Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

No Right To Privacy If You’re Poor?

No Right To Privacy If You’re Poor? Above Photo: Waiting room at a San Francisco social service agency KHIARA M. Bridges’ second book The Poverty of Privacy Rights is a work of impeccable legal scholarship on the status of privacy rights for poor women. Unlike typical scholarly works, however, Bridges’ book advances an argument that, she says, […]

Free Domain Privacy Protection

Keeping your data safe is as important to us as it is to you. Privacy protection for domains that are registered at WordPress.com is now free, so you don’t have to choose between your site and your security. What is domain privacy protection? When you register a new domain, you have to provide personal contact […]

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

March 4, 2019 By Cory Doctorow German Data Privacy Commissioner Ulrich Kelber is also a computer scientist, which makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the potential consequences of the proposed new EU Copyright Directive. The Directive will be voted on at the end of this month, and its Article 13 requires that online communities, […]

Jeff Bezos protests the invasion of his privacy, as Amazon builds a sprawling surveillance state for everyone else

(Natural News) THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim. (Article by Glenn Greenwald republished from TheIntercept.com) On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer’s parent company explicitly threatened to […]

Amazon’s ‘Ring’ security cameras plagued by privacy issues, employee snooping – report

Starting in 2016, according to the Intercept, Ring provided employees based in Ukraine nearly unrestricted access to an Amazon database containing every video created by every Ring camera around the world. The company’s Ukraine team was also reportedly given the ability to link individual video files to corresponding Ring customers. ‘US needs to be defended’: […]

Another Day, Another Massive Cellular Location Data Privacy Scandal We’ll Probably Do Nothing About

We’ve noted a few times now that while Facebook gets a lot of justified heat for its privacy scandals, the stuff going on in the cellular data and app market in regards to location data makes many of Facebook’s privacy issues seem like a grade-school picnic. That’s something that was pretty well highlighted by the […]

Big Wins for Privacy and Free Speech: 2018 in Review

By Cindy Cohn and Michael Rosenbloom As 2018 draws to a close, we’ve gathered together some of EFF’s key legal wins this year. Some of these wins are only stops along the way to a larger goal, but each is hard fought, whether we’re serving as counsel or amicus curiae. Every one of these victories […]

Latest Amazon Privacy Invasion Granted User Access to 1,700 Audio Files From Another Account

December 21, 2018 By Nicholas West Artificial intelligence is not in full control just yet. Lurking behind the algorithms contained in Amazon’s smart home tech device, Alexa, are humans capable of making mistakes. One user in Germany found out the hard way according to a new report by Reuters. The customer had asked to listen […]

Zuckerberg Urged To Resign As New Privacy Scandals Hit Facebook

Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill) has called on Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the scandal-ridden social-network company, to resign after the New York Times exposed deals with more than 150 firms, including Netflix, Amazon and Spotify, that allowed them to bypass users’ privacy settings. Sony, Microsoft and Amazon were allowed to view users’ contacts through […]

Google Shut Out Privacy and Security Teams From Secret China Project

  Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on Sept. 19, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Steve Jennings/TechCrunch/Getty Images In 2016, a handful of Google executives — including CEO Sundar Pichai and former search chief John Giannandrea — […]

Court rules that your 4th amendment right to privacy, especially when it comes to smart meters, is a "privilege"

(Natural News) As smart meters make their way across the United States, a growing number of people are vocalizing concerns about the devices and consumer privacy rights. The Fourth Amendment was designed to protect Americans from government surveillance and other forms of government overreach. Now, a federal court in Illinois has ruled […]

GOOGLE PRIVACY

DATA GOOGLE PROCESS’S  WHEN YOU USE GOOGLE FROM GOOGLE PRIVACY POLICY Everything below till the line is the official Google Privacy policy When you search for a restaurant on Google Maps or watch a video on YouTube, for example, we process information about that activity – including information like the video you watched, device IDs, […]

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Questioned on 5G Safety, Privacy

October 3, 2018 By The Conscious Resistance On October 1, Verizon Wireless and the City of Houston celebrated the launch of the 5th Generation (5G) cellular network. The move is being heralded as the beginning of driverless cars, robot companions, and convenience at every turn. However, advocates of 5G seem to ignore the potential health […]

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg Questioned on 5G Safety, Privacy Concerns

October 3, 2018 By The Conscious Resistance On October 1, Verizon Wireless and the City of Houston celebrated the launch of the 5th Generation (5G) cellular network. The move is being heralded as the beginning of driverless cars, robot companions, and convenience at every turn. However, advocates of 5G seem to ignore the potential health […]

Smart Cities of the Future Will Be Like ‘Nazi Germany On Steroids’: No Privacy, No Freedom, No Free Enterprise

Making our cities smarter and smarter may pacify our enemies — the dynastic elites and other “globalist thugs,” that endorse Agenda 21 and the New Urban Agenda — but what will we do when those same cities disintegrate into no-go zones? by Mary Taylor (excerpt) When you read this week’s headlines about problems in “progressive” cities like […]

Privacy Violation Alert: Google Admits To Changing Phone Settings Remotely

September 17, 2018 By Mac Slavo Google has apologized after admitting to changing the settings on Android users phones remotely and without the phone owners’ permission.  Several Android users noticed their battery saver setting had been activated last week without their consent. Most of the affected posters on Reddit described having a Google Pixel device.  […]

Parents opt-out of classroom technology amid privacy concerns

Technology has become a staple of modern education. Source: Time Australians have long moved past worrying about whether digital technology has a place in education, with schools, colleges and universities now replete with a catalogue of digital devices, systems and applications. Because of this ubiquity, educational uses of technology tend to escape critical scrutiny and […]

‘Apple’s Best Product Is Now Privacy’

‘Apple’s Best Product Is Now Privacy’ September 14th, 2018 Sadly, Apple is the least bad option for most computer users, no doubt about it. Please don’t believe that Apple is actually providing anything even remotely close to an objective definition of privacy, and security […]

Parents opting-out of classroom technology amid privacy concerns

Technology has become a staple of modern education. Source: Time. Australians have long moved past worrying about whether digital technology has a place in education, with schools, colleges and universities now replete with a catalogue of digital devices, systems and applications. Because of this ubiquity, educational uses of technology tend to escape critical scrutiny and […]

Privacy Concerns of “Mission Creep” with New Airport Facial Recognition Programs

September 8, 2018 By Nicholas West It’s a trend that is quickly becoming accepted reality – biometric identification at U.S. airports. So far, it has been marketed mainly as an elective measure for preferred travelers who wish to expedite clearance, or for inbound international travelers. Now, however, it is being sprung upon the general traveling […]

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