Joe Cadillic writes: Our worst fears about automatic license plate readers (ALPR) are much worse than we could have imagined. Two months ago, I warned everyone that police in Arizona were using ALPR’s to “grid” entire neighborhoods. But this story brings public surveillance to a whole new level. Last month, [Read More…]
Statement from Amnesty International: Responding to news that Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, whose malicious technology has been used by governments to target activists, has announced it will respect human rights and take steps to prevent its tools being used to commit abuses in future, Danna Ingleton, Deputy Director of [Read More…]
Melanie Evans reports: Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are striking sweeping agreements to store data and develop software for hospitals, as the technology giants wrestle for control in health-care and cloud-computing markets. Read more on WSJ.
Megha Rajagopalan reports: Period tracker apps are sending deeply personal information about women’s health and sexual practices to Facebook, new research has found. UK-based advocacy group Privacy International, sharing its findings exclusively with BuzzFeed News, discovered period-tracking apps including MIA Fem and Maya sent women’s use of contraception, the timings [Read More…]