From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand: We think it is time to ‘name names’ where it is warranted. Our view is that in certain circumstances, the Privacy Act is better served by revealing the organisations that have breached the law. Up to now, we’ve rarely publicly named organisations. It was done [...]
Kelly Holleran reports: The children of a woman living in a Sugar Land nursing home claim they have been banned from the facility because of postings on social media. Mackey Glen Peterson, Don Leslie Peterson and Lonny Peterson filed a lawsuit July 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division against [...]
Orin Kerr writes: Last week, a district court considered whether the federal computer hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, applies to a laptop computer not connected to the Internet. The court concluded in Pine Environmental Services v. Carson (D.Mass. August 20, 2014) (Talwani, J.), that the Act does not apply in such circumstances because the [...]
Hackers are claiming they can pinpoint the exact locations of Grindr users, right down to what room they are in. NDTV reports an anonymous whistleblower has been sending more than 100,000 messages to Grindr users in more than 70 countries to warn them of the alleged security flaw. Read more on PinkNews.
Evelyn Chang reports: Your most trustworthy apps may be at risk. Researchers say they have found a way to hack Gmail apps with a 92 percent success rate. In a paper being presented Friday at the Usenix cybersecurity conference, the engineers said they also could steal check images from a Chase app with an 83 [...]
Kevin Poulsen reports: White hat hacker Ben Caudill is halfway through his sandwich when he casually reaches over to his iPhone, swipes the screen a few times, then holds it up to me. “Is that you?” he asks. It is, but nobody was supposed to know. He’s showing me one of my posts to Secret, [...]
Back in 2011 and over on DataBreaches.net, I covered the leak of Labour Party donors by a blogger, Cameron Slater. The database included “a mailing list containing the names and email addresses of about 18,000 supporters and a list of hundreds of recent online donations, complete with names and amounts given.” Slater denied any hacking [...]