GDPR watchdog’s investigation finds that tracking and consent pop-ups used by Google and other major websites and apps are unlawful.

GDPR watchdog’s investigation finds that tracking and consent pop-ups used by Google and other major websites and apps are unlawful.

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD-GBA) has found serious GDPR infringements in the system Google and others use to legitimise online tracking.

Web sites shared over 100 trillion pieces of our personal data last year: time to stop real-time bidding’s blatant disregard of privacy

Web sites shared over 100 trillion pieces of our personal data last year: time to stop real-time bidding’s blatant disregard of privacy

Today, we at the ICCL [Irish Council for Civil Liberties] submitted evidence to the DPC that show the consequence of failure to enforce the GDPR to stop the vast RTB data breach at the heart of the online advertising industry.

Irony isn't dead... Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data

Irony isn't dead... Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data

Two financial services company directors wanted negative search results about their business model deleted, a case that sounds superficially similar to one brought in the UK two years ago.

The Feds Are Now Using 'Stingrays' in Planes to Spy on Our Phone Calls

The Feds Are Now Using 'Stingrays' in Planes to Spy on Our Phone Calls

That's according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal indicating that the government has been using Cessna planes outfitted with special phone surveillance equipment to track suspects.

Brave Goes to War Against Google [EXPLAINED]

Brave Goes to War Against Google [EXPLAINED]

Following up on that case, Brave has now come out with criticism and recommendations on how the failure to enact GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulation has allowed Google to seize the advertising market, to the detriment of end users.

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away

US military's 'Jetson' laser can ID your unique heartbeat hundreds of feet away

And unlike some types of identification techniques that rely on biometrics (unique anatomical or behavioral traits), the subjects of Jetson's heartbeat-detecting infrared laser can be far away from the scanner.

Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk

Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk

The payment provider told MarketWatch that everyone has a unique walk, and it is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future.

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Certbot Leaves Beta with the Release of 1.0

Earlier this week EFF released Certbot 1.0, the latest version of our free, open source tool that helps websites encrypt their traffic.The release of 1.0 officially marks the end of Certbot's beta phase, during which it has helped over 2 million users maintain HTTPS access to over 20 million websites.

As Privacy Regulations Tighten, There May Be An SDK-Based Solution For Ad Tech And RTB

As Privacy Regulations Tighten, There May Be An SDK-Based Solution For Ad Tech And RTB

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently put the ad tech industry on notice that its real-time bidding (RTB) practices for handling consumer data are not compatible with European regulations.

Free Haven's Selected Papers in Anonymity

Free Haven's Selected Papers in Anonymity

In the Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies workshop (PET 2003), March 2003, pages 32-47. Heartbeat Traffic to Counter (n-1) Attacks (PDF) (Cached: PDF) (BibTeX entry)· Mix nodes should send out "heartbeat" messages (dummies that start and end at that node).

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.

Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’

Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’

Back in 2014 the court ruled search engines must respect Europeans’ privacy rights, and — on request — remove erroneous, irrelevant and/or outdated information about a private citizen. Individuals denied delisting can appeal to a national data protection agency, and indeed challenge a DPA decision in court — as in this case.