Backers say plan, five years in making, will fight crime but opponents fear it could be used for spying.
Lawsuit charges online site of improperly distributing photos and location information of minors.
Oakland city documents suggest the system will be focused on citizen monitoring, not crime fighting.
The surveillance issue seems abstract until you look at how much data we leave for the world to follow.
By Katharine Fong President Obama talked today about the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance efforts and Americans’ privacy concerns, but the buzz in the cybersecurity world centered on two major email encryption services’ decision to close down yesterday. What does the shuttering of Texas-based Lavabits (reportedly used by Edward Snowden) and the email encryption services […]
Google on Surveillance Earlier this week, Google cited its right under the First Amendment to disclose more details to the public about its role in the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. In a document filed with the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company said it needed to reveal more because “Google’s reputation and business […]
by Shoshana Walter, the Center for Investigative Reporting When a thief rang up $2,000 in charges at Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree and Gap on Rosa Franco’s credit card, she quickly surmised the reason – the state of California had mistakenly left her credit card and Social Security numbers exposed. Twice. The state Department of Developmental Services, […]
Members of Congress are asking whether Google’s Internet-connected glasses “could infringe on the privacy of the average American.” Eight members of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Google co-founder Larry Page yesterday, requesting answers to a number of key questions: “What proactive steps is Google taking to protect the privacy of non-users […]