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Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data
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.
ISP  surveillanceState  corporateIncompetence 
12 days ago by joeybaker
China 'launches an app that tells you if you are within 500 yards of someone in debt - and encourages you to report them if they seem capable of paying up'
State-run newspaper China Daily reported that officials in the Chinese province of Hebei created the app, named ‘map of deadbeat debtors’, which can be accessed through social media app WeChat.
authoritarianism  surveillanceState 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Carriers can sell your location to bounty hunters because ISP privacy is broken.
Motherboard reports that there is now a black market where you can buy the location of any phone.
ISP  corporateCorruption  surveillanceState  informationObscurity 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
ACLU Wants Release of Secret Court Order Demanding Facebook Build Surveillance Backdoor
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know how and why, exactly, a joint federal-state task force tracking the MS-13 gang tried to order social giant Facebook to build a backdoor into its Messenger app for surveillance purposes, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.
surveillanceState  judicialSecrecy  encryptionWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Report: Microsoft’s enterprise products covertly gather personal data on users - Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — accord
Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behavior of individual users of its enterprise offerings on a large scale, without any public documentation — according to a new report by Privacy Company. The data protection impact assessment (DPIA) was commissioned by the Dutch government to guide its institutions — which includes 300,000 workstations in …
userIsTheProduct  corporateCorruption  surveillanceState  informationSecurity  informationObscurity 
november 2018 by joeybaker
EFF Sues California Law Enforcement Agency For Refusing To Hand Over Stingray Documents
The EFF is taking the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to court. The dispute centers on Stingray warrants possessed by the agency. The Sheriff’s Department likely holds more of these records than any other agency in the state...
surveillanceState  policeoverreach 
october 2018 by joeybaker
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