Eric Peters: Who profits from the loss of our privacy?

Eric Peters: Who profits from the loss of our privacy?

By Eric Peters Who owns the data culled by your car? And – more to the point – who is profiting from it? And why aren’t they cutting us a check, at least? All new cars – and most cars built over the past decade or so – have data recorders and this data is not only stored but […]

Another day, another major threat to your privacy

Another day, another major threat to your privacy

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest If you use the internet or carry a phone, Big Tech is watching. It’s no secret that the nation’s technology behemoths are constantly working to gather as much data on their costumers as possible. In many cases, consumers are happy to hand over that data in trade for […]

Great moments in police-union arguments

Great moments in police-union arguments

Court: smashing store surveillance cameras did not give Orange County, Calif. cops a “reasonable expectation of privacy” allowing them to exclude filmed evidence of their misconduct in the store afterward. [Lowering the Bar, earlier] –From Overlawyered

Reagan says Arizona will not give voter data to White House commission

Reagan says Arizona will not give voter data to White House commission

By Emma Lockhart and J.T. Lain / Cronkite News Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said Monday that the state will not comply with a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for information on the state’s 3.6 million registered voters. Reagan, in a letter released Monday, said that while she stands ready to assist the […]

Your gadgets are listening, and the government can too

Your gadgets are listening, and the government can too

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Growing popularity of voice activated technology in smartphones and home automation devices means that many Americans are never more than a few feet from a device capable of recording conversations they may assume are private. But a warrant recently obtained by police in Arkansas should serve as a […]

Facebook using deep data mining to destroy privacy

Facebook using deep data mining to destroy privacy

From Technocracy News / Kashmir Hill  You will have to read this complete story to see the perverseness of what Facebook has done to undermine essential privacy firewalls. We have stated many time that Technocrats do stuff simply because they can, not because it is right or necessary. ⁃ TN Editor Facebook’s ability to figure out the […]

The FCC and Google, too close for comfort

The FCC and Google, too close for comfort

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Cronyism continues to be a problem in Washington with federal agencies creating regulations and policies that favor one company over other companies.  There is no more blatant example of this than what seems to be happening with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Google.  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler […]

With no oversight, FBI agents collected American cell phone data by air

With no oversight, FBI agents collected American cell phone data by air

From Electronic Freedom Foundation EFF recently received records in response to our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice for information on how the U.S. Marshals — and perhaps other agencies — have been flying small, fixed-wing Cessna planes equipped with “dirtboxes”: IMSI catchers that imitate cell towers and are able to […]

Courts won’t stop data-hungry feds

Courts won’t stop data-hungry feds

By Philippe Gastonne / The Daily Bell The government doesn’t need a warrant to search cellphone tower location records, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled. In a potentially wide-ranging ruling, the court said that because cellphone owners technically “volunteer” their location to providers when they make phone calls, law enforcement agencies do not […]