Google illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint

Google illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent.

Microsoft productivity score feature criticised as workplace surveillance

Microsoft productivity score feature criticised as workplace surveillance

But by default, reports also let managers drill down into data on individual employees, to find those who participate less in group chat conversations, send fewer emails, or fail to collaborate in shared documents.“This is so problematic at many levels,” tweeted the Austrian researcher Wolfie Christl, who raised alarm about the feature.

Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool

Apple hits back at European activist complaints against tracking tool

BERLIN (Reuters) - An Austrian privacy advocacy group drew a strongly critical response from Apple on Monday after it said an online tracking tool used in its devices breached European law.

'How I caught my online scammer – and Facebooked his mum'

'How I caught my online scammer – and Facebooked his mum'

Image copyright Christian Haschek Image caption Security researcher Christian Haschek says he has mixed feelings about catching the scammer A cybersecurity researcher living in Austria who was scammed out of $500 (£375) says his money was returned after he tracked down the scammer's family and contacted them on Facebook.

Noyb files complaint against Google under GDPR, saying Android Advertising ID can be tracked

Noyb files complaint against Google under GDPR, saying Android Advertising ID can be tracked

A privacy advocacy group called Noyb – European Center for Digital Rights has filed a legal complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Agency against Google under Europe’s GDPR law .

Google faces Privacy Complaint, accused of tracking EU users

Google faces Privacy Complaint, accused of tracking EU users

The complaint was filed by Max Shrems, an Austrian privacy activist, and accused the search giant of unlawfully monitoring users and passing on the “tracking ID’ to various advertisers.It was filed with the Austrian data protection authority and mainly concerned Android users.

Debate rages in Austria over enshrining use of cash in the constitution

Debate rages in Austria over enshrining use of cash in the constitution

Other parties and experts have also pointed out that Austria would not have the unilateral right to protect cash through constitutional changes because it uses the euro, which is under the purview of the European Central Bank.

Facebook, Privacy Activist Schrems Face Off in July 9 Court Hearing

Facebook, Privacy Activist Schrems Face Off in July 9 Court Hearing

Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal data worldwide as well as Europeans' privacy rights.

JavaScript tells all, which turns out not to be so great for privacy: Side-channel leaks can be exploited to follow you around the interweb

JavaScript tells all, which turns out not to be so great for privacy: Side-channel leaks can be exploited to follow you around the interweb

Boffins from Graz University of Technology in Austria have devised an automated system for browser profiling using two new side channel attacks that can help expose information about software and hardware to fingerprint browsers and improve the effectiveness of exploits.

Austrian Government Wants To Outlaw Online Anonymity

Austrian Government Wants To Outlaw Online Anonymity

The proposed law says pseudonyms are still allowed, but they'll be linked to accounts that require users to provide site operators with a ton of personal information.

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

Austria draft law would require real names for internet comments

There's even a potential conflict of interest -- the law might protect the ruling party's junior partner in government, the populist Freedom Party, from having to curb hate speech on its sites.

Austria mulls user registration for online platforms

Austria mulls user registration for online platforms

Austria said Wednesday it was considering a law to make it mandatory for big internet platforms to register their users and deprive those behind hate posts of anonymity.

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/File Photo The action by noyb, chaired by data privacy activist Max Schrems, also named Netflix (NFLX.O), Spotify (SPOT.N) and YouTube (GOOGL.O), after it tested them by requesting private data the companies hold about the user.