Jul 132019
 
 July 13, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Cathrin Schaer reports: Schools in the central German state of Hesse have been have been told it’s now illegal to use Microsoft Office 365. The state’s data-protection commissioner has ruled that using the popular cloud platform’s standard configuration exposes personal information about students and teachers “to possible access by US [Read More…]

Jul 132019
 
 July 13, 2019  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Catalin Cimpanu reports: This week, the highest body of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments against the mass surveillance programs of two countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The legal proceedings in the two cases started years before, in 2008 and 2013, respectively, with the litigation eventually reaching [Read More…]

Jul 132019
 
 July 13, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Caroline Haskins reports: Palantir is one of the most significant and secretive companies in big data analysis. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan and Airbus, and dozens of other local, state, and federal agencies. It’s been described by scholars [Read More…]