Apple inserts a laughable trick into its new privacy policy | ZDNet

If you want to opt-out of this increased, if allegedly anonymized, distribution of (more of) your personal financial details, you have to really make an effort. You have to send Apple’s privacy team an email. And not just any old email. This email has to be headed: “Apple Relationship Data and Apple Card.” And then, … More Apple inserts a laughable trick into its new privacy policy | ZDNet

Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act in collecting biometric data. Facebook allegedly accomplished this through its “Tag Suggestions” feature, which allowed users to recognize their Facebook friends from previously uploaded photos. In a statement, law firms Edelson, Robbins Geller and Labaton Sucharow said … More Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Until now, technology that readily identifies everyone based on his or her face has been taboo because of its radical erosion of privacy. Tech companies capable of releasing such a tool have refrained from doing so; in 2011, Google’s chairman at the time said it was the one technology the company had held back because … More The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Washington state lawmakers debut legislation for consumer privacy and facial recognition – GeekWire

The data privacy bill, known as the Washington Privacy Act, follows similar legislation enacted such as the European Union’s GDPR, and CCPA in California. It aims to give consumers new rights to ownership over their data and establish new transparency requirements for companies that process consumer data. Consumers would have the right to access, delete, correct, … More Washington state lawmakers debut legislation for consumer privacy and facial recognition – GeekWire

Here’s how online privacy is possible – The Washington Post

We won’t regain our privacy if we leave it up to individuals. If we’re going to survive the age of surveillance, we’re going to need help. That starts with laws. Privacy isn’t just an individual right. It’s a public good that, when done right, keeps everyone safe, whether they’re paying attention or not. This ought … More Here’s how online privacy is possible – The Washington Post

Forty million Californians will soon have sweeping digital-privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S.

Come Wednesday , roughly one in 10 Americans will gain the power to review their personal information collected by large companies around the world, from purchase histories and location tracking to compiled “profiles” that slot people into categories such as religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Starting January 1, they can also force these companies — … More Forty million Californians will soon have sweeping digital-privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S.

Your Health Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think

Mr. Wilbanks, with Sage Bionetworks, says Google will be in a good position to start selling actuarial tables to insurance companies—like predictions on when a white male in his 40s with certain characteristics might be likely to get sick and expensive. When it comes to life and disability insurance, antidiscrimination laws are weak, he says. … More Your Health Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think

Equifax data breach: Credit reporting agency to pay up to $700 million in settlement – CNN

The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that Equifax will pay at least $300 million and as much as $425 million to compensate affected people with credit monitoring services. That money will go into a fund that will also reimburse people who purchased credit- or identity-monitoring services because of the 2017 data breach. The amount of … More Equifax data breach: Credit reporting agency to pay up to $700 million in settlement – CNN

What the Supreme Court is doing behind closed doors – CNNPolitics

Clashes among the justices over some of these orders, and the internal rules that guide them, have spilled out into the public sphere. Earlier this month, Justice Stephen Breyer, in a dissenting statement signed by his three fellow liberal justices, suggested that the court majority is arbitrarily applying its rules, at least in death penalty … More What the Supreme Court is doing behind closed doors – CNNPolitics