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April, 2019


April 30, 2019  10:56 PM

Mass Media Discovers Google Location Database

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, privacy, Security

Privacy advocates are getting up in arms about law enforcement asking Google for location data, and something might actually get done about it – but perhaps not the best thing. Basically, law enforcement people investigating a crime ask Google for location data of cellphones near the crime,...

April 26, 2019  8:36 AM

Remember the USB That Sets Computers on Fire? Somebody Used One. 66 Times.

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security

Longtime readers may remember a piece from 2015 about a USB drive that could hypothetically set a computer, or whatever else it was plugged into, on fire. At the very...


April 22, 2019  9:00 AM

Virginia Court Throws Out License Plate Readers Data Collection

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

As you may recall, police departments and other organizations have been loading up on automated license plate readers that help them track automobile locations,...


April 16, 2019  9:09 AM

Dear Secret Service: Don’t Poke USB Sticks in Things

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, Security

The Secret Service is scrambling to prove that its agents are, too, competent and know better than to poke USB sticks in things. As you probably know, a...


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