Jan 172017
 
 January 17, 2017  Court, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Elyssa Cherney reports: Chicago attorney on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Chicago Police Department’s use of a secret cellphone tracking system, arguing the practice should require a warrant and violates individual privacy. Jerry Boyle, who is also a longtime volunteer for the National Lawyers Guild, brought the case [Read More…]

Jan 172017
 
 January 17, 2017  Surveillance No Responses »

Joe Cadillic writes: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) otherwise known as the Dept. of Commerce plans to evaluate facial biometrics for the government. Beginning next month, the NIST will begin evaluating facial recognition technology algorithms. The NIST calls it the ‘Face Recognition Vendor Test’ (FRVT). Read more on MassPrivateI.

Jan 172017
 
 January 17, 2017  Business, Online, Surveillance No Responses »

Woody Leonard reports: The latest version of the venerable (and oh-so-holey) PDF viewing routine, Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053, released this week, looks for information about your Google Chrome surfing habits. Without your knowledge or consent, the security patch installs a Chrome browser extension that’s spyware, pure and simple. The situation’s [Read More…]

Jan 172017
 

Cyrus Farivar reports: Coinbase’s CEO, Brian Armstrong, has estimated that it will cost the company between $100,000 and $1 million to defend its customers from what he described as an “overly broad subpoena.” Last month, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that Coinbase could be ordered, at the request of the Internal Revenue [Read More…]