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Microsoft breaches Dutch data protection law with Windows 10

Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro. Microsoft does not clearly inform users about the type of data it [...]

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World

Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy apparatus, already vulnerable to abuse, is disturbing enough on its own. But the outlook is even worse considering Trump’s vast preference for private sector expertise and new strategic friendship with [...]

NSA engages in the total invasion of the privacy rights of everybody on the planet

At the outdoor hacker camp and conference SHA2017, which is taking place in the Netherlands, NSA whistleblower William Binney gave the talk, “How the NSA tracks you.” As a former insider, Binney knew about this long before Snowden dropped the documents to prove it is happening. Although he didn’t say anything new, Binney is certainly [...]

Facebook wants access without limits Facebook is working on advanced facial recognition technology to identify users by creating digital faceprints. The company has begun lobbying state legislatures feverishly to protect its investments in the technology. In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Litigation When Chicago resident Carlo Licata joined Facebook in 2009, he did what the 390 million other users [...]

Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Fake mobile phone towers dotted across America could be listening in on unsuspecting citizens by tapping their smartphones, according to new reports. The decoy towers are known as ‘interceptors’ and although their operators are anonymous, it’s known that similar technology is used by both US military and local police forces. The American Civil Liberties Union [...]

Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators

Mexico, where a new report by the Citizen Lab has revealed the Mexican government used Israeli-made spy software to surveil a team of international investigators who had dispatched to Mexico to investigate the high-profile disappearance of 43 students at the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college in Guerrero in 2014. The targeted individuals included some of Latin America’s [...]

NSA Thwarting Electronic Dead Drops By Using Email Metadata

The Intercept published latest batch of Snowden docs. The internal informational sheets from the Signals Intelligence Directorate include info on a host of surveillance programs that haven't been revealed by previous document dumps. One of those published last week mentions the NSA's targeting of internet cafes in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries using a [...]

Facebook free to track every aspect of your online lives – judge says so

A US district judge in San Jose, California, has thrown out a lawsuit that sought to hold Facebook accountable for tracking users after they had logged out of Facebook. Judge Edward Davila said that the individuals suing Facebook had failed to show a reasonable expectation of privacy and any meaningful economic damage from Facebook’s actions [...]