Aug 182019
 
 August 18, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Mike Wereschagin reports: The district attorney for Pennsylvania’s second-most-populous county has assembled a network of advanced surveillance cameras in and around Pittsburgh and has enlisted colleagues in four surrounding counties to extend its reach into their jurisdictions. This is somewhat terrifying that a county district attorney could put the entire [Read More…]

Aug 182019
 
 August 18, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jamie Williams shared the great news on August 15: The California Supreme Court just rejected the government’s attempt to require a youth probationer, as a condition of release, to submit to random searches of his electronic devices and social media accounts. The trial court had imposed the condition because the [Read More…]

Aug 172019
 
 August 17, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Misc

Natasha Lomas reports: Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise to data to mask individual identities is no longer just a theory. The research has implications for the immediate field of differential [Read More…]