with 58 posters participating Share this story Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai refused a Democratic lawmaker's request to immediately address a privacy scandal involving wireless carriers, saying that it can wait until after the government shutdown is over.
Here’s what I said: Hey gang — this post two photos of yourself thing feels like a way to gather a data set to train a machine learning classifier for facial recognition to be more accurate in ID’ing people based on an old photo.
Spain that Europeans have a right, in some circumstances, to remove links to their personal data posted online by Google. EPIC has supported the CNIL's approach instead, contending "the right to privacy is global." The European Court of Justice will now decide whether to adopt the opinion from the Advocate General.
Earlier this week, AT&T said it "only permit[s] sharing of location when a customer gives permission for cases like fraud prevention or emergency roadside assistance or when required by law." But the Motherboard investigation showed that the data was being re-sold on the black market, allowing pretty much anyone to get the location of other people's phones.
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As reported by the Providence Journal on Monday, Roy said in an interview with state police that he had surreptitiously taken photos of customers inside the store and sent them to former employee George Quintal, 34, who’s also facing five counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent purposes and five conspiracy counts.
Third parties can still geolocate burner users by accessing a phone’s GPS and WiFi. Prepaid phones can also be tracked using the traditional, albeit less-accurate, method of cellular triangulation. The actual phone number for a GSM mobile device is attached to the SIM card.
The ad-tech companies Criteo, Quantcast, and Tapad responded to our requests with 1) long explanations about the benefits of digital tracking, 2) assurances that the companies do not collect data that can be used to identify us, and 3) that it was super easy to opt out.
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The FederalElection Committee (FEC) has voted to allow the lawmakers to use their leftover campaign funds to safeguard and protect their email accounts and devices from cyber intimidations.
And at a time when data privacy has become top of mind, Spotify is encouraging people to go public; its “Overshared” initiative will prominently display the year-end stats of select users who voluntarily submit them.
The stunt comes a week after the New York Times revealed that a public-relations company used by Facebook had circulated claims that the controversial billionaire George Soros was the hidden backer of the Freedom from Facebook campaign.
Something that’s being looked at afresh is contextual advertising, where relevant ad experiences are delivered in real time to people depending on what they’re focusing on that minute. Contextual advertising doesn’t get in the way and because it’s directly relevant people aren’t irritated by it.
What the European Parliament will finally vote on is a technophobic text, tailor-made for the interests of the copyright monopolies which, moreover, doesn’t guarantee the right of authors to have a reasonable standard of living as a result of their work.
The Librarian of Congress and US Copyright Office just proposed new rules that will give consumers and independent repair experts wide latitude to legally hack embedded software on their devices in order to repair or maintain them.
Apparently, the data that is being offered for sale comes from updated statewide voter lists, and includes millions of full addresses, phone numbers, and names.
“Republicans have suffered from being behind in small-dollar fund-raising, and the president, over the course of the campaign and his presidency, has built the largest Republican first-party data list,” said Mr. Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale, who engineered the agreement.
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.
A separate internal training presentation obtained by Motherboard about how to use the diagnostics states that the “Apple Service Toolkit and Apple Service Toolkit 2 are available only to persons working at Apple-authorized service facilities.” This means that it will become impossible for you to repair your new MacBook Pro at home, or for an independent repair provider to repair it for you.
The Department of Justice announced on Sunday that it has filed a lawsuit against California to block its new net neutrality law, just hours after it was signed by governor Jerry Brown.
Internet users are demanding change from tech companies, and call on federal lawmakers to pass laws that will actually protect users from dangerous data breaches. Rather than shoring up their security, companies like Facebook have been spending millions lobbying against real privacy and data security protections for Internet users.
Iranian hackers have reportedly breached top British universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – to steal what the Telegraph says are “millions” of papers and academic research documents that they then put up for sale via WhatsApp and websites.
California's attempt to enforce net neutrality rules is "illegal" and "poses a risk to the rest of the country," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a speech on Friday.
Those logs, judging by the charging document, appear to have helped document at least Cohen’s communications with officials at the National Enquirer about allegations from porn actress Stormy Daniels—whom Cohen allegedly paid on behalf of Trump, violating campaign finance law.
I often write about complex policy issues, and questions surrounding data collection, advertising and privacy can be challenging to unspool in a compelling, accessible way.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai was on the defensive Thursday when asked at a Senate oversight hearing why he didn't correct the record sooner about an alleged cyberattack on the FCC at the height of last year's net neutrality debate.