Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

Grandmother ordered to delete Facebook photos under GDPR

The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).One expert said the ruling reflected the "position that the European Court has taken over many years".The case went to court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren which she had posted on social media.

'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives

'More scary than coronavirus': South Korea's health alerts expose private lives

As the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 6,000 this week, there was a rise, too, in complaints about information overload in the form of emergency virus text alerts that have included embarrassing revelations about infected people’s private lives.

'Do Not Sell My Info': U.S. retailers rush to comply with California privacy law

'Do Not Sell My Info': U.S. retailers rush to comply with California privacy law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add “Do Not Sell My Info” links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal and other data the retailers collect, sources said.

Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

Edward Snowden’s Memoir Is Coming in September

A Metropolitan spokeswoman declined to say how much Mr. Snowden was paid.“Permanent Record” discusses how Mr. Snowden helped create a system of mass surveillance the N.S.A. used to collect information on hundreds of millions of United States citizens and others, as well as the “crisis of conscience” that led him to rebuke the system he helped create, according to a statement from the publisher.

Glasgow Council makes email data blunder

Glasgow Council makes email data blunder

It has inadvertently shared emails around the people making the applications, including details on children’s names, their schools, dates of birth, parents’ earnings, national insurance details and banking information. A council spokesperson said: "Unfortunately due to a procedural error, personal information was shared with third parties and we have apologised and informed everyone concerned.

The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones

The Saudi government is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking the IMEI number on their cellphones

Micah Lee, a computer security engineer and journalist, told INSIDER "it would be trivial for Saudi Arabia, as well as any other country, to track someone's physical location if they know the IMEI number of their target's phone.".

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Target can buy data about your ethnicity, job history, the magazines you read, if you’ve ever declared bankruptcy or got divorced, the year you bought (or lost) your house, where you went to college, what kinds of topics you talk about online, whether you prefer certain brands of coffee, paper towels, cereal or applesauce, your political leanings, reading habits, charitable giving and the number of cars you own.

Hospital Allegedly Leaks Woman's Personal Info To Her Rapist, Leading To Second Attack

Hospital Allegedly Leaks Woman's Personal Info To Her Rapist, Leading To Second Attack

A Missouri woman who sought treatment at a Kansas hospital after a violent sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and one of its staffers, whom she says leaked her personal information to her attacker.

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case

WCSO Via public records requests, CNET reviewed seven sheriff's office reports that showed facial recognition being put to use in making an arrest. Deputy Jeff Talbot, Washington County's public information officer, said WCSO has made arrests on "crimes on multiple levels" using Rekognition, not just minor offenses.

Digging Through Someones Past Using OSINT

Digging Through Someones Past Using OSINT

With the full name information and address data, I can start finding out their names and details Back to People Search From the property record, I now had a name Imogen X Y Z.

China database lists 'breedready' status of 1.8 million women

China database lists 'breedready' status of 1.8 million women

An open database in China contains the personal information of more than 1.8 million women, including their phone numbers, addresses, and something called “BreedReady” status, according to a researcher.

My Gender Is: Mind Your Business

My Gender Is: Mind Your Business

When I see or hear strangers introduce me as “Arabelle, genderqueer” to people they don’t even know, to rooms I’m unfamiliar with, in public spaces where I can’t address the dangers first, I feel like a specimen with all the lights bearing down.

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

Deepfakes and the Threat to Privacy and Truth

When you open the website “ This Person Does Not Exist ” you are met with the face of a man or woman. Through analyzing vast numbers of real faces the website can generate new ones.

Former policeman Steven Albee fined for sharing intimate photos of arrested woman

Former policeman Steven Albee fined for sharing intimate photos of arrested woman

Albee examined the photos at the police station then uploaded two to a Facebook group chat with four other serving police officers.

Saudi Arabia: An app to track women

Saudi Arabia: An app to track women

A surveillance system has been set up by the Saudi government to control women and prevent them from fleeing the country, known as the ‘Absher’ application, it allows guardians of women (brothers, husbands, and fathers) to track down their movements.

This 'parasite' protects your privacy by feeding smart speakers white noise

This 'parasite' protects your privacy by feeding smart speakers white noise

images courtesy of bjoern karmann project alias is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy. through an app users can train alias to react on a custom wake-word/sound, and once trained, alias can take control over your home assistant.

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

"Any confidential information, finding out something you accidentally clicked on." Sachs said that he has worked for Executive Cellular Phones, the contracted company that runs this store, for five years, and is unaware of any similar incidents.

In China's Xinjiang, Big Brother moves into Uighur homes as 'family'

In China's Xinjiang, Big Brother moves into Uighur homes as 'family'

“Praying or even having a Quran at home could endanger the whole family.” Yunus, who now lives in Istanbul, said his father used to lament to him about being visited three to four times a week by the administrator of his neighbourhood committee, a middle-aged Han Chinese man.

The Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Nightmare Came True

The Amazon Alexa Eavesdropping Nightmare Came True

C’t magazine listened to many of the files and was able “to piece together a detailed picture of the customer concerned and his personal habits.” It found that he used Alexa in various places, has an Echo at home, and has a Fire device on his TV.

FBI tracks American woman wanted over fatal hit-and-run to Adelaide

FBI tracks American woman wanted over fatal hit-and-run to Adelaide

Documents from the United States District Court allege Ms Chan Reyes was travelling at a "high rate of speed" when she hit the 46-year-old man, who was dragged about 270 metres under her sports car.

Woman who inherited fatal illness to sue doctors in groundbreaking case

Woman who inherited fatal illness to sue doctors in groundbreaking case

Two years later, doctors at St George’s Hospital in south London found he had Huntington’s disease and asked him to tell his daughter about his condition and her risk of developing it.

How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

Instead, the company handed him a $90 million exit package, paid in installments of about $2 million a month for four years, said two people with knowledge of the terms.

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

A husband has divorced his wife after finding a picture of her with another man on Google Maps, it has been claimed. A news agency said the alleged infidelity was discovered by a man looking at how to get to a bridge (Picture: Google Maps/CEN)

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.

Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

An American woman who had her phone seized by border agents as she returned home to the United States is suing the country's border protection agency. According to legal documents, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) kept the phone for more than 120 days before returning it to Ms Lazoja.

Woman: My iPhone was seized at border, then imaged—feds must now delete data

Woman: My iPhone was seized at border, then imaged—feds must now delete data

An American Muslim woman has formally asked a federal judge to force border officials to delete data copied from her iPhone 6S Plus, months after it was seized from her when she landed at Newark International Airport in February 2018 while returning from a trip abroad.