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Privacy There's a privacy bracelet that jams smart speakers and, hell yeah, bring it

Smart speakers are creepy recording devices that eavesdrop on unsuspecting people. A new piece of custom technology offers the chance to fight back. Stylized as a cyberpunk bracelet, a "wearable ...

Privacy FBI says there's no evidence Chinese hackers used Equifax data, but consumers can't be complacent

The Justice Department announced Monday that four Chinese military were responsible for the 2017 Equifax data hack, which exposed the personal information of 147 million Americans. But while...

Privacy Don’t sell my data! Now there’s a law for that — if you jump through these hoops

With apologies to the Beastie Boys: You gotta fight for your right to privacy. America’s first broad data privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, went into effect Jan. 1. These days, a...

Privacy Road Warrior: Parking lots are the Wild West of traffic laws. Here’s what cops can enforce there.

Roads at historic parks, colleges, universities and schools also qualify as highways, according to state law. Trooper Nathan Branoski said that rule limits police from enforcing anything but...

Privacy ‘There is no going back’: Federal review panel calls on Canada to endorse open banking

However, the lack of clear regulation of the sector has raised concerns about privacy and data protection. On Friday ... The committee’s conclusion was yes, and Mr. Morneau announced Friday that...

Privacy Facebook users given control over data gathered from other sites and apps

The launch of Off-Facebook Activity controls universally coincides with Global Data Privacy Day. Steve Hatch, vice president of northern Europe at Facebook, said: “There are a number of ways you...

Privacy Worried About Privacy at Home? There's an AI for That

It's called edge AI, and in the next little while—if we're lucky—it could give us convenience without bludgeoning our privacy. Consider one edge AI firm, Picovoice. It produces software that can ...

Privacy It's a dangerous online world out there, and the best defense is viglance: Tulsa World editorial

During the recent heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, the state of Oklahoma recognized and deterred nearly 200 million unauthorized attempts to get into its computer systems...

Privacy Brexit minister backs down from data privacy fight with Theresa May

The U.K.'s Brexit minister, David Davis, removed his name from a legal challenge to controversial data privacy rules drawn up by his new boss, Theresa May, after being promoted to the cabinet....

Privacy New Mexico’s Data Privacy Efforts Stall, but There’s an Appetite to Pass Legislation

Following the lead of several other states, New Mexico attorney general Hector Balderas demonstrated a willingness to flex existing data privacy laws last fall with a lawsuit against a slew of tech...

Privacy The Decade We Learned There’s No Such Thing as Privacy Online

The Decade of Disillusion is a series that tracks how the hell we got here. The last decade has seen no limit of scandals highlighting how personal privacy in the internet era doesn’t actually exist.

Privacy There is no “simple trick” to privacy

In short, there’s no “simple trick” to ensuring privacy and the security of your personal information. Even starting out 2020 by deleting your Facebook account won’t be enough to keep “safe” online.

Privacy No one wants the dreaded callback after a mammogram. Under a new Illinois law, at least there’s a good chance you won’t have to pay.

In Illinois, patients with private insurance, such as through an employer, may pay more than $600 out-of-pocket for diagnostic mammograms, according to a 2019 report by Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit ...

Privacy There are new Texas laws going into effect next week that you need to know about

The new laws on January 1 come just four months after a bunch of other Texas laws went into ... Senate Bill 212 amends the Texas Education Code to require an employee of a public or private, or ...

Privacy No Line to Board Private Jets, but There Is a Line to Buy Them

Despite the hefty costs of owning a private plane, this has been a banner year for sales. That’s mainly because of a big tax break and a strong economy. Bill Papariella, the chief executive of Jet ...

Privacy Driver Privacy Concerns in Auto Insurance. There’s an App for That.

Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how...

Privacy There's a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it's not watered down

Brian Schatz Brian Emanuel Schatz Advocates hopeful dueling privacy bills can bridge partisan divide Key Senate Democrats unveil sweeping online privacy bill GOP braces for Democratic spending ...

Privacy Why is there only one internet option in the city of Buffalo in 2019?

Internet operators develop infrastructure and networks with municipalities through ... Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated...

Privacy The ugly truth: tech companies are tracking and misusing our data, and there’s little we can do

As survey results pile, it’s becoming clear Australians are sceptical about how their online data is tracked and used. But one question worth asking is: are our fears founded? The short answer is:...

Privacy New law compels installation of Russian software on all smartphones sold there

The stated aim behind the law is to give a boost to domestic software makers ... Any time the state opts to interfere with what are normally private matters people will naturally speculate about ...