Posts tagged "privacy"

Apple Goes all in on Encryption Despite FBI Concerns

Apple goes all in on encryption despite FBI concerns: As part of the new system, developers building software for Apple’s devices will be able to opt for users’ information to have no encryption, single-key encryption, or multi-key encryption “with per-file keys for file data and a separate key for sensitive metadata” – comparable to leaving… Continue reading

Los Angeles Just Proposed the Worst Use of License Plate Reader Data in History

This is my hometown and I am stunned Los Angeles leadership believes this to be a viable option for preventing human trafficking (emphasis added): Councilwoman Martinez feels that prostitution is not a “victimless” crime, and that by discouraging johns, the incidence of the crime can be reduced. Martinez told CBS Los Angeles, “If you aren’t… Continue reading

Nineteen Cops Simultaneously Respond to False Alarm, Terrorize Woman Because of Racist White Neighbor

This is just unbelievable and completely unjustified no matter what the Santa Monica Police Department would like everyone to believe: I said it was only me and, hands still raised, slowly descended the stairs, focused on one officer’s eyes and on his pistol. I had never looked down the barrel of a gun or at… Continue reading

United Nations Privacy Chief Has Publicly Stated UK Surveillance Is “Worse Than 1984”

The United Nations Privacy Chief has publicly stated UK surveillance is “worse than 1984” (emphasis added): The newly appointed UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called the UK’s oversight of surveillance “a rather bad joke at its citizens’ expense,” and said that the situation regarding privacy is “worse” than anything George Orwell imagined… Continue reading