Aug 172019
 August 17, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Misc

Natasha Lomas reports: Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise to data to mask individual identities is no longer just a theory. The research has implications for the immediate field of differential [Read More…]

Aug 142019
 August 14, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Govt

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Woody Hartzog, Daniel J. Solove has an OpEd on ThinkTank that was republished on Lawfareblog last Friday. It begins: Facebook’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reignited debate over whether the agency is up to the task of protecting privacy. Many people, including some [Read More…]

Aug 122019
 August 12, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Tim Cushing reports: Lee Fang of The Intercept has dug into the cache of internal license plate reader manufacturer documents dumped on the web earlier this year. In addition to hundreds of images of drivers and their vehicles passing through border checkpoints, the files also contained emails from Perceptics (the [Read More…]

Aug 092019
 August 9, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, Online, U.S.

Amanda Bronstad reports: A class action over Facebook’s facial recognition technology will go forward after a federal appeals court found that the social media site’s app could “violate the plaintiffs’ substantive privacy interests.” On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed a district court ruling granting [Read More…]