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In two separate cases recently Uber has, or has talked about, abusing its information about their customer’s movements. First a Buzzed reporter Johana Bhuiyan was told that she was tracked on the way to a meeting by Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber New York. Next Emil Michael, SVP of business for Uber, talked at […]

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A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that there is an expectation of privacy in cell tower location information, and therefor it is protected by the Fourth Amendment. This runs counter to other recent rulings that allow access to the information without a warrant under the Stored Communications Act. The recent ruling relies on precedent […]

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A Stranger Can Find Out Where You Are By Getting You To Open An Email – On The Media The ability to use remotely loaded images in HTML emails for tracking has been known for years, but perhaps not widely known. The On The Media: TLDR podcast just re-surfaced the issue in the above article, […]

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Google’s Location History Browser Is A Minute-By-Minute Map Of Your Life | TechCrunch TechCrunch has a nice article on the location tracking of Android based devices. It is an “opt in” thing, but I suspect that most people are robo-approving all the questions they are asked when they are trying to get their new phones […]

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ZDNet has published a nice article on 4 key privacy settings under iOS 7 that have defaults you might want to change. Mostly related to location information.

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ArsTechnica has a nice article on a recent ruling by the US Fifth Circuit court of appeals. In this 2-1 decision, the court ruled that cellular location information is not covered by the fourth amendment, and does not require a warrant. The logic behind this ruling is that the information is part of business records […]

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The ACLU just posted an article about a recent federal magistrate judge’s ruling. It is a somewhat bizarre case. The DEA had an arrest warrant for a doctor suspected selling prescription pain killer drugs for cash. They then requested a court order to obtain his real time location information from his cell provider. The judge went […]

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Email Privacy Hearing Set To Go Before The House On Tuesday | WebProNews The House Judiciary Committee is going to be discussing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. There is a chance that they will strengthen it. This act was written decades ago, before there were any real cloud solutions. Email was downloaded by your email […]

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Cameras and smart phones capture your location, but some sharing sites strip that information out. Also a link to an interview I did on this.

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This Blog has an interesting article and link to the website of a german newspaper article (translated here). The story is about a german politician Malte Spitz who sued to obtain the retained cell tower records for his own phone, then provided them to the newspaper. The newspaper has created a nice map and timeline tool […]

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