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DHS: All your Gadgets are Belong to U...

After careful consideration, the Department of Homeland Security has concluded that American citizens near national...

DHS: All your Gadgets are Belong to Us
posted on: Feb 11, 2013 | author: privacycast

State of Email Privacy

Schneier has excellent meta-analysis of the state of email privacy. The conclusion: there isn’t much. While the...

State of Email Privacy
posted on: Nov 19, 2012 | author: privacycast

Petraeus Reminder of Email Retention ...

Little known fact: The 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act stipulates that any email message that has resided...

Petraeus Reminder of Email Retention Policy Importance
posted on: Nov 13, 2012 | author: privacycast

Traffic Court Judge Obscured License ...

Who watches the watchers, indeed. A close inspection of Judge Jones’ city-owned Mercury Grand Marquis LS showed that...

Traffic Court Judge Obscured License Plate to Avoid Cameras
posted on: Nov 2, 2012 | author: privacycast
Federal Judge: Police can install cameras on private property without warrant

Federal Judge: Police can install cameras on ...

posted on: Oct 31, 2012 | author: privacycast

A federal judge ruled Wisconsin police officers did not violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure when they...

Unpaid Traffic Ticket? It’s Strip-Search Time

Unpaid Traffic Ticket? It’s Strip-Searc...

posted on: Apr 2, 2012 | author: privacycast

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that cops have a right to strip-search you, without a warrant or conviction of guilt, for any type of arrest....

Weekly Recap: April 2 Update on Privacy News

Weekly Recap: April 2 Update on Privacy News

posted on: Apr 1, 2012 | author: privacycast

Take 15 minutes to get updated on all the ongoing privacy issues we’re tracking. This week, we’re running the numbers from the uptick in DHS...

Can the Government Protect Consumer Privacy?

Can the Government Protect Consumer Privacy?

posted on: Mar 30, 2012 | author: privacycast

March saw several government entities voicing their concern about our privacy rights with much fanfare and really long titles. And yet, March also...

Privacy Policy Comparison: Top Five Social Networking Apps

Privacy Policy Comparison: Top Five Social Ne...

posted on: Mar 26, 2012 | author: privacycast

Social networking apps that broadcast your location to just your contacts list or Facebook friends are a thing of the past. The newest ambient...

Monday Morning Quickie: Updates to Ongoing Privacy Concerns

Monday Morning Quickie: Updates to Ongoing Pr...

posted on: Mar 26, 2012 | author: privacycast

Take 15 minutes to get updated on all the ongoing privacy issues we’re tracking. This week’s report includes employers accessing your...

How Many Employers Are Asking for Facebook Passwords?

How Many Employers Are Asking for Facebook Pa...

posted on: Mar 23, 2012 | author: privacycast

Mass media just discovered that some employers are requesting access to applicants’ Facebook accounts after Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan...

Take a Stand Against the TSA

Take a Stand Against the TSA

posted on: Mar 23, 2012 | author: privacycast

The latest viral video of the TSA’s ridiculousness features a toddler in a cast and wheelchair receiving an unnecessarily thorough pat down....

Whistle Blown on NSA, FBI, CIA’s Domestic Spying

Whistle Blown on NSA, FBI, CIA’s Domest...

posted on: Mar 21, 2012 | author: privacycast

In less than 15 hours, reliable sources Wired and The Verge called out the CIA, NSA and FBI for secretly spying on U.S. citizens; or as the agencies...

Crossing Customs with Your Privacy Intact

Crossing Customs with Your Privacy Intact

posted on: Mar 20, 2012 | author: privacycast

On your last trip home from abroad, you may have noticed the customs agents making some unusual requests, like asking a traveler for their...

2011 DHS Data Mining Report Review

2011 DHS Data Mining Report Review

posted on: Mar 19, 2012 | author: privacycast

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office just released their 2011 Data Mining Report to Congress. We burrowed beyond the many, many...

Background Checks Performed on Private Facebook Profiles

Background Checks Performed on Private Facebo...

posted on: Mar 9, 2012 | author: privacycast

A new trend in human resources hiring protocol is worrisome. Job interviewers and college coaches are starting to use Facebook pages as a background...

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