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).

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang may not be at the top of the race when it comes to polling (Politico currently has him ranked as the 7th most-popular Democratic contender), but his policies, including support for universal basic income, have made him popular among a subset of young, liberal-leaning, tech-savvy voters.

GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedIn

GDPR Violation: ScribD acquires PII on 500M users in a deal with LinkedIn

Why does it keep mentioning LinkedIn. Last but not least, why does it offer to me to opt-out of reselling my personal information?All that personal data on LinkedIn/SlideShare will be transferred to ScribD.Check your LinkedIn resell-your-info settings.

Attorney General Becerra Announces Approval of Final Regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

Attorney General Becerra Announces Approval of Final Regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).Proposed final regulations were submitted to the OAL by Attorney General Becerra on June 1, 2020.

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.

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $100 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity — Unknown Fund

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $100 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity — Unknown Fund

Unknown Fund is Going to Invest and Donate $75 Million for the Development of Ideas of Anonymity.The Unknown Fund also sees incredible opportunities to protect the rights and freedoms of people that technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies give us.

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.

"Users don’t know this is happening": the clever ways companies are harvesting your data

"Users don’t know this is happening": the clever ways companies are harvesting your data

Over the past year, consumers have become more compelled to seek answers, as Rice explains: “The UK’s data protection authority saw almost double the number of complaints from the public in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18.

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.

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

After drawing the results, it suggests that 8 out of 10 participants believe that their privacy is at stake with the webcams in their laptops.

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.

How to stop Superhuman and other apps from tracking your emails

How to stop Superhuman and other apps from tracking your emails

Even if you disable external images, Boxy Suite will tell you when an email has a tracking pixel anyway , so you'll be able to decide if you want to load images or not based on that.

New Warning Reveals Gmail's Major Privacy Problem

New Warning Reveals Gmail's Major Privacy Problem

“Confidential mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, for example, which means that Google can see the contents of your messages,” she says. “Without end-to-end encryption, Gmail’s confidential mode is little more than a marketing trick designed to pacify users concerned about privacy,” the blog says.

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.

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox

And the software giant is not backing down: It says the only people that can use ad blockers following the change will be Google’s enterprise users. It probably means enterprise customers can develop in-house Chrome extensions, not for ad blocking use, 9to5Google says.

Fly Don't Spy

Fly Don't Spy

In a congressional hearing, Secretary Kelly said they’re even considering forcing some travelers to provide their passwords to social media accounts as a condition to enter. But what isn’t a question is whether forcing travelers to give up their social media passwords is a violation of our civil liberties.

Police should have cyber 'key' to unlock encrypted messages, senior officer says

Police should have cyber 'key' to unlock encrypted messages, senior officer says

Chief Constable Simon Bailey told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IISCA) yesterday he wanted tech giants to build a back door into apps, which he said were making it “so much harder” to catch paedophiles.

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

“We have recently discontinued certain older versions of Creative Cloud applications and and a result, under the terms of our agreement, you are no longer licensed to use them,” Adobe said in the email.

EU2019: Which MEPs voted in favour of digital rights?

EU2019: Which MEPs voted in favour of digital rights?

It's more interesting to observe that 10 member states have no MEPs consistently voting for digital rights. Despite the clear public message, many MEPs consistently voted against digital rights. Despite the clear public message, many MEPs voted against digital rights.

Canada Border Services seizes lawyer's phone, laptop for not sharing passwords

Canada Border Services seizes lawyer's phone, laptop for not sharing passwords

As more people travel with smartphones loaded with personal data, concern is mounting over Canadian border officers' powers to search those phones — without a warrant.

“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”

“I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”

There are two sets of reasons to care about your privacy even if you’ve got nothing to hide: ideological reasons and practical reasons. You might be okay with governments or security agencies or companies having your private information.

EU countries back copyright overhaul that threatens to hit YouTube and Facebook

EU countries back copyright overhaul that threatens to hit YouTube and Facebook

European Union countries approved sweeping reforms to the bloc's copyright laws on Monday, marking a symbolic end to a political battle that has pitted tech giants against high-profile media figures.

MEPs accidentally vote wrong way on copyright law

MEPs accidentally vote wrong way on copyright law

Several MEPs have said they accidentally voted the wrong way on a key amendment of a new European copyright directive, meaning the most controversial aspects of the law might have been removed had they not erred.

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Article 13: EU passes copyright directive which will lead to a more censored internet

Article 13: EU passes copyright directive which will lead to a more censored internet

Part of making sure that anti internet legislation like Article 13 doesn’t continue to be proposed and passed is holding the politicians that voted for it accountable.

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Article 13

The EU argues that up until now, online platforms such as YouTube and Google News have been making huge sums of money by hosting or directing people to creative content – but haven’t been funnelling much of that cash back to the people who the content in the first place.

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet "Oligopoly"

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet "Oligopoly"

In a new official statement on the Directive ( English translation ), Kelber warns that Article 13 will inevitably lead to the use of automated filters, because there is no imaginable way for the organisations that run online services to examine everything their users post and determine whether each message, photo, video, or audio clip is a copyright violation.