The Capitol Attack Doesn’t Justify Expanding Surveillance

The Capitol Attack Doesn’t Justify Expanding Surveillance

Right now, a growing chorus is demanding we use facial recognition, cellphone tower data, and every manner of invasive surveillance to punish the mob.Rather than responding to these attacks with a new mandate for expanded policing powers, we need to expand our civilian oversight.

Police Will Pilot a Program to Live-Stream Amazon Ring Cameras

Police Will Pilot a Program to Live-Stream Amazon Ring Cameras

Red alert: The police surveillance center in Jackson, Mississippi, will be conducting a 45-day pilot program to live stream the Amazon Ring cameras of participating residents.

Private Internet Access to temporarily remove Mexico VPN exit gateway

Private Internet Access to temporarily remove Mexico VPN exit gateway

Mexico has been a highly requested VPN exit gateway location and our users can rest assured that we will bring the exit gateway back with a reliable data center partner as soon as possible.

State police illegally collected data, trooper claims in whistleblower suit

State police illegally collected data, trooper claims in whistleblower suit

George Loder, 50, of Scarborough is suing the Maine Intelligence Analysis Center, and its supervisors, claiming he was demoted after he told his bosses that the center was collecting and maintaining data illegally, including information about people who had applied to buy guns from firearms dealers, those who legally protested and those who worked at a Maine international camp for Israeli and Arab teens.

India acknowledges, but brushes aside, features-not-bugs in Aarogya Setyu virus contact-tracing app

India acknowledges, but brushes aside, features-not-bugs in Aarogya Setyu virus contact-tracing app

The Indian government has acknowledged “potential security issues” in the Aarogya Setyu contact-tracing app which its opposition labels as a ‘surveillance system with no oversight,’ but says the code issues are not that big a deal.

Signal >> Blog >> 230, or not 230? That is the EARN IT question.

Signal >> Blog >> 230, or not 230? That is the EARN IT question.

At a high level, what the bill proposes is a system where companies have to earn Section 230 protection by following a set of designed-by-committee “best practices” that are extraordinarily unlikely to allow end-to-end encryption.

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.