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CBS News
How GPS watches can put kids in harm's waysaid Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Child
CBS News / Posted 11 hours ago
said Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. His organization, along with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Consumers Federation of America, Public Citizen and other groups, laid out their... Read more
12h
TheBull
Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kidsdevices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their persona
TheBull / Posted 12 hours ago
devices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their personal safety," said a letter to the FTC by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Consumer... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kidsdevices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their persona
The Borneo Post / Posted 12 hours ago
devices implicate not only the data privacy of children, but also their personal safety,” said a letter to the FTC by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Consumer... Read more
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The Hill
Senators bear down on credit reporting industry over data securitysee how Equifax handles it.” Tuesday’s hearing also featured testimony from Ma
The Hill / Posted yesterday
see how Equifax handles it.” Tuesday’s hearing also featured testimony from Marc Rotenberg, the president of the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Chris Jaikaran, a cybersecurity policy analyst at the Congressional Research... Read more
1d
Slate
Google Maps Ditches Its Half-Baked Plan to Count How Many Cupcakes You’ll Burn Off by Walkingquick to act in other, less frivolous instances that pertain to offline behavio
Slate / Posted yesterday
quick to act in other, less frivolous instances that pertain to offline behavior: As Slate’s April Glaser has written, the Electronic Privacy Information Center recently filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
WSMV Nashville / Posted yesterday
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted yesterday
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted yesterday
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted yesterday
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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FOX 5 Las Vegas
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
FOX 5 Las Vegas / Posted yesterday
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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1d
Breitbart
Hillary Clinton Compares Russia ‘Election Hacking’ Conspiracy to 9/11 Terrorismtransparency is also key to corporate accountability,” declared Marc Rotenberg,
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
transparency is also key to corporate accountability,” declared Marc Rotenberg, an executive director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, on the topic of tech companies being forced to reveal their algorithms. “Without... Read more
4d
Stamford Advocate
Consumer groups want federal regulators to recall the Google Mini after a glitch made it 'intercept and record private conversations'on Google's website and seeing that files had been uploaded to Google's servers
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
on Google's website and seeing that files had been uploaded to Google's servers from the Mini without his knowledge. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Center for Digital Democracy and Public Citizen were among the groups that signed... Read more
4d
Connecticut Post
Consumer groups want federal regulators to recall the Google Mini after a glitch made it 'intercept and record private conversations'on Google's website and seeing that files had been uploaded to Google's servers
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
on Google's website and seeing that files had been uploaded to Google's servers from the Mini without his knowledge. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Center for Digital Democracy and Public Citizen were among the groups that signed... Read more
6d
FOX 43 Harrisburg
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 6 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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6d
FOX 59 Indianapolis
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 6 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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6d
CBS 6 Richmond
Google admits new smart speaker can secretly record your conversationsshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 6 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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6d
WTKR Norfolk
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 6 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KGTV San Diego
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KGTV San Diego / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
News 8000
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdroppingshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
News 8000 / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Google Admits New Smart Speaker Was Eavesdropping on Usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ dev
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of ‘always-on’ devices,” Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KECI Missoula
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdroppingshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KECI Missoula / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdroppingshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KMGH 7 Denver
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KXLY-TV Spokane
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdroppingshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdroppingshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KTNV Las Vegas
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdroppingshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
KIVI Boise
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
KIVI Boise / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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7d
WRTV Indianapolis
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersshould investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' dev
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 7 days ago
should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of 'always-on' devices," Marc Rotenberg, the President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) told CNN Tech. EPIC has pending complaints with the FTC and DOJ alleging that... Read more
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14d
Boston Globe
European court may rule on Facebook data transfers to US, where surveillance is an issuea trade association whose members include Apple, Microsoft and Intel; Digital E
Boston Globe / Posted 14 days ago
a trade association whose members include Apple, Microsoft and Intel; Digital Europe, which represents the region’s digital technology industry; and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a US civil liberties group.Top 10 Trendi... Read more
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15d
Breitbart
Russia Investigation Could Force Google, Facebook to Reveal Company Secretsbroader issue than Russia, but one that we really need to know more about.” Ma
Breitbart / Posted 15 days ago
broader issue than Russia, but one that we really need to know more about.” Marc Rotenberg, an executive director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, also proposed investigating the algorithms of leading technology... Read more
15d
International Business Times
Is our Facebook data safe? Courts asked to rule whether transfer of user information violates law BSA Business Software Alliance, a trade association whose members include Apple
International Business Times / Posted 15 days ago
BSA Business Software Alliance, a trade association whose members include Apple, Microsoft and Intel; Digital Europe, which represents the region's digital technology industry; and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a US civil liberties gro... Read more
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15d
ABC News
European court asked to rule on Facebook data transfersBusiness Software Alliance, a trade association whose members include Apple, Mi
ABC News / Posted 15 days ago
Business Software Alliance, a trade association whose members include Apple, Microsoft and Intel; Digital Europe, which represents the region's digital technology industry; and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a U.S. civil liberties g... Read more
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The Washington Times
Paul Manafort wiretaps called political movetricky nature of issuing an order for someone who is part of a political campai
The Washington Times / Posted 26 days ago
tricky nature of issuing an order for someone who is part of a political campaign,” said Alan Butler, senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “It’s not going to get treated the same way as a normal routine application.” Robert... Read more
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27d
Bangor Daily News
Your Social Security number may not be secure. But how could we replace it?sector. Such a number enables secret profiling and tracking of consumers,” Marc
Bangor Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
sector. Such a number enables secret profiling and tracking of consumers,” Marc Rotenberg, executive director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said. EPIC was among those who successfully lobbied for SSNs to be removed from... Read more
28d
KECI Missoula
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
KECI Missoula / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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28d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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28d
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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28d
KRDO Colorado Springs
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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28d
KRCR TV Redding
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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28d
News Channel 12 New Bern
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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28d
KESQ Palm Springs
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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News 8000
DOT secretary makes self-driving car privacy a footnote"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?
News 8000 / Posted 28 days ago
"I expect there will be cameras in these vehicles, what happens with that data?" For Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, it's problematic if autonomous vehicle data will become available for commercial use,... Read more
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