Today's kids need end-to-end encryption.

Today's kids need end-to-end encryption.

One of the surest ways to forbear that healing and maturity is to bury the head of our body politic in the sandy shores of a sort of neverland, with Uncle Sam typecast as the petulant child refusing to grow up and accept the realities of evolution - in this case, evolution of mathematics, cryptography, and a connected society of adults and children.

TSA: Making Woman Take Down Pants & Underwear “Not a Strip Search”

TSA: Making Woman Take Down Pants & Underwear “Not a Strip Search”

Their attempt to try the same justification — essentially that the TSA screeners who violated Mrs. Mengert were not interested in looking at her body; rather, she was just incidentally exposed as they searched her clothes — is a bit curious since the case they cited told the police to pound sand:.

Russian regulators at Roskomnadzor bring case to court calling for mailbox.org ban in Russia

Russian regulators at Roskomnadzor bring case to court calling for mailbox.org ban in Russia

With respect to , Roskomnadzor made a move on 29th December 2019 and submitted their case for blocking access to our services in Russia to a court in Moscow.

Facebook to Pay $550 Million to Settle Facial Recognition Suit

Facebook to Pay $550 Million to Settle Facial Recognition Suit

Facebook said on Wednesday that it had agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois, giving privacy groups a major victory that again raised questions about the social network’s data-mining practices.

Study shows prominent apps are selling your data to 3rd parties

Study shows prominent apps are selling your data to 3rd parties

In a study [PDF] conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council named Forbrukerrådet on 10 apps, it has been found out that several popular dating apps such as Tinder, OkCupid & Grindr along with certain popular menstrual help apps such as Clue and MyDays have been sharing the personal data of users with as much as 135 different third parties for advertising purposes.

Police arrested an innocent man for murder using Google location data

Police arrested an innocent man for murder using Google location data

Police then turned to Google to help them crack the case, issuing a warrant for geofence information on all the active accounts in the area at the time of the crime, according to a report from the Phoenix New Times.

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data

This is the key part of the legal argument: “The provisions of the directive will not apply to activities which are intended to safeguard national security and are undertaken by the public authorities themselves, without requiring the cooperation of private individuals and, therefore, without imposing on them obligations in the management of business” (UK Case C-623/17, paragraph 34/79).”.

Your Right to Know: Don’t block anonymous requests

Your Right to Know: Don’t block anonymous requests

An anonymous requester sued the Madison Metropolitan School District in November for refusing to release records unless the requester revealed his or her identity.The anonymity provision is crucial to the state open records law.

FYI: FBI raiding NSA's global wiretap database to probe US peeps is probably illegal, unconstitutional, court says

FYI: FBI raiding NSA's global wiretap database to probe US peeps is probably illegal, unconstitutional, court says

In a decision [PDF] that could put an end to a practice that civil-liberties groups have decried as illegal for years, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit noted that the way the Feds today use a database of seized communications “would be at odds with the bedrock Fourth Amendment concept that law enforcement agents may not invade the privacy of individuals without some objective reason to believe that evidence of crime will be found by a search.”.

Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

Google is not a search engine, but an ad engine

DHH, CTO of BaseCamp, tweets the following:Google is not a search engine, it’s an ad engine.This is so ludicrously user hostile that it’s only tenable when you operate a monopoly.Google are able to raise the cognitive price on users because they’ve cornered the market.

Order on Motion to Expedite – #5 in The Pokemon Company International Inc v. Does 1-3 (W.D. Wash., 2:19-cv-01911-MJP) – CourtListener.com

Order on Motion to Expedite – #5 in The Pokemon Company International Inc v. Does 1-3 (W.D. Wash., 2:19-cv-01911-MJP) – CourtListener.com

C19-1911 MJP INTERNATIONAL INC, 11 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S Plaintiff, EX PARTE MOTION FOR 12 EXPEDITED DISCOVERY v.22 // 23 // 24 // ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S EX PARTE MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY - 1 Case 2:19-cv-01911-MJP Document 5 Filed 12/10/19 Page 2 of 2 1 The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to all counsel.

German murderer wins 'right to be forgotten'

German murderer wins 'right to be forgotten'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The man complained in 2009 after seeing articles detailing his crimes A German man convicted of murder in 1982 has the right to have his name removed from online search results, Germany's highest court has ruled.

Analysis: Dotcom Appeal Dismissed

Analysis: Dotcom Appeal Dismissed

The court ruled as follows: “[72] Having assessed the disputed communications, we find that GCSB’s claim that disclosure would harm national security and international relations is well-founded.

$5B class action lawsuit accusing Apple of selling customer data is thrown out

$5B class action lawsuit accusing Apple of selling customer data is thrown out

A $5B class action lawsuit that accused Apple of selling customer data has been rejected for the second and final time.Patently Apple reports that the lawsuit, filed in May, alleged that Apple sold customer-identifying data relating to iTunes purchases.

Facebook admits to circumventing GDPR

Facebook admits to circumventing GDPR

The group, led by privacy advocate Max Schrems, sought to prove that Facebook was deliberately circumventing GDPR and continuing to process users PII.

Victory: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Force You to Tell Them Your Password

Victory: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Can’t Force You to Tell Them Your Password

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a forceful opinion today holding that the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects individuals from being forced to disclose the passcode to their devices to the police.

Cops put GPS tracker on man’s car, charge him with theft for removing it

Cops put GPS tracker on man’s car, charge him with theft for removing it

A little more than a year ago, the state of Indiana charged a suspected drug dealer with theft for removing a government-owned GPS tracking device from his SUV.The case began in July 2018, when the Warrick County Sheriff's Office got a warrant to attach a GPS tracking device to Derek Heuring's car.

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

China wildlife park sued for forcing visitors to submit to facial recognition scan

A Chinese wildlife park has sparked outcry after making visitors submit to facial recognition scanning, with one law professor taking it to court.Professor Guo Bing is taking action against Hangzhou safari park, after it replaced its existing fingerprinting system with the new technology.

The US Senate will vote on the CASE Act, which would unleash a copyright claims hell

The US Senate will vote on the CASE Act, which would unleash a copyright claims hell

The CASE Act is a new copyright law that nobody should support.Despite the Copyright Alliance’s claims to the contrary, there are many internet users that would agree that the DMCA did in fact enable some copyright trolling.

Tech Tudor: The Draconian CASE Copyright Act is about to be passed undermining the freedom of millions of Netizens

Tech Tudor: The Draconian CASE Copyright Act is about to be passed undermining the freedom of millions of Netizens

What's worse is that if you received one of these notifications through email/post and accidentally happen to ignore it, you are almost certainly in for this fine with a limited ability to appeal:.Considering the apathy and ignorance about internet freedom by the average American, the fear is that most people simply won't do that.

GNOME files defense against patent troll

GNOME files defense against patent troll

We don’t believe that there is a case GNOME needs to answer to.We want to show that the use of Shotwell, and free software in general, isn’t affected by this patent.

Tutanota is blocked in Egypt. Here's what you can do.

Tutanota is blocked in Egypt. Here's what you can do.

Whenever a site is blocked in your country or by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), you can access this site with the help of the Tor browser or via a VPN.

South Africa Bans Bulk Collection. Will the U.S. Courts Follow Suit?

South Africa Bans Bulk Collection. Will the U.S. Courts Follow Suit?

This is a great ruling for the people of South Africa, with a court firmly recognizing that: “no lawful authority has been demonstrated to trespass onto the privacy rights or the freedom of expression rights of anyone, including South Africans whose communications cross-cross the world by means of bulk interception.” It then declares that the activities are “unlawful and invalid.”.

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

5, 2018, Microsoft challenged a secrecy order issued by a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York in connection with a federal national security investigation," wrote Microsoft general counsel Dev Stahlkopf.

Google prepares for landmark 'right to be forgotten' decision

Google prepares for landmark 'right to be forgotten' decision

The “right to be forgotten” was established in 2014 when the European Court of Justice said links to irrelevant and outdated material in Europe should be erased from searches on request.

Charming Charlie IP goes on the auction block

Charming Charlie IP goes on the auction block

In Charming Charlie's case, that includes information from its nearly 7 million loyalty members, 6.8 million opt-in email addresses and 3 million physical addresses from marketing mailers, as well as 254,000 Instagram followers, 33,000 twitter followers and 1.3 million Facebook likes, according to a Hilco webpage about the auction.In its last year, Charming Charlie generated nearly $250 million in sales, according to Hilco.

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong'

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong'

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc (FB.O) to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.”.

Data in 2019, more valuable than oil

Data in 2019, more valuable than oil

With data, we can limit the amount of data we provide moving forward and in terms of social media, limit the number of people we “friend.”.There is an expectation that the data shared with banks, hospitals, credit card companies, and the like are protected at the highest level possible.

Ed Bridges LOSES battle with police over use of facial recognition cameras

Ed Bridges LOSES battle with police over use of facial recognition cameras

Ed Bridges, 36, brought the challenge at the High Court after claiming his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a peaceful anti-arms protest in 2018.His lawyers argued the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) by South Wales Police caused him 'distress' and violated his privacy and data protection rights by processing an image taken of him in public.

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail's Updated Transparency Report Changes Nothing

ProtonMail, “the world’s largest secure email provider,” recently updated their transparency report to include some of the latest requests for information from law enforcement across the world.