Oct 262021
 October 26, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Online, U.S.

Rebecca Kern reports: Social media companies YouTube, TikTok and Snap will tout established protections of teen privacy to counter lawmaker questioning at a Tuesday hearing, seeking to distance themselves from the criticism faced by rival Facebook, according to their prepared remarks. Executives from the companies face senators one day after [Read More…]

Oct 232021
 October 23, 2021  Posted by  Business, Govt, Online, U.S.

Many internet service providers (ISPs) collect and share far more data about their customers than many consumers may expect—including access to all of their Internet traffic and real-time location data—while failing to offer consumers meaningful choices about how this data can be used, according to an FTC staff report on ISPs’ data [Read More…]

Oct 212021
 October 21, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

From EPIC.org: The Senate Finance Committee has significantly scaled back a proposal in the pending budget reconciliation bill to expand the mandatory reporting regime for private financial information in the United States, a move that EPIC and peer organizations called for last month. The original proposal would have required peer-to-peer apps and services to [Read More…]

Oct 212021
 October 21, 2021  Posted by  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Saira Hussain and Adam Schwartz write: The Marin County Sheriff illegally shares the sensitive location information of millions of drivers with out-of-state and federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Sheriff uses automated license plate readers (ALPRs)—high-speed cameras mounted on street poles or squad [Read More…]