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  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…]

Jan 172017
 

Cyrus Farivar reports: Coinbase’s CEO, Brian Armstrong, has estimated that it will cost the company between $100,000 and $1 million to defend its customers from what he described as an “overly broad subpoena.” Last month, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that Coinbase could be ordered, at the request of the Internal Revenue [Read More…]