Twitter Hack Lessons Learned, TikTok Ban, Rite Aid Facial Recognition Cameras

Twitter Hack Lessons Learned, TikTok Ban, Rite Aid Facial Recognition Cameras

In episode 133 for August 10th 2020: What we can learn from the big Twitter hack, why everyone is trying to ban TikTok, and pharmacy chain Rite Aid’s use of facial recognition ...
First Circuit Carpenter

First Circuit Rejects Attempt to Extend Carpenter to Public Surveillance Cameras

In United States v. Moore-Bush, the First Circuit recently reversed a Massachusetts District Court decision finding that the Fourth Amendment prohibited sustained video surveillance conducted using a pole-mounted camera in a public ...

5 Tips to Stay Private and Secure During a Protest

In episode 125 for June 15th 2020: Our top 5 tips for staying private and secure during a protest. ** Show notes and links mentioned on the show ** Privacy And Security ...

Is COVID-19 Changing Facial Recognition for Good?

Last month, a video from a smart doorbell of a delivery man doing a quick hopscotch after dropping off the package went viral. The ease with which it was shared as a ...
Home Security Vendor Sued After Technician Spied on Customers in ‘Intimate Moments’

Home Security Vendor Sued After Technician Spied on Customers in ‘Intimate Moments’

Users of ADT home security systems have filed a class action against the vendor after discovering that a technician used his own credentials to set up the hardware and then spied on ...

Bart Gellman on Snowden

Bart Gellman's long-awaited (at least by me) book on Edward Snowden, Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State, will finally be published in a couple of weeks. There is an ...

Another California Data Privacy Law

The California Consumer Privacy Act is a lesson in missed opportunities. It was passed in haste, to stop a ballot initiative that would have been even more restrictive: In September 2017, Alastair ...

Surveillance, Privacy and Trust

In his starkly titled article, “Has Trust Become Irrelevant?” in the Sunday Review section of The New York Times of January 19, 2020, Laurence Scott lays out why, when so many are ...

Workplace Surveillance, Apple and Google Contact Tracing Tech, Virtual Cybersecurity Conferences

In episode 119 for May 4th 2020: The use of thermal cameras and other technology to monitor the workplace for COVID-19, more details about Apple and Google’s contact tracing framework, and are ...

Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet ...