May 032016
 

Joe Cadillic isn’t buying any protestations that the data are “anonymous.” He writes: Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) has 675,000 billboards worldwide most of which are tracking everyone’s smartphones and tablets. CCO’s ad program is a partnership between AT&T andother companies that collect location data from smartphones, company officials said. CCO’s smartphone electronic surveillance system is [Read More…]

May 022016
 

From EPIC.org: EPIC has filed a lawsuit challenging the Transportation Security Administration’s regulation for airport body scanners. The TSA announcement came nearly five years after a federal appeals court orderedthe agency to “promptly” solicit public comments on the controversial screening procedure. Public comments overwhelmingly favored less invasive security screenings. But the TSA decided it may now mandate body scanners at [Read More…]

May 022016
 

Martyn Williams reports: A California court has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought by Twitter that challenges U.S. government restrictions on what it can say about surveillance requests on its users. Twitter sued the government in 2014, alleging that the restrictions, which are common to all Internet service providers, infringe its First Amendment right [Read More…]