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Headline, Communications | Posted 28 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Bleep User Privacy Compromised? | 1,356 views

Bleep, the private messaging app billed as no personal info required, has laid the foundation for tracking its users. The latest version in the Play store (version 1.0.753) requires Identity and Profile privileges on Android phones. When a user …

Featured, In Other News | Posted 12 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Obama Proposes 30 Day Hack Notification | 2,037 views
Secure Data

President Obama is pushing new legislation called the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act. This law, if enacted, will standardize the consumer notification requirements in the event of data breach. Under the law, companies would be required to notify …

In Other News | Posted 28 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Uber’s Privacy Problem | 1,513 views

Uber recently blogged about their privacy policy. They claim to use the info they collect for a limited set of legitimate business purposes. When installing the Uber app on Android, the app requests access to the user’s camera, …

Communications | Posted 28 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on AT&T’s New Tracking System | 1,548 views
AT&T Filler Panel

AT&T is testing a new relevant advertising system. It works by providing a unique identifier to every website that you visit on your cell phone.  Kenn White has created a test page to verify the presence of the UID. AT&T …

In Other News | Posted 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Did the DEA go too far? | 1,226 views
Facebook Filler Panel

Sondra Arquiett was busted for possession of cocaine.  She pled guilty and received probation.  She later discovered that the DEA opened a Facebook account in her name and was impersonating her online.  The DEA went so far as to post …

In Other News | Posted 26 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Zuckerberg Privacy Issue | 2,729 views

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is upset that one of her Facebook pictures was a little more public than she intended. Callie Schweitzer was able to see the picture because of an indirect relationship between their …

Communications | Posted 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Mobile Device Privacy Act | 3,735 views

In light of the recent confusion and fingerpointing regarding the extend of CarrierIQ snooping, Representative Ed Markey has released a draft of the Mobile Device Privacy Act. The intent of the proposed legislation is require that cell phone consumers …

In Other News | Posted 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Feds Looking into CarrierIQ | 1,754 views

The Washington Post is reporting that executives from CarrierIQ are meeting with the Federal Trade Commission. Although the FBI has refused to disclose how they use CarrierIQ data, the company has claimed that it has never provided any data to …