Jun 072023
 June 7, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

AP reports: Microsoft will pay a fine of $20 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally collected and retained the data of children who signed up to use its Xbox video game console. The agency charged that Microsoft gathered the data without notifying parents or obtaining their consent, [Read More…]

Jun 052023
 June 5, 2023  Posted by  Business, Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Kristen Hwang reports: On March 1, 2019, 38-year-old Adbadalla Thabet arrived at a Bank of America in the Paramount neighborhood of Los Angeles to deposit cash from a string of gas stations he helped his family manage. As he parked, two other vehicles — one red, one gray — approached from behind. [Read More…]

Jun 032023
 June 3, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Laws, U.S., Workplace

Kevin Bessler reports: Despite a suggestion by the Illinois Supreme Court that the legislature needs to address concerns about excessive damage awards connected to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), nothing has changed. The high court ruled that a separate claim accrues each time data is collected, such as a [Read More…]

Jun 022023
 June 2, 2023  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Guy Faulconbridge reports: Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Thursday it had uncovered an American espionage operation that compromised thousands of iPhones using sophisticated surveillance software. Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab said dozens of its employees’ devices were compromised in the operation. The FSB, the main successor to the Soviet-era KGB, [Read More…]