Tag: privacy

Spanish Regulator Fines Facebook $1.4 Million for Privacy Breach

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has fined Facebook 1.2 million euros, or just over $1.4 million dollars, for breaching the country’s data protection and privacy regulations. The fine follows an investigation into how the social media giant collects, stores and uses data which found it did not obtain the proper user consent necessary beforehand.

Protesters in midtown Manhattan in New York demonstrate against the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans' telephone records on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The NSA has ended its warrantless broad surveillance program as required by law and will be replacing it with a more targeted program. (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images)

ACLU Uncovers Memos Showing Obama Admin’s Spying Violated Civil Liberties

The American Civil Liberties Union has uncovered memos that show the National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI “violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama administration by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts,” as reported by The Hill on Tuesday.

Illinois Might Tax Drivers per Mile -- FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo, traffic begins to thicken as motorists getting an early jump to Memorial Day destinations in Indiana and Michigan travel an interstate freeway through Chicago, Illinois . Auto club AAA on Friday, May 16, 2014 said it expects a total of 36.1 million people to travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day Weekend. If that estimate holds true, it would be the largest amount of people traveling during the holiday weekend since 2005. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Illinois Might Tax Drivers per Mile

Illinois drivers will pay mileage taxes to raise revenue for major construction projects, if a proposal from the president of Illinois’s Senate, Sen. John Cullerton, gets his way.

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Encryption Wars: Apple vs. FBI Didn’t Start With San Bernardino

In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, a headline-grabbing war broke out between the FBI and Apple, which refuses to modify the software on slain jihadi Syed Farook’s iPhone so the FBI can examine his data. A lengthy article at Bloomberg Business argues this was really more like a cold war going hot, because the FBI has been at odds with Apple since the latest version of its operating system was released.