Aug 062022
 
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

(Well, their headline said “for new safety program” but I fixed that for them) Last week, Madeline Edwards reported:  Marion County Board of Education listened to a presentation about a facial recognition-based program that would serve as an extra safety measure within its schools. Superintendent of Marion County Schools, Dr. [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Natasha Lomas reports: In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data protection regulation and hit with a €60 million sanction (~$65 million) by the country’s national privacy watchdog in a preliminary decision following a multi-year investigation. [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Genevieve O’Gara reports: Installing cameras in classrooms in the name of giving parents a window into their child’s education would violate the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act as well as Grand Blanc Community Schools’ policies, an attorney said at a July 19 board of education meeting. The Grand Blanc [Read More…]

Aug 062022
 
 August 6, 2022  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

AP reports: The head of Greece’s intelligence service and the general secretary of the prime minister’s office have resigned, amid allegations of the use of surveillance software against a journalist and the head of an opposition party. National Intelligence Service director Panagiotis Kontoleon and Grigoris Dimitriadis, general secretary of the [Read More…]