Source: Mozilla Blog
People really enjoy social features that help them connect with others. To offer these features, social networks often end collecting lots of personal info, and their users don’t always understand the tradeoffs involved.
Tag Archives: Privacy
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
If the location of a particular computer cannot be determined, the Dutch police would be able to break in without ever contacting foreign authorities.
Verizon iPhone owners have 30 days to opt-out of sharing location, search data and more with advertisers
Source: Matthew Panzarino
If you’re the brand new owner of a Verizon iPhone, you’ve got 30 days to opt-out of sharing information including anonymized location data as well as demographics like age, gender, sports teams, dining habits and more.
Source: Shahid Abbasi, The News Tribe
Pakistan’s government has decided to establish a monitoring system of international incoming and outgoing calls along with voice and text communication of internet through International Clearing House (IHC).
Digitask, a company whose reputation was clearly damaged after its trojan virus was found and analysed by the Chaos Computer Club in 2011, seems to still be a regular contractor of German authorities.
An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators.
Source: Tom Risen, The Netizen Project
A year after the Occupy Wall Street movement began the disorderly conduct case of one of its protesters could dilute privacy rights online, as Twitter was forced to release a protester’s tweets to a court without a search warrant on Sept. 14.
Source: CSR Newswire
Desperate to avoid paying a $19 billion environmental judgment from Ecuador, Chevron has launched a retaliation campaign by trying to gain access to years of activity of the private email accounts of 101 people who have some connection to the lawsuit.
Source: Privacy International
Privacy Internationally has submitted two documents to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee reviewing the draft bill on communications data.
Source: Chris Soghoian, ACLU
Today, a group known as Antisec released a collection of one million UDIDs—serial numbers associated with Apple mobile devices.