Stories tagged: privacy
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.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency’s website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax preparers to protect against the theft of their clients’ data.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
The Lewiston Police Department will no longer allow its officers to speak to reporters over the weekend under a newly implemented policy.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
The Justice Department is suing the city of Seattle to block the release of information that it says could jeopardize ongoing FBI investigations.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Authorities charged a man after he tried to use a camera to record a child inside a bathroom at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon, police said.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Georgia’s top education official says state school districts don’t have to comply with the Obama administration’s recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won’t withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state’s law on bathroom use by transgender people.