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Digital Privacy

February 21, 2019
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As Brexit looms, the UK and the EU can still agree that Facebook needs to be reined in.

A report published earlier this month by the U.K. Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee likened the social media company to “‘digital gangsters’ in the online world, considering themselves to be ahead of and beyond the law.” The committee came to the conclusion that Facebook knowingly violated U.K....

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February 18, 2019
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Facebook’s long string of privacy scandals may (finally) have some meaningful repercussions by way of a multi-billion dollar fine from the Federal Trade Commission.

The social media giant has been under investigation by the FTC since March 2018 in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which affected 87 million users and may have been a pivotal influence in the 2016 election...

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February 4, 2019
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"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone." That was the message Apple emblazoned in huge letters on the flank of Springhill Suites Marriot in Las Vegas. The gigantic billboard loomed large over the "what happens here, stays here" cityscape a stone's throw from the Strip and the 2019 ...

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January 28, 2019
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It’s Data Privacy Day, so here are a few quick and easy data privacy related activities you can do to protect your identity and finances:

Check your privacy settings on social media: Between Cambridge Analytica, Google +, and many other social... Read More
January 28, 2019
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Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is the go-to story for Data Privacy Day with its new “user-friendly” tool called Replica, which allows city planners see “how, when, and where people travel in urban areas.”

The Intercept’s explainer details a troubling use of consumer data. “Thanks for all you do,” could be Replica initiative’s tagline, since it seems...

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January 14, 2019
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AT&T and T-Mobile announced that in March 2019 they would stop selling user location data to third parties. The announcements came on the heels of a Motherboard article that reported on the ability to track individual cellular phones via “location aggregator” companies with access to mobile customer information.

Cellular location data was sold...

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December 13, 2018
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A group of fifteen U.S. Senators have introduced a federal privacy bill called the Data Care Act, which has set its sights on the implementation of nationwide privacy standards that would apply to websites, apps, and online content providers. The goal: safeguard consumer data.

“People have a basic expectation that the personal information they provide to websites and apps is well-protected and won’t be used against them,” said Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) who spearheaded the bill. “...

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December 12, 2018
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New York Times report about the ways smartphone apps track users and sell their location data (on a far greater scale than most customers realize) has gotten much deserved attention this week.

One data sample obtained by the Times showed records of a company updating users’ locations up to 14,000 times a day in 2017.

While many users allow location tracking on their mobile...

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December 7, 2018
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A trove of internal communications from senior level Facebook employees were released by a British parliamentary committee earlier this week. The documents were seized in late November, and span a period from 2012 to 2015. The documents were initially sealed in U.S. courts as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the social media giant.

Revelations from the communications include:

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December 5, 2018
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The Mozilla Foundation has released the second installation of *Privacy Not included, the organization’s annual privacy guide to internet-connected gifts. The list was started to promote the idea that privacy and security by design can and should be a major selling point.

Mozilla is the non profit organization behind the popular open source Firefox web browser. It released the guide to educate consumers about privacy and tech, by providing a list of connected...

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