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July, 2018

July 31, 2018  9:36 PM

EU Considers Ending Privacy Shield

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security

Here we go again. The European Union is calling for an end to the so-called Privacy Shield agreement by September 1 if the U.S. doesn’t follow through on its commitments, which could make it really difficult for U.S. computer companies to acquire data from European customers. As you may...

July 23, 2018  8:00 AM

Korean USB Fans Invite Scrutiny

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security, USB

Security experts watched in horror as journalists attending the US - North Korea summit in Singapore in June were handed gift bags containing adorable little USB fans. Plug them into your laptop and they would help keep you cool. They could also, if you’ve read this blog for any length of...

July 16, 2018  8:00 AM

Smile! You’re on Facial Recognition Database!

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Facial recognition, FBI, privacy, Security

What almost became a new law in Illinois presages a series of similar laws in other states that could make it a whole lot easier to identify and arrest people. Both the Illinois House and Senate passed bills that would have allowed law enforcement to use drones to scan groups of people. The...

July 9, 2018  8:00 AM

Wait, You Can be Fined a Half-Million Dollars for a Negative Yelp! Review?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

The California Supreme Court has ruled that online services such as Yelp!, which depend on user-generated content (UGC), can’t be forced to take down that content by a legal proceeding against the user who generated it if the legal proceeding didn’t mention the online service in the first...

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