Dec 132021
 December 13, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S.

Ben Doherty reports: The personal details of nearly 10,000 people seeking asylum in Australia – unlawfully posted online by the Australian government – were accessed by people in foreign countries, including China, Russia, Egypt, and Pakistan, and from masked anonymous locations. New documents show the information was allegedly used to [Read More…]

Dec 102021
 December 10, 2021  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Sinclair Cook and Michael DelRossi are doing a deeper dive into the proliferation of social media surveillance tools, with a special focus on their use by government agencies. They write, in part: That’s why we are submitting FOIA requests to CID and the FBI today. CID has contracted for Clearview AI and acknowledged its [Read More…]

Dec 082021
 December 8, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Alex Tharby and Tracy Cole write: On September 8, 2021, the High Court delivered the landmark Voller decision, dismissing appeals by media outlets against the decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court which held that the news media and users of social media and other internet platforms may be held liable for content [Read More…]

Dec 062021
 December 6, 2021  Posted by  Govt, Healthcare, Surveillance, U.S.

Dystopia is in the eye of the beholder? Katherine Hamilton reports: Eighty House Republicans voted with Democrats on Tuesday to pass the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, which if passed by the Senate and signed into law would fund a federal vaccination database. According to the bill, also called  H. R. 550, the government would [Read More…]