Jan 182017
 January 18, 2017  Business, Court, U.S. No Responses »

AP reports: Mississippi’s attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging it is illegally violating student privacy. Attorney General Jim Hood sued the California-based computer giant Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. Hood, a Democrat, says Google is breaking Mississippi consumer protection law by selling ads using data from [Read More…]

Jan 172017
 January 17, 2017  Court, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Elyssa Cherney reports: Chicago attorney on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Chicago Police Department’s use of a secret cellphone tracking system, arguing the practice should require a warrant and violates individual privacy. Jerry Boyle, who is also a longtime volunteer for the National Lawyers Guild, brought the case [Read More…]

Jan 172017
 January 17, 2017  Surveillance No Responses »

Joe Cadillic writes: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) otherwise known as the Dept. of Commerce plans to evaluate facial biometrics for the government. Beginning next month, the NIST will begin evaluating facial recognition technology algorithms. The NIST calls it the ‘Face Recognition Vendor Test’ (FRVT). Read more on MassPrivateI.

Jan 172017
 January 17, 2017  Business, Online, Surveillance No Responses »

Woody Leonard reports: The latest version of the venerable (and oh-so-holey) PDF viewing routine, Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053, released this week, looks for information about your Google Chrome surfing habits. Without your knowledge or consent, the security patch installs a Chrome browser extension that’s spyware, pure and simple. The situation’s [Read More…]