• Nov 2, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Privacy is constantly under threat; here are ways communities can help to protect it locally

Stories about privacy have a depressing tendency to be about its loss, and the increasing threats to it in the future. Perhaps we need to spend more time thinking about how to protect it, to prevent the loss and head off the threats. That’s easier said than done, since the latter come from many quarters, … Continue reading “Privacy is constantly under threat; here are ways communities can help to protect it locally”

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  • Sep 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

California’s Senate votes today (maybe) on A.B. 375: California Broadband Internet Privacy Act

California’s State Senate will vote today on A.B. 375 – the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. The bill forces ISPs to get a customer’s express opt-in permission before collecting sensitive information on their internet use. Additionally, the bill forbids broadband internet service providers (ISPs) from offering “pay for privacy” plans where customers that oftentimes don’t … Continue reading “California’s Senate votes today (maybe) on A.B. 375: California Broadband Internet Privacy Act”

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  • Jun 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

The California Broadband Internet Privacy Act aims to protect your broadband privacy from ISPs

California Assemblymember Ed Chau has introduced a new internet privacy bill in California in direct response to the repeal of FCC internet privacy regulations, which were struck out several months ago with President Trump’s signature despite rampant public outcry. The bill, A.B. 375, is titled the California Broadband Internet Privacy Act. As the Chair of … Continue reading “The California Broadband Internet Privacy Act aims to protect your broadband privacy from ISPs”

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FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while recording 214 hours of audio at a California courthouse, according to Federal Judge

According to a recent ruling by a Federal Judge in the Ninth District Courts, the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment when obtaining 214 hours of audio recordings. The offending surveillance occurred at the San Mateo County courthouse in 2009 and 2010. The FBI set up multiple concealed microphones around the courthouse at entrances as part of an investigation … Continue reading “FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while recording 214 hours of audio at a California courthouse, according to Federal Judge”

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