May 202022
 May 20, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, U.S., Youth & Schools

Michael Elsen-Rooney reports: The New York City Education Department is planning to roll out its own online grading and attendance system to replace a widely-used platform that was hacked earlier this year, exposing the personal information of nearly one million students. The new system, developed by the agency’s IT team, [Read More…]

May 152022
 May 15, 2022  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

By Matthew Guariglia: Geofence and reverse keyword warrants are some of the most dangerous, civil-liberties-infringing and reviled tools in law enforcement agencies’ digital toolbox. It turns out that these warrants are so invasive of user privacy that big tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are willing to support banning them. The three tech giants [Read More…]

May 132022
 May 13, 2022  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Ed Pilkington reports: The US justice department secretly issued a subpoena to gain access to details of the phone account of a Guardian reporter as part of an aggressive leak investigation into media stories about an official inquiry into the Trump administration’s child separation policy at the southern border. Leak [Read More…]