To date, more than 45 percent of the eligible U.S. population has received at least one vaccine dose though the number of new cases continued to trend upward at an average of 11 percent over the past week. At least 562,000 people have died.
New data suggests someone has compromised more than 21,000 Microsoft Exchange Server email systems worldwide and infected them with malware that invokes both KrebsOnSecurity and Yours Truly by name.
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A University of Southern California study provides still more evidence that the company's ad targeting illegally discriminates.
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For the first time, an American president has proposed a plan that wouldn’t just make a dent in the digital divide, it will end it. By deploying federal resources at the level and scale this country has not seen since electrification nearly 100 years ago, the U.S. will again connect every resident to a necessary service. Like with water and electricity, robust internet access, as the pandemic has proven, is an essential service. And so the effort and resources expended are well-worth it.
The president’s plan, which matches well with current Congressional efforts of Representative […]
Location data generated from our cell phones paint an incredibly detailed picture of our movements and private lives. Despite the sensitive nature of this data and a federal law prohibiting cellphone carriers from disclosing it, repeated unauthorized disclosures over the last several years show that carriers will sell this sensitive information to almost any willing buyer.
With cellphone carriers brazenly violating their customers’ privacy and the Federal Communication Commission moving slowly to investigate, it fell to consumers to protect themselves. That’s why in June 2019 EFF filed a […]
During its 48th plenary session, the European Data Protection Board adopted two opinions on the European Commission's draft U.K. adequacy decision. The EDPB found areas of "strong alignment" between the EU and U.K.'s data protection frameworks while pointing out areas the commission should monitor […]
In an op-ed for Morning Consult, BBB National Programs President and CEO Eric Reicin explains why the EU and U.S. need to find a suitable replacement for the Privacy Shield agreement. Reicin writes companies relying on Privacy Shield "want to do the right thing" and align themselves with EU values, […]
European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders told members of the European Parliament that airlines could use COVID-19 travel certificates to facilitate safe travel this summer, Euractiv reports. Reynders said the certificates, which would not be considered vaccine passports, would contain […]
The National Institute of Standards and Technology launched its Privacy Workforce Public Working Group and is seeking privacy experts to join the team who will create the NIST Privacy Workforce Taxonomyâ€™s content. â€œThe PWWG will create Task, Knowledge, and Skill ... Statements aligned […]
In only a few days the European Union will close the doors on our chance to provide feedback on an initiative which could grant law enforcement agencies backdoor access to encrypted messaging services. Doing this would poke holes in our most important digital security shield. It misleadingly claims […]
During a recent broadcast of an Italian Series A Championship football match, something extraordinary was happening behind the scenes. Local Internet traffic remained local. Cristiano Zanforlin, Chief Commercial Officer of Milan Internet Exchange (MIX), Flavio Luciani, Chief Technology Officer of […]
Amnesty International, Privacy International and 28 other civil and human rights groups on Wednesday urged EU lawmakers to take a strong stand on privacy rights in proposed rules governing Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft’s Skype.
“We have the opportunity to create an internet that better serves users by stopping built-in data harvesting and tracing methods,” Eva Simon, senior advocacy officer at the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties), said in a statement.
In legal settlements that could reshape the children’s app market, Disney, Viacom and 10 advertising technology firms have agreed to remove certain advertising software from children’s apps to address accusations that they violated the privacy of millions of youngsters.
“This is going to be the biggest change to the children’s app market that we’ve seen that gets at the business models,” said Josh Golin, the executive director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a nonprofit in Boston.
The legal research and data brokerage firm LexisNexis signed a $16.8 million contract to sell information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to documents shared with The Intercept.
The deal is already drawing fire from critics and comes less than two years after the company downplayed its ties to ICE, claiming it was “not working with them to build data infrastructure to assist their efforts.”
A leaked draft of the European Commission's proposed AI regulation includes a ban on social scoring and strict limits on mass surveillance and other "high-risk" uses of AI. The draft regulation would generally prohibit AI which "manipulates human behaviour, opinions or decisions" to a person's […]
In an open letter released today, EPIC and twenty four civil rights and social justice organizations called on elected officials to ban corporate, private, and government use of facial recognition technology, suggesting Portland, OR's recent ban on facial recognition as a model. The letter also […]
As the Florida Legislature considers pending privacy bills, HB 969 and SB 1734, EPIC urged lawmakers to enact strong privacy protections for all Floridians. The House Commerce Committee is today hearing HB969, would give Floridians the right to know what information companies have collected about […]
CDT’s new survey research shows schools are making progress on privacy protection, but more work is needed to keep students safe. For nearly every school in the country, this March marks the one-year anniversary of the abrupt transition to online learning and the beginning of a dogged struggle to […]
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