Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

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TweetYum“Many Americans don’t realize they’re already in a facial recognition database,” Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful disconnect between how little personal […]

Was China An Excuse For GOOG + NSA Collaboration?

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TweetYum Was China An Excuse For GOOG + NSA Collaboration? (via Silicon Valley Watcher) Take a look at this: – Google has too much information on US citizens. – The National Security Agency (NSA) has a history of illegally spying on US citizens. Yet Google is negotiating with the NSA to help it repel attacks […]

EFF Fights for Megaupload Users’ Rights in Friday Hearing

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TweetYum EFF Fights for Megaupload Users’ Rights in Friday Hearing (via EFF) Innocent Customers Deserve to Have Their Files Returned Alexandria, VA – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will ask a federal judge on Friday to establish a process that would allow lawful users of Megaupload’s cloud storage service to get their files back. The […]

Appeals Court Revives EFF’s Challenge to Government’s Massive Spying Program

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TweetYum Appeals Court Revives EFF’s Challenge to Government’s Massive Spying Program (via EFF) Justices Find that Spied-On Telephone Customers Have the Right to Sue San Francisco – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked the government’s attempt to bury the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF’s) lawsuit against the government’s illegal mass surveillance program, returning […]

DHS says Terror Watchlist is exempt from Privacy Act

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TweetYumBy Ali Winston Last Friday, the federal government’s new anti-terror database, the Terror Screening Watchlist Service, went live. The database is loaded with an unknown amount of personal information, including names, photographs and biometric data. In a new turn that has civil liberties advocates crying foul, the Department of Homeland Security is claiming all information […]