Category Archives: Digital privacy

Gizmodo: Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches

Gizmodo: Law Enforcement Is Buying Its Way Into Our Breaches by Shoshana Wodinsky:

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WaPo: California begins enforcing digital privacy law, despite calls for delay

WaPo: California begins enforcing digital privacy law, despite calls for delay by Rachel Lerman (“California’s privacy law, often called the broadest law for digital privacy in the United States, can finally be enforced starting Wednesday. And despite industry calls for … Continue reading

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Vox: The police want your phone data. Here’s what they can get — and what they can’t.

Vox: The police want your phone data. Here’s what they can get — and what they can’t. By Sara Morrison (“Phones hold gigabytes of potential evidence, but the government’s ability to access them depends on a patchwork of court decisions … Continue reading

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gizmodo: Feds Find Fourth Amendment Workaround, Buy Phone Locations From Marketing Firms

gizmodo: Feds Find Fourth Amendment Workaround, Buy Phone Locations From Marketing Firms by Dell Cameron (“Sidestepping the need to obtain a search warrant, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly been accessing phone location data belonging to millions of … Continue reading

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WaPo: How William Barr could make everyone’s iPhone more vulnerable

WaPo: How William Barr could make everyone’s iPhone more vulnerable:

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Lawfare: Apple vs FBI: Pensacola Isn’t San Bernardino

Lawfare: Apple vs FBI: Pensacola Isn’t San Bernardino by Nicholas Weaver:

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NYTimes: Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones

NYTimes: Apple Takes a (Cautious) Stand Against Opening a Killer’s iPhones By Jack Nicas and Katie Benner (“The Silicon Valley giant is preparing for a legal fight over encryption, even as it works to reduce tensions with the Justice Department.”)

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WaPo: At CES, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are preaching privacy. Don’t believe the hype.

WaPo: At CES, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are preaching privacy. Don’t believe the hype. by Geoffrey A. Fowler

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Pacific Legal Foundation: With 5G arriving, the Supreme Court needs to rule on what digital privacy means

Pacific Legal Foundation: With 5G arriving, the Supreme Court needs to rule on what digital privacy means by Daniel Woislaw:

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WBUR: How California’s New Privacy Law Could Change The Internet

WBUR: How California’s New Privacy Law Could Change The Internet (“This week, on Jan. 1, the California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect, requiring tech companies to disclose what data they collect on their users and what they’re doing with it.”)

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N.D.Cal.: Google location history case is dismissed without prejudice

The Google location history case is dismissed without prejudice with leave to amend. Plaintiffs don’t show it is an invasion of privacy just because Google tracked only when using Google services. Carpenter and Jones are rejected as binding authority. In … Continue reading

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EFF: Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach

EFF: Ring Throws Customers Under the Bus After Data Breach by Cooper Quintin and Bill Budington:

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NYTimes: Giving the Gift of Surveillance

NYTimes: Giving the Gift of Surveillance by Alex Kingsbury (“As 2019 comes to a close, millions of new spying devices are headed for American homes.”)

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Bloomberg Law: States Press Ahead With Privacy Laws Even as Congress Stalls

Bloomberg Law: States Press Ahead With Privacy Laws Even as Congress Stalls (“States across the country will keep moving on privacy regulation next year as Congress struggles to come up with a broad federal law, lobbyists and privacy attorneys say. … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Be Paranoid About Privacy

NYTimes: Be Paranoid About Privacy by Kara Swisher (“We need to take back our privacy from tech companies — even if that means sacrificing convenience.”):

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NYTimes: Opinion: The Privacy Project || Smartphones Are Spies. Here’s Who They Report To.

NYTimes: Opinion: The Privacy Project || Smartphones Are Spies. Here’s Who They Report To. by Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel: Your smartphone is probably sending your precise location to companies right now. Their job is to turn your shopping … Continue reading

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