Jan 122022
 
 January 12, 2022  Posted by  Misc

A selection of some of the news items posted on MassPrivateI this week:

Vaccine Passports Are Here to Stay. Why Worry?
“The surveillance technologies of the War on Contagion are inherited from the War on Terror, and the software is encoded with the same forever-war mentality: Both fight risk rather than actual threat. Who is the terrorist? Who is the Covid carrier? Among the contradictions of the pandemic is that collective safety requires honesty and mutual trust, yet the expression of that trust is vigilant mutual suspicion. The best bet is to fear everyone.”
https://theintercept.com/2022/01/01/covid-vaccine-passports-surveillance

 

Cross-Border Access to User Data by Law Enforcement:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/12/cross-border-access-user-data-law-enforcement-year-review-2021

 

Amazon must face biometric privacy lawsuit over COVID-19 health checks:
https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/amazon-must-face-biometric-privacy-lawsuit-over-covid-19-health-checks-2022-01-03/

 

Facebook data center lawsuit claims they profited from kids’ facial recognition:
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/privacy/meta-class-action-alleges-company-violated-privacy-rights-of-minors-by-harvesting-their-data/
Facebook bringing $750M data center to Huntsville (2018):
https://www.al.com/news/2018/06/facebook_bringing_750_million.html
Facebook announced that its data center in Huntsville – an investment of more than $1 billion – is online:
https://www.al.com/news/2021/09/facebook-data-center-in-huntsville-is-now-online-handling-traffic.html

 

Can Privacy Exist In The Metaverse?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/come-the-metaverse-can-privacy-exist-11641292206

 

France- President no longer considers the unvaccinated to be French citizens:
https://www.politico.eu/article/french-mps-stall-covid-pass-debate-macron-piss-off-unvaccinated/
https://www.leparisien.fr/politique/europe-vaccination-presidentielle-emmanuel-macron-se-livre-a-nos-lecteurs-04-01-2022-2KVQ3ESNSREABMTDWR25OMGWEA.php

 

France- Data Protection Authority fined Free Mobile 300,000 euros for privacy violations:
https://www.cnil.fr/en/free-mobile-fined-eu300000

Find more on Joe Cadillic’s MassPrivateI.

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