Aug 012015

Alex Hern reports: Windows 10 is under attack over default settings which users say compromise their privacy, just days after the operating system’s successful launch saw more than 14 million installs in the first 24 hours. Hundreds of commenters on sites such as Hacker News and Reddit have criticised default settings that send personal information to [Read More…]

Jul 312015

Matt Cagle writes about a new opinion that has privacy advocates cheering: Yesterday, a federal district court held that the government must obtain a warrant to obtain historical cell phone location data.  This important ruling makes it clear that we don’t have to give up privacy to participate in modern society. Cell phones [Read More…]

Jul 302015

More on Google’s appeal in the Google v. Vidal-Hall case.  After reviewing the significance of the lower court ruling, Phil Bradley-Schmieg writes: Although Google appealed on all counts, the UK Supreme Court granted permission to appeal only in relation to the invalidity of Section 13(2) of the Data Protection Act.  [Read More…]