The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows a device to be used as a flashlight, deceived consumers about how their geolocation information would be shared with advertising networks and other third parties. Goldenshores Technologies, LLC, managed [...]
Mark your calendars! From the FTC: This spring, the Federal Trade Commission will host a series of seminars to examine the privacy implications of three new areas of technology that have garnered considerable attention for both their potential benefits and the possible privacy concerns they raise for consumers. As the tools available to track, market [...]
Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart today issued the following statement in response to requests for her Office’s preliminary comments on Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act: My Office is currently reviewing the Bill thoroughly and, in particular, [...]
Meghan Kelly reports: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg thinks the U.S. government screwed up when it comes to the NSA’s surveillance techniques. “I think the government really blew it on this one. And I honestly think that they’re continuing to blow it in some ways and I hope that they become more transparent in that [...]
Spencer Ackerman reports: Newly declassified court documents indicate that the National Security Agency shared its trove of American bulk email and internet data with other government agencies in violation of specific court-ordered procedures to protect Americans’ privacy. The dissemination of the sensitive data transgressed both the NSA’s affirmations to the secret surveillance court about the [...]
You can read the September issue online, here. Of note, a look at the FBI’s $1B biometric program that begins on p. 12 and a research report on biometrics and law enforcement that begins on p. 18 of the issue. Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.
Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller report: The director of national intelligence on Monday night released what appeared to be the original court document authorizing the National Security Agency to conduct sweeping collections of Americans’ communications records for counterterrorism purposes. The order, signed by the then-chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, was among nearly 1,000 [...]