Category: Data Privacy

Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations

Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations

Vasudha Talla | ACLU | Source URL U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using mass location surveillance to target immigrants. And local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are helping — feeding their residents’ personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies. Today, […]

Here’s why the US is terrified of one Chinese company controlling the world’s 5G networks

Here’s why the US is terrified of one Chinese company controlling the world’s 5G networks

Shona Ghosh | Business Insider | Source URL US lobbying against Chinese firm Huawei, one of the biggest phone makers and telecommunications kit providers in the world, hit a new level this week during the phone industry’s big annual conference. Around 100,000 technology vendors, carriers, and device makers head to […]

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data

Motherboard – Vice | Source URL In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data. Motherboard previously reported that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have been selling their customers’ real-time location data, […]

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’

Facebook ‘directed massive lobbying campaign at politicians around the world and called Irish PM a ‘great friend’ in battle against new data privacy laws’

Bryony Jewel | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook tried to influence politicians including George Osborne during a lobbying campaign against new data privacy laws. Documents seen by the Observer and Computer Weekly reveal that the social media giant tried to influence countries including Canada, Brazil and all 28 EU […]

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet “Oligopoly”

German Data Privacy Commissioner Says Article 13 Inevitably Leads to Filters, Which Inevitably Lead to Internet “Oligopoly”

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing via EFF | Source URL German Data Privacy Commissioner Ulrich Kelber is also a computer scientist, which makes him uniquely qualified to comment on the potential consequences of the proposed new EU Copyright Directive. The Directive will be voted on at the end of this […]

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database

Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database

Motherboard | Source URL Police, social services, and health workers in Canada are using shared databases to track the behaviour of vulnerable people—including minors and people experiencing homelessness—with little oversight and often without consent. Documents obtained by Motherboard from Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) through an […]

How Facebook harvests your personal data from popular apps: At least a dozen popular apps secretly share ‘highly sensitive’ data without users’ consent

How Facebook harvests your personal data from popular apps: At least a dozen popular apps secretly share ‘highly sensitive’ data without users’ consent

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook has been covertly collecting deeply personal information from a number of popular apps, often without users’ knowledge. At least 11 popular apps have been sending the data to Facebook, including period-tracking app Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, real estate app […]