Et tu, Procter & Gamble?

Et tu, Procter & Gamble?

The company has joined forces with dozens of Chinese trade groups and tech firms working with the state-backed China Advertising Association to develop the new technique, which would use technology called device fingerprinting, the people said.

EFF Joins Effort to Restrict Automated License Plate Readers in California

EFF Joins Effort to Restrict Automated License Plate Readers in California

One year ago, the California State Auditor released a damning report on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by local law enforcement agencies that confirmed concerns EFF has raised for years.

A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House

A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House

He was a special adviser to the Federal Trade Commission in 2011 and 2012 and then joined the National Economic Council to work on competition policy during the Obama administration, which was known for its kid-glove treatment of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon.

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

Technology and media entities join forces to create standards group aimed at building trust in online content

The formation of the C2PA brings together founding members of the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) and the Microsoft- and BBC-led Project Origin, unifying technical specifications under a single entity.

10 SIM Swappers Arrested for Stealing $100M in Crypto from Celebrities

10 SIM Swappers Arrested for Stealing $100M in Crypto from Celebrities

Ten people belonging to a criminal network have been arrested in connection with a series of SIM-swapping attacks that resulted in the theft of more than $100 million by hijacking the mobile phone accounts of high-profile individuals in the U.S. The Europol-coordinated year-long investigation was jointly conducted by law enforcement authorities from the U.K., U.S., Belgium, Malta, and Canada.

Amazon’s Ring now reportedly partners with more than 2,000 US police and fire departments

Amazon’s Ring now reportedly partners with more than 2,000 US police and fire departments

All but two US states — Montana and Wyoming— now have police or fire departments participating in Amazon’s Ring network, which lets law enforcement ask users for footage from their Ring security cameras to assist with investigations, the Financial Times reported, Figures from Ring show more than 1,189 departments joined the program in 2020 for a total of 2,014.

The real cost of smart speakers

The real cost of smart speakers

Watch the video above to learn what we know and don’t know about how smart speakers use our data.And join the Open Sourced Reporting Network to help us report on the real consequences of data, privacy, algorithms, and AI.Open Sourced is made possible by Omidyar Network.

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company NSO

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company NSO

(Reuters) - Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned that the Israeli firm’s tools were “powerful, and dangerous.”.

India's personal data privacy law triggers surveillance fears

India's personal data privacy law triggers surveillance fears

The issue of locally storing data came up between the Indian government and global technology companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon, whose executives were summoned by a joint parliamentary committee to answer questions related to data localization.

Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

This week Europol launched an innovative decryption platform, developed in close cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.The new Europol Decryption Platform, funded by the European Commission, will allow us to further enhance our support for Member State investigations.

Zoom Deleted Events Discussing Zoom “Censorship”

Zoom Deleted Events Discussing Zoom “Censorship”

23 cancellation, a group of academics organized a series of events across the country, as well as in Canada and the UK, which were meant to highlight the issue.“Campuses across North America are joining in the campaign to resist corporate and university silencing of Palestinian narratives and Palestinian voices,” said the day of action event description, which was meant to be held on Oct. 23) The follow-up events did not include Khalid presenting.

US joins six countries in new call for backdoor encryption access

US joins six countries in new call for backdoor encryption access

On Monday, the US Department of Justice signed on to a new international statement warning of the dangers of encryption and calling for an industry-wide effort to enable law enforcement agencies to access encrypted data once a warrant has been obtained.

Notes on “I've got nothing to hide” and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

Notes on “I've got nothing to hide” and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

Decent is an ad-free, privacy-first Twitter reading experience Join 22 others in the waiting list!.The problem with the nothing to hide argument is that it focuses on just one or two particular kinds of privacy problems (the disclosure of personal information or surveillance) and not others.

EFF Joins Coalition Urging Senators to Reject the EARN IT Act

EFF Joins Coalition Urging Senators to Reject the EARN IT Act

Recently, EFF joined the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and 26 other organizations to send a letter to the Senate opposing the EARN IT Act (S.Contact your Senators and tell them to oppose the EARN IT Act. TAKE ACTION.

Snowden criticises Amazon for hiring former NSA boss

Snowden criticises Amazon for hiring former NSA boss

image captionEdward Snowden (l) and General Keith Alexander (r)A former National Security Agency (NSA) chief who was in the post when the Edward Snowden scandal broke has joined Amazon's board as a director.Edin Omanovic, advocacy director at Privacy International, said Amazon's decision to hire Gen Alexander was deeply concerning.

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of US data collection during the Edward Snowden leaks, but he retired from public service in 2013.

Google joins forces with ADT on smart home security push

Google joins forces with ADT on smart home security push

By teaming with an established player like ADT, Google's Nest has a much clearer path into the home, especially with consumers that don't want to fool with the hassle of setting up gear themselves.

Team with Canadian military intelligence unit data-mined social media accounts of Ontarians during pandemic

Team with Canadian military intelligence unit data-mined social media accounts of Ontarians during pandemic

Brig.-Gen. Conrad Mialkowski, who had PiT assigned to his headquarters during the Canadian Forces pandemic response, said the team did not break any laws or violate military regulations.Such information helps inform the Canadian military about the situation they would be operating in during the pandemic, said Mialkowski, commander of Joint Task Force Central.

Australia, U.K. Open Probe Into Clearview Over Data Privacy

Australia, U.K. Open Probe Into Clearview Over Data Privacy

(Bloomberg) -- Australian and British privacy regulators opened a joint probe into Clearview AI Inc., saying they want to examine how the company’s facial-recognition technology uses people’s data, just days after the company suspended operations in Canada.

New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts

New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts

New research shows that Silicon Valley companies have thousands of previously-unreported subcontracts with the US military and federal law enforcement including ICE and the FBI.The subcontracts were surfaced through open records requests filed by Jack Paulson, a former Google researcher who previously joined coworkers to pressure the company not to work with the Pentagon.

Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Victory! Boston Bans Government Use of Face Surveillance

Thanks to the tireless efforts of activists and organizations in Massachusetts and around the country, including EFF, this week Boston joins the ranks of cities that have banned government use of face surveillance.

Why I Ditched Google Search and Joined the “Duck Side”

Why I Ditched Google Search and Joined the “Duck Side”

By default, it doesn’t store any search history, ip addresses, and cookies.​Not only does DDG not track you, if you use its browser extension or mobile app, it also prevents other trackers (from Google, Facebook, and advertisers) from shadowing you on the websites you visit.

EFF, ACLU File Lawsuit to Stop Los Angeles From Collecting Real-Time Tracking Data on Citizens’ Rental Scooters

EFF, ACLU File Lawsuit to Stop Los Angeles From Collecting Real-Time Tracking Data on Citizens’ Rental Scooters

Los Angeles—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined the ACLU of northern and southern California in filing a lawsuit against Los Angeles for collecting detailed trip data and real-time locations and routes of the electric scooters thousands of residents use each day.

What facial recognition steals from us

What facial recognition steals from us

Now that facial recognition algorithms exist, they can be effectively linked to any digital camera and any database of labeled faces to surveil any given population of people.And join the Open Sourced Reporting Network to help us report on the real consequences of data, privacy, algorithms, and AI.

France Launches Contact-Tracing App Despite Privacy Concerns

France Launches Contact-Tracing App Despite Privacy Concerns

The different European apps use low-energy signals shared by devices with Bluetooth technology to anonymously record whether there are people nearby.Like Britain, France rejected new mobile software for tracing apps jointly developed by United States technology companies Google and Apple.

Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants’ online handles

Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants’ online handles

Reddit and Twitter have filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the requirement that nearly all visa applicants submit their social media handles for scrutiny.

Facebook Gets Inside Look at Competition’s Data With Giphy Buy

Facebook Gets Inside Look at Competition’s Data With Giphy Buy

While looking at Giphy, Facebook executives realized that they shouldn’t just make an investment -- by buying the company outright, they could get something else they value: data.After Giphy joins Facebook, the company will maintain those integrations, and will keep getting data from GIF searches and posts around the internet.

Keybase joins Zoom

Keybase joins Zoom

Today we're announcing that Zoom acquired Keybase.We're thrilled with the match, and we're excited to be working on security that affects everyone we know.You can use the Zoom app on just about any platform, but you can also dial in over a plain old copper phone line.

Why You (Yes You, Reading This) Need to Take the Lead in Privacy & Security

Why You (Yes You, Reading This) Need to Take the Lead in Privacy & Security

But for a lot of them, I’m the only person they communicate with using those services and when I try to convince them to get their friends and family to join, they respond with something along the lines of “they just don’t care about privacy or security.” But it’s up to you to lead the charge into an era of privacy and security, and here’s why.

At Home with EFF: An Online Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

At Home with EFF: An Online Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

Then, join Staff Attorney Saira Hussain, who will talk to Cindy about surveillance, the spread of coronavirus, and the need to preserve our privacy.6:00-6:30: Surveillance and the Spread of COVID-19: Protecting Privacy During a Pandemic with Staff Attorney Saira Hussain and Cindy Cohn.

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