ACLU shares user data with Facebook and friends

ACLU shares user data with Facebook and friends

Yet, a recent update to its privacy statement reveals that they may share your personal information with Facebook if you use their website:.However, it is especially alarming when you see those tactics in use by organizations that supposedly fight for privacy.

I2PChat - Instant Messenger

I2PChat - Instant Messenger

July, 2020 Set ECIES and ED25519 as default sigtype/encryption Add support for optional web page to display user profile at .b32 address Remove insecure DSA_SHA1 from Signature Types Add ECIES (Ratchet) encryption type to new profiles (UI option coming soon!)

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.

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

Judge orders Facebook to turn over records on data privacy

Thursday’s ruling involves an investor lawsuit seeking company records to investigate potential wrongdoing and mismanagement by Facebook directors regarding data privacy breaches. The lawsuit followed reports that the data of more than 50 million Facebook users had been misappropriated without their knowledge by British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica in 2015.

Facebook data reportedly helps companies guess your credit score

Facebook data reportedly helps companies guess your credit score

Some advertisers are able to use Facebook-provided data to target ads based on a user's credit score. The tool in question is called "Actionable Insights,", which Facebook uses to share data about its users' mobile devices with telecom companies.

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

Thanks to Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You More Closely Than Ever

According to the source, the underlying value of granting such gratis access to Actionable Insights in these cases isn’t simply to help better service cell customers with weak signals, but also to ensure that telecoms and phone makers keep buying more and more carefully targeted Facebook ads.

MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

MI5 slapped on the wrist for 'serious' surveillance data breach

Given how notoriously lax UK law is when it comes to allowing state employees to trawl through whatever personal data they fancy with few meaningful prior permissions required (known in the jargon as "lawful interception"), Lord Justice Fulford, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and head of audit agency IPCO, characterised the breach as "serious" and requiring "immediate mitigation".

Reprising ‘Trust Sucks’. With Nick Espinosa

Reprising ‘Trust Sucks’. With Nick Espinosa

With Nick Espinosa Speaker: Nicole Stephensen Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Deep Dive” (USA), shares an insightful view about Trust – in particular, the erosion of cognitive trust in our reliance on digital technologies and how governments, industry and others can address this.

My Gender Is: Mind Your Business

My Gender Is: Mind Your Business

When I see or hear strangers introduce me as “Arabelle, genderqueer” to people they don’t even know, to rooms I’m unfamiliar with, in public spaces where I can’t address the dangers first, I feel like a specimen with all the lights bearing down.

At Harvard Law, Zittrain and Zuckerberg discuss encryption, ‘information fiduciaries’ and targeted advertisements

At Harvard Law, Zittrain and Zuckerberg discuss encryption, ‘information fiduciaries’ and targeted advertisements

Zittrain launched the conversation at HLS by raising the question of whether Facebook and other data-hungry internet companies should become “information fiduciaries.” Developed with Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin, the concept involves making such companies abide by a duty of loyalty to their users when handling sensitive data–including putting the user’s interests in front of profits–much the same way a lawyer or doctor must protect a client’s confidentiality.

Call for Legal Safeguards on Police Phone Hacking

Call for Legal Safeguards on Police Phone Hacking

Related: Police Scotland Failed to “Fully Assess” The Use of Cyber Kiosks Lindsey Miller, deputy Crown agent for serious casework, said that there was a misunderstanding that Crown counsel could offer “broad guidance on police powers.” Hacked data would only be admissible if extracted under certain legal conditions, and suggested it would be inadmissible if extracted in a manner that breached a suspect’s human rights, she said.

EPIC To Congress: Require Algorithmic Transparency For Google, Dominant Internet Firms

EPIC To Congress: Require Algorithmic Transparency For Google, Dominant Internet Firms

EPIC explained that Google's acquisition of YouTube led to a skewing of search results after Google substituted its secret "relevance" ranking for the original objective ranking, based on hits and ratings. The Commission required Google to change its algorithm to rank its own shopping comparison the same way it ranks its competitors.

The Government Is Trying to Keep Key NSA Spying Rules Secret

The Government Is Trying to Keep Key NSA Spying Rules Secret

The Freedom of Information Act suit seeks the release of secret memos written by government lawyers that provided the foundation for the warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international communications. It’s also withholding six other memos that set out the legal basis for surveillance activities under the order.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

"There is no real option to turn off Location History once it has been enabled; users can only pause it after the Google account has been created," stated the complaint (PDF) led by the Norwegian Consumer Council.

Should police be allowed to forensically search mobiles?

Should police be allowed to forensically search mobiles?

A Police Scotland bid to use cyber kiosks to gather data from mobile devices has been delayed amid concerns the technology may be unlawful. The technology allows officers to circumvent passwords or other security measures to access and extract data stored on mobile devices suspected of being used in cyber crime.