F.B.I.’s Proposed Fixes Are Inadequate, Expert Tells Surveillance Court
The fallout continues from an inspector general’s findings that the bureau botched wiretap applications in the Russia investigation.
The Super Bowl Ads You Won’t See This Year
Many viewers don’t care about the game but watch for the commercials. Not these.
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Ring makes two-factor sign-in mandatory for its video doorbells, security cameras – CNET
The Amazon-owned maker of smart doorbells says it’s tightening privacy and security.
Ring Finally Rolls Out Mandatory Two-Factor Authentication After Privacy Scandals
Following scandals involving hijacked camera feeds the company blamed on its users and leaky data, Amazon-owned Ring is making two-factor authentication mandatory on its devices. As of this week, users will have to input a one-time, six-digit code via email …
Clearview AI Wants To Sell Its Facial Recognition To Authoritarian Regimes
popcornfan679 shares a report from Buzzfeed: Clearview has been touting a “rapid international expansion” to prospective clients using a map that highlights how it either has expanded, or plans to expand, to at least 22 more countries, some of which have comm…
US Gov’t Buys Location Data For Millions of Cellphones
America’s government “has reportedly acquired access to a commercial database that tracks the movements of millions of cellphones in the U.S.,” reports CNET. “The data is being used for immigration and border enforcement, according to sources and documents re…
CDC director: Novel coronavirus ‘is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year’
As an outbreak of a novel coronavirus has swept through Hubei province, China, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been preparing for its worst case scenario — a widespread outbreak of illnesses in the United States.
Surprise, Ring for Android reportedly shares your data with third parties
More bad news about Ring. A new report says the Android version of the app is sending user data to third parties. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a respected digital civil liberties nonprofit, made the revelation on Monday. According to its report, …
FBI Identifies Man Who Saved Baby During El Paso Walmart Shooting
Lazaro Ponce, a man seen on video saving a baby during a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people has been identified
AI License Plate Readers Are Cheaper—So Drive Carefully
Police can add computer-vision software to ordinary security cameras for as little as $50 a month.
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A Crucial Vote on the Surveillance Bill
Cracking down on the abuses of Americans’ privacy is important enough to pass the USA Freedom Act now, instead of waiting for the next Congress.
Attorney general defends surveillance
Ousted Credit Suisse CEO Thiam to collect up to $30 million: sources
Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, ousted over a spying scandal, stands to collect as much as 30 million Swiss francs ($30 million) after resigning this month, two people familiar with the matter said.
Hawaii police seek fruit thieves who stole $1K worth of durian and other exotics
Police on the Big Island of Hawaii are looking for fruit bandits who made off with about $1,000 in exotic fruit, including 18 or so durian — the spiky fruit with a mega stinky smell and a taste some people crave. The smell of durian fruit’s pale yellow flesh…
3 privacy issues to consider before bringing an Amazon Echo into your house
Amazon Echo and the Alexa voice assistant have had widely publicized issues with privacy. Whether it is the amount of data they collect or the fact that they reportedly pay employees and, at times, external contractors from all over the world to listen to rec…
Google isn’t going to give the government user data unless they pay for it, report says – CNET
Google told The New York Times that data fees were meant to offset the costs of complying with warrants and subpoenas.
Google Is Going to Charge Cops for Your Data
Google announced that it was going to start charging law enforcement authorities for legal data disclosure requests, such as subpoenas and search warrants, related to its users. The company receives thousands of petitions from authorities every year and has d…
NYPD to Launch a Totally Reliable iOS App to Log Police Activity That Will Definitely Work as Intended
The New York Police Department is replacing the memo books used by over 30,000 officers to track everything from patrol assignments and 911 calls to arrest records with an iOS app, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Read more…
Chinese subways are using artificial intelligence facial recognition scanners to help detect whether people have coronavirus
REUTERS/Stringer In Beijing, China, subway passengers are being screen en masse for symptoms of coronavirus by artificial technology and temperature scanners. Two Chinese tech companies have rolled out AI and infrared-scanning devices in the city. Beijing off…
Should tech giants slam the encryption door on the government?
Reuters reported yesterday, citing six sources familiar with the matter, that the FBI pressured Apple into dropping a feature that would allow users to encrypt iPhone backups stored in Apple’s cloud. The decision to abandon plans to end-to-end encrypt iCloud-…
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Ukraine Investigates Trump Allies Amid Reports of Surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch
Newly released documents suggest that Ms. Yovanovitch was being watched in Kyiv while she was the American ambassador there.
The Flawed Humanity of Silicon Valley
Behind the scenes of the surveillance economy.
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