrying and where he was going. Soon after, another agent, Officer Rodriguez, began searching Elsharkawi’s pockets and discovered his phone.

To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data

To Reduce Privacy Risks, the Census Plans to Report Less Accurate Data

Using only the summary tables with their eight billion numbers, Mr. Abowd formed a small team to try to generate a record for every American that would show the block where he or she lived, as well as his or her sex, age, race and ethnicity — a “reconstruction” of the person-level data.

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

The research paper, which is available in English (partially) and German, provides a deep analysis of Telemetry functionality that Microsoft implemented in the company's Windows 10 operating system.

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

This account of how Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg navigated Facebook’s cascading crises, much of which has not been previously reported, is based on interviews with more than 50 people.

EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook

EFF, Human Rights Watch, and Over 70 Civil Society Groups Ask Mark Zuckerberg to Provide All Users with Mechanism to Appeal Content Censorship on Facebook

EFF, Article 19, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Ranking Digital Rights wrote directly to Mark Zuckerberg today demanding that Facebook implement common sense standards so that average users can easily appeal content moderation decisions, receive prompt replies and timely review by a human or humans, and have the opportunity to present evidence during the review process.

Surveillance state: NSW intensifies citizen tracking

Surveillance state: NSW intensifies citizen tracking

"Law enforcement authorities habitually push for greater access to private data and information to help them do their job and will likely call to increase The Capability to include less serious crimes and public nuisances," Mr Greenwich said.

Data is cheaper than cold drink in India, Modi tells in Japan

Data is cheaper than cold drink in India, Modi tells in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to Japan on Monday hailed India’s “tremendous progress” in the digital infrastructure, saying 1 GB data is cheaper than the a bottle of cold drink in the country.

Apple's Tim Cook takes aim at Google and Facebook over 'weaponised data'

Apple's Tim Cook takes aim at Google and Facebook over 'weaponised data'

Apple's Tim Cook has warned that mass data collection from tech companies is "surveillance" as data is "weaponised against us with military efficiency". The Apple chief executive added that companies that harvest data can gather "stockpiles of personal data only serve to enrich the companies that collect them".

Google may face £3.3bn bill for UK customers' data breach

Google may face £3.3bn bill for UK customers' data breach

Google could face a compensation bill of up to £3.3bn over claims it harvested personal data, including political views and health information, from more than four million Britons without their permission. Mr Lloyd set up a consumer campaign called Google You Owe Us as part of this legal action.

Opinion | Introducing the Internet Bill of Rights

Opinion | Introducing the Internet Bill of Rights

Mr. Khanna noted that this requirement must be fulfilled in a way that is not onerous — consumers shouldn’t have to click on something affirming their consent every time data is collected, for example.

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

Could Monitoring Students on Social Media Stop the Next School Shooting?

In 2015, as the first anniversary of a shooting at Florida State approached, a post expressing sympathy for the gunman and an intent to visit the campus was intercepted by Social Sentinel, the campus police chief said.

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts

The raw numbers come out as follows: in an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times.