Department of Commerce says it will stop surveilling citizens' social media accounts for census "disinformation"
"After finding it didn't have “adequate legal authority.""
The World Health Organization Has EARS?
"As if things aren't crazy enough, now we have an international organization using AI to monitor what we say for COVID-related thoughtcrime."
Delays Aren't Good Enough—Apple Must Abandon Its Surveillance Plans
"Apple announced today that it would “take additional time over the coming months to collect input and make improvements” to a program that will weaken privacy and security on iPhones and other products. EFF is pleased Apple is now listening to the concerns of customers, researchers, civil liberties..."
Forbes deletes article alleging psychological trauma in mask-wearing for kids
"The article was an opinion piece from a teacher with experience in trauma-informed instruction."
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"The ProtonMail encrypted email app ensures nobody but you can access your inbox. It automatically keeps your email safe, secure, and private."
Warning: Apple Is Adding State IDs To iPhones
"Apple's commitment to privacy is taking another hit by allowing users to add their driver's license to an iPhone and then transmit it wirelessly to authorities upon request. The TSA has already announced that it will use the feature at airport checkpoints and security lanes."
Reddit bans NoNewNormal community a week after committing to allowing "debate, dissent, and protest"
"A quick backtrack."
What Does It Actually Mean When a Company Says, “We Do Not Sell Your Data”? – The Markup
"Experts say the privacy promise—ubiquitous in online services and apps—obscures the truth about how companies use personal data"
BrakTooth: New Bluetooth Vulnerabilities Could Affect Millions of Devices | SecurityWeek.Com
"A group of researchers with the Singapore University of Technology and Design have disclosed a family of 16 new vulnerabilities that affect commercial Bluetooth Classic (BT) stacks."
Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100k Inboxes Daily – Krebs on Security