An interesting article in Entrepreneur shows further illegal activities by the CIA. Efforts to break into Apple products by government security researchers started as early as 2006, a year before Apple introduced its first iPhone and continued through the launch of the iPad in 2010 and beyond. Most of the time, the effort apparently failed.
Would you like to obtain a fancy new, powerful computer with all the latest bells and whistles and even including nearly unlimited storage space? The new computer will run 3D CAD, rendering, simulations and photo and video editing as well as all of the other programs that are less demanding of computer power. If so, would you be willing to pay $10 a month for it plus a broadband Internet […]
The White House’s proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, released on Feb. 27, drew immediate fire from both tech companies and privacy advocates. Now it’s taking heat from closer to home. Speaking at a conference for privacy professionals last week, Federal Trade Commission officials Jessica Rich and Edith Ramirez said the bill was neither clear or strong enough.
A joint project between Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Politics of Surveillance Project at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto has now released an online database of hundreds of classified U.S. government documents that Edward Snowden leaked to the media in 2013. It is the first time the leaked documents have been indexed and made fully searchable online.
The 2015 Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that is now awaiting Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act aims to assure that a person’s electronic footprint remains off-limits after death — even to his or her close kin — except under very strictly controlled circumstances. The legislation gives the executor of […]
The U.N. Human Rights Council could take a big step this month toward protecting privacy rights around the world. At its current session, the HRC plans to vote on whether to appoint an independent expert on the right to privacy, called a “special rapporteur.” Details may be found in an article by Jamil Dakwar at http://goo.gl/jlQhO2.
Interesting reading: click on this link http://goo.gl/wYgpNR to read Snowden’s recommendations. Also note his disclaimer: “I wouldn’t trust your lives with any of these things, they don’t protect you from metadata association but they do strongly protect your content from precisely this type of in-transit interception.”