Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They’re Being Monitored For Labor Organizing

Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They’re Being Monitored For Labor Organizing

An Amazon Web Services employee emailed a series of internal Amazon listservs and told them that their communications were being monitored for labor organizing efforts and processed in a data farming project by the company's Global Security Operations, according to an internal email obtained by Motherboard.

Transatlantic privacy is over

Transatlantic privacy is over

The Safe Harbor Privacy Principles issued by the US Department of Commerce in July 2000 was the first framework for regulating transatlantic exchanges of personal data for commercial purposes between the European Union and the United States.

Apple, Google, Dropbox Face Italy Antitrust Probes Over Cloud Computing Services

Apple, Google, Dropbox Face Italy Antitrust Probes Over Cloud Computing Services

The Italian competition body said it is looking into allegations that the companies failed to show how their services collect and use consumer data for commercial purposes.

'We Are Watched to Prevent Mass Resistance': Amazon Workers Discuss Being Spied On

'We Are Watched to Prevent Mass Resistance': Amazon Workers Discuss Being Spied On

Many admins of private Amazon Flex driver Facebook groups were not surprised to learn that Amazon had planted spies with corporate ties in their groups, but worried that drivers could not speak freely about their working conditions, and said it was inappropriate for the company to intercept plans for protests and other forms of resistance.

New Facebook Tool Allows Employers to Suppress “Unionize” in Workplace Chat

New Facebook Tool Allows Employers to Suppress “Unionize” in Workplace Chat

Facebook employees sparked a flurry of posts denouncing the feature, with several commenting in disbelief that the company would overtly pitch “unionize” as a topic to be blacklisted.

Telecoms across Europe are sharing phone location data with governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Telecoms across Europe are sharing phone location data with governments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has stated that no privacy laws are being breached – as long as there are safeguards.A potential new norm that is not good for privacy: Telecoms sharing “anonymized” location data with governments.

The US needs a national privacy law for personal data, Salesforce co-CEO says

The US needs a national privacy law for personal data, Salesforce co-CEO says

25, 2018.DAVOS, Switzerland — The United States needs to develop a national privacy law for personal data, in a similar fashion to what the European Union has done, the head of Salesforce said at a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Tuesday.

Rand Paul Joins Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden To Question Surveillance By Credit Agencies

Rand Paul Joins Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden To Question Surveillance By Credit Agencies

A bipartisan Senate trio is asking credit agencies Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to disclose more information about how the companies work with the FBI to spy on American consumers.

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

Three lawmakers — Democratic senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren, and Republican senator Rand Paul — have sent letters to Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, expressing their “alarm” as to why the credit giants have failed to disclose the number of government demands for consumer data they receive.

Credit Info Exposed in TransUnion Credential Stuffing Attack

Credit Info Exposed in TransUnion Credential Stuffing Attack

Using a credential stuffing attack, an unauthorized person was able to gain access to a TransUnion Canada web portal and use it to pull consumer credit files.

Facebook and Twitter told us they would tackle ‘fake news’. They failed

Facebook and Twitter told us they would tackle ‘fake news’. They failed

Tech giants signed up to our EU code to counter disinformation – but with key elections looming, they are falling short As a society, we are increasingly using the internet as our prime source of information – a recent survey showed that 57% of Europeans get their news mainly from online platforms.

Open Letter to EU Lawmakers Against Fingerprints in ID Cards

Open Letter to EU Lawmakers Against Fingerprints in ID Cards

The proposal relies entirely on the ICAO standard but fails to investigate its security and to take into account some key differences (although they are mentioned in the impact assessment): a citizen doesn’t carry their passport all the time, and are not obliged by law to do so, which is not true for ID cards in some Member States.

Privacy Shield: A Framework Protecting Europe's Personal Data in the US

Privacy Shield: A Framework Protecting Europe's Personal Data in the US

Because the rules differ between the European Union and the United States, U.S. companies that collect, transfer and store EU personal data must find ways to obey the appropriate rules.

Equifax Has Chosen Experian. Wait, What? — Krebs on Security

Equifax Has Chosen Experian. Wait, What? — Krebs on Security

The news came in an email Equifax is sending to people who took the company up on its offer for one year of free credit monitoring through its TrustedID Premier service.

New EU copyright legislation gets mixed reactions

New EU copyright legislation gets mixed reactions

One aspect of the legislation would allow researchers to use text or data mining computer programs on material they have legal access to read, if such mining is for nonprofit purposes or in the public interest.

How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American

How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American

Cops alleged Da Boss and his co-conspirators had access to the Holy Grail for any Internet-age scam artist: a surveillance technology that police and debt collectors use to track most of the United States’ 325 million inhabitants via their Social Security numbers, license plates, address histories, names and dates of birth.

New Copyright Powers, New "Terrorist Content" Regulations: A Grim Day For Digital Rights in Europe

New Copyright Powers, New "Terrorist Content" Regulations: A Grim Day For Digital Rights in Europe

Elections are coming up in the European Parliament next May. Many of the key parliamentarians who have worked on digital rights in Brussels will not be standing.

Queensland police computer hacking: no action taken in nearly 90% of cases

Queensland police computer hacking: no action taken in nearly 90% of cases

Queensland police took no disciplinary action against 52 of the 59 officers investigated internally for computer hacking during a 13-month period, amid concern police do not have adequate measures in place to prevent the wrongful access of private personal data.