Posts tagged "Privacy"

Data Privacy Day: Canada spying; ECPA reform; Uber’s ‘God View’; protecting info

Happy International Data Privacy Day. Have we got some privacy news for you. • Canada's electronic spying agency, the CSE, has been tracking millions of Internet downloads around the world, according to a new report based on a document obtained by former U.S. Read More →

David Cameron to push Obama to urge tech companies to cooperate with government

Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron talked about his plan to ban messaging apps that use encryption, because the government wouldn't be able to access user communications. As we wrote, security experts called the idea "crazy"; Read More →

Quoted: Marc Benioff on ‘creepy’ data

"We’re all heading to creepy. We all know that." — Marc Benioff, CEO of, talking about all the data tech companies and gadget makers have about us. His comment came during a talk to marketing executives at Fortune's Read More →

What privacy will look like in 2025, according to Pew study

As the year winds down, we're being bombarded with predictions about what's in store for 2015. But a new report released today by Pew Research is looking further ahead — at privacy in 2025. The report comes in the wake Read More →

Quoted: on another NSA global spying program

"Even if you love the NSA and you say you have nothing to hide, you should be against a policy that introduces security vulnerabilities, because once NSA introduces a weakness, a vulnerability, it’s not only the NSA that can exploit Read More →

Apple must face more claims over lost texts

Already under siege over its iMessage system, Apple must now face claims that it violated users’ privacy by blocking them from receiving some text messages after they ditched their iPhones. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose allowed plaintiffs to Read More →
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