Dec 162018
 December 16, 2018  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Rich Harris, Michael H. Keller and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries report: The business of location data has grown dramatically in recent years, a New York Times investigation found. Apps on smartphones send precise location data sometimes thousands of times a day. Companies prize the information, which can help advertisers target consumers and investments funds understand trends. [Read More…]

Dec 142018
 December 14, 2018  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance

Gabrielle Canon reports: Taylor Swift secretly surveilling her fans using facial recognition technology might sound like science fiction – but Rolling Stone reported on Thursdaythat the pop star has been doing exactly that in an effort to root out stalkers. Swift has stayed silent on the report, declining to comment to [Read More…]

Dec 142018
 December 14, 2018  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Brian P. Bartish of BakerHostetler writes: Last week, Australia’s parliament passed a controversial act that will enable law enforcement and intelligence agencies to compel access to encrypted communications. In an explanatory memorandum, the Australian Parliament stated that the new act, the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act [Read More…]