Oct 222019
 
 October 22, 2019  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Andrea Germanos reports: A ruling by a federal court Monday drew the ire of the ACLU after siding with the U.S. government and rejecting a challenge brought by four U.S. citizens over their inclusion on the No Fly List, thus leaving the men, according to the civil liberties group, “in an [Read More…]

Oct 222019
 
 October 22, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Govt
FTC Brings First Case Against Developers of “Stalking” Apps

The Federal Trade Commission has barred the developers of three “stalking” apps from selling apps that monitor consumers’ mobile devices unless they take certain steps to ensure the apps will only be used for legitimate purposes. The settlement resolves allegations that these apps compromised the privacy and security of the [Read More…]

Oct 222019
 
 October 22, 2019  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Lois Beckett reports: For Adam Jasinski, a technology director for a school district outside of St Louis, Missouri, monitoring student emails used to be a time-consuming job. Jasinski used to do keyword searches of the official school email accounts for the district’s 2,600 students, looking for words like “suicide” or [Read More…]

Oct 222019
 
 October 22, 2019  Posted by  Court, U.S., Workplace, Youth & Schools

Janelle Retka reports: The Yakima School District has filed a lawsuit in Yakima County Superior Court seeking permission to withhold confidential employee medical information in a public records request — some of which had already been released. The case, which involves drug screening paperwork for district employees and job applicants, [Read More…]