Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang may not be at the top of the race when it comes to polling (Politico currently has him ranked as the 7th most-popular Democratic contender), but his policies, including support for universal basic income, have made him popular among a subset of young, liberal-leaning, tech-savvy voters.

How Americans Can Become Tech Policy Activists | Caroline McCarthy | TEDxBoulder

How Americans Can Become Tech Policy Activists | Caroline McCarthy | TEDxBoulder

In this talk former technology journalist and longtime media executive Caroline McCarthy offers a basic overview of what makes tech policy different from all the other political issues out there, and a framework for learning about it and getting involved with elected officials.

Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data

Klobuchar said she didn’t want to inhibit innovation, and she suggested that the rule might only apply to “larger platforms, not startups.” In Europe last year, regulators proposed a tax on any company making money from advertising or selling user data within a country, regardless of whether they have a brick-and-mortar presence.

Qubes OS 4.0.1 has been released!

Qubes OS 4.0.1 has been released!

Similarly, if you’re currently using a Qubes 4.0.1 release candidate (4.0.1-rc1 or 4.0.1-rc2), and you’ve followed the standard procedure for keeping it up-to-date, then your system is equivalent to a 4.0.1 stable installation, and no additional action is needed.

Call for testing: 3.12~rc1

Call for testing: 3.12~rc1

:) Changes Known issues How to test Tails 3.12~rc1? First download the USB image: Tails 3.12~rc1 USB image OpenPGP signature Tails 3.12~rc1 USB image torrent Then follow the new installation instructions. Tails 3.12~rc1 ISO image OpenPGP signature Tails 3.12~rc1 ISO image torrent What's coming up?

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

Privacy Analyst Job in Montreal, QC

The successful candidate will support the Data Privacy group on a wide range of assigned and special projects, such as the execution of routine privacy audits, data-infrastructure risk management, security controls, policies and research reports.

FEC Votes To Allow Lawmakers to Utilize Campaign Funds for Cybersecurity

FEC Votes To Allow Lawmakers to Utilize Campaign Funds for Cybersecurity

The FederalElection Committee (FEC) has voted to allow the lawmakers to use their leftover campaign funds to safeguard and protect their email accounts and devices from cyber intimidations.

Despite new rules, tracking political ad spend across Facebook, Google, and Twitter remains difficult

Despite new rules, tracking political ad spend across Facebook, Google, and Twitter remains difficult

Additionally, all three platforms have not given the same level of access to researchers.Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Damon McCoy VentureBeat in a phone interview that he and his team started using a scraping tool to collect data from Facebook’s ad archive almost as soon as it was released in May.