In recent years, plaintiff attorneys have filed lawsuits alleging that the use of session replay software on websites constitutes an illegal wiretap of plaintiff’s communications with that website and are in violation of state privacy laws.
ByteDance Denies Forbes Report That Finds TikTok Planned to Track Location Data of Targeted U.S. Citizens
Forbes report indicated that the TikTok app may have been used to track location data of specific American citizens. ByteDance denies there was any wrongdoing.
State Censorship Accused of Reaching Into China’s Cloud-Based Word Processors; Author Claims Access to Document Blocked Due to “Sensitive Content”
Popular cloud-based word processor app WPS, one of the most widely used of its type in China, may be facilitating state censorship of user’s private documents. User complained million-word document was locked due to "sensitive content."
As semiconductors transform more everyday devices into smart devices, even more companies will be downloading their information and storing it, creating a growing data privacy problem.
The fitness tracking app Strava may have inadvertently compromised not only classified locations, but the movement of personnel over extended periods of time. Surveillance campaign on Israel's military uncovered.
FBI Investing Heavily in Social Media Tracking: “Predictive” Surveillance Software Raises Civil Liberties Concerns
The FBI software is used for keyword-based social media tracking and advertises a "predictive analytics" feature, leading to natural questions about its potential use for surveillance.
Report Claims Israeli Police Used Pegasus Spyware Against Citizens; Tracked Netanyahu Opponents, Former Government Employees
New report claims that Israeli police used the Pegasus spyware on the country's citizens, including opponents of then-president Benjamin Netanyahu and a number of other targets not under suspicion of a crime.
Extensive campaign involving the Pegasus spyware in El Salvador targeted at least 35 journalists and political activists from June 2020 to November 2021, with most of the country's major media outlets affected.
Whistleblowers Claim Swiss Text Messaging Service Quietly Aided Governments in Surveillance of Mobile Phone Users
Mitto, a leading provider of text messaging services to many of the world's most familiar names in tech, sold backdoor access for government surveillance according to former employees and clients.
Can EU-US Data Transfers be Restored? Research on Surveillance Reforms Offer a Potential Path Forward
Restoration of simple EU-US data transfers hinges on assurances from the US that these communications will not be subject to government surveillance. A new research paper looks to untangle this problem and provide some sort of a path forward.