Dec 082018
 
 December 8, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Alex Hern reports: Facebook has been fined €10m (£8.9m) by Italian authorities for misleading users over its data practices. The two fines issued by Italy’s competition watchdog are some of the largest levied against the social media company for data misuse, dwarfing the £500,000 fine levied by the British Information Commissioner’s Office in [Read More…]

Dec 072018
 
 December 7, 2018  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Joe Cadillic writes Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not signup for Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club. According to an article in the Advocate, DHS and New Orleans law enforcement have just created a “platinum” spying program that encourages homeowners and business [Read More…]

Dec 062018
 
 December 6, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Orla O’Donnell reports: Convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has won his legal action against the Garda Commissioner and the State over data from mobile phones. The ruling could have implications for many other criminal cases and investigations. The High Court found that the Irish legislation, which allows data from mobile phones to be retained [Read More…]