Feb 262020
 February 26, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Surveillance

Betsy Swan reports: A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers. In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder “gained [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Kate Allen and Wendy Gillis report: Federal and provincial regulators are launching an investigation into whether Clearview AI, the company that makes facial recognition technology used by at least four Ontario police forces, breaks Canadian privacy laws. The investigation was initiated “in the wake of numerous media reports that have raised [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

It’s not often I read about someone being fired for a FERPA violation. Then I realized that the news source was a student-run publication. Good for them for covering this topic. Ujwal Srivastava reports: A computer science teaching assistant (TA) was removed from the staff of CS 224N: “Natural Language [Read More…]

Feb 212020
 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Graham Cluley reports: Video chat app ToTok has been removed from the official Android and iOS app stores by Google and Apple respectively, following growing concerns that it was actually helping the government of the United Arab Emirates spy on users’ conversations and location. The ToTok was first pulled from the Google Play store [Read More…]