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Class Action Lawsuit: AT&T Selling your location data

Despite assurances to the contrary, AT&T has been selling its customers’ location data to creditors, bounty hunters, landlords, prison officials, and all sorts of third parties, according to data privacy watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation in a federal class action filed Tuesday. The class action led by customers Katherine Scott, Carolyn Jewel and George Pontis also […]

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Your Phone’s Sensors Can Allow Others To Eavesdrop on You

A new way to eavesdrop on people’s mobile phone calls has come to light in the form of Spearphone – an attack that makes use of Android devices’ on-board accelerometers to infer speech from the devices’ speakers. An acronym for “Speech privacy exploit via accelerometer-sensed reverberations from smartphone loudspeakers,” Spearphone was pioneered by an academic […]

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Anonymous data can still be de-anonymized

To protect privacy, data brokers must anonymize such records before sharing them with researchers and marketers. Data anonymization is basically how, for the past 25 years, we’ve been using data for statistical purposes and research while preserving people’s privacy,” says Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, an assistant professor of computational privacy at Imperial College London and co-author […]