Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services

Apple sued for not disclosing that 'iCloud storage' relies on third-party cloud services

The contract doesn't mention that, in fact, Apple sometimes stores iCloud data on third-party storage services provided by the likes of Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform -- as stated in the iOS security guide.

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

“In their evidence, Facebook representatives truthfully answered questions about when the company first learned of Aleksandr Kogan/GSR’s improper transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica, which was in December 2015 through The Guardian’s reporting.

Class Claims AT&T Sold Their Real-Time Locations to Bounty Hunters

Class Claims AT&T Sold Their Real-Time Locations to Bounty Hunters

AT&T then falsely stated it had suspended Securus’ and other aggregators’ access to customer data, the plaintiffs say, but just a few days later, a Motherboard article reported the carrier was selling customers’ phone locations to car salesmen, bail bondsmen, landlords and bounty hunters for as little as $7.50.

Amberwood Care Centre hit with class action over timeclocks requiring workers to scan fingerprints

Amberwood Care Centre hit with class action over timeclocks requiring workers to scan fingerprints

Toyya Young, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint June 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Damen Healthcare Group LLC and AMBD Property LLC, doing business as Amberwood Care Centre LLC, alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. According to the complaint, Young was employed by the defendant and during the course of her employment she was required to clock in and clock out using her fingerprint.

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data

On Friday, multiple activist groups and telecommunications experts filed a complaint with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) centering on how AT&T , T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon sold their customers' real-time location data to third parties without those customers' informed consent.

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Dept considering Apple probe - sources

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) met in recent weeks and agreed to give the Justice Department the jurisdiction to undertake potential antitrust probes of Apple and Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, the sources said.

Bose headphones spy on listeners: lawsuit

Bose headphones spy on listeners: lawsuit

(Reuters) - Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged.

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech

The statutory inquiry into Google’s adtech that’s being opened by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), cites section 110 of Ireland’s Data Protection Act 2018, which means that the watchdog suspects infringement — and will now investigate its suspicions.

Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven EU countries

Monsanto kept 'watch lists' in seven EU countries

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Tuesday that US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto, which it bought last year, kept lists of key pro- or anti-pesticides figures in at least seven EU countries.

Hospital Allegedly Leaks Woman's Personal Info To Her Rapist, Leading To Second Attack

Hospital Allegedly Leaks Woman's Personal Info To Her Rapist, Leading To Second Attack

A Missouri woman who sought treatment at a Kansas hospital after a violent sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and one of its staffers, whom she says leaked her personal information to her attacker.

Amazon accused of using Echo Dot Kids to illegally collect data on children

Amazon accused of using Echo Dot Kids to illegally collect data on children

A coalition of 19 consumer and privacy groups plans to file a complaint Thursday alleging that Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition is illegally collecting voice recordings and other identifying information on users under 13 and that the system’s parental controls are flawed.

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

For example, the Privacy Notice discloses that Amazon collects “search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features offered by our subsidiary, Alexa Internet,” but it does not say whether it does so when a child is using the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

IT grids case: Aadhaar data of 7.8 crore with IT firm, FIR filed

HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad police has filed an FIR on the complaint of UIDAI stating that information technology firm IT Grids (India) was in possession of Aadhaar data of over 7.8 crore residents of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

ACLU: Apple employee was illegally harassed by U.S. Customs over company devices

ACLU: Apple employee was illegally harassed by U.S. Customs over company devices

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California filed a complaint Tuesday on behalf of top Apple employee Andreas Gal, who says he was illegally harassed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials when he asked to speak to a lawyer before they could search his company devices.

Nest's Hidden Microphone Prompts Privacy Group to Call for FTC Action Against Google

Nest's Hidden Microphone Prompts Privacy Group to Call for FTC Action Against Google

A privacy group with a history of complaining about Google’s acquisition of Nest sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission this week, calling on regulators to force Google to spin off the company after the existence of a secret microphone was revealed in its Nest Secure products.

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.

Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims

Google and IAB ad category lists show “massive leakage of highly intimate data”, GDPR complaint claims

The individuals filing the complaints have now submitted additional evidence showing lists of ad categories used by Google and online ad industry association, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), that they say show sensitive inferences are systematically made.

Lawsuit: Weather Channel illegally shared user location data with advertisers

Lawsuit: Weather Channel illegally shared user location data with advertisers

"Unbeknownst to many users, the Weather Channel App has tracked users' detailed geolocation data for years, analyzing and/or transferring that data to third parties for a variety of commercial and advertising purposes, including for targeted advertisements based on locations users frequent, and for hedge funds interested in analyzing consumer behavior," the lawsuit said.

Dangerous Court Ruling Says Colleges May Be Required To Block Access To Certain Websites

Dangerous Court Ruling Says Colleges May Be Required To Block Access To Certain Websites

The Complaint also alleges that the University could have sought to identify those students using UMW’s network to harass and threaten Feminists United members.

Government Hacking Tools Drive Records Demand

Government Hacking Tools Drive Records Demand

“The public has a right to know how and how often the government is exploiting security holes in our personal devices to access intimate information about us or surveil us, often without our knowledge.” Filed Friday in Buffalo, the 32-page complaint points to a Nov. 26 report titled “The FBI Created a Fake FedEx Website to Unmask a Cybercriminal.” Vice reported in the article that the FBI snared a scammer last year with a booby-trapped Word document that revealed the perpetrator’s IP address when opened.

D.C. Attorney General Sues Facebook

D.C. Attorney General Sues Facebook

The D.C. Attorney General filed a complaint against Facebook under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act, making D.C. the first U.S. jurisdiction to take action against the company for the mishandling of user data that led to Cambridge Analytica.

Google misleads kids and parents about apps, complaint filed with FTC says

Google misleads kids and parents about apps, complaint filed with FTC says

In a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, the groups said many apps included in the Family section in Google Play engage in prohibited targeted advertising, show inappropriate ads and/or content, and use unfair or deceptive marketing practices, in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

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.

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

LinkedIn violated data protection by using 18M email addresses of non-members to buy targeted ads on Facebook

First, the DPC found that LinkedIn in the US had obtained emails for 18 million people who were not already members of the social network, and then used these in a hashed form for targeted advertisements on the Facebook platform, “with the absence of instruction from the data controller” — that is, LinkedIn Ireland — “as is required.”

LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising

LinkedIn processed 18 million email addresses of non-users for targeted advertising

The Data Protection Commissioner conducted an audit of the multinational LinkedIn Ireland, home to the company’s EU headquarters, after it became concerned with “systemic” issues in relation to how the company was processing the personal data of people who were not members of the network.

New Signal privacy feature removes sender ID from metadata

New Signal privacy feature removes sender ID from metadata

Plenty of messaging apps use strong encryption to make it next to impossible for law enforcement officers or other potential adversaries to read communications sent between parties. Sealed sender, which puts most user information inside the encrypted message, uses two new devices to get around this potential privacy risk:

Twitter Is Being Formally Investigated Following a GDPR Complaint

Twitter Is Being Formally Investigated Following a GDPR Complaint

Twitter is being investigated by Irish privacy authorities over its refusal to give a user information about how it tracks him when he clicks on links in tweets.

Call for wide-ranging GDPR investigation into online ads, which could kill today’s real-time bidding system

Call for wide-ranging GDPR investigation into online ads, which could kill today’s real-time bidding system

A formal complaint has been submitted to the data protection authorities in the UK and in Ireland, asking them to investigate the use of real-time bidding systems by Google and other ad tech companies.

Wendy's faces lawsuit for unlawfully collecting employee fingerprints

Wendy's faces lawsuit for unlawfully collecting employee fingerprints

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against fast food restaurant chain Wendy's accusing the company of breaking state laws in regards to the way it stores and handles employee fingerprints.

‘After I jumped into a ride-share car, the driver said something that terrified me.’

‘After I jumped into a ride-share car, the driver said something that terrified me.’

It started off normal – I ordered the ride, waited for the driver, said hello, hopped in. “She told me she was sick the next day and didn’t need a ride to work,” he said.

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