Oct 252014
 

Cristina Rendon reports: A Dublin-area California Highway Patrol officer is under investigation for allegedly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone while the young woman was in custody, court records show. An investigator from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is recommending that 35-year-old CHP Officer Sean [...]

Oct 242014
 

Mike Masnick writes: … A few weeks ago, Nate Hoffelder discovered that Adobe’s ebook reader, Digital Editions 4, was spying on your ebooks, collecting a ton of information about them, and then uploading it all to Adobe’s servers in an unencrypted format, potentially revealing a lot of information about users of the product. Adobe came out with a ridiculously [...]

Oct 242014
 

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974). FCC PLANS $10 MILLION FINE FOR CARRIERS THAT BREACHED CONSUMER PRIVACY TerraCom and YourTel Allegedly Stored Customers’ Personal Information Online in a Format Accessible [...]

Oct 232014
 

Aimee Chanthadavong reports: More than 4,000 privacy complaints were lodged with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) during the financial year ending June 2014, with the 183 percent surge largely the result of the new privacy laws. Read more on ZDNet.

Oct 222014
 

The following press release was issued on Monday: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking action against a telemarketer accused of calling Hoosiers registered on the state’s Do Not Call list and making illegal robocalls. A lawsuit has been filed against Peter Tolman of California, doing business as Leads Direct Marketing, for placing calls to [...]

Oct 222014
 

Tom Simonite reports: As corporations plow more data and money into cloud computing, criminals are following, and their digital hauls are getting bigger. This summer, for example, JPMorgan said that the accounts of 76 million U.S. households and seven million businesses had been accessed without authorization. A well-funded startup launching today, called Illumio, claims that its [...]

Oct 222014
 

April Glaser and Alison Macrina report: Adobe has made it extremely easy for unwanted eyes to read over the shoulders of library patrons. Earlier this month reports surfaced about how Adobe’s Digital Editions e-book software collects and transmits information about readers in plain text.* That insecure transmission allows the government, corporations, or potential hackers to intercept information [...]