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California unveils new vaccine passport

Residents of California now have a new way of “proving they have been inoculated against COVID-19,” a digital tool that the state is still refusing to call a digital “vaccine passport.” The tool is...

EU court rules private details of users can be handed over to those who make copyright claims

The Court of Justice of the European Union, ECJ (not to be confused with the European Court of Human Rights, ECHR) – has ruled that IPs, names, and postal addresses can be shared with...

Canon introduces AI technology in Chinese offices that only lets smiling workers inside

The apocryphal saying goes, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” If you ask anyone born and raised in Europe’s former Communist bloc, they may easily tell you – “Only the dead...

Australia: Police used covid tracing data in criminal investigations (after promising they never would)

Ever since contact tracing apps started to be implemented around the world as a way to keep the Covid pandemic at bay, privacy and civil rights advocates have been warning that this type of...

How Gmail controls what users see

Google’s Gmail not only sees what you are doing while using the service but it can also limit what you are allowed to see. And the way it filters content proves that there is...

How to protect your real email address with burner emails

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Irish police to get new powers to access mobile phones

In Ireland, the police (Gardaí) will soon have new, expanded powers that will include the right to access people’s phones, as a new criminal offense is being introduced into the country’s judicial system: refusal...

How “anonymized” data can be a myth

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Biden DOJ’s proposal to stop surveilling members of the press appears to only apply to traditional media

Despite the fact that US President Biden publicly denounced the practice carried out by his predecessor’s administration to obtain information about journalistic sources through court orders as “simply wrong” – his own Department of...

House Democrats get targeted in surveillance operation made legal through laws they voted for

Democrat House Intelligence Committee members, Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Adam Schiff confirmed that Trump’s DOJ secretly monitored them by obtaining their personal data from Apple, between 2017 and 2018 when the committee was...

Linux Foundation unveils COVID Certificate Network

The Linux Foundation, historically known for its support of openness, freedom, and privacy, has ironically been developing a global COVID-19 vaccine certification system, which is almost ready for deployment. COVID-19 vaccine certification, aka a...

Biden administration launches task force to share census and health data with private companies

The Biden administration has launched a task force that will allow private companies like Google as well as researchers to access large sets of sensitive data about Americans that were previously collected and available...

Vivaldi integrates privacy-focused email, calendar, RSS reader, and translation into its browser

Vivaldi’s wide range of features have made it a compelling alternative to Big Tech browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. And today, in what it describes as its biggest launch of the...

England introduces vaccine passports for Euro 2020 games

England residents attending Euro 2020 matches at Wembley will have to use COVID-19 vaccine passports. It will be the first time for vaccine certification to be used at a sporting event in the UK....

Overseas journalists to have movements tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics to “strictly manage their behavior”

Seiko Hashimoto, the President of the Toyko Olympics, has announced that foreign reporters attending the event will be tracked and managed via GPS and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules....

The EU’s COVID digital pass system has gone live

The European Union’s pan-EU “digital pass,” a digital certificate for verifying COVID-19 vaccination and test status, went live this week, with several member states already connected to the system’s gateway, with more expected to...

Court documents show Google admits privacy is almost impossible on Android

Unredacted court documents revealed Google employees admitting the company makes it difficult for Android users to keep their location data private. Google executives admitted the same thing in court testimonies. Last year, the Arizona...

BBC employees revolt against electronic “social distancing” tags

In January, the BBC started forcing employees in its office to wear electronic social distancing proximity sensors that sound an alarm whenever they get within two meters of another employee. At the time, the...

UK: How to opt-out of the NHS’s imminent data grab

The UK’s NHS plans to import the medical records of 55 million patients into a digital database that will be shared with third parties. Privacy activists have heavily criticized the plan, describing it as...