Don't Renew Section 215 Indefinitely

Don't Renew Section 215 Indefinitely

That’s despite earlier reports the NSA had shuttered its Call Details Record (CDR) Program because it ran afoul of the law, violated the privacy of scores of Americans, and reportedly failed to produce useful intelligence.

Mercedes sparks privacy row over use of location trackers on finance vehicles

Mercedes sparks privacy row over use of location trackers on finance vehicles

Pic: JLR As the use of the sensors is mentioned in the financing agreement, Mercedes does not fall foul of EU data protection laws that prohibit the tracking of vehicles without the knowledge of the driver.

Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'

Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'

It comes after reports internet services providers in the country have required people to install a government-issued certificate on all devices and in every browser.

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Contractors working for Microsoft have listened to audio of Xbox users speaking in their homes in order to improve the console’s voice command features, Motherboard has learned.(Microsoft did not explicitly say humans may review audio recordings from its products in its privacy policy until after Motherboard's earlier reporting on Skype and Cortana).

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

"When a user in Kazakhstan installs the root certificate provided by their ISP, they are choosing to trust a CA that doesn't have to follow any rules and can issue a certificate for any website to anyone," Mozilla explained in a blog post published today.

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

You Can Finally See All Of The Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites

After a long delay, Facebook is releasing a tool that will allow people to see what kind of information it has collected about their online activity beyond its borders — from the news they read to the shopping websites they visit to the porn they watch — along with an option to dissociate that data from their accounts.

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.

Trump administration reportedly wants to extend NSA phone surveillance program

Trump administration reportedly wants to extend NSA phone surveillance program

Getty Images The Trump administration has reportedly asked Congress to permanently reauthorize all provisions of the USA Freedom Act, including a controversial National Security Agency program that collects and analyzes records on millions of Americans' calls and texts in an attempt to thwart terrorists.

Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services

Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services

The contract doesn't mention that, in fact, Apple sometimes stores iCloud data on third-party storage services provided by the likes of Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform -- as stated in the iOS security guide.

Data Protection Commission seeks answers from Facebook on audio transcription

Data Protection Commission seeks answers from Facebook on audio transcription

The Irish regulator, which takes the lead in overseeing Facebook in Europe, said it’s already looking at similar data processing by Google, Apple and Microsoft.

FBI and Facebook clash over new surveillance proposal

FBI and Facebook clash over new surveillance proposal

As per the new proposal, the FBI is asking third-party vendors to provide monitoring services, which might bring up possible conflicts with Facebook and other social media companies over privacy policies.

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.

CLE - Google, Amazon, and Apple Digital Voice Assistants

CLE - Google, Amazon, and Apple Digital Voice Assistants

The information goes back to the company to help improve its digital voice assistant.The issue is in the private, accidental recordings received by Apple through digital voice assistants, which can be highly personal and sensitive, containing sufficient location and contact details to identify a user.

Add recipients to aliases at creation and new UUID aliases

Add recipients to aliases at creation and new UUID aliases

The above example would add the three recipients to the new alias and immediately forward the email to each of them.Another feature that was requested was the ability to create aliases that do not give away the username of the alias owner.

Another ESA-esque Journalist Data Leak Is Just Waiting to Happen

Another ESA-esque Journalist Data Leak Is Just Waiting to Happen

Another ESA-esque Journalist Data Leak Is Just Waiting to Happen. Many journalists who sign up for events aren’t aware of this piece of information that private data is shared with a ton of exhibitors.

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The U.S. military is using solar-powered balloons to spy on parts of the Midwest

The purpose of the balloons according to that filing is to “conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats.”.

Capital One Canada

Capital One Canada

Capital One is not calling or texting customers regarding the cyber incident and is not asking for credit card or account information, or Social Insurance Numbers over the phone or via email.

Google halts Assistant speech data transcription in EU

Google halts Assistant speech data transcription in EU

Caspar's office said in a statement that Google told the Hamburg authority transcripts of speech recordings are already suspended and won't take place for at least three months from Thursday.

Netflix Wants To Know If You’re Binge Watching In A Moving Car, Why?

Netflix Wants To Know If You’re Binge Watching In A Moving Car, Why?

It’s being reported that the streaming giant is now collecting physical activity data from the devices of selected users. Netflix later confirmed in a statement that physical activity data is being collected to “improve video playback quality when a user is on the go” and added that they currently don’t have any plans to roll out any related feature.

Everything you wanted to know about media metadata, but were afraid to ask

Everything you wanted to know about media metadata, but were afraid to ask

You can explode a flattened PDF into individual images of the pages using PDF Redact Tools, then feed the pages into Tesseract to create a text document that can be worked on with any language processing tool.

Tell Rep. Adam Schiff to remove this dangerous secrecy provision from this year’s intelligence bill

Tell Rep. Adam Schiff to remove this dangerous secrecy provision from this year’s intelligence bill

As Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press explained, “if the changes advocated by the CIA are adopted, the law would indefinitely criminalize the disclosure of the identity of anyone with a classified relationship to an intelligence agency regardless of whether they have ever served abroad.”.

Netflix Android App Requests Access to Physical Activity. But Why?

Netflix Android App Requests Access to Physical Activity. But Why?

Users recently reported that they noticed that the Netflix Android application requested access to physical activity data. The permission that requests access to the device’s physical activity sensors includes motion detection and movement information, generated by sensors on Android devices.

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails show

EU]’s right-hand man) and he confirmed that, even though we haven’t got the contract with the Leave written up, it’s all under control and it will happen just as soon as Matthew Richardson has finished working out the correct contract structure between Ukip, CA and Leave,” Wheatland said in an email to Cambridge Analytica staff.

Rights group loses mass surveillance appeal in High Court

Rights group loses mass surveillance appeal in High Court

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A lawyer with Liberty called the ruling "disappointing" Human rights group Liberty has lost its High Court challenge against the government's Investigatory Powers Act. Called the "Snoopers' Charter" by its critics, the legislation allows for mass surveillance of electronic devices, allowing intelligence agencies to extract and store information.

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

The Government values feedback and input from all affected stakeholders and responses to this consultation will inform the final Bill to implement the economy-wide cash payment limit.

Privacy - Conflicting information in Google ToS & Google Safety Center in relation to ads in Gmail - Information Security Stack Exchange

Privacy - Conflicting information in Google ToS & Google Safety Center in relation to ads in Gmail - Information Security Stack Exchange

After reading through, I realized that the two pages contain conflicting information about how (or if) they use keywords in Gmail messages to tailor advertising to users. On the other hand, on Google's Safety Center page, this is written: Gmail ads are based on your activity.

Apple Contractors Hear "Sexual Acts" On Accidental Siri Recordings

Apple Contractors Hear "Sexual Acts" On Accidental Siri Recordings

Speaking to the Guardian, the anonymous Apple contractor explained that their role is to “grade” the quality of Siri responses and check whether the voice assistant’s activation was accidental or not.

Siri records fights, doctor’s appointments, and sex (and contractors hear it)

Siri records fights, doctor’s appointments, and sex (and contractors hear it)

One of the contract workers told The Guardian that Siri did sometimes record audio after mistaken activations. Apple, along with Google and Amazon, all have similar policies for the contract workers it hires to review those audio snippets.

Why you probably won’t actually get $125 from the Equifax settlement

Why you probably won’t actually get $125 from the Equifax settlement

But the likelihood that you’ll actually get a check for $125 is increasingly slim — because the more people who sign up, the less money each person gets. As developer Rufo Sanchez notes on Twitter, the fine print shows that after $31 million worth of people sign up for those $125 checks...

Our Very Own Big Brother: Alexa and Google Assistant Are Watching

Our Very Own Big Brother: Alexa and Google Assistant Are Watching

both Amazon and Google have confirmed that they do indeed have contractors in their employment who listen to audio clips from users. Shockingly, both Amazon and Google have confirmed that they do indeed have contractors in their employment who listen to audio clips from users.

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