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 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

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.