Stories tagged: privacy
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The Idaho Department of Labor says about 170,000 of the state’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts have been compromised by a hacking incident.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
The Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where-and how-employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump’s administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents try …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
The credit card information of roughly 2,100 people who used Pierce County’s ferry system has been made public online.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Microsoft and the Justice Department sparred in court in Seattle on Monday over whether the software company had the right to push back against law-enforcement searches of customers’ data.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than 78 million consumers, investigators said Friday. They …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
A federal judge has ordered the FBI and other federal agencies to turn over any potential evidence they spied on Occupy Philadelphia protesters.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Investigations have been launched at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital after unauthorized photos of a patient were found on an employee’s personal phone.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
By now, depending on your Facebook filter bubble, you’ve probably seen it: a Facebook friend “checking in” to Standing Rock, North Dakota, and then a separate post explaining the clever …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
The proposed merger – which still must pass regulatory scrutiny – poses significant threats to privacy and the basic freedom to communicate.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Classified information stolen by a former National Security Agency contractor included the names of covert intelligence officers, according to a federal court filing on Thursday.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Federal regulators on Thursday approved tough new rules requiring high-speed internet service providers to get customer permission before using or sharing sensitive personal data, such as web browsing or app …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Portland police have been collecting information about the mental state of arrestees since spring, but some lawyers say the practice raises privacy concerns.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Bathrooms in Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters feature some unusual decor: Reminders about good password hygiene. One sign hung above a urinal reads “You wouldn’t share your toothbrush, don’t share …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Pressure on Yahoo soared Tuesday after publication of a report that it had collaborated with U.S. intelligence agencies to secretly scan hundreds of millions of its clients’ emails.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents. But …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company believes, the breach could be part of a …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
The head of Britain’s newly formed cybersecurity agency says authorities are exploring the creation of a national internet filter to block malicious software and rogue websites, a proposal that has …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 10 a.m.
A list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should not be released before trial, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Media organizations are challenging a federal magistrate judge’s order that keeps many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed standoff with government …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:21 a.m.
Lewiston-based accounting firm Presnell Gage is in the process of notifying about 100 individuals or companies that their information may have been hacked during a data breach in the past …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
As Sports Authority was holding going out-of-business sales and auctioning off store leases, it also sold its customers’ data to rival Dick’s Sporting Goods.