Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

Despite the FCC's preemption order being overturned in court, the DOJ's amended complaint yesterday argued that California's net neutrality law "is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution.".

Peter Dutton confirms Australia could spy on its own citizens under cybersecurity plan

Peter Dutton confirms Australia could spy on its own citizens under cybersecurity plan

Dutton said law enforcement agencies would target terrorists, paedophiles and drug traffickers operating in the dark web – promising proposed new powers will apply “to those people and those people only”.

Turkey takes Germany’s “hate speech” law, and makes it much worse with its own censorship and data localization rules

Turkey takes Germany’s “hate speech” law, and makes it much worse with its own censorship and data localization rules

The new censorship law also seems to have been brought in partly for personal reasons, as Al Jazeera reports: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has greatly concentrated powers into his own hands during 17 years in office, pledged this month to bring social media platforms under control following a series of tweets that allegedly insulted his daughter and son-in-law after they announced the birth of their fourth child on Twitter.

Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?

Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism?

A study performed by Google last year, for example, concluded that disabling cookies reduced publisher revenue by more than 50 percent.

Sen. Ron Wyden is introducing a privacy bill that would ban government agencies from buying personal information from data brokers

Sen. Ron Wyden is introducing a privacy bill that would ban government agencies from buying personal information from data brokers

Sen. Ron Wyden said he will introduce a new privacy bill that would ban government agencies from buying people's personal information from data brokers to skirt standard court orders.

Many receive notice of Google+ class action lawsuit

Many receive notice of Google+ class action lawsuit

Tonight, many received an email stating that the Google Plus class-action lawsuit has been settled for a total of $7.5m, an agreement which was originally reached in January of this year, according to Business Insurance.

The real risk of downloading Chinese apps on to your phone

The real risk of downloading Chinese apps on to your phone

Large Chinese technology companies have attempted to dispel concerns around this law by publicly pledging to refuse Chinese government requests for data.

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

[Updated] A Tampa, Florida Teenager Has Been Arrested for the Giant Twitter Hack

The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting Clark because Florida law allows minors to be charged as adults in financial fraud cases such as this when appropriate.

Grindr Seeks To Push Data Privacy Suit Into Arbitration

Grindr Seeks To Push Data Privacy Suit Into Arbitration

Attorneys for Grindr also claimed user Robert Bergeron's allegations that the app "sold" Google Android users' personal data — including the sexual orientation and exact geolocation of its largely LGBTQ user base — to the "highest bidder" do not amount to concrete harms under New York state consumer protection laws.Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)

What Are Stingrays and Dirtboxes?

What Are Stingrays and Dirtboxes?

But a security researcher named Roger Piqueras Jover found that the authentication on 4G doesn’t occur until after the phone has already revealed its IMSI number, which means that stingrays can still grab this data before the phone determines it’s not communicating with an authentic cell tower and switches to one that is authenticated.

Irony isn't dead... Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data

Irony isn't dead... Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data

Two financial services company directors wanted negative search results about their business model deleted, a case that sounds superficially similar to one brought in the UK two years ago.

Google accused of recording Chrome users’ personal data regardless of user consent

Google accused of recording Chrome users’ personal data regardless of user consent

A new class-action lawsuit filed by Patrick Calhoun and others claims that the Chrome browser sends user’s personal information such as IP addresses, cookie identifiers, and browsing history to Google without users’ consent and against Google’s promises that the information will not be sent.

Watching 👁️: Hong-kong Updates - China scares the world. · Berty Technologies

Watching 👁️: Hong-kong Updates - China scares the world. · Berty Technologies

As this new law is implemented, these companies could quickly find themselves forced to provide the Chinese government with this set of metadata to assist in the arrest of demonstrators and opponents of the regime.

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted mass surveillance of protesters at the end of May and in early June using a downtown business district's camera network, according to new records obtained by EFF.

Uber drivers are suing for their data and it has big implications for the $200 billion gig economy

Uber drivers are suing for their data and it has big implications for the $200 billion gig economy

Understanding the data and how it is used by the algorithms is the first step in addressing the asymmetric power between gig economy workers and tech giants like Uber, according to Farrar.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 24, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 24, 2020

The Apple and Google contact tracing API framework was created as a way to let governments develop apps that would do Bluetooth based contact tracing without violating privacy and collecting locations and identifiers in a centralized location.

Top EU court sinks main framework for sending personal data across the Atlantic

Top EU court sinks main framework for sending personal data across the Atlantic

It mostly affects the Internet giants like Facebook, which now seem to have no legal means of transferring EU personal data to the US – neither under Privacy Shield, nor using SCCs. Since the CJEU decision cannot be appealed, that leaves two main ways forward.

A Teen Sexting Case Revealed How Judges Let Police Invade Children’s Privacy

A Teen Sexting Case Revealed How Judges Let Police Invade Children’s Privacy

It wasn’t until this month — more than three years after Sims was taken to that locker room — that a federal appeals court issued a decision in his favor: By a divided 2–1 vote, the court held that a reasonable police officer should have known it was unlawful to order a teenage boy to masturbate in front of him and other officers.

Microsoft accused of sharing data of Office 365 business subscribers with Facebook and its app devs

Microsoft accused of sharing data of Office 365 business subscribers with Facebook and its app devs

Updated Microsoft is being sued for allegedly sharing its Office 365 customers' business data with Facebook app developers, partners, and subcontractors in violation of its data privacy promises.

South Korea Fines TikTok 186 Million For Selling Children’s Data

South Korea Fines TikTok 186 Million For Selling Children’s Data

Amid growing concerns about user privacy, the Korea Communications Commission has imposed a fine of 186 million won or 18.5 million Nepali rupees on the video-sharing app Tiktok, which makes three percent of their annual income.

Plaid Faces Second Lawsuit for Violating Data Privacy

Plaid Faces Second Lawsuit for Violating Data Privacy

Visa subsidiary Plaid is facing a new class-action lawsuit in the United States for violation of user data privacy.Moreover, when users allow permission of data access to the fintech, the company gets access to the entire year of banking details of the customer, the lawsuit alleged.

Police in Germany have too much access to personal online data, top court says

Police in Germany have too much access to personal online data, top court says

Germany's top court on Friday ruled that police and intelligence officials have excessive access to personal data on mobile phone and internet users, a decision that will have far-reaching consequences for law enforcement and intelligence gathering.

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 17, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 17, 2020

A new law in Germany would allow the government’s intelligence agencies and law enforcement to work with internet service providers to install trojans on user devices.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

TunnelBear Removes Hong Kong Servers

TunnelBear Removes Hong Kong Servers

Privacy and human rights organizations have expressed concerns that the new law gives the Chinese government legal means to force Hong Kong’s ISPs to turn over user data, or even make arrests over online content.

EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

The Court cited government programs like PRISM and Upstream as its primary reason for ending data flows between Europe and the United States, not the (admittedly woeful) privacy practices of the companies themselves.

Private Internet Access shuts down VPN servers in Hong Kong due to new national security law

Private Internet Access shuts down VPN servers in Hong Kong due to new national security law

Private Internet Access, the world’s leading no log VPN service, is removing its physical Hong Kong servers because new national security laws in the region endanger the privacy of our users and all Hong Kong residents.

Google was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out

Google was just slapped with a lawsuit that claims it tracks people on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out

A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Google tracks users on hundreds of thousands of apps even when they opt out of "Web & App Activity" in the settings.

CFAA latest: Supremes to tackle old chestnut of what 'authorized use' of a computer really means in America

CFAA latest: Supremes to tackle old chestnut of what 'authorized use' of a computer really means in America

But in court, Van Buren’s lawyers argued that he was authorized to use the system as a police officer and that that access couldn’t be unauthorized, regardless of why he performed the search itself.

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans on user devices

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans on user devices

The new law would force internet service providers (ISPs) to install government hardware at their data centers which would reroute data to law enforcement, and then on to its intended destination so the target is blissfully unaware that their communications and even software updates are being proxied.

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users' clipboard content

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) LinkedIn was sued by a New York-based iPhone user on Friday for allegedly reading and diverting users’ sensitive content from Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Universal Clipboard application.