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 January 1, 2021  Posted by  Misc

From the great Joe Cadillic, some recent news stories you may have missed: 

Privacy Nightmare: Japan Creates World’s First Biometric Smart Prison
“Smart wristbands that record prisoners’ heart rate and whereabouts and a CCTV with video analytic monitoring functions will be put in use to help detect inmates’ abnormal behavior, such as self-harm, fighting and entering prohibited areas, more efficiently. The CCTV system also includes facial recognition for tracking.”
https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/4/225876/First-‘smart-prison’-at-Tai-tam

European law enforcement agencies seized three so-called bulletproof VPN services:
https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/cybercriminals%E2%80%99-favourite-vpn-taken-down-in-global-action
https://www.justice.gov/usao-edmi/pr/us-law-enforcement-joins-international-partners-disrupt-vpn-service-used-facilitate

UK-The Government’s Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group Updated Their “Ethical Principles”
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/946996/BFEG_Principles_Update_December_2020.pdf

Will you have to carry a vaccine passport on your phone?
https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/12/21/1015353/covid-vaccine-passport-digital-immunity-record/

Google Claims Mobile Users Consented To Sharing Analytics Data With Developers:
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/358890/mobile-users-consented-to-share-analytics-data-wit.html

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