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Privacy GeekWire Calendar Picks: Space startups, lunar rovers, geeky women, online privacy, and more

Apollo 16 astronaut John Young collects samples near the mission’s lunar rover in 1972. (NASA Photo) — Geeks (and some non-geeks as well) seem to have a never-ending fascination with space. That...

Privacy Democratic presidential candidates oppose Las Vegas' controversial law banning homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks

several candidates advocate for allowing developers to build more affordable housing to drive down rents or forcing private landlords to accept tenants with Section 8 housing vouchers. Only Castro ...

Privacy Google Partner Company Just Unveiled Its Controversial 'Smart City' for Toronto. It Raises Alarm Bells About Privacy

But there's one big catch: Data-collecting sensors would be integrated into its buildings, vehicles, sidewalks, and streets, raising major concerns about the privacy of anyone who lives or passes ...

Privacy Rabi Pirzada quits showbiz after private pictures' controversy

The law enforcement agency said it has started an investigation into the case and that it would write a letter to Facebook on Monday, urging the social media website to disclose the details of the ...

Privacy Apple’s Tencent privacy controversy is more complicated than it looks

Late last week, privacy advocates warned that Apple was sending iOS user data to Chinese company Tencent, an alarming development for anyone who had taken the company’s privacy promises at face value.

Privacy A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet

Specifically, EFF called on internet service providers to start acting as encrypted DNS resolvers themselves. Ideally, this would involve getting ISPs to sign on to strict privacy protections like ...

Privacy Courting more controversy: How Harry and Meghan could face 'the privacy trial of the century'

Hello, royal watchers. This is your biweekly dose of royal news and analysis. Reading this online? Sign up here to get this delivered to your inbox. Prince Harry and Meghan's recent trip abroad was...

Privacy US, UK Sign Electronic Data-Sharing Pact Under Controversial Law

The agreement is the first of its kind under the CLOUD Act, a law passed by Congress last year that has been severely criticized by some European countries for threatening privacy rights ... and ...

Privacy A look at controversy over intelligence whistleblower law

Reports say the allegations appear to center on Ukraine and a private conversation with a foreign leader ... abuses, violations of laws, but also to have a legal mechanism to do so and not to...

Privacy Transgender Student's Surgery Stirs Controversy at Private College

After a roommate outed Yanna last year, he says Welch College officials told him to keep quiet. Welch is a private university, so it isn't subject to the same laws forbidding discrimination that ...

Privacy Sidewalk Labs' controversial data collection project is now a company

The project gleams these insights from mobile location data, which has raised numerous privacy concerns from critics. Nick Bowden, Replica's CEO and co-founder, tried to address privacy fears in a ...

Privacy Invasion Of Privacy Lawsuit Over Cardi B's Controversial Mixtape Cover Moves Forward

A tattooed surfer’s case against Cardi B over the cover of her mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1, can move forward according to an order recently filed by a California federal judge. Cardi B’s...

Privacy Appeals court rejects challenge to controversial Florida education law

The law, known in education circles by the shorthand HB 7069 ... Charter schools are public schools, though they are typically run by private operators. “While charter schools are statutorily ...

Privacy The controversial role of private military and security companies in Africa

the same data could actually indicate that they simply managed its intensity. This analysis underscores the need to really come to grips with the concept of effectiveness of private military and ...

Privacy New biometric technologies and old controversies top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

while articles from around the internet continue the ongoing debate about regulation and balancing security and privacy, and suggest several benefits biometrics and digital identity technology can ...

Privacy How To Opt-Out Of Amazon’s Human Review For Alexa Voice Recordings In Wake Of Siri Controversy

The move comes after recent complaints of violations of privacy with contractors listening to some recordings made by devices powered by digital assistants. Amazon's new policy went into effect on ...

Privacy COMMENT: In light of FaceApp controversy, users need to understand data privacy

Here’s a familiar story – a popular, viral app catches the user’s eye, and the app store they are using affirms that the app is secure and verified. They download and install the app. The user then...

Privacy Here's the fastest way to delete your data from FaceApp, the viral app that's stirring controversy about privacy and data collection

An image of a chain link. It symobilizes a website link url. An envelope. It indicates the ability to send an email. A stylized bird with an open mouth, tweeting. The word "in". A stylized letter...

Privacy Apple aims privacy billboard at Google’s controversial smart-city

This time, the company has erected a privacy billboard at the site of a developing ... And: The vision for Quayside is that of a smart city built “from the internet up”. As the Atlantic reported...

Privacy Apple publicly trolls Google's controversial privacy issues with a new billboard

Apple has once again taken a dig at arch rival and Internet giant Google by putting up a billboard reading "Were in the business of staying out of yours", right next to Sidewalk Labs' new...