For three and half years now, Privacy News Online has been warning about the huge, and largely ignored, danger of micro-targeted ads and real-time bidding (RTB).
For these reasons, restricting the problematic users and uses of these technologies is the more targeted and balanced of traditional export controls approaches, as it protects national security interests while preserving beneficial uses and tech leadership.
The EDPS strongly encourages [European Union Institutions] to ensure that any new processing operations or new contracts with any service providers does not involve transfers of personal data to the United States.
Last week, Virginia launched a COVID-19-tracking app that allows users to discover if they've come into contact with people who have tested positive for the virus and to anonymously report their own status if they become infected.
China’s cavalier approach to privacy has seen the country deploy drones, artificial intelligence, and security cameras to enforce quarantines and monitor public spaces.There are two main approaches to contact tracing apps, and both versions rely on anonymized IDs to record interactions with nearby devices, which allows for complete privacy.
For example, consumers who simply want to know what information the company has about them: If you don't have a program to respond to specific requests for information, you're going to be challenged by the new breed of regulations.
The Dash Cart links with your Amazon account and tracks the items you place inside The Dash Cart is coming first to Amazon’s grocery store in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
It gets across well the idea of how sending data in a particular form allows it to be useful in aggregate, but immune to further interrogation about each separate source: Let’s say that Rakshita wants to know how often her friends Emily and Zheng have listened to a particular song.
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading privacy advocates in Britain have urged the government to prevent a soon-to-be launched COVID-19 contact tracing app from turning into a form of state surveillance.Gould told the parliamentary committee he believed the British app would protect privacy even though it would build a centralised system.
On Wednesday last week, the German government published their plan to build a Covid-19 tracing app with a central storage of data at the Robert Koch-Institut - the German institution to manage public health and monitor the spread of the coronavirus.
I’ve spent months studying the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Cookie Law and found a way to avoid having to ask you for any kind of permissions.Full screen cookie notices of course!Want to know why I don’t have a cookie notice on this site?
Vast troves of data from how fast we drive our cars to how much time a robot needs to churn out products will open a new front in the battle for digital dominance, said Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner in charge of the bloc’s single market.
Let’s start with the Allwinner A64 SoC, which is the brains of the PinePhone; it runs mainline Linux, uses mainline ATF and u-boot and there are open source drivers for all main SoC components.
A story in the New York Times means we don’t have to guess, because China is already doing it: Chinese scientists are trying to find a way to use a DNA sample to create an image of a person’s face.
Furthermore, while consumers might opt out of cookie-based targeting, a website with watch content can share insights with a brand about the type of customers visiting their site.Diving deeper into contextual targeting also enables a brand to measure consumer approaches to specific content.
“Especially in developing countries where medical records may not be as complete or as accessible, there can be value in having medical information directly associated with a person,” says Mark Prausnitz, a bioengineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the new study.
Many of today's prominent computer scientists entered the field decades ago, inspired by the potential of digital technology to hold powerful institutions to account.The tech industry itself badly needs more accountability.The CS community has responded to ethical concerns by promoting a distinct field, algorithmic fairness.
Glyn Moody is a freelance journalist who writes and speaks about privacy, surveillance, digital rights, open source, copyright, patents and general policy issues involving digital technology.
Either way, data breach notification laws that require companies to tell customers when data have been exposed are intended to enable consumers to make choices about what to do when such events happen and protect themselves if their information was compromised.
Since then, I’ve been keeping an eye out for patent filings from Google that used a smartphone camera to look at the expression of a user of that device in order to try to understand the emotions of that person better.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act came into effect in May last year — it’s a legal framework that sets out guidelines on how to collect and process personal information within the European Union.
Among the changes: Google is moving much of the machine learning that powers its assistant and other features from the cloud to the actual devices.
To work well, facial recognition systems need images with well-illuminated, clear faces that give a neural network detailed, accurate data. Royal Caribbean Cruises has twice as many passengers as Northwell has patients, and more of them, too, will see facial recognition as the program expands, project leader Schneider said.
Three key issues motivated the launch of a domestic secure computation demonstration project using real government-collected data: Using new privacy-preserving approaches addresses pressing needs in society.
The grand bargain of the digital age, in which consumers have traded their data for free services, is coming apart. Be smart: Giving consumers more control of their data also means they'd have to take more responsibility for it and actively manage it, like managing financial accounts.