Tag Archives: Privacy

Lawful interception: The Russian approach

A new post written by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan as part of the joint project by Privacy International, Agentura.Ru and the Citizen Lab on Russia’s surveillance state.

Social Media CyberWatch – February 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.

New document sheds light on government’s ability to search iPhones

Source: Chris Soghoian and Naomi Gilens, American Civil Liberties Union

Cell phone searches are a common law enforcement tool, but up until now, the public has largely been in the dark regarding how much sensitive information the government can get with this invasive surveillance technique.

Passware expands to grab Facebook and Google passwords

Source: Topher Kessler, CNet

Passware Inc. is a forensics security company that develops investigation software kits to reveal passwords on seized computers.

Government killing online surveillance bill

Source: Laura Payton, CBC News

Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the controversial Bill C-30, known as the online surveillance or warrantless wiretapping bill, won’t go ahead due to opposition from the public.

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on CBC’s The Current

Professor Deibert spoke about the Canadian company Blackberry and the lack of transparency in Blackberry’s agreements with governments abroad.

OECD complaint against Gamma International and Trovicor

Source: Chloe Shuffrey, Privacy International

On 1st February 2013 Privacy International, together with the ECCHR, the BCHR, Bahrain Watch and RSF, filed complaints with the OECD against Gamma International and Trovicor GmbH.

Social Media CyberWatch – January 2013

This month’s Social Media Watch looks at the privacy concerns around Facebook’s Graph Search, an open letter to Skype detailing concerns about its practices, several noteworthy legislative privacy stories and several other policy, security and privacy stories from the social media community.

International Privacy Day: Anti-surveillance success stories

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundations

January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries are celebrating this day calling attention to their own events and campaigns.

Facebook, Google may face tougher EU curbs on data usage

Source: Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. may face stricter privacy rules requiring them to let users shift data to competitors in the EU under proposed changes to a draft law.