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Leaky Database Reveals Horrifying GPS Surveillance of China's Uyghur Muslims Leaky Database Reveals Horrifying GPS Surveillance of China's Uyghur Muslims

A misconfigured online database has exposed new details of China’s tyrannical surveillance apparatus, which the country’s government has used to further suppress one of its most persecuted populations.

To Stop the Wall, Democrats Agree to Fund Mass Surveillance Near U.S. Border To Stop the Wall, Democrats Agree to Fund Mass Surveillance Near U.S. Border

A spending bill expected to pass the House and Senate on Thursday, and then be signed by President Trump before this weekend to avert another disastrous government shutdown, contains at least $100 million earmarked for the development of surveillance technologies such as unmanned aerial drones and facial recognition…

'Free Streaming' Offers From Internet Providers Ultimately Cause Price Hikes, Research Suggests 'Free Streaming' Offers From Internet Providers Ultimately Cause Price Hikes, Research Suggests

They say nothing in life is free. Maybe that isn’t always the case, but when it’s your internet provider offering you a freebie, it’s best to assume there’s always going to be some hidden cost.

'Hackers' Charged by U.S. Over Hundreds of Hoax Bomb Threats on Schools 'Hackers' Charged by U.S. Over Hundreds of Hoax Bomb Threats on Schools

An alleged hacker accused of sending fake bomb threats to hundreds of schools was reportedly arrested Tuesday by FBI agents in North Carolina, while an alleged accomplice, who is currently incarcerated in the U.K., now faces charges in the U.S.

Study Details How Phone Companies Prey on Families of Inmates in Local Jails Study Details How Phone Companies Prey on Families of Inmates in Local Jails

A report published on Monday by the Prison Policy Initiative highlights the predatory practices of prison technology companies in city- and county-run jails, where inmates and their families continue to pay “astronomical rates” to place phone calls that would cost average consumers virtually nothing.

Lawmakers Quiz Apple CEO Over FaceTime Eavesdrop Bug Lawmakers Quiz Apple CEO Over FaceTime Eavesdrop Bug

A FaceTime bug that allowed virtually anyone to listen in on others when using the Group feature has drawn the interest of federal lawmakers who want to know more about what Apple is doing to secure its users’ privacy.

Privacy Groups Ask Pelosi to Stop Hyping Invasive Surveillance Along the Border Privacy Groups Ask Pelosi to Stop Hyping Invasive Surveillance Along the Border

Hoping to color President Trump’s wall as a “medieval” solution to border security, Democratic leaders have offered up what they hope Americans view as a more suitable, 21st-century alternative. This so-called “technological wall” or “virtual fence” (they’re still working on the branding) would, first, cost…

Newly Empowered, Democrats Demand Ajit Pai Stop Withholding Documents Newly Empowered, Democrats Demand Ajit Pai Stop Withholding Documents

A few months after Trump’s inauguration, an attorney appointed by the president to a top post at the Justice Department produced a memo in which he outlined the administration’s views on congressional oversight. The memo stated simply that, because Democrats were in the minority, they had no legal authority to conduct…

FCC Faces Off in Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against Consumer Advocates and Internet Giants FCC Faces Off in Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against Consumer Advocates and Internet Giants

Oral arguments began Friday in the case of Mozilla v. FCC, a lawsuit brought by a wide range of advocacy groups and trade organizations representing some of the nation’s largest internet companies, which all seek to vacate the vote to repeal net neutrality pushed through by the Federal Communications Commission in…

Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director's Org, Boosted By Roger Stone Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director's Org, Boosted By Roger Stone

An organization run by a former Trump campaign statewide director is being investigated by the New York attorney general’s office for its role in the submission of potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent comments to the Federal Communications Commission during the agency’s 2017 efforts to rollback Obama-era…

DOJ Charges China's Huawei, Alleging Fraud, Obstruction of Justice, and Theft of Trade Secrets DOJ Charges China's Huawei, Alleging Fraud, Obstruction of Justice, and Theft of Trade Secrets

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced two indictments against the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, which it said is accused of theft of trade secrets, obstructing justice, and lying to banks over its alleged non-compliance with U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Data Leak in Singapore Exposes HIV Status of 14,000 Locals and Foreign Visitors Data Leak in Singapore Exposes HIV Status of 14,000 Locals and Foreign Visitors

Medical records and contact information belonging to thousands of HIV-positive Singaporeans and foreign visitors to the southeast Asian city state have been leaked online, according to an alert issued by the country’s Ministry of Health (MOH).

Ajit Pai and Republicans in Congress Helped Enable 'Bounty Hunters' to Track Your Phone Ajit Pai and Republicans in Congress Helped Enable 'Bounty Hunters' to Track Your Phone

A growing chorus of Washington lawmakers is now pressing federal regulators to do something about the fact that wireless carriers have recklessly sold off data that can pinpoint the locations of their customers’ mobile phones (and thus the customers themselves). The firestorm of inquiries began after it was revealed…

Air Safety Is 'Deteriorating by the Day' Thanks to the Shutdown, Aviation Workers Warn Air Safety Is 'Deteriorating by the Day' Thanks to the Shutdown, Aviation Workers Warn

Even as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) strives to imbue confidence in the nation’s aviation system amid the unprecedented government shutdown—now in its 34th day—air traffic controllers, pilots, and flight attendants are speaking out about a “growing concern” for the “safety and security” of airlines…

Millions of Financial Records Leaked at Texas-Based Data Firm Millions of Financial Records Leaked at Texas-Based Data Firm

For at least the third time in as many days, a large cache of sensitive data has been reportedly exposed due to a misconfigured Elasticsearch server. In this case, a whopping 24 million financial and banking records are said to be involved.

Google's Plan to Limit Ad Blockers on Chrome Riles Developers Google's Plan to Limit Ad Blockers on Chrome Riles Developers

Top developers behind ad-blocking and anti-tracking browser extensions say they’re alarmed by potential changes coming to Chrome recently disclosed in a public Google document. As a result, at least one company is now threatening possible legal action.

Google Fined $57 Million for Burying Privacy Terms Where Users Won't Find Them Google Fined $57 Million for Burying Privacy Terms Where Users Won't Find Them

Google has been fined $56.8 million by privacy regulators in France, marking the country’s first use of the tough new privacy rules enacted in Europe last year. Specifically, the company is accused of violating provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by using, without proper consent, the private…

Court Rejects FCC Motion to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown Court Rejects FCC Motion to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown

Shutdown or no, the consolidated lawsuits facing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its 2017 rules that wiped out net neutrality protections nationwide will go forward on Feb. 1, a three-judge panel in the D.C. Circuit ruled Thursday.

How to Stop Worrying About Every 'Mega' Password Breach That Comes Along How to Stop Worrying About Every 'Mega' Password Breach That Comes Along

News of this week’s so-called “mega breach” might deeply trouble you. If so, that means it’s a perfect time to take control of your personal security. Yes, every company should be held responsible for practicing sloppy security, allowing your sensitive data to get into the wrong hands. But at this point, there’s…

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