As such, a lot of people in the privacy community prefer to pick services that are run by companies that are based outside of the various Eyes communities.
United States secret service NSA for years abused a cooperation agreement with Denmark to spy on allies in Europe, including the Netherlands, Danish public broadcaster DR reported based on reports from a whistleblower and confirmation from various sources.
Holly Robbins, Blake's mother, told CBS News , "I don't feel this school has the right to put cameras inside the kids' home, inside their bedrooms and spy on them.".
With this alternative perspective — namely, Facebook could be looking at a damages award three to five times the settlement figure and possibly more ("I'd also like to understand why there was no discussion whatsoever on why this is not a case where the enhanced damages of $5,000 per person are on the table," said the judge at the June 4 hearing) — the parties went back into mediation and came to a revised agreement.
The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday, July 16, 2020 that an agreement that allows big tech companies to transfer data to the United States is invalid, and that national regulators need to take tougher action to protect the privacy of users' data.
As surprising as it may sound, digital surveillance and speech control in the United States already show many similarities to what one finds in authoritarian states such as China.
After reading NSA files, I wouldn’t be surprised if NSA already hacked some of the big CAs. I don’t see what stops governments from issuing a subpoena for the CAs in their countries to sign a certificate so they could sniff the communication of whoever they want.
If it isn’t stopped, the worst parts of this deal will likely come standard on future agreements, and Americans will be subject to more and more searches by foreign police.TELL CONGRESS TO STOP THE U.S.-U.K. CLOUD ACT DEAL.
An online database exposed the names, Facebook IDs, and phone numbers of more than 267 million people, said Bob Diachenko, a data-security researcher, and Comparitech, a tech website.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how patient data the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.
The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth,” and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data.
The head of Facebook-owned WhatsApp Will Cathcart had previously posted on Hacker News: "End-to-end encryption protects that right for over a billion people every day.".It allows British law-enforcement agencies to demand from US tech firms data relating to terrorists, child-sexual abusers and other serious criminals.
EPIC requested a hearing where the court could review the fairness of the Facebook agreement and consider consumer groups’ complaints. If the court decides to grant such a hearing, a judge could require the trade commission to review outstanding consumer complaints and alter the terms of the proposed settlement.
The agreement does not provide public transparency regarding how Facebook collects, uses, and shares personal information, or how Facebook implements the FTC settlement.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating a possible settlement that would require the company to create an independent privacy oversight committee and take other steps to safeguard users, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing a source.
“In the first quarter of 2019, we reasonably estimated a probable loss and recorded a $ 3.0 billion accumulation related to the FTC’s consultations on our platform and user data practices,” said Facebook in its report.
EPIC Asks UN to Question US About Privacy Violations by Private Firms As part of a routine review, EPIC asked the United Nations Human Rights Committee to question the US about the failure to protect individuals against privacy violations by private industry.
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a class-action settlement requiring smart tv manufacturer Vizio to pay $17 million for allegedly violating users' privacy.
Facebook has shared users' private messages, contact information and other personal data with companies such as Microsoft and Spotify, according to a New York Times report that was alarming even in light of previous disclosures about the social network's practices. Read the terms of service: Facebook says it didn't violate user agreements in sharing the data.
H.3368 would prohibit South Carolina law enforcement agencies from purchasing cell site simulators and would require any department that currently uses or possesses such a device to discontinue its use and discard the technology.
The privacy team had limited ability to review or suggest changes to some of those data-sharing agreements, which had been negotiated by more senior officials at the company.
"To ensure the passage of the bill through the Senate tonight, the government has agreed to consider Labor’s proposed amendments in the new year if any genuinely reflect the recommendations of the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security," Porter was quoted by several media outlets as saying.
Google’s UK head Ronan Harris is understood to have asked ministers about the potential impact of Brexit on laws around the transfer of data. Google’s advertising business relies heavily upon retaining user data, and Brexit will see the government have to form a new data-sharing agreement with the European Union.
“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.