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“Secret FBI Subpoenas For Personal Data Go Far Beyond Previously Known”

“Secret subpoenas issued by the FBI for personal data go far deeper than previously known, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, according to the New York Times. The agency says the … Continue reading

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“Personal Information Of Thousands Of LAPD Officer, Applicants Exposed By Data Breach”

” City officials say they are investigating a data breach of the personal information of thousands of Los Angeles Police Department officers. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office issued a statement Monday confirming that the breach was discovered Thursday and “involved limited information … Continue reading

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“AT&T ACCUSED OF SELLING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ‘ANYONE'”

“A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in California that accuses AT&T of selling the location data of its phone customers to “anyone for any purpose.” That’s a violation of its promise to customers to protect such information, including … Continue reading

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“Critics slam $5 billion Facebook fine as weak”

“The biggest tech critics in Congress, who had long pushed for tough penalties on Facebook over its handling of consumer data, made it clear that the settlement terms fell short of their expectations. “The FTC just gave Facebook a Christmas … Continue reading

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Amazon Buys Personal Data: $10 a Pop

“Amazon.com Inc has a promotion for U.S. shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started Monday: Earn $10 of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you visit…” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-prime-day/amazon-offers-10-to-prime-day-shoppers-who-hand-over-their-data-idUSKCN1UB164 Anyone who does this is a moron.

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STEALING AND MISUSING PERSONAL INFO: “ICE and the Ever-Widening Surveillance Dragnet”

“ICE agents have used facial-recognition technology on state driver’s-license photos, turning a public database into a de facto criminal database. Over the weekend, the U.S. took another step in the slow crawl toward normalizing databases and hidden searches as a … Continue reading

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France: “FACEBOOK TO HAND OVER [PRIVATE] DATA IN PROSECUTION OF ‘HATE SPEECH'”

“In a global first, Facebook will turn over to French judges the data of people suspected of “hate speech,” according to a French official. The move was announced Wednesday by France’s secretary of state for the digital sector, Cédric O, reported … Continue reading

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