Tag: Privacy

16 Senators Push FTC: What Are You Doing to Protect Location Data of Women Seeking Abortions?

Image: Saul Loeb/Contributor Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. A group of 16 senators has written to the Federal Trade Commission looking for answers on what the agency will do to protect data of women and their health choices in the wake of likely changes […]

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The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Every time we send an email, tap an Instagram ad or swipe our credit cards, we create a piece of digital data. The information pings around the world at the speed of a click, becoming a kind of borderless currency that underpins the digital economy. Largely unregulated, the flow of bits and bytes helped fuel […]

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Big tech vs. data privacy: It wasn’t meant to be this way

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Privacy. You would be hard-pressed to find a word used as frequently or with as much weight in recent years. As the world hurtles […]

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Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate ID.me and its Facial Recognition Tech

Image: John M Lund Photography Inc Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. A group of Democratic lawmakers has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate identity verification company ID.me, claiming that its CEO made misleading comments about how the company uses facial recognition. “We write to […]

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Living better with algorithms

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) student Sarah Cen remembers the lecture that sent her down the track to an upstream question. At a talk on ethical artificial intelligence, the speaker brought up a variation on the famous trolley problem, which outlines a philosophical choice between two undesirable outcomes. The speaker’s scenario: Say a […]

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Malware Can Be Loaded Even Onto Phones That Are Turned Off, Researchers Show

With the latest iOS, it’s possible to locate your iPhone even if it’s powered off. That’s because even when the iPhone is turned off, certain wireless chips remain on, allowing the phone to still send signals that can help locate it.  Now, a group of researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany has […]

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The Messy Progress on Data Privacy

The latest attempt to create the first broad national data privacy law in the United States is causing the typical nonsense in Washington. But from the mess in Congress and elsewhere in the U.S., we’re finally seeing progress in defending Americans from the unrestrained information-harvesting economy. What’s emerging is a growing consensus and a body […]

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Technique protects privacy when making online recommendations

Algorithms recommend products while we shop online or suggest songs we might like as we listen to music on streaming apps. These algorithms work by using personal information like our past purchases and browsing history to generate tailored recommendations. The sensitive nature of such data makes preserving privacy extremely important, but existing methods for solving […]

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Real win vs. privacy theater: Google’s new personal information removal policy

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! In 2015, Ranking Digital Rights, a non-profit research initiative, graded top tech companies, including Google, on their privacy policies, features, and commitments. No company […]

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New F.T.C. Majority Gives Lina Khan a Chance to Push an Aggressive Agenda

WASHINGTON — The confirmation of a third Democrat to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday broke a partisan deadlock at the agency. That’s good news for Lina Khan, the agency’s chair and a Democrat. It is also a test. With the F.T.C.’s new Democratic majority — which came with the confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya, who […]

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5 ways AI can help solve the privacy dilemma

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! There is no disputing the privacy trend. It is here. It is unstoppable. And it is one of the few issues in American life that crosses […]

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Location Data Firm Provides Heat Maps of Where Abortion Clinic Visitors Live

Image: Soul Loeb/Contributor Placer.ai, a location data firm, offers access to multiple caches of data and heat maps on its website that show users where people visiting Planned Parenthood abortion clinics approximately live, raising concerns about how that information could be used by anyone. The data could be used for research about public health and […]

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Data Broker SafeGraph Stops Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Planned Parenthood

Image: Saul Loeb/Contributor Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. SafeGraph, a location data broker, has stopped offering data related to Planned Parenthood and other similar family planning centers after Motherboard found it was possible to buy information on how many people were visiting the facilities, […]

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Overturning ‘Roe’ Is a Radical, Not Conservative, Choice

This is partly a matter of stare decisis, but not just that. As conservatives, you are philosophically bound to give considerable weight to judicial precedents, especially when they have been ratified and refined — as Roe was by the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision — over a long period. The fact that Casey somewhat […]

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CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders

Image: Eric Baradat/Contributor Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought access to location data harvested from tens of millions of phones in the United States to perform analysis of compliance with curfews, track patterns of people visiting […]

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Lawmakers Call For Better Facebook User Data Oversight

Image: Samantha Burkardt/Getty Images for SXSW Last week, Motherboard revealed that Facebook’s systems are designed in such a way that the company can struggle to track users’ data within its own systems, according to a leaked internal document.  After Motherboard published the document, several U.S. and European lawmakers called for stronger oversight of the tech giant […]

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As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, the U.S. Falls Further Behind

In just the last few years, Europe has seen a landmark law for online privacy take effect, approved sweeping regulations to curb the dominance of the tech giants and on Friday was nearing a deal on new legislation to protect its citizens from harmful online content. For those keeping score, that’s Europe: three. United States: […]

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The Census Faces Privacy Concerns

WASHINGTON — Census Block 1002 in downtown Chicago is wedged between Michigan and Wabash Avenues, a glitzy Trump-branded hotel and a promenade of cafes and bars. According to the 2020 census, 14 people live there — 13 adults and one child. Also according to the 2020 census, they live underwater. Because the block consists entirely […]

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Customer experience and data privacy need to go hand-in-hand

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Consumers are burnt and disenchanted with privacy in the 21st-century digital world that has seen endless data breaches, spats about cookies and walled approaches, the pandemic […]

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Audi Urbansphere: A Trojan Horse

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Ethyca offers free end-to-end privacy rights fulfillment for businesses

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! In today’s digital marketplace, data is gold. However, as businesses continue to embrace cloud technologies and increase the volume at which they collect and […]

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E.U. Lawmakers Back Rules to Identify Owners of Crypto Wallets

Screengrab: E.U. Parliament On Thursday, members of two European Parliament committees voted to approve draft legislation that could require exchanges to verify the identities of the owners of unhosted wallets―wallets that aren’t controlled by exchanges or other custodial services, and which the owner has sole control of the private keys.  According to a press release, politicians […]

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Tenjin: Apple’s 2021 privacy cut revenues for 40% of mobile advertisers

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Mobile measurement firm Tenjin, which works for numerous indie and mid-size mobile game publishers, said its survey showed that 39% of mobile advertisers, or two in five, said Apple’s privacy moves hurt their revenues in 2021. […]

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Apple And Facebook Reportedly Handed Over Personal User Data To Hackers Posing As Law Enforcement

Apple has always boasted about how the privacy of their customers and users are a top priority and they try to protect it as much as possible. However, sometimes it’s not always possible due to law enforcement agencies submitting court ordered requests for data on certain users, in which companies usually have no choice but […]

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Verizon Investigates Spam Texts but Sees No Russia Link

The wireless carrier Verizon blamed “bad actors” on Wednesday for thousands of spam text messages recently received by its customers and said it was working with federal law enforcement agencies to try to identify the source. The telecom giant confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that its customers had been targeted by the rogue texts […]

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Does the End of Cash Mean the End of Privacy?

As a Treasury-issued currency, Ecash would not be a central bank digital currency of the kind being tested around the world. On March 9, President Biden ordered the government to report back within 180 days on “the future of money and payment systems,” including “the potential implications” of a U.S. central bank digital currency. There’s […]

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Security tool guarantees privacy in surveillance footage

Surveillance cameras have an identity problem, fueled by an inherent tension between utility and privacy. As these powerful little devices have cropped up seemingly everywhere, the use of machine learning tools has automated video content analysis at a massive scale — but with increasing mass surveillance, there are currently no legally enforceable rules to limit […]

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In Busan, A Smart City Built on Data Takes Shape 

The air-filtering system is among the 15 products in each home provided by Samsung — including the AirDresser, a closet that can dry clean, steam and sanitize clothes — all of which can be controlled using the SmartThings app. But smaller businesses, in a country known for its electronics conglomerates, also have a presence. Unmanned […]

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