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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 
9 days ago 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 
21 days ago 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 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Indiana Appeals Court Says Forcing Someone To Unlock Their Phone Violates The 5th Amendment
Passwords and PINs still beat fingerprints when it comes to the Fifth Amendment. But just barely. Nothing about the issue is settled, but far more cases have been handed down declaring fingerprints to be non-testimonial. Fingerprints are obtained...
surveillanceState  judicialStupidity  judicialOverreach  authoritarianism  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
IP Address is Not Enough to Identify Pirate, US Court of Appeals Rules
The owner of an adult foster care home who operated an open WiFi network has booked a big win against a copyright troll. Thomas Gonzales was accused of downloading the Adam Sandler movie The Cobbler but won $17k last year after being wrongfully targeted. The case went to appeal and in a ruling handed down yesterday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gonzales emerged victorious again.
intellectualProperty  judicialStupidity  governmentIncompetence  surveillanceState  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Sen. Wyden Confirms Cell-Site Simulators Disrupt Emergency Calls
Sen. Ron Wyden has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning disruptions to 911 emergency services caused by law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators (CSS, also known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays). In the letter, Sen. Wyden states that:Senior officials from the Harris...
governmentOverreach  surveillanceState 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities
IT has been widely reported that software and web applications made in China are often built with a “backdoor” feature, allowing the manufacturer or the government to monitor and collect data from the user’s device.
surveillanceState  authoritarianism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
UK Reveals Plan for a Centralized Biometric Database That Sounds Like an Absolute Nightmare
The UK government’s Home Office released a report this week announcing plans for a forthcoming centralized biometric database of its citizens, compiling DNA, fingerprint, face, and possibly even voice data for law enforcement to access and share, according to the Telegraph. In addition to helping local police solve crimes, the Home Office report also proposes using the centralized database for vetting migrants at borders and verifying Visa applications. Pushback has been swift, as civil rights groups argue that face recognition is faulty, dubiously legal, and often collected without public consent.
surveillanceState 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Amazon is facing questions from U.S. lawmakers about consumer privacy regarding its popular voice-activated Echo speakers, after an incident last month when an Oregon couple’s conversation was recorded by their device and sent to an acquaintance without
Amazon.com Inc. is facing questions from U.S. lawmakers about consumer privacy regarding its popular voice-activated Echo speakers, after an incident last month when an Oregon couple’s conversation was recorded by their device and sent to an acquaintance without their knowledge.
surveillanceState 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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