Facial Recognition Technology

  Karelnoppe/Shutterstock     Sept 15, 2019   Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Already widespread in China, software that identifies people by comparing images of their faces against a database of records is now being adopted across much of the rest of the world. It’s common among police forces but has also been used at airports, railway stations and shopping centres. … More Facial Recognition Technology

Skeptical Of Big Tech? Be More Careful With Your Data

July 19, 2019   One non-regulatory way to help correct the excesses of Big Tech is for us to become smarter users. Say, hypothetically, an app offers a glimpse at what you might look like several decades down the road, all in exchange for one picture. It seems innocent enough. Before forking over your image, … More Skeptical Of Big Tech? Be More Careful With Your Data

What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers – DOJ Launches Antitrust Probe into Tech Giants

What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers   JULY 24, 2019 LESLEY FAIR, ATTORNEY, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION   The next time users visit Facebook, things might not look different, but big changes are brewing behind the scenes. The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The … More What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers – DOJ Launches Antitrust Probe into Tech Giants

Use of age-altering FaceApp grants Russian company ‘perpetual, irrevocable’ rights to your content

By Amy Lieu NewsFOX 29 Philadelphia   LOS ANGELES – The Russia-based FaceApp has become a viral trend for its an age-altering photo filter, but its terms and conditions have been raising privacy concerns. The app has gained immense popularity for allowing users to digitally alter their age, from much younger to much older. Even celebrities have joined in, … More Use of age-altering FaceApp grants Russian company ‘perpetual, irrevocable’ rights to your content

AT&T accused of selling personal information to ‘anyone’

Even bounty hunters get location data of phone customers   A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in California that accuses AT&T of selling the location data of its phone customers to “anyone for any purpose.” That’s a violation of its promise to customers to protect such information, including “phone customers’ sensitive location data,” … More AT&T accused of selling personal information to ‘anyone’

‘Unmasker in Chief’ Samantha Power spewed anti-Trump bias in government emails

BY JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 06/26/19     Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power may share an unflattering stage with a text-loving FBI agent and his Donald Trump-hating paramour from the bureau. Fired agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page are infamous today for texting on FBI phones their anti-Trump sentiments while allegedly having an affair. … More ‘Unmasker in Chief’ Samantha Power spewed anti-Trump bias in government emails

Medical IDs: Enemy of Privacy, Liberty, and Health

By: Tenth Amendment| Jun 18, 2019 by Ron Paul Last week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill amendment to repeal the prohibition on the use of federal funds to create a “unique patient identifier.” Unless this prohibition, which I originally sponsored in 1998, is … More Medical IDs: Enemy of Privacy, Liberty, and Health

Congress Fails to Rein in Warrantless Surveillance. Again

By: Mike Maharrey| Jun 20, 2019 WASHINGTON (June 20, 2019) – Congress once again refused to limit warrantless spying by the NSA and other federal agencies. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) proposed an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have effectively prohibited the warrantless collection of data from Americans under Sec. 702 of … More Congress Fails to Rein in Warrantless Surveillance. Again

Privacy organization praises court ruling on baby DNA

‘Rightly concerned about the state storing, using and sharing’ data   An organization that discovered and fought a state program in Minnesota to take DNA from newborns, put that DNA into a state data system and use however bureaucrats thought best is praising an appeals court decision on a similar fight in Michigan. It was … More Privacy organization praises court ruling on baby DNA

Maxine Waters Demands Invasion of Trump’s Privacy

May 25, 2019 When House Squeaker assigned her fellow Democrats to positions on committees and to chair committees, it seems she intentionally picked the wrong people for many of those positions. For instance, placing a Muslim how hates Israel, Ilhan Omar, on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Then she appointed Trump hating Jerry Nadler … More Maxine Waters Demands Invasion of Trump’s Privacy