Mexico will require new cell phone users to provide biometric data to the government

Mexico will require new cell phone users to provide biometric data to the government

In addition, it will contain the biometric data of the user, or, where appropriate, of the legal representative of the business registering the cell phone; the user’s address; the data of the telecommunications company, or where appropriate, of the authorized ones; and the contact information for the mobile phone line, either postpaid or prepaid.

Kidnap capital Mexico eyes biometric phone registry, sparking privacy fears

Kidnap capital Mexico eyes biometric phone registry, sparking privacy fears

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A plan by Mexican lawmakers to put millions of cell phone users’ data in a biometric registry, billed as a tool to fight kidnapping and extortion, has sparked a backlash from telecoms companies and rights groups who warn it could lead to stolen data and higher costs.

Npm is joining GitHub

Npm is joining GitHub

We will work to improve the everyday experience of developers and maintainers, and support the great work already started on the npm v7 CLI, which will remain free and open source.

App Used by Netanyahu's Likud Leaks Israel's Entire Voter Registry

App Used by Netanyahu's Likud Leaks Israel's Entire Voter Registry

The voter registry was uploaded by Likud to the Elector app, which is used by the party to manage Election Day. The firm that developed the application, Feed-b, commented that the vulnerability was a “one-off incident that was immediately dealt with," and that security measures have since been boosted.

Access Now calls on Internet Society to halt the sale of .ORG

Access Now calls on Internet Society to halt the sale of .ORG

Berlin, Germany: While the internet community gathered at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to debate better internet governance structures, we learned that Internet Society (ISOC), with no warning or public input, intends to sell the control of the .ORG domain registry (called the Public Interest Registry, or PIR) for an undisclosed amount to a for-profit private equity firm called Ethos Capital.

Upgrade Readiness deployment script

Upgrade Readiness deployment script

Error creating or updating registry key: CommercialId at HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection Verify that the context under which the script in running has access to the registry key. The SetupCommercialId function updates the Commercial Id at the registry key path: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection Verify that the configuration script has access to this location.

Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation

Swedish data-protection authority launches Spotify GDPR investigation

There may be trouble brewing for Spotify in its home country, with the Swedish data-protection authority (Datainspektionen) launching a review of how Spotify handles requests for people to see what information it holds about them.

GOP senator announces bill to block companies from tracking online activity

GOP senator announces bill to block companies from tracking online activity

on Monday announced he will introduce legislation that would block internet companies from tracking users' activity online by creating a so-called Do Not Track list.

534 Ways that Windows 10 Tracks You – From German Cyberintelligence

534 Ways that Windows 10 Tracks You – From German Cyberintelligence

The German Federal Cyberintelligence Agency BSI has released a report (PDF warning) (sections 1.2 and later are in English) that details the myriad ways that Windows 10 tracks users, and shows that unless you have an enterprise version of Windows, the various privacy settings make almost no difference.