Cheating, Policing, and School Surveillance

Cheating, Policing, and School Surveillance

I will, however, say this: anti-cheating software, whether it’s plagiarism detection or test proctoring — is “cop shit.” And cops do not belong on school grounds.Ed-tech didn't create the "cop shit" in the classroom or launch a culture of surveillance in schools by any means.

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

This Simple Tool Will Help You See What Websites Know About You

JustGetMyData is a website that helps users navigate sites like Facebook and Twitter so they can download a copy of their data and see what, exactly, our favorite websites know about us.Retrieving a copy of your personal data can be a similarly complicated process, but JustGetMyData makes it a little easier.

Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets – ProWellTech

Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets – ProWellTech

But six weeks later, Johnson received an email from Twitter saying that three of those tweets had been removed from his account in response to a Proctorio request filed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Proctoring software isn’t new, but its use has skyrocketed due to the pandemic.

Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests * TorrentFreak

Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests * TorrentFreak

Netflix has sent over a hundred takedown requests this week targeting tweets that are critical of the movie 'Cuties' and/or urged people to cancel their subscriptions.The streaming giant asked Twitter to remove dozens of tweets that included footage from the French coming-of-age film Cuties.

Study shows which messengers leak your data, drain your battery, and more

Study shows which messengers leak your data, drain your battery, and more

As the chart below shows, both apps download and copy a linked file in its entirety—even if it’s gigabytes in size.Meanwhile, when the Line app opens an encrypted message and finds a link, it appears to send the link to the Line server to generate a preview.

Police across America can break into locked phones, and often do so without a warrant

Police across America can break into locked phones, and often do so without a warrant

The report is called “Mass Extraction: The Widespread Power of U.S. Law Enforcement to Search Mobile Phones.” Over 2,000 FOIA requests, Upturn discovered that police departments in all 50 states and also Washington D.C. have purchased mobile device forensic tools (MDFTs).

Google faces $3.2B lawsuit over claims it violated children’s privacy

Google faces $3.2B lawsuit over claims it violated children’s privacy

"YouTube, and its parent company Google, are ignoring laws designed to protect children," Foxglove wrote in a press release.That, Foxglove argues, makes YouTube's actions against the law: We think its unlawful because YouTube processes the data of every child who uses the service—including kids under 13.

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year

But when security researcher Saugat Pokharel requested a copy of photos and direct messages from the photo-sharing app, he was sent data he’d deleted more than a year ago, showing that the information had never been entirely removed from Instagram’s servers.

Tool to protect children's online privacy

Tool to protect children's online privacy

Basu said games and other apps that violate COPPA pose privacy risks that could make it possible for someone to determine a child's identity and location.

GitHub - databurn-in/PrivacyBreacher: an Android app that can fetch a lot data without requesting any permissions

GitHub - databurn-in/PrivacyBreacher: an Android app that can fetch a lot data without requesting any permissions

This app can access the following information from your phone without requesting any permissions: Figure out at what time your phone screen turned on/off.To get more information on how this app can access all that data, check out our article here!.

Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

Activision Subpoenas Reddit to Identify Call of Duty Warzone ‘Leaker’

According to documents obtained by TorrentFreak, the gaming giant has also obtained a DMCA subpoena from a US court, which compels Reddit to hand over the personal details of a user who allegedly posted a leaked image to the site.

YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

According to the FTC complaint, while Google said internally that it had no "child-directed" content and didn't need to worry about COPPA, it was at the same time telling companies such as Mattel and Hasbro that "YouTube was unanimously voted as the favorite website for kids 2-12" and "93 percent of tweens visit YouTube to watch videos.".

Barr DOJ Argues TSA Screeners Can Never Be Sued for Checkpoint Abuse

Barr DOJ Argues TSA Screeners Can Never Be Sued for Checkpoint Abuse

But earlier this week, in the case of grandmother Rhonda Mengert who was strip searched by TSA without suspicion and in blatant violation of TSA policy, the TSA added it all up and argued that because of all of these immunities, there actually doesn’t need to be a way to sue screeners for checkpoint abuse, no matter how egregious, at all.

What Happens to Your Image Once It's Been Caught On CCTV

What Happens to Your Image Once It's Been Caught On CCTV

According to the Information Commissioner's Office, most uses of CCTV are covered by the Data Protection Act (DPA), meaning you have the right to view images collected of you – if, that is, you have the time and patience to explain the DPA to all the people who operate those CCTV cameras.

DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet

DNA test kits threaten kids’ privacy in ways we can’t understand yet

Privacy policy design can be an ambiguous business even with the best intentions, and I think it would be naive of a consumer to believe that DNA testing companies don’t have an incentive to leverage your data in ways that can’t be foreseen.

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.

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.

The World’s First Ambassador to the Tech Industry

The World’s First Ambassador to the Tech Industry

COPENHAGEN — Casper Klynge, a career diplomat from Denmark, has worked in some of the world’s most turbulent places.A country in southern Europe, or in Southeast Asia, or Latin America, or would it be the big technology platforms?” Mr. Klynge said in an interview last month at a cafe in central Copenhagen during an annual meeting of Denmark’s diplomatic corps.

Anxious parents spy on US summer camps by phone

Anxious parents spy on US summer camps by phone

Summer camp surveillance is booming.While boys and girls at camps across the US are making new friends and trying unfamiliar activities in bucolic settings, the camps themselves are providing daily updates to tens of thousands of parents on their offspring.

How does copyright work in space?

How does copyright work in space?

Commander Hadfield could have made matters even more complicated by broadcasting live as he sang to an assembled audience of fellow astronauts for an onboard public performance while floating from segment to segment of the ISS.That is because the space station consists of multiple modules and other pieces (called "elements") under the registration of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA) consortium, Russia and Japan.

FTC reaches reported settlement with Google over YouTube child privacy violations

FTC reaches reported settlement with Google over YouTube child privacy violations

The settlement concludes that Google did not adequately shield children who were using the platform and collected their data in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), The Washington Post reports, citing two sources.

Foxtel files legal application to block proxy websites

Foxtel files legal application to block proxy websites

"The Copyright Amendment Bill will ensure a broader range of overseas websites and file-hosting services widely used for sharing music and movies are within the scope of the scheme, and provide a means for proxy and mirror pirate sites to be blocked quickly," the government said at the time.

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

ISPA announces finalists for 2019 Internet Heroes and Villains: Trump and Mozilla lead the way as Villain nominees

While, the Villain nominees take in the impact of new technical standards on existing online protections, the balance between freedom of expression and copyright online and the global telecoms supply chain.

Social Media Strike!

Social Media Strike!

This means we will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike. What: A collective pause in our use of social media, except to post notices and memes that: Declare that we are on strike.

Facebook, Google, Apple, Other Data-Driven Firms, Defy The Global Move To Strong Privacy Regulations

Facebook, Google, Apple, Other Data-Driven Firms, Defy The Global Move To Strong Privacy Regulations

In addition to the EU’s GDPR (which has already generated over €56 million in fines since its implementation in May 2018), California’s CCPA and Brazil’s LGPD privacy regulations—passed last year to go into effect in 2020—more data privacy legislation is in the works, including at other US states like Massachusetts, as well as countries such as India and Japan.

ICE is Paying Millions to Surveillance Company to Spy on People’s Communications

ICE is Paying Millions to Surveillance Company to Spy on People’s Communications

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency at the centre of carrying out President Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach to immigration enforcement and family separation, has for years been contracting a US surveillance company to intercept peoples’ communications across the United States.

Can't Have Copyright Enforcement Without Destroying Privacy Protections

Can't Have Copyright Enforcement Without Destroying Privacy Protections

You know, without a doubt, that if internet companies were truly pushing for stronger privacy and real end-to-end encryption for internet services that Hollywood and its friends would be first in line arguing that this would only be used for piracy and must be stopped. Filed Under: copyright , enforcement , privacy , surveillance.

Facial recognition: Amazon is honing the technology with the help of police and government.

Facial recognition: Amazon is honing the technology with the help of police and government.

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Finally, child data privacy could get much-needed reform in new bill

Finally, child data privacy could get much-needed reform in new bill

Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense and a children’s advocate, says data on kids, including their activities, hobbies, and social networks, is often for sale from the child’s first years of life.