Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy concerns

Clearview AI sued over facial recognition privacy concerns

Getty Images A lawsuit is taking aim at Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition app being used by US law enforcement to identify suspects and other people.

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

Revealed: betting firms use schools data on 28m children

Revealed: betting firms use schools data on 28m children

Betting companies have been given access to an educational database containing names, ages and addresses of 28 million children and students in one of the biggest breaches of government data.

Scottish police debuts portable 'cyber kiosks' that lets officers scan smartphones and laptops

Scottish police debuts portable 'cyber kiosks' that lets officers scan smartphones and laptops

The current process for reviewing on-device data could last for several months as devices were retrieved at crime scenes and sent to special labs for further analysis, which would leave both suspects, victims, and witnesses subject to the same frustrating wait times.‘The introduction of cyber kiosks will enable us to quickly identify if a device contains material related to an investigation,’ a video from the Scotland Police explains.

Trump administration to begin collecting DNA from detained immigrants

Trump administration to begin collecting DNA from detained immigrants

The United States government will begin collecting the DNA of detained immigrants through pilot programs this week, according to a privacy impact assessment that was published today by the Department of Homeland Security.

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers’ personal information, according to a DMV document obtained by Motherboard.Lawmakers introduced the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) in 1994 after a private investigator hired by a stalker obtained the address of actress Rebecca Schaeffer from the DMV.

Hiding In Plain Sight:

Hiding In Plain Sight:

I haven’t done anything with the information other than collect it and although my Bellingcat project didn’t focus on the cartels, it did give me the idea to see if I could use a Russian facial recognition website (FindClone) introduced to me by the Bellingcat team to locate active social media profiles of individuals wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

Moscow Cops Sell Access to City CCTV, Facial Recognition Data

Moscow Cops Sell Access to City CCTV, Facial Recognition Data

Andrey Kaganskikh, the journalist that did the investigation says that the sellers are law enforcement individuals as well as government bureaucrats that can log into the Integrated Center for Data Processing and Storage (YTKD), the very system that keeps the data from cameras in Moscow.

Ad company AggregateIQ broke privacy laws on Brexit, U.S. politics, investigation finds

Ad company AggregateIQ broke privacy laws on Brexit, U.S. politics, investigation finds

An investigation has found AggregateIQ (AIQ), a Victoria-based online political advertising company, failed to meet its obligations under Canadian privacy laws when it used and disclosed the personal information of millions of voters in British Columbia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Could Law Enforcement Get Data From Alexa?

Could Law Enforcement Get Data From Alexa?

This was achieved on the 2nd generation version of the Echo Dot by Jessica Hyde of Magnet Forensics in 2017 using a method know as In-System Programming or ISP and allowed for the full extraction of data from the flash storage of the device.

Civil Rights Groups Demand Congress Investigate Amazon’s 'Surveillance Empire'

Civil Rights Groups Demand Congress Investigate Amazon’s 'Surveillance Empire'

Fifteen civil rights groups launched a major campaign on Monday calling on Congress to investigate how Amazon and its home surveillance company Ring violate civil liberties, particularly through partnerships with law enforcement.

Amazon admits it has enacted zero civil liberties protections as part of surveillance doorbell partnerships

Amazon admits it has enacted zero civil liberties protections as part of surveillance doorbell partnerships

Amazon has confirmed that civil rights organizations were correct about the threats Ring technology and police partnerships pose to privacy and civil liberties in statements to U.S. Senator Edward Markey.

Amazon Admits It Has Enacted Zero Civil Liberties Protections as Part of Surveillance Doorbell Partnerships

Amazon Admits It Has Enacted Zero Civil Liberties Protections as Part of Surveillance Doorbell Partnerships

WASHINGTON - Amazon has confirmed that civil rights organizations were correct about the threats Ring technology and police partnerships pose to privacy and civil liberties in statements to U.S. Senator Edward Markey.

Microsoft Taps Eric Holder to Audit AnyVision Over Concerns of Face Recognition Surveillance

Microsoft Taps Eric Holder to Audit AnyVision Over Concerns of Face Recognition Surveillance

Microsoft is bringing on former US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether AnyVision, a facial recognition company it invested in over the summer, violated Microsoft’s ethics guidelines, according to an NBC News report Friday.

Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data?

Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data?

The situation blew up in May 2018 when it was revealed that a company called Securus Tehnologies was buying real-time location data on American phone users and selling it to the police with no oversight through an online portal.

California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

Facebook has been under investigation by California officials over its privacy practices for more than a year, the state attorney general Xavier Becerra said on Wednesday, and may now be forced to turn over key documents.

Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK

Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK

"The ICO has stated that it has not discovered evidence that the data of Facebook users in the EU was transferred to Cambridge Analytica," he added.The ICO argued that Facebook did not do enough to protect users' information.

Gov-takedowns/2019-10-23-GuardiaCivil.md at master · github/gov-takedowns · GitHub

Gov-takedowns/2019-10-23-GuardiaCivil.md at master · github/gov-takedowns · GitHub

Desde 1999, nuestra unidad ha estado trabajando como Punto de contacto único de la Guardia Civil con proveedores de servicios de Internet y cualquier otro proveedor de servicios en línea que utiliza la red de telecomunicaciones para proporcionar cualquier servicio.

47 attorneys general are investigating Facebook for antitrust violations

47 attorneys general are investigating Facebook for antitrust violations

"After continued bipartisan conversations with attorneys general from around the country, today I am announcing that we have vastly expanded the list of states, districts, and territories investigating Facebook for potential antitrust violations," James said in a statement.

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts with EU institutions

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts with EU institutions

“Though the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary results reveal serious concerns over the compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules and the role of Microsoft as a processor for EU institutions using its products and services,” the EDPS says in a statement.

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread World Wide

“In general, we do not comment on dedicated, single cases,” Bernd Redecker, director of corporate security and fraud management at Diebold Nixdorf, said in a phone call.So far across the different states of Germany, 82 cases of ATM cash out is recorded.

Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker did not warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

Dunkin do-nots: Deep-fried cake maker did not warn its sugar addicts that crooks raided web accounts, says NY AG

NY Attorney General Letitia James said today the complaint stems from a 2015 raid on Dunkin’s website: fraudsters broke into individual customer accounts, stole those victims’ payment card info from the compromised Dunkin profiles, and sold that sensitive information online.

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests

5, 2018, Microsoft challenged a secrecy order issued by a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York in connection with a federal national security investigation," wrote Microsoft general counsel Dev Stahlkopf.

DoorDash confirms data breach affected 4.9 million customers, workers and merchants

DoorDash confirms data breach affected 4.9 million customers, workers and merchants

The food delivery company said in a blog post Thursday that 4.9 million customers, delivery workers and merchants had their information stolen by hackers.Both delivery workers and merchants had the last four digits of their bank account numbers stolen.

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook indicated on Friday that the scale of its data privacy issues was far larger than it had previously acknowledged, as it suspended tens of thousands of apps for transgressions that included improperly sucking up its users’ personal information.

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

Bernie Sanders Says DMVs Should Stop Profiting From Drivers’ Personal Data

Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that Departments of Motor Vehicles should not profit from drivers' personal information after a Motherboard investigation found DMVs across the country selling data to a wide array of companies, including private investigators.

Google Faces New Antitrust Probe From 50 Attorneys General

Google Faces New Antitrust Probe From 50 Attorneys General

Google has another antitrust probe to worry about, after 50 attorneys general said on Monday they’re opening a collective investigation into the tech giant’s dominance of online advertising.Read original story Google Faces New Antitrust Probe From 50 Attorneys General At TheWrap.

Facebook, Google didn't plan on being monopolies, but now they're 'too pervasive,' tech investor says

Facebook, Google didn't plan on being monopolies, but now they're 'too pervasive,' tech investor says

Patricof said antitrust laws need to be revised, joining calls from scholars and academics who have argued for a paradigm shift in how monopolies are regulated.The amount of data available to Facebook and Google, which only increases each time the companies acquire smaller competitors, puts them in an unfair position, Patricof said.

Facebook joins Google in states’ antitrust crosshairs

Facebook joins Google in states’ antitrust crosshairs

Gen. Letitia James is leading a bipartisan coalition of states looking into whether Facebook “stifled competition and put users at risk” by increasing the price of advertising, reducing consumer-choice quality and mishandling personal information, according to a statement Friday.

Dozens of US states are reportedly ganging up on Facebook and Google by launching antitrust investigations

Dozens of US states are reportedly ganging up on Facebook and Google by launching antitrust investigations

The Journal said t he Facebook probe will be led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who has voiced concern before over how tech giants handle personal data.