Mar 032021
 March 3, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Online, U.S.

Bryan Lowry reports: Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley questioned FBI Director Christopher Wray about data the bureau has collected from banks, cellular companies and social media platforms in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. […] Hawley’s questioning focused on data the bureau has collected in its investigation — [Read More…]

Mar 022021
 March 2, 2021  Posted by  Govt

The Federal Trade Commission will host a virtual workshop on April 29, 2021 to examine digital “dark patterns,” a term that has been used to describe a range of potentially manipulative user interface designs used on websites and mobile apps. “Bringing Dark Patterns to Light: An FTC Workshop” will explore the [Read More…]

Feb 272021
 February 27, 2021  Posted by  Business, Govt, Healthcare

Sharon Kyle writes: According to the Federal Trade Commission, a technology start-up that develops and distributes a mobile application called Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker is in a bit of trouble.  The App collects and stores menstruation and fertility information about millions of women who use their app worldwide. No big deal, [Read More…]

Feb 262021
 February 26, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Ian Wishart, Viktoria Dendrinou, and Arne Delfs report: European Union leaders inched toward establishing bloc-wide vaccine certificates to enable countries to reopen to travel as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned that unless they hurry Apple Inc. and Google will step into the vacuum. During a five-hour video call, [Read More…]