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Virus Contact Tracing Opens Door to Privacy Violations, Say Critics

Virus Contact Tracing Opens Door to Privacy Violations, Say Critics

BY MATTHEW VADUM As governments gear up contact tracing efforts aimed at containing the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19, critics worry privacy will be compromised, which some say could threaten freedom. The push to implement widespread contact tracing, which involves tracking infected people and those they have come into contact with, comes after months of now-easing lockdowns. Contact tracing […]

Port of Hueneme Chamber of Commerce Presents Dr. Judy Christman Yates “Cyber Scams & How to Protect your Privacy”

Port of Hueneme Chamber of Commerce Presents Dr. Judy Christman Yates “Cyber Scams & How to Protect your Privacy”

Join us on February 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum  at 220 Market Street in Port Hueneme to hear Dr. Judy Christman Yates talk about Cyber Scams & How to Protect Your Privacy Dr. Judy Christmas Yates, Ph.D., retired Coordinator of the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST), […]

OPINION: California’s New Privacy Law is No Model for the Nation

OPINION: California’s New Privacy Law is No Model for the Nation

Bartlett Cleland | Contributor The fundamental problem of defining privacy is the same as defining obscenity. What is an outrage to one person is no big deal to another. Justice Potter Stewart said it best in his concurrence in the landmark case on obscenity (Jacobellis v. Ohio): “I shall not today attempt further to define […]

Major online privacy bill becomes law after whirlwind week

Major online privacy bill becomes law after whirlwind week

by Chris Reed . A far-reaching online privacy bill that got next-to-no vetting or legislative debate was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last Thursday – the product of a quickly hammered-out agreement among state legislators, privacy advocates, tech firms and a real estate tycoon whose qualifying of an even more sweeping privacy measure for the November ballot […]

Privacy and Politics: The Hypocrisy of the Surveillance Statists

Privacy and Politics: The Hypocrisy of the Surveillance Statists

. by Thomas L. Knapp The New York Times reports that at least six members of the Trump administration used personal email accounts to discuss White House matters. Given president Donald Trump’s campaign and post-campaign harping (as the Times puts it) on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private server and […]

FBI says lack of public interest in Hillary emails justifies withholding documents

FBI says lack of public interest in Hillary emails justifies withholding documents

Hillary Clinton’s case isn’t interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI’s files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury. Ty Clevenger, the lawyer, has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal […]

Privacy: J. Edgar’s Not the Hoover You Need to Worry About Any More

Privacy: J. Edgar’s Not the Hoover You Need to Worry About Any More

. By Thomas L. Knapp Is your vacuum cleaner spying on you? Hamza Shaban of the Washington Post reports that iRobot, maker of the “autonomous” Roomba vacuum, may eventually sell the internal maps of your home the device builds to facilitate its work to the makers of other “smart home” devices. In the latest phase […]

Want Privacy? Washington Isn’t Where You’ll Find It.

Want Privacy? Washington Isn’t Where You’ll Find It.

. By Thomas L. Knapp On April 4, US president Donald Trump signed a bill repealing some of the previous administration’s rules on Internet Service Providers’ handling of user information. Privacy advocates raised Cain over the legislation, but let’s put it in perspective: The rules in question were only created last October and hadn’t even […]

The End of Privacy is on Sale, and We’re Buying

The End of Privacy is on Sale, and We’re Buying

, By Thomas L. Knapp Like it or not, these days the reason for the season seems to mostly be: Shopping. Even if you weren’t among the millions lining up outside brick and mortar establishments on “Black Friday,” you’ve probably got your eyes peeled for holiday deals on the web. The hottest bargains this year […]

Your Footprints Are All Over The Internet

Your Footprints Are All Over The Internet

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register You may think you’re doing all you can to remain anonymous on the internet, but new research suggests you’re still leaving behind uniquely identifiable digital footprints. The Footprints Project, conducted by a team of Stanford and Princeton researchers over the summer, invited individuals to participate in an online experiment that allowed […]

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