Jun 302020
 June 30, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Liisa Thomas of SheppardMullin writes: HyperBeard, the makers of several children’s mobile apps (including KleptoCats), recently settled with the FTC over failure to obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s personal information online, in violation of COPPA. In its complaint, the FTC argued that the HyperBeard apps were clearly directed to children. [Read More…]

Jun 282020
 June 28, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance

Kim Lyons reports: The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform has opened an investigation into how data broker Venntel collects and sells data from Americans’ mobile phones to government agencies for warrantless tracking, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. In a letter to Venntel CEO Chris Gildea, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) [Read More…]

Jun 262020
 June 26, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Surveillance

Steven Nelson reports: The Department of Homeland Security is warning US police that surveillance drones made by Chinese company DJI are “at risk” of having their data intercepted, The Post has learned. The department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency expressed its concern in a letter this week to House Judiciary [Read More…]

Jun 252020
 June 25, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Ally Jarmanning reports: Boston has banned the use of facial surveillance technology in the city, becoming the second-largest community in the world to do so. The city council unanimously voted on Wednesday to ban the use of the technology and prohibit any city official from obtaining facial surveillance by asking for it through [Read More…]