James Martin/CNET Microsoft has pulled its minority investment out of a facial recognition startup that made headlines last year for allegedly surveilling Palestinians, the tech giant said Friday.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, of which I am a member, recently issued a comprehensive public report on the government's use of the now-defunct call detail records (CDR) program under the USA FREEDOM Act. The report includes never before released facts about the program and its compliance and data integrity challenges that ultimately led the National Security Agency (NSA), wisely, to suspend the program in early 2019.
The report makes four recommendations for action the government should take to tackle online abuse: Requiring industry to pre‐screen material before it is uploaded to the internet to prevent access to known indecent images of children.
— As people become more aware of privacy concerns and the ways in which genomic database companies are profiting from their data, their expectations for compensation and control may increase, according to researchers at Penn State and Cornell University.
A House of Representatives committee issued a report on Thursday calling for the e-safety commissioner to develop a roadmap for bringing in mandatory age verification for online pornography sites in the next 12 months.
The controversial surveillance program that gave the NSA access to the phone call records of millions of Americans has cost US taxpayers $100m – and resulted in just one useful lead over four years.
It also disclosed that in the four years the Freedom Act system was operational, the National Security Agency produced 15 intelligence reports derived from it.
If you’re concerned about Google using this information to serve you creepy ads all over the place, you should try a private browser and a private search engine.Google uses the data it collects from Chrome and other products to target ads served on its ad networks.
Following up on that case, Brave has now come out with criticism and recommendations on how the failure to enact GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulation has allowed Google to seize the advertising market, to the detriment of end users.
If previous data-sharing arrangements are a guide, the new facial recognition network will likely be connected to similar databases in the U.S., creating what privacy researchers are calling a massive transatlantic consolidation of biometric data.
Earlier this month, the company chased that up with a new account control panel, making it easier for users to find and opt-in to two-factor authentication; now, finally, the setting is not optional.
Several government departments in Canada have compromised the personal information of 144,000 individuals across 7,992 data breaches that occurred over the past two years, according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
US President Donald Trump will hand control of cryptocurrency criminal investigations to the Secret Service.“The Budget proposes legislation to return the US Secret Service to Treasury to create new efficiencies in the investigation of these crimes and prepare the Nation to face the threats of tomorrow.”.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIIf Republicans have any appetite for reining in domestic surveillance that they describe as a massive violation of the civil liberties of Donald Trump’s associates, it wasn’t on display when FBI Director Christopher Wray made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the damning Justice Department inspector general’s report into the Trump-Russia investigation.
The report, which you can access here (German PDF) suggests that organizations who may buy Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10 may disable the sending of Telemetry data entirely in Windows 10 version 1909.
Located in the service’s privacy settings, it lets you see all the websites and apps that reported data back to Facebook about your visits and activities.Facebook says that sites are required to inform me that they intend to report back to Facebook on my visits, purchases, and other activities.
On January 15, a Norweigian Consumer Council (NCC) investigative report exposed the ways that Grindr, OKCupid, and eight other apps are collecting and sharing extremely sensitive personal data.A third-party advertising company called MoPub, owned by Twitter, was responsible for much of the technology that Grindr used to collect and share data.
Google also that, regarding legal requests from government agencies in the U.S., “By far the most common is the subpoena, followed by search warrants.” It says it notifies users whose data has been requested where possible, as “If Google receives ECPA legal process for a user’s account, it’s our policy to notify the user via email before any information is disclosed unless such notification is prohibited by law.”.
Now a newly published report, has revealed that 250 million Microsoft customer records, spanning an incredible 14 years in all, have been exposed online in a database with no password protection.
New reporting alleges that Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘ phone through WhatsApp. The report raises renewed concern about top White House aide Jared Kushner’s reported WhatsApp communications with bin Salman.
Apple announced in a report Friday that it received a record-high 3,619 requests from the US government for users‘ account information in the first half of 2019, up 36% from the previous six-month period.
“By stating that it does ‘not control the use of these tracking technologies’, and by asking users to read the privacy policies of any third-party companies that may receive personal data, Grindr is attempting to shift accountability for the advertising technologies that it is using away from itself,” the report concluded.
A new report, called Out of Control: How Consumers Are Exploited by the Online Advertising Industry, published today by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC), looks at the hidden side of the data economy and its findings are alarming.
The actors, who are part of what we call the digital marketing and adtech industry, use this information to track us over time and across devices, in order to create comprehensive profiles about individual consumers.
Popular dating services like Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder are spreading user information like dating choices and precise location to advertising and marketing companies in ways that may violate privacy laws, according to a new report that examined some of the world’s most downloaded Android apps.
Confidential personal health data belonging to millions of Indians are lying exposed on the internet because hospitals and medical institutions have not taken security precautions to safeguard this information.