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.

The Garmin hack could have been a disastrous, large scale privacy breach

The Garmin hack could have been a disastrous, large scale privacy breach

Hopefully, the increased amounts of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other cyber hacking is finally enough to force the government to pass legislation that actually holds companies accountable for letting hackers breach the privacy of their users.

Free VPNs based in Hong Kong caught logging

Free VPNs based in Hong Kong caught logging

This batch of fake no log VPNs was discovered by the research team at VPNMentor, who published the results on their blog on July 15th, 2020 after notifying both the offending VPNs and relevant authorities and confirming that the exposed server was finally being protected.

Customs to Expand License Plate Reading Program Nationwide

Customs to Expand License Plate Reading Program Nationwide

Those databases contain information collected by “private businesses (e.g., parking garages), local governments (e.g., toll booth cameras), law enforcement agencies, and financial institutions via their contracted repossession companies,” the PIA states.“The LPR commercial aggregator services store, index, and sell access to the images, along with the time and location of the collection.

#MoreOnionsPorfavor: Onionize your website and take back the internet

#MoreOnionsPorfavor: Onionize your website and take back the internet

Starting today, July 8th, the Tor Project is running a one month campaign called #MoreOnionsPorfavor to raise awareness about onion sites, that is, websites available over onion services.

Here’s How Google Tracks You

Here’s How Google Tracks You

The information Google gets from you: According to Google, only three kinds of personal data are collected from its users: Things you do Things you create Things that make you “you” How Google gets all your data: Your digital persona grows the more you use Google products to search for stuff, read and send email, browse the web, use apps, and especially if you own an Android mobile device.

Tim Hortons is being sued for tracking your GPS location even when the app was off

Tim Hortons is being sued for tracking your GPS location even when the app was off

Faced with the lawsuit and privacy investigation, the company has decided to stop tracking location data when the app isn’t on – though they are still maintaining that they only ever did so from customers that had given that express permission.

Privacy Commissioner to investigate Tim Hortons app after privacy concerns

Privacy Commissioner to investigate Tim Hortons app after privacy concerns

“Since Tim Hortons launched our mobile app, our guests always had the choice of whether they share location data with us, including ‘always’ sharing location data - an option offered by many companies on their own apps.

Data brokering company is selling location data to the FBI and DHS

Data brokering company is selling location data to the FBI and DHS

To delete your device’s cache, tap Delete Location History at the bottom of the screen under Location History .This way, you won’t have to worry about any apps, let alone the FBI or a shady data firm, tracking where you’ve been.

Almost 17,000 Protesters Had No Idea A Tech Company Was Tracing Their Location

Almost 17,000 Protesters Had No Idea A Tech Company Was Tracing Their Location

Datta said that he and a few Mobilewalla employees chose locations where they expected protests would occur — including the George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis, and Gracie Mansion in New York — and analyzed data from mobile devices in those areas collected between May 29 and May 31.

Tool to protect children's online privacy

Tool to protect children's online privacy

Basu said games and other apps that violate COPPA pose privacy risks that could make it possible for someone to determine a child's identity and location.

FBI Expands Ability to Monitor Social Media, Location Data

FBI Expands Ability to Monitor Social Media, Location Data

The federal law enforcement agency’s records show a growing focus on harnessing the latest private sector tools for mass surveillance, including recent contracts with companies that monitor social media posts and collect cellphone location data.

Action: Staying Safe at Protests

Action: Staying Safe at Protests

You should never open your device or consent the search of your belongings — if the officer asks to do so, say “I do not consent to a search of my belongings”.The police cannot arrest you for practicing your fourth amendment right, however in reality the goal is to not antagonize them, so be polite.

Privacy watchdogs taking a look at Tim Hortons app's location tracking technology

Privacy watchdogs taking a look at Tim Hortons app's location tracking technology

A spokesperson for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C. said in an email, “Our office is aware of the persistent location tracking in the Tim Hortons app as reported by media, and will be looking into the issue in more detail.

Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway contact tracing apps among most dangerous for privacy

Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway contact tracing apps among most dangerous for privacy

Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway have rolled out some of the most invasive COVID-19 contact tracing apps around the world, putting the privacy and security of hundreds of thousands of people at risk, an Amnesty International investigation reveals.

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

It's no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of using mobile phone location and other data to target or investigate individuals, and the wave of mass protests in support of black communities and against police brutality this month has provided a rich data trove for them to probe.

Double-double tracking: How Tim Hortons knows where you sleep, work and vacation

Double-double tracking: How Tim Hortons knows where you sleep, work and vacation

Fulton said the company has been using Radar to track users who opt in for location permissions, and that the company only uses the information to tailor marketing and promotional offers to users inside the Tim Hortons app.

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government

Zoom says it’s working on new features that will allow it to block users based on their geographical location after admitting it recently suspended three user accounts based in Hong Kong and the US at the request of the Chinese government.

Want To Protect Privacy? Get Off Social Media, Indiana Federal Court Says

Want To Protect Privacy? Get Off Social Media, Indiana Federal Court Says

More simply, do Facebook (and other social media) users have a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in these billing records, session time, IP address and cookie information?

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 5th, 2020

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 5th, 2020

Top EU data protection agency under pressure to act against Internet giants as GDPR turns 2 years old.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.

Google faces class action for allegedly tracking private browsing activity

Google faces class action for allegedly tracking private browsing activity

The class action is seeking $5,000 in damages per user, or three times actual damages, whichever is greater for the alleged invasion of privacy and is expected to consist of "millions of individuals".The Arizona attorney-general similarly filed a complaint against Google last week, alleging that the company deceptively tracked users based on various sources of location data.

Researchers Use a Beer App To Track the Military and CIA

Researchers Use a Beer App To Track the Military and CIA

Using data collected by the app, Postma was able to follow the movements of users military and intelligence personnel, typically through check-ins at bars or breweries near their workplaces—and even at a secret CIA base.

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against Google over allegations the company illegally tracked Android users’ location without their consent and even when the location tracking features had been manually disabled, according to a report from The Washington Post.

Arizona has sued Google for illegally tracking phone location data

Arizona has sued Google for illegally tracking phone location data

Arizona has filed a lawsuit against Google for “deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users’ location data.” Specifically, Google has been collecting location history in its Search and Maps app to tie to your Google account even if you have explicitly told Google that you want to opt out of storing your Location History.

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

(Reuters) - Arizona filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. tech giant used “deceptive” and “unfair” practices to obtain the location data of users.

Tech Expert: Privacy Is a Myth, so We Might as Well Contact-trace

Tech Expert: Privacy Is a Myth, so We Might as Well Contact-trace

Kevin Warwick, a cybernetics professor emeritus at the University of Reading, argues that while contact-tracing apps should be secure, people skittish about giving up privacy ought to adjust their priorities.

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

If, like most people, you thought Google stopped tracking your location once you turned off Location History in your account settings, you were wrong.

A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them.

A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking us. Now it’s time to keep track of them.

So to help monitor this fast-evolving situation, we’re gathering the information into a single place for the first time with our Covid Tracing Tracker —a database to capture details of every significant automated contact tracing effort around the world.

So this is how privacy dies...

So this is how privacy dies...

For all of human history, ambient privacy was an inevitable fact of life because it required considerable effort to record something for posterity.My friend might be willing to wear a tracking device or upload every moment of their day to a platform whose founder thinks 'privacy is no longer a social norm;' I am not.