Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under the Pretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus

Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under the Pretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media warns of Israel committing mass violations of digital rights, especially the right to privacy, under the pretext of managing the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

The New Control Center Empowers Ring Customers to Manage Important Privacy and Security Settings

The New Control Center Empowers Ring Customers to Manage Important Privacy and Security Settings

That’s why today we’re launching the new Control Center, a feature in the Ring app that lets customers manage important privacy and security settings from one simple, easy-to-use dashboard.

New security system to revolutionise privacy

New security system to revolutionise privacy

A new uncrackable security system created by researchers at the University of St Andrews, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences (CUP Sciences) is set to revolutionise communications privacy.

Opinion | We Hate Data Collection. That Doesn’t Mean We Can Stop It.

Opinion | We Hate Data Collection. That Doesn’t Mean We Can Stop It.

And does it even matter that we do not want to be watched — or is it of no consequence, because they know we’re trapped, and so do we.And more than 80 percent feel like they have very little or no control over the data being collected about them.

We are removing our Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brazil exit gateways

We are removing our Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brazil exit gateways

Private Internet Access is removing servers in Brazil and Johannesburg, South Africa.Private Internet Access is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and our legal team continually works to evaluate the internet logging laws in the countries where we operate servers.

Scientists invent super camera

Scientists invent super camera

When integrated with AI, facial recognition, real-time monitoring and cloud computing technology, the camera can detect and identify human faces or other objects based on massive data and instantly find specific targets, according to the report.

Microsoft president: Data privacy is one of the 'fundamental freedoms of our time'

Microsoft president: Data privacy is one of the 'fundamental freedoms of our time'

videoData privacy is one of the “fundamental freedoms of our time,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith on Friday while discussing concerns related to cloud computing and other technological advances affecting society.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS.

Americans aren't enchanted by Silicon Valley anymore: poll

Americans aren't enchanted by Silicon Valley anymore: poll

According to new Pew Research Center data, Americans are more likely to view megaliths like Facebook and Google as mistrustful swindlers — whereas just a few years ago, more Americans believed tech companies were having a positive effect on our world.

Privacy group asks court to reconsider FTC’s $5 billion Facebook deal

Privacy group asks court to reconsider FTC’s $5 billion Facebook deal

EPIC is specifically asking the court not to rubber-stamp it but instead to allow it and other privacy organizations to file briefs to the case and to schedule a hearing to review privacy-related issues.

UChicago and Google Sued in Federal Class Action Suit for Data Sharing

UChicago and Google Sued in Federal Class Action Suit for Data Sharing

The class action lawsuit, filed by Matt Dinerstein in the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday, claims that UChicago violated federal law protecting patient privacy in its partnership with Google to share records of patients from 2009 to 2016.

Google and University of Chicago sued over patient records

Google and University of Chicago sued over patient records

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in US District Court for Northern Illinois, accuses the hospital of sharing hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant without removing date stamps and doctor's notes. "The University of Chicago Medical Center has complied with the laws and regulations applicable to patient privacy," a University of Chicago spokesman said.

ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy

ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy

"All Swiss service providers are obligated by law to assist law enforcement in criminal cases, and the law requires us to enable IP logging in criminal cases," the company said via Twitter.

Google Payment Privacy Settings Hidden Behind Special URL

Google Payment Privacy Settings Hidden Behind Special URL

Hidden privacy settings displayed using special URL These new privacy settings allow you to restrict how Google Pay shares your information with other companies owned or controlled by Google or with sites you visit.

Privacy researchers push back on judge’s order to destroy NYPD public records

Privacy researchers push back on judge’s order to destroy NYPD public records

Privacy researchers obtained documents about the New York City Police Department’s use of facial recognition technology through a public records lawsuit. Any time a government agency orders documents that were obtained legally to be returned or destroyed is a threat to freedom of information and constitutional rights of reporters everywhere.

Schools Are Safer Than Ever, But That's Not Stopping Schools From Buying Social Media Monitoring Software

Schools Are Safer Than Ever, But That's Not Stopping Schools From Buying Social Media Monitoring Software

The Brennan Center for Justice reports schools are purchasing social media monitoring tools with increasing frequency, allowing them to track and surveil students far past the borders of the school grounds.

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

San Francisco – At 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 1, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Law Office of Michael T. They filed the suit against the state of California to challenge its retention of genetic profiles from people arrested but never convicted of any crime.

Silicon Valley-Funded Privacy Think Tanks Fight in D.C. to Unravel State-Level Consumer Privacy Protections

Silicon Valley-Funded Privacy Think Tanks Fight in D.C. to Unravel State-Level Consumer Privacy Protections

American standards on data collection could shape political and business decisions across the world, said Jeff Chester, president of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy think tank that opposes overturning of state-level privacy laws.

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.

Facial recognition getting better, but privacy concerns persist

Facial recognition getting better, but privacy concerns persist

The FBI has long used facial recognition technology to identify suspects across the country, sharing that information with various state and local law enforcement agencies.

Privacy groups accuse Facebook of deceiving children into spending parents' money

Privacy groups accuse Facebook of deceiving children into spending parents' money

A coalition of child and privacy advocates filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Thursday after court documents that were unsealed last month revealed employees were aware that young children were playing games on the Facebook app and that the company was making it harder for their parents to obtain refunds.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , “The system is designed so that it can only take a photograph during a red light and cannot take a photograph during a yellow or green light.” Although the SFMTA reports it has 20 red light cameras across the city, the District Attorney data includes 26 of these cameras.

Mozilla Adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

Mozilla Adding CryptoMining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

In one of the bug posts , Mozilla has uploaded a mockup of how cryptomining and fingerprinting detection and blocking will be added to Firefox's Content Blocking privacy feature.

Government’s data policies enter the 21st century — finally

Government’s data policies enter the 21st century — finally

The bipartisan cooperation in Congress and the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking deserves praise for leading the country down a path for responsible data use and improved privacy protections.

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

Americans reluctant to pay for privacy

The survey found that when potential tradeoffs were not part of the question, approximately 80 per cent of Americans agreed they would like Google, Facebook and other online services to collect less of their data.

32 Civil Rights Groups Lose Faith in Facebook, Call for Significant Reforms to its Board

32 Civil Rights Groups Lose Faith in Facebook, Call for Significant Reforms to its Board

Posted on by WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of many scandals highlighting the use of Facebook’s platforms to stoke racial, religious, and cultural animus, 31 diverse civil rights groups are now demanding core institutional reforms to Facebook’s board of directors to be more independent, accountable of senior leadership, and capable of understanding the civil rights and privacy implications for how its platforms are used.

Privacy Coalition to Congress: Don’t Dismantle Stronger State Data Privacy Laws

Privacy Coalition to Congress: Don’t Dismantle Stronger State Data Privacy Laws

We urge you to focus intently on the rights and dignity of your constituents by actively opposing any proposals to preempt stronger state laws in federal privacy legislation, so that existing state protections—both regulatory standards and liability rules—are maintained and so that states are free to adopt new protections.

When Policing and Privacy Intersect

When Policing and Privacy Intersect

Superintendent Harrison said that because the New Orleans Police Department was under a federal consent decree, his staff had been working with the decree’s monitor to create and carry out policies that ensured that camera images could be uploaded only to a secure police-evidence cloud, not downloaded by an operator.

Target is really, really into surveillance

Target is really, really into surveillance

Target calls its private fusion centers "investigations centers" — the company has people in these centers working 24/7 to monitor surveillance operations at its hundreds of stores nationwide using high tech tools, even satellite imagery.

Privacy Organizations to California Lawmakers: Defend and Strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act

Privacy Organizations to California Lawmakers: Defend and Strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act

California’s data privacy law, enacted in June, is a critical step forward to protect the privacy and security of technology users’ data. The letter also calls for improvements to strengthen the CCPA and cement California’s role as a privacy leader.

In China, your car may be spying on you for the government

In China, your car may be spying on you for the government

SHANGHAI — Global automakers are feeding real-time location information and dozens of other data points from electric vehicles to Chinese government monitoring centers, potentially adding to China’s rich kit of surveillance tools as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens.