May 232022
 
 May 23, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Surveillance

B. N. Franks writes: Despite all the bad press reported about Amazon’s smart speaker devices (see 1, 2, 3, 4) – and the high levels of biologically harmful wireless radiation they emit – people are still buying these devices and using them in their homes and businesses.  In fact, they’re even being used in nursing homes, sometimes with disastrous results. Collecting [Read More…]

May 232022
 
 May 23, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News

Michelle Stoddart reports: Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine has sued Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly failing to protect consumer data following the Cambridge Analytica data leak. “The evidence shows Mr. Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect the privacy and data of its users leading directly [Read More…]

May 232022
 
 May 23, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Clearview AI Inc £7,552,800 for using images of people in the UK, and elsewhere, that were collected from the web and social media to create a global online database that could be used for facial recognition. The ICO has also issued an enforcement [Read More…]

May 222022
 
 May 22, 2022  Posted by  Business, Govt, U.S., Youth & Schools

From EPIC.org, May 19 – The Federal Trade Commission today unanimously approved a policy statement that prioritizes enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) against education technology providers and warns companies not to make surveillance a condition of accessing educational tools. The use of edtech expanded dramatically during the COVID-19 [Read More…]