Taiwan is using a phone location “electronic fence” to help police track quarantined individuals

Taiwan is using a phone location “electronic fence” to help police track quarantined individuals

The “electronic fence” uses mobile phone data to notify police if the cell phones of any people under mandatory quarantine leave their home areas.Using phone location data to track quarantined individuals is still concerning surveillance no matter the perceived public good.

Coronavirus: Taiwan tracking citizens’ phones to make sure they stay indoors

Coronavirus: Taiwan tracking citizens’ phones to make sure they stay indoors

Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes.

Vermont sues Clearview, alleging “oppressive, unscrupulous” practices

Vermont sues Clearview, alleging “oppressive, unscrupulous” practices

The complaint goes on to explain that the "unfair acts and practices in commerce" Clearview's actions represent violate the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and: offend public policy as it relates to the privacy of Vermont's consumers; are immoral, unethical, oppressive, and unscrupulous; and cause substantial injury to consumers which is not reasonably avoidable to consumers themselves and not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or to competition.

Is This the End of Oversharing?

Is This the End of Oversharing?

Amidst the millions of social media users is a sizable chunk well-acquainted with what I’ll call “post-post anxiety.” It’s a dreadful malady, really; with symptoms that come on after you’ve fired off a tweet or pic that is, on second-thought, offensive or unflattering.

Britain First leader Paul Golding charged under the Terrorism Act

Britain First leader Paul Golding charged under the Terrorism Act

The leader of far-right political group Britain First has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act after refusing to give police access to his phone.Golding was later charged with refusing to comply with a duty under Schedule 7 of the act.

Following Mitsubishi, Pasco and Kobe Steel Disclose Data Breaches

Following Mitsubishi, Pasco and Kobe Steel Disclose Data Breaches

Both, Pasco and Kobe Steel’s official statements said that no damage has been done in either of the data breach attempts as no information leakage had been discovered so far during the joint investigations carried out by the Ministry of Defense and various government and state authorities.

AmIUnique

AmIUnique

This website aims at studying the diversity of browser fingerprints and providing developers with data to help them design good defenses.Contribute to the efforts by viewing your own browser fingerprint or consult the current statistics of data provided by users around the world!.

Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says

Pilots Watched Video Feed of Lavatory From Cockpit, Flight Attendant Says

But on Saturday, the airline said it would “vigorously defend the lawsuit,” claiming that it had investigated the allegations at the time of the alleged incident, in February 2017, and had found no hidden camera.“We can confirm from our investigation that there was never a camera in the lavatory,” Southwest Airlines said in a statement.

ThinkPrivacy joins privacytools.io

ThinkPrivacy joins privacytools.io

While takes great pains to default towards open-source software projects, and services that originate from countries with the strictest privacy laws, ThinkPrivacy will look towards user friendliness and accessibility from products with a history of standing up for privacy rights and defending their users.

Airline defends recording customers by CCTV onboard its planes

Airline defends recording customers by CCTV onboard its planes

Cathay Pacific has updated its privacy policy to say it will collect and process information such as “use of our inflight entertainment system and inflight connectivity” and “images captured via CCTV in our airport lounges and aircraft”.

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software?

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software?

A Bloomberg article last year gave some details of how the Los Angeles Police Department uses Palantir’s Gotham product for Operation Laser, a program to identify and deter people likely to commit crimes: Information from rap sheets, parole reports, police interviews, and other sources is fed into the system to generate a list of people the department defines as chronic offenders, says Craig Uchida, whose consulting firm, Justice & Security Strategies Inc., designed the Laser system.

Amberwood Care Centre hit with class action over timeclocks requiring workers to scan fingerprints

Amberwood Care Centre hit with class action over timeclocks requiring workers to scan fingerprints

Toyya Young, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint June 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Damen Healthcare Group LLC and AMBD Property LLC, doing business as Amberwood Care Centre LLC, alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. According to the complaint, Young was employed by the defendant and during the course of her employment she was required to clock in and clock out using her fingerprint.

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

MegaPixels: Brainwash Dataset

Although Brainwash appears to be a less popular dataset, it was notably used in 2016 and 2017 by researchers affiliated with the National University of Defense Technology in China for two research projects on advancing the capabilities of object detection to more accurately isolate the target region in an image.

Why the Air Force is investigating a cyber attack from the Navy

Why the Air Force is investigating a cyber attack from the Navy

The Air Force defense lawyer reported the tracking device to his information security manager, who concluded the malware was a “splunk tool,” which allowed the sender of the malware to gain “full access to his computer and all files on his computer,” Wilson wrote in the memo, which he sent to the chief of staff for the Navy’s Region Legal Service Offices.

Tails 3.14: OS performance hit unlikely in defence against ZombieLoad vulnerability

Tails 3.14: OS performance hit unlikely in defence against ZombieLoad vulnerability

However, a representative of Tails told The Daily Swig that most users in the vast majority of scenarios will not incur a performance hit from disabling hyper-threading.

Secret tracking device found in Navy email to Navy Times amid leak investigation raises legal, ethical questions

Secret tracking device found in Navy email to Navy Times amid leak investigation raises legal, ethical questions

Not using one could be a violation of existing privacy laws, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Defense attorneys involved in the SEALs’ war crimes cases have said that 13 lawyers and paralegals on their team also received emails with a similar tracking device, according to court documents filed by the defense attorneys.

China’s Big Brother Social Control Goes to Australia

China’s Big Brother Social Control Goes to Australia

Just as in China, the surveillance system is being branded as a “smart city” program, and while Australian officials claim its operations are benign, they’ve announced it functions to monitor cell phone activity and “virtual fences” that will trigger alerts if people cross them.

Chicago is Tracking Kids With GPS Monitors That Can Call and Record Them Without Consent

Chicago is Tracking Kids With GPS Monitors That Can Call and Record Them Without Consent

“I can’t quite even start down the parade of horribles in terms of all the ways this could be a problem,” said Sarah Staudt, senior policy analyst and staff attorney for Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice and a former juvenile defense attorney in Cook County.

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook is partnering with a big UK newspaper to publish sponsored articles downplaying 'technofears' and praising the company

Facebook has partnered with The Daily Telegraph, a broadsheet British newspaper, to run a series of features about the company, Business Insider has found – including stories that defend it on hot-button issues it has been criticised over like terrorist content, online safety, cyberbullying, fake accounts, and hate speech.

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.

China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of 'social credit' system

China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of 'social credit' system

According to the National Public Credit Information Centre’s 2018 report, 17.5 million people were banned from buying flights and 5.5 million barred from purchasing high-speed train tickets because of social credit offences.

Border Agency Finalizes Social Media Collection Rule

Border Agency Finalizes Social Media Collection Rule

The agency responded briefly to public comments, failing to defend the agency's decision.

Meet the people who see nearly everything we post online

Meet the people who see nearly everything we post online

“[It] is really the natural evolution of the online moderator [who] traditionally removed the ‘bad stuff’ and acted as part editor, part host in a community,” said Emma Monks, head of moderation, trust and security at Leeds, UK-based Crisp Thinking, a leading social risk defence firm.

Suspicious packages spotlight vast postal surveillance system

Suspicious packages spotlight vast postal surveillance system

But in the ongoing mail bomb case, use of mail covers is probably justified and in line with regulations, says Steven Morrison, an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota, who was the author of a 2015 report from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers calling for greater oversight of the program.

Google CEO quietly met with military leaders at the Pentagon, seeking to smooth tensions over drone AI

Google CEO quietly met with military leaders at the Pentagon, seeking to smooth tensions over drone AI

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai quietly paid the Pentagon a visit during his trip to Washington last week, seeking to smooth over tensions roughly four months after employee outrage prompted the tech giant to sever a defense contract to analyze drone video, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

After Spying On You, Your Vizio TV Will Ask You to Sue

After Spying On You, Your Vizio TV Will Ask You to Sue

As part of the legal process against the company, the plaintiffs — lead by the law firm Girard Gibbs — and defendant Vizio agreed to push a notice to all affected smart TVs alerting consumers of what happened and what are their rights to join the class action lawsuit on September 12.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai knew there was no DDoS attack but stayed quiet on purpose

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai knew there was no DDoS attack but stayed quiet on purpose

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.