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Portland, Maine passes referendum banning facial surveillance

Portland, Maine passes referendum banning facial surveillance As we’re currently shifting through all of the national and local votes from last night’s elections, here’s a small but important victory for privacy advocates out of Portland, Maine . Per the Bangor Daily News, the city passed “Referendum Question B,” designed to curb government and police use […]

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Zoom Finally Has End-to-End Encryption. Here's How to Use It

Zoom Finally Has End-to-End Encryption. Here's How to Use It You can lock down your meetings like never before—even if you have to give up a few features to do so. Source: {$feed_title) Zoom Finally Has End-to-End Encryption. Here's How to Use It

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True, the social networking app that promises to ‘protect your privacy,’ exposed private messages and user locations

True, the social networking app that promises to ‘protect your privacy,’ exposed private messages and user locations True bills itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” But a security lapse left one of its servers exposed — and spilling private user data to the internet for anyone to find. The app […]

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DataFleets keeps private data useful, and useful data private, with federated learning and $4.5M seed

DataFleets keeps private data useful, and useful data private, with federated learning and .5M seed As you may already know, there’s a lot of data out there, and some of it could actually be pretty useful. But privacy and security considerations often put strict limitations on how it can be used or analyzed. DataFleets promises […]

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Mine raises $9.5M to help people take control of their personal data

Mine raises .5M to help people take control of their personal data TechCrunch readers probably know that privacy regulations like Europe’s GDPR and California’s CCPA give them additional rights around their personal data — like the ability to request that companies delete your data. But how many of you have actually exercised that right? An […]

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EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads

EU parliament backs tighter rules on behavioural ads The EU parliament has backed a call for tighter regulations on behavioral ads (aka microtargeting) in favor of less intrusive, contextual forms of advertising — urging Commission lawmakers to also assess further regulatory options, including looking at a phase-out leading to a full ban. MEPs also want […]

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EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps

EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps The European Union has switched on cross-border interoperability for a first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps that use Bluetooth proximity to calculate the exposure risk of smartphone users after a pilot of the system last month. National apps whose backends are […]

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Pimloc gets $1.8M for its AI-based visual search and redaction tool

Pimloc gets .8M for its AI-based visual search and redaction tool UK-based Pimloc has closed a £1.4 million (~$1.8M) seed funding round led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Existing investor Speedinvest and other unnamed shareholders also participated in the round. The 2016-founded computer vision startup launched a AI -powered photo classifier service called Pholio in 2017 — […]

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Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU

Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being probed in the EU Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platform processes children’s information. The action by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), reported earlier by the Telegraph, comes more than a […]

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IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard

IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard A flagship framework for gathering Internet users’ consent for targeting with behavioral ads — which is designed by ad industry body, the IAB Europe — fails to meet the required legal standards of data protection, according to findings by its EU data supervisor. The […]

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