Sep 192020
 September 19, 2020  Posted by  Online, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

 The Rutherford Institute has issued a precautionary “opt out” letter as a means by which families whose children are taking part in remote learning / virtual classes might assert their Fourth Amendment privacy rights and guard against intrusive government surveillance posed by remote learning technologies. The Institute released its model “Parental [Read More…]

Aug 242020
 August 24, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare, Online

Jessica Davis reports: New search engine capabilities may inadvertently expose patient identifiers and other protected health information, according to a warning from the American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to radiologists and other medical professionals.  “The ability to use Optical Character Recognition [Read More…]

Aug 172020
 August 17, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Online, Surveillance

Jason Wilson reports: A little-known investigative unit inside search giant Google regularly forwarded detailed personal information on the company’s users to members of a counter-terrorist fusion center in California’s Bay Area, according to leaked documents reviewed by the Guardian. But checking the documents against Google’s platforms reveals that in some cases Google [Read More…]