[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.

Seattle Judge Orders Media to Share Unpublished Protest Photos with Police

Seattle Judge Orders Media to Share Unpublished Protest Photos with Police

However on Thursday, King County Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee ultimately sided with the Police, ruling that the subpoena is enforceable, though he set several limitations on how they could use the unpublished materials.

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.

China Is What Orwell Feared

China Is What Orwell Feared

Having set up beachheads in Asia, Europe, and Africa, China’s AI companies are now pushing into Latin America, a region the Chinese government describes as a “core economic interest.” China financed Ecuador’s $240 million purchase of a surveillance-camera system.

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive nature of data requests

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive nature of data requests

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook is suing EU antitrust regulators for seeking information beyond what is necessary, including highly personal details, for their investigations into the company's data and marketplace, the U.S. social media giant said on Monday."We think such requests should be reviewed by the EU Courts.".

Google reportedly peeks into Android data to gain edge over third-party apps

Google reportedly peeks into Android data to gain edge over third-party apps

Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google An internal team that tracks the worldwide usage of Google's first-party apps "also has used Lockbox data on third-party apps to show executives how Google services were performing compared to rivals," sources told The Information.

German police can access any WhatsApp message without any malware

German police can access any WhatsApp message without any malware

German police nab a terror suspect by allegedly spying on his Whatsapp messages using Web. German media has reported that the German Federal Criminal Agency (Bundeskriminalamt or BKA) can access any WhatsApp users’ messages without the help of any malware.

Privacy-loving EU building massive travel surveillance system for visitors that will affect billions of people

Privacy-loving EU building massive travel surveillance system for visitors that will affect billions of people

All of this data, and the answers to even more rigorous questions for visa applicants, are fed into central EU databases, where they can be accessed by over 100 national authorities, and thousands of official accounts.

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.

Amazon says it will not ban TikTok from employee phones

Amazon says it will not ban TikTok from employee phones

As first reported by The New York Times on Friday, Amazon asked employees to remove TikTok from their mobile devices, citing security risks.“Due to security risks, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email,” the company said in the initial email to employees on Friday morning.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Pause Hong Kong Data Requests (3)

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Pause Hong Kong Data Requests (3)

Microsoft is pausing responses to such data requests as it examines the new law, a company spokesperson said in a statement.Facebook typically works with law enforcement to follow local laws where the company operates, but said it has paused sharing user data with Hong Kong authorities while it conducts a “human-rights” assessment.

Florida becomes first state to enact DNA privacy law, blocking insurers from genetic data

Florida becomes first state to enact DNA privacy law, blocking insurers from genetic data

Florida on Wednesday became the nation’s first state to enact a DNA privacy law, prohibiting life, disability and long-term care insurance companies from using genetic tests for coverage purposes.

The New EARN IT Bill Still Threatens Encryption and Free Speech

The New EARN IT Bill Still Threatens Encryption and Free Speech

State lawmakers will be able to create new laws allowing private lawsuits and criminal prosecutions against Internet platforms, as long as they say their purpose is to stop crimes against children.

US policy arm of major computing association urges suspension of facial recognition technology

US policy arm of major computing association urges suspension of facial recognition technology

The Association for Computing Machinery's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) today called for "an immediate suspension of the current and future private and governmental use of facial recognition (FR) technologies in all circumstances known or reasonably foreseeable to be prejudicial to established human and legal rights" in its "Statement on Principles and Prerequisites for the Development, Evaluation and Use of Unbiased Facial Recognition Technologies.".

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.

Yes, Big Brother IS Watching: Russian Schools Getting Surveillance Systems Called 'Orwell'

Yes, Big Brother IS Watching: Russian Schools Getting Surveillance Systems Called 'Orwell'

According to the business daily Vedomosti, contracts exceeding 2 billion rubles ($29 million) have been signed for the procurement and installation in schools across Russia of surveillance cameras linked to a system that has facial-recognition capability and is called Orwell, after the British author of dystopian novels 1984 and Animal Farm.

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It's The 2nd-Largest City To Do So

Boston Bans Use Of Facial Recognition Technology. It's The 2nd-Largest City To Do So

Boston has banned the use of facial surveillance technology in the city, becoming the second-largest community in the world to do so.Boston is now the second-largest city in the world to ban facial recognition technology, behind San Francisco.

Republicans push bill requiring tech companies to help access encrypted data

Republicans push bill requiring tech companies to help access encrypted data

Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images A group of Senate Republicans is looking to force tech companies to comply with "lawful access" to encrypted information, potentially jeopardizing the technology's security features.The Justice Department has criticized tech companies like Apple and Facebook for embracing encryption, arguing the technology is protecting terrorists and child predators.

Indiana Supreme Court: Woman did not have to unlock phone for police

Indiana Supreme Court: Woman did not have to unlock phone for police

A Carmel woman who was held in contempt when she refused to unlock her smartphone for police during a criminal investigation is protected by the U.S. Constitution, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a decision that could affect how law enforcement uses technology to gather evidence.

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.

China Is Collecting DNA From Tens of Millions of Men and Boys, Using U.S. Equipment

China Is Collecting DNA From Tens of Millions of Men and Boys, Using U.S. Equipment

In the report released by the Australian institute, it estimated that the authorities aimed to collect DNA samples from 35 million to 70 million men and boys, or roughly 5 percent to 10 percent of China’s male population.

Amazon’s facial recognition moratorium has major loopholes

Amazon’s facial recognition moratorium has major loopholes

In a surprise blog post, Amazon said it will put the brakes on providing its facial recognition technology to police for one year, but refuses to say if the move applies to federal law enforcement agencies.

The Government is Regularly Flying Predator Drones Over American Cities

The Government is Regularly Flying Predator Drones Over American Cities

The news comes after Motherboard previously verified that CBP flew a Predator drone above Minneapolis last week as protesters pushed back against police brutality and the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd by a white police officer.

The long, ugly history of how police have tracked protesters

The long, ugly history of how police have tracked protesters

American police have used technology to combat dissent—especially dissent by communities of color—since before there was a United States of America.Empowered by wiretaps, eavesdropping bugs, and then-cutting-edge recording devices, it became routine for police to monitor those who would dare to dissent.

K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App

K-Pop Fans Took Down a Police Snitching App

In response, K-pop fan accounts began calling on their massive followings to flood the app with videos of their favorite K-pop groups to overwhelm police trying to identify protesters.

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.

A dystopian look ahead at a lost decade of oligarchy, xenophobia, and soul-crushing surveillance

A dystopian look ahead at a lost decade of oligarchy, xenophobia, and soul-crushing surveillance

Left-wing fantasies By June 2020, as lockdowns began to ease, left-wing optimism remained that the pandemic would revive state power on behalf of the powerless, leading friends to fantasize about a renaissance of the commons and a capacious definition of public goods.

China's coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

China's coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

While authorities have primarily used mobile location data and ID-linked tracing apps to flag people coming back from abroad for quarantine, the camera surveillance system has played a crucial role, according to officials, state media and residents.

Apple whistleblower goes public over 'lack of action'

Apple whistleblower goes public over 'lack of action'

Following the revelations of Le Bonniec and his colleagues, Apple promised sweeping changes to its “grading” program, which involved thousands of contractors listening to recordings made, both accidentally and deliberately, using Siri.