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WFLX FOX 29
Sites want your birthday, creating security riskthere are privacy groups hoping to change this. Marc Rotenberg, executive direc
Sites want your birthday, creating security risk
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 9 hours ago
there are privacy groups hoping to change this. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the online privacy watchdog Electronic Privacy Information Center, said companies should develop "privacy-enhancing techniques" that minimize or... Read more
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16h
PhysOrg
Online services want your birthdate—creating security riskthere are privacy groups hoping to change this. Marc Rotenberg, executive direc
Online services want your birthdate—creating security risk
PhysOrg / Posted 16 hours ago
there are privacy groups hoping to change this. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the online privacy watchdog Electronic Privacy Information Center, said companies should develop "privacy-enhancing techniques" that minimize or... Read more
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18h
The Record Searchlight
Online services want your birthdate _ creating security riskthere are privacy groups hoping to change this. Marc Rotenberg, executive direc
Online services want your birthdate _ creating security risk
The Record Searchlight / Posted 18 hours ago
there are privacy groups hoping to change this. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the online privacy watchdog Electronic Privacy Information Center, said companies should develop "privacy-enhancing techniques" that minimize or... Read more
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USA Today
Google's new Allo raises privacy concernson your device, and the recipient’s, at a set time." But Georgetown law profes
Google's new Allo raises privacy concerns
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
on your device, and the recipient’s, at a set time." But Georgetown law professor Marc Rotenberg, who is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) says the decision to “opt-in” on having regular chat logs saved by Google,... Read more
9d
Mashable
WhatsApp tells Indian court it won't share messages with Facebookwith Facebook has raised privacy concern everywhere. In the United States last
WhatsApp tells Indian court it won't share messages with Facebook
Mashable / Posted 9 days ago
with Facebook has raised privacy concern everywhere. In the United States last month, several privacy groups including Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy comlained to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC),... Read more
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11d
ExtremeTech
Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypass smartphone security Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI
Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypass smartphone security
ExtremeTech / Posted 11 days ago
Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI documents discussing a controversial surveillance technique. Both federal... Read more
18d
LinuxInsider.com
Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twistwas doing. The app seeks the user's permission to download all contacts before
Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twist
LinuxInsider.com / Posted 18 days ago
was doing. The app seeks the user's permission to download all contacts before it does so. However, both the ACLU and the Electronic Privacy Information Center have rapped the practice. Asking for more permissions for an application than are... Read more
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18d
E-Commerce Times
Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twistwas doing. The app seeks the user's permission to download all contacts before
Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twist
E-Commerce Times / Posted 18 days ago
was doing. The app seeks the user's permission to download all contacts before it does so. However, both the ACLU and the Electronic Privacy Information Center have rapped the practice. Asking for more permissions for an application than are... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More PrivacyFacebook that their privacy will be respected and protected," said Claire T. Ga
WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More Privacy
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 22 days ago
Facebook that their privacy will be respected and protected," said Claire T. Gartland, consumer protection counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. "That is why many individuals use WhatsApp in the first place," she told the... Read more
23d
LinuxInsider.com
Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Informationwithholding information that might cause harm to innocent and vulnerable people
Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Information
LinuxInsider.com / Posted 23 days ago
withholding information that might cause harm to innocent and vulnerable people, suggested Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. "WikiLeaks' failure to consider the privacy interests of private individuals... Read more
23d
E-Commerce Times
Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Informationwithholding information that might cause harm to innocent and vulnerable people
Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Information
E-Commerce Times / Posted 23 days ago
withholding information that might cause harm to innocent and vulnerable people, suggested Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. "WikiLeaks' failure to consider the privacy interests of private individuals... Read more
23d
The Washington Times
A vote for low-tech electionspresents privacy and security problems. All states provide the right to a secre
A vote for low-tech elections
The Washington Times / Posted 23 days ago
presents privacy and security problems. All states provide the right to a secret ballot, but according to a study by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, that right is often null when the ballot is submitted and tallied online. Wherever... Read more
24d
Breitbart
FTC Complaint Filed over WhatsApp Sharing User Data with FacebookThe Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Dem
FTC Complaint Filed over WhatsApp Sharing User Data with Facebook
Breitbart / Posted 24 days ago
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) have both filed formal complaints in what they are describing as “an unfair and deceptive trade practice” on WhatsApp’s behalf. “When Facebook acquired... Read more
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24d
DMNews
The Market of the Incentivized Data Exchangethe potential security risks of releasing information like location and social
The Market of the Incentivized Data Exchange
DMNews / Posted 24 days ago
the potential security risks of releasing information like location and social security numbers. In July of this year, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) also urged the FTC to launch an investigation into the creator of Pokemon GO,... Read more
24d
Mashable
WhatsApp lands in hot water in India over privacy policy changesterms and privacy policy has been criticized by many. Earlier this week, privac
WhatsApp lands in hot water in India over privacy policy changes
Mashable / Posted 24 days ago
terms and privacy policy has been criticized by many. Earlier this week, privacy groups in the United States such as Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy complained to the Federal Trade Commission,... Read more
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25d
New York Post
Companies wary of WhatsApp privacy issuesservice for $22 billion in 2014, resulted in complaints to the Federal Trade Co
Companies wary of WhatsApp privacy issues
New York Post / Posted 25 days ago
service for $22 billion in 2014, resulted in complaints to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday from groups including the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Claire Gartland, a consumer protection counsel attorney at EPIC, said the... Read more
25d
TechNewsWorld.com
Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twistwas doing. The app seeks the user's permission to download all contacts before
Election Season Spawns Scams With Political Twist
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 25 days ago
was doing. The app seeks the user's permission to download all contacts before it does so. However, both the ACLU and the Electronic Privacy Information Center have rapped the practice. Asking for more permissions for an application than are... Read more
25d
AllAfrica.com
Privacy Groups Complain About Whatsapp Policy Changespolicy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or
Privacy Groups Complain About Whatsapp Policy Changes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
policy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing purposes. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have described the changes as an unfair and... Read more
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25d
techcentral.ie
Privacy groups complain to FTC about WhatsApp policy changeslast week break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used
Privacy groups complain to FTC about WhatsApp policy changes
techcentral.ie / Posted 25 days ago
last week break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing purposes. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have described the changes as unfair and deceptive... Read more
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26d
The Hill
Privacy groups file complaint over WhatsApp data sharingfor use in ad targeting, unless users choose to opt-out. In a complaint filed M
Privacy groups file complaint over WhatsApp data sharing
The Hill / Posted 26 days ago
for use in ad targeting, unless users choose to opt-out. In a complaint filed Monday with the Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy that the change betrays previous promises Facebook... Read more
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26d
ABC News
WhatsApp Sharing Data with Facebook Raises Alarm for Privacy Advocatesthan one billion users -- to "coordinate more with Facebook" by sharing the use
WhatsApp Sharing Data with Facebook Raises Alarm for Privacy Advocates
ABC News / Posted 26 days ago
than one billion users -- to "coordinate more with Facebook" by sharing the user data, they said. The move prompted The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy to announce they would be filing a... Read more
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27d
Daily Examiner
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy - and how to stop it
Daily Examiner / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
Northern Star
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop it
Northern Star / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
The Daily Mercury
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy - and how to stop it
The Daily Mercury / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
Toowoomba Chronicle
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop it
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
Queensland Times
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop it
Queensland Times / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
The Morning Bulletin
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop it
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
News Mail
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop itafter it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was b
WhatsApp backtracks on privacy promise - and how to stop it
News Mail / Posted 27 days ago
after it backtracked on a pledge to not change its privacy policy when it was bought by Facebook in 2014. The US-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has claimed the social media firm has violated a Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... Read more
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27d
Fortune
With Trump’s Campaign App, There’s No Wall Protecting Your Contact Datathat Trump’s app collects “significantly more data” about users than Hillary Cl
With Trump’s Campaign App, There’s No Wall Protecting Your Contact Data
Fortune / Posted 27 days ago
that Trump’s app collects “significantly more data” about users than Hillary Clinton’s campaign app. Marc Rotenburg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the level of access requested by the Trump app is “egregious.” Denying the Trump... Read more
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27d
Manila Bulletin
WhatsApp blasted for sharing private user data with Facebook in violation of law MOSCOW — Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) organization accuses Wh
WhatsApp blasted for sharing private user data with Facebook in violation of law
Manila Bulletin / Posted 27 days ago
MOSCOW — Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) organization accuses WhatsApp of violating Federal Trade Commission’s order by sharing users data with... Read more
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28d
TechNewsWorld.com
Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Informationwithholding information that might cause harm to innocent and vulnerable people
Innocents Exposed as WikiLeaks Gushes Information
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 28 days ago
withholding information that might cause harm to innocent and vulnerable people, suggested Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. "WikiLeaks' failure to consider the privacy interests of private individuals... Read more
28d
Calcutta News
Privacy groups accuse Whatsapp of violating law with new data sharing policyfraud notifications from a bank or flight delays from airline companies. U.S.-
Privacy groups accuse Whatsapp of violating law with new data sharing policy
Calcutta News / Posted 28 days ago
fraud notifications from a bank or flight delays from airline companies. U.S.-based public interest research group, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has alleged that such data sharing violates a Federal Trade Commission consent... Read more
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28d
International Business Times
Whatsapp and Facebook data sharing plan investigated by UK Information Commissionerhas now sparked massive backlash from Whatsapp users with many threatening to l
Whatsapp and Facebook data sharing plan investigated by UK Information Commissioner
International Business Times / Posted 28 days ago
has now sparked massive backlash from Whatsapp users with many threatening to leave the service for its rivals. The Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission arguing that... Read more
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29d
Newsmax
Trump App Collects Data From Phone's Contacts, Draws Ire of Privacy Experts[using the app], which is something that is really very controversial," Marc Ro
Trump App Collects Data From Phone's Contacts, Draws Ire of Privacy Experts
Newsmax / Posted 29 days ago
[using the app], which is something that is really very controversial," Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, told ABC News. "America First," which hit Apple and Google app stores last week,... Read more
29d
Times of Malta
WhatsApp wants to share your phone number with Facebookusers suggesting Telegram as the best alternative. Protests have not been limi
WhatsApp wants to share your phone number with Facebook
Times of Malta / Posted 29 days ago
users suggesting Telegram as the best alternative. Protests have not been limited to irate users. The Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic) has accused Facebook of violating a 2012 agreement which required the company to... Read more
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29d
ABC News
Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Taps Into Your Contact List, Experts Sayliberties policy director at the ACLU of Northern California, told ABC News. M
Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Taps Into Your Contact List, Experts Say
ABC News / Posted 29 days ago
liberties policy director at the ACLU of Northern California, told ABC News. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said that Trump is "basically saying he has the right to pull down the contact list of... Read more
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Dundas Star News
WhatsApp to begin sharing user information with Facebookprivacy policy overhaul raises concerns about potential legal challenges. Marc
WhatsApp to begin sharing user information with Facebook
Dundas Star News / Posted 30 days ago
privacy policy overhaul raises concerns about potential legal challenges. Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy advocacy group in Washington, said it would file a complaint Monday with the... Read more
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The Record
WhatsApp to begin sharing user information with Facebookprivacy policy overhaul raises concerns about potential legal challenges. Marc
WhatsApp to begin sharing user information with Facebook
The Record / Posted 30 days ago
privacy policy overhaul raises concerns about potential legal challenges. Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy advocacy group in Washington, said it would file a complaint Monday with the... Read more
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E-Commerce Times
WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More PrivacyFacebook that their privacy will be respected and protected," said Claire T. Ga
WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More Privacy
E-Commerce Times / Posted 30 days ago
Facebook that their privacy will be respected and protected," said Claire T. Gartland, consumer protection counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. "That is why many individuals use WhatsApp in the first place," she told the... Read more
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