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.

The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Identity

The Ongoing Evolution of Digital Identity

Neither of these third parties can act in isolation to identify any user, offering businesses and individuals an assurance of privacy in their everyday transactions when using the Concordium platform.

300,000 Spotify accounts hacked

300,000 Spotify accounts hacked

Spotify officials suggested that after the hack, users change their passwords and not use the same passwords on other platforms.“Working with Spotify, we confirmed that the database belonged to a group or individual using it to defraud Spotify and its users.

Informational privacy: a precondition for democratic participation?

Informational privacy: a precondition for democratic participation?

Democratic theory accords five functions to the public sphere in general and citizen’s participation in particular: the aggregation of political opinions or individual interests; the public deliberation about values and policies; the translation of these public discourses for political institutions; the control of state actors and political officials; and finally a basic social integration of citizens in the sense of a feeling of being connected to a political community through a common democratic project.

Solid, the privacy project created by web inventor, takes 1st step

Solid, the privacy project created by web inventor, takes 1st step

Solid was first announced back in 2018 as a way of giving control of user data to individuals, rather than to online services .

How can “interoperability” strengthen our choices and privacy online?

How can “interoperability” strengthen our choices and privacy online?

An equivalent technical interoperability requirement for the largest social media and messaging platforms would enable interconnection between very large services (such as Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram) and services run by other organisations and even individuals that wish to.

UK lawyers uneasy about plan to prosecute hate speech at home

UK lawyers uneasy about plan to prosecute hate speech at home

Proposals to prosecute individuals for hate crimes based on what they discuss in their own homes need to be more widely debated, free speech organisations have said.

DHS Authorities Are Buying Moment-By-Moment Geolocation Cellphone Data To Track People

DHS Authorities Are Buying Moment-By-Moment Geolocation Cellphone Data To Track People

Mizelle states in his memo that there are ways for CBP and ICE to “minimize the risk” of possible constitutional violations, pointing out that they could limit their searches to defined periods, require supervisors to sign off on lengthy searches, only use the data when more “traditional” techniques fail, and limit the tracking of one device to when there is “individualized suspicion” or relevance to a “law enforcement investigation.”.

Why Getting Paid for Your Data Is a Bad Deal

Why Getting Paid for Your Data Is a Bad Deal

Supporters of data dividends correctly recognize one thing: when it comes to privacy in the United States, the companies that collect information currently hold far more power than the individual consumers continually tapped for that information.

Police get access to people told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace

Police get access to people told to self-isolate by NHS test and trace

Police forces will be able to access information about people “on a case-by-case” basis, so they can learn whether an individual has been told to self-isolate, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHCS) said.

Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web

Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web

Today we’re announcing a brand new, privacy-first analytics service that’s open to everyone — even if they're not already a Cloudflare customer.Most importantly, it means we don’t need to track individual users over time for the purposes of serving analytics.

Why surveillance capitalists resent human freedom and autonomy.

Why surveillance capitalists resent human freedom and autonomy.

Zuboff claims: “surveillance capitalists declare their right to modify others’ behaviour for profit according to methods that bypass human awareness, individual decision rights…and autonomy and self-determination.” So now, in addition to highly accurately predicting what we’ll think, feel, and do, these companies now seek to (without consent) modify what you think, feel, and do, all in alignment with the preferred outcomes of their customers.

Chinese database detailing 2.4 million influential people, their kids, their addresses, and how to press their buttons revealed

Chinese database detailing 2.4 million influential people, their kids, their addresses, and how to press their buttons revealed

“The data collected about individuals and institutions and the overlaid analytic tools from social media platforms provide China enormous benefit in opinion formation, targeting, and messaging.”.

Plenty more phish in the sea - During the pandemic a digital crimewave has flooded the internet

Plenty more phish in the sea - During the pandemic a digital crimewave has flooded the internet

Interpol’s cyber-crime division, however, reports that, as the pandemic has worn on, criminal networks have increasingly shifted their targets away from individuals and small businesses to big companies, governments and critical infrastructure.

The recent erasure of anarchist spaces from corporate platforms shows we need a strong anarchist media alliance

The recent erasure of anarchist spaces from corporate platforms shows we need a strong anarchist media alliance

They'll continue to erase any anarchist, anti-capitalist or anti-fascist project that grows enough on their platforms to pose a threat to the established order.We need to lean on each other now that we can no longer rely on individually promoting our platforms on corporate media.

China’s Health Code app showcases the extreme smart surveillance regime

China’s Health Code app showcases the extreme smart surveillance regime

CNN BUSINESS reported that the government in Hangzhou has proposed to utilise Health Code permanently and create a health score system collecting data such as daily alcohol consumption, tobacco use, steps, and sleep time from individuals.

Secret Service buys location data that would otherwise need a warrant

Secret Service buys location data that would otherwise need a warrant

Law enforcement agencies are required to get a warrant to obtain an individual's mobile phone location data, the Supreme Court ruled in 2018.

TikTok reportedly violated Google's data collection policies by tracking the individual identifiers of Android users' smartphones

TikTok reportedly violated Google's data collection policies by tracking the individual identifiers of Android users' smartphones

Google and Apple have both banned apps from collecting MAC addresses, but researchers told The Wall Street Journal that TikTok did so until November last year by exploiting a bug.

Immunity passport

Immunity passport

Over the years, PI and our global network of partners have documented and challenged the growing push towards identity systems around the world - leading to some of the world’s largest biometric databases, as well as other technologies that can be used to track and profile individuals and communities.

How Much is Your Online Privacy Worth? - About $3.50 According to a New Study - We’re Worth Far More Than That.

How Much is Your Online Privacy Worth? - About $3.50 According to a New Study - We’re Worth Far More Than That.

In an age where your personal data is being shared with far more companies than you can imagine, the folks at Tech Policy Institute decided to take a poll.Across all of the activities covered, Americans would only demand about $3.50/month on average to have each individual piece of personal data shared.

Inside the NBA's plan to use smart technology and big data to keep players safe from coronavirus

Inside the NBA's plan to use smart technology and big data to keep players safe from coronavirus

According to the NBA's health and safety memo for the restart of the season, which was obtained by CNBC, residents will receive a "smart" ring, a Disney MagicBand, individual pulse oximeter and a smart thermometer to help monitor and reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

FreePN - A Guide to the PATRIOT Act Renewal and Your Online Privacy

FreePN - A Guide to the PATRIOT Act Renewal and Your Online Privacy

On May 13, the Senate failed to pass an amendment to the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act which would protect individuals’ Internet browsing and search history from government surveillance without a warrant.

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

It's no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of using mobile phone location and other data to target or investigate individuals, and the wave of mass protests in support of black communities and against police brutality this month has provided a rich data trove for them to probe.

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading

Twitter aims to limit people sharing articles without reading

Twitter is attempting to prevent individuals from sharing articles they have not read, in analysis, the organization's expectations will "promote informed discussion" via social media.

Senator wants to know if police are using Clearview to ID protesters

Senator wants to know if police are using Clearview to ID protesters

According to a BuzzFeed report, many law enforcement agencies in and near Minneapolis—where current national protests began after police were recorded killing George Floyd—use Clearview and other similar platforms to identify individuals.

Google faces class action for allegedly tracking private browsing activity

Google faces class action for allegedly tracking private browsing activity

The class action is seeking $5,000 in damages per user, or three times actual damages, whichever is greater for the alleged invasion of privacy and is expected to consist of "millions of individuals".The Arizona attorney-general similarly filed a complaint against Google last week, alleging that the company deceptively tracked users based on various sources of location data.

In land of big data, China sets individual privacy rights

In land of big data, China sets individual privacy rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is poised to enshrine individuals’ rights to privacy and personal data for the first time, a symbolic first step as more of the country of 1.4 billion people becomes digitised - and more vulnerable to leaks and hacks.

Leaked Senate Talking Points Say Internet Surveillance Warrants Would Force FBI To Let Terrorists Bomb Things

Leaked Senate Talking Points Say Internet Surveillance Warrants Would Force FBI To Let Terrorists Bomb Things

A spokesperson for Sen. Ron Wyden, an intelligence committee member and a sponsor of the pro-privacy amendment the talking points seek to undermine, said that if an individual is a known spy, “then obviously there’s probable cause that he is an agent of a foreign power and a warrant is readily available.”.

Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s highest court rules individual right to privacy applies to everyone, even non-Germans

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof), the highest court in the country, has ruled that parts of a 2016 law that allowed monitoring of the internet activity of foreign targets outside of Germany are unconstitutional.

Scraping Court Records Data to Find Dirty Cops

Scraping Court Records Data to Find Dirty Cops

Below, we’ve provided a detailed breakdown of what this potential reality could look like when applied to one South Florida county’s public databases, along with information on how citizens and communities can use public data to better understand the behaviors of local law enforcement and even individual police officers.

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