Privacy Roundup #17
”A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.” – Edward Snowden
On October 15, 2020, Brazil’s President Bolsonaro officially nominated the five Directors of the new Brazilian data protection authority (Agência Nacional de Proteção de Dados, “ANPD”), as published in the Brazilia Official Journal.
Massachusetts area hospitals and VA clinics have begun installing Xecan facial recognition cameras to identify and track patients. According to Xecan, they have been providing ‘touchless clinic technology’ to hospitals and clinics for at least ten years.
British Airways has been fined £20 million (US $26 million) following a data breach which saw its systems hacked and the personal and payment card information of 400,000 customers stolen.
Researchers have discovered that the X4, made by Norwegian smartwatch seller Xplora, contains a backdoor that could allow for information to be stolen. The X4 watch is designed specifically for children with a limited number of capabilities, mostly for children’s security.
The new satirical video is a critique of the government’s reliance on ‘technological solutionism’ in the fight against Coronavirus and increasingly across public services more widely, and their willingness to then scapegoat ‘mutant algorithms’ when their hopes for technological panaceas inevitab
‘Potentially hundreds of thousands of citizens’: Mass surveillance slammed in French-speaking Switzerland
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The Western Five Eyes powers have issued yet another joint statement effectively calling for tech firms to engineer backdoors into end-to-end and device encryption.
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise line operator, has confirmed that the personal information of customers, employees, and ship crews was stolen during an August ransomware attack.
Privacy Badger was created to protect users from pervasive non-consensual tracking, and to do so automatically, without relying on human-edited lists of known trackers. While our goals remain the same, our approach is changing. It is time for Privacy Badger to evolve.
Two months after securing a $33 million funding round from investors, food delivery startup Chowbus is grappling with a breach that observers say exposed personal data on hundreds of thousands of customers.