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Gov. Greitens indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Missouri governor Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday on one count of invasion of privacy. The charge says Greitens knowingly took a photograph of a woman in a “state of full or partial nudity without the knowledge and consent” of that woman. The charge goes on to say the photograph was taken […]

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Surveillance and Privacy Debate Reaches Pivotal Moment in Congress

(New York Times)  WASHINGTON — A yearslong debate over National Security Agency surveillance and protections for Americans’ privacy rights will reach a climactic moment on Thursday as the House of Representatives takes up legislation to extend a program of warrantless spying on internet and phone networks that traces back to the Sept. 11 attacks. There […]

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Trump admin to Supreme Court: No warrant needed for cellphone records

(Washington Times)  The Trump administration told the Supreme Court Wednesday that cellphone records belong to telecom companies, not to their customers, as they sought to defend the ability of police to track Americans’ whereabouts without having to first get a warrant. The case is shaping up as one of this term’s blockbusters, as the high court continues to grapple […]

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Justices to weigh cell phone privacy in landmark case

(The Hill)  The privacy of emails, photos stored in the cloud, even heart rate history from a smartwatch could be at stake, according to civil libertarians, as the Supreme Court takes up a potential blockbuster case after Thanksgiving. When they return to the bench after the holiday, the justices will weigh whether the history of […]

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Privacy fears over artificial intelligence as crimestopper

(Yahoo! News)  Washington AFP – Police in the US state of Delaware are poised to deploy “smart” cameras in cruisers to help authorities detect a vehicle carrying a fugitive, missing child or straying senior. The video feeds will be analyzed using artificial intelligence to identify vehicles by license plate or other features and “give an […]

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App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts – Yahoo! News

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order […]