Aug 012021
 August 1, 2021  Posted by  Business, Featured News

Gilad Edelman / Wired reports: For at least a decade, privacy advocates dreamed of a universal, legally enforceable “do not track” setting. Now, at least in the most populous state in the US, that dream has become a reality. So why isn’t Apple—a company that increasingly uses privacy as a selling point—helping [Read More…]

Jul 312021
 July 31, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Workplace

Catharine Tunney reports: The makers of the now-defunct Buffalo Tracks app — a sort of Yelp for RCMP detachments — say they fear candid comments left on the application will be used against them by RCMP brass. The app allowed serving officers to post and browse reviews about life in detachments across [Read More…]

Jul 302021
 July 30, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Govt, Laws, Non-U.S.

Stephanie Bodoni reports: Inc. faces the biggest ever European Union privacy fine after its lead privacy watchdog hit it with a 746 million-euro ($888 million) penalty for violating the bloc’s tough data protection rules. CNPD, the Luxembourg data protection authority slapped Amazon with the record fine in a July 16 decision that [Read More…]