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Cookies, NPI & Privacy: What You Need to Know
No, not those cookies. I am speaking in the context of websites using cookies. You have encountered cookies if you have ever visited website cookies. When you press "yes" to a website using cookies, you are allowing them to collect certain information about your online activity. This is a common practice on the majority of websites, as cookies play a crucial role in enhancing your online experience.
Mega Millions Maine Winner Sues Over Privacy Breach
The winner of the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot, an anonymous man from Maine, has filed a lawsuit against the mother of his child for allegedly breaching confidentiality about his lottery win. This legal battle highlights the privacy concerns and complications that can arise from winning a large lottery prize.
Website rampant with Child Predators, Omegle, is Shutting Down
After 14 years of connecting strangers online, Omegle, the once-popular chat website, has officially shut down. Launched by 18-year-old founder Leif K-Brooks, Omegle aimed to facilitate human connection through random user pairings in video or text chats.
Caught on Tape: Virginia's Recording Laws Exposed - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Privacy
In today's digital age, recording conversations and events has become a common practice for personal, professional, and legal purposes. However, it's important to be aware of the laws and regulations regarding recording, as they vary from state to state. In Virginia, specific regulations govern recording to protect the privacy and legal rights of all parties involved.
Illinois Lawmakers May Address Biometric Laws, Right to Privacy During Veto Session
Lawsuit abuse watchdog urges Illinois lawmakers to fix state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) As Illinois legislators prepare for the upcoming fall veto session, a prominent lawsuit watchdog is pushing for action on the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The focus is on addressing concerns raised by a recent ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court in the White Castle case.
NJ Resident Sentenced for Bribing Mail Carriers: A Threat to Morristown's Postal Security
Amin C. Jones received a 24-month prison term for a mail theft scheme that could have significant implications for the postal system across New Jersey, including Morris County.
Prohibiting the Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Over School Grounds: A New York State Legislation
In a recent development, the New York State Legislature has introduced Senate Bill BRESLIN, aimed at amending the penal law to prohibit the operation of unmanned aircraft over school grounds. This amendment addresses potential safety and privacy concerns associated with using drones near educational facilities. Let's delve into the critical provisions of this legislation and understand its implications.
Out of all the names in the world: A Walmart worker's unusual name tag draws speculation
A Walmart employee's name tag has drawn speculation on social media. In an article in The Daily Dot, a TikToker in Walmart spots an unusual name tag on a Walmart employee. Using his camera, he zooms in on the name tag to read out the word, "Taco."
Senator John Kennedy, Urges Senate to Protect American's Privacy Amidst CFPB's Controversial Rule
In a fiery Senate speech, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) voiced strong criticism against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for its recent rule that expands the collection of personal information from small businesses. The senator argued that the rule, based on Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, goes far beyond its original intention and infringes upon the privacy of American businesses.
Blackbaud to Pay $49.5 Million for Data Breach
Software company penalized for 2020 security breakdown. The software company Blackbaud will pay $49.5 million to states as part of a settlement agreement related to a 2020 security breakdown that compromised the personal information of millions of Americans.
How Your Phone’s Ads Quietly Feed Government Surveillance
Imagine a world where every tap on your smartphone screen, every app you download, and every website you visit becomes a breadcrumb, leading federal agencies straight to your digital doorstep.
Florida's Narrow Abortion Law 2024; DeSantis seeks nod from Supreme Court
Disclaimer: This article was written for informational purposes only. "We are proud to support life and family in the state of Florida." -- Governor Ron DeSantis. After passing a 15-week abortion limit for Florida in 2022, this year in April, stricter limits were written in Senate Bill 300 (SB 300). Gov. DeSantis and lawmakers approved the plan to prevent abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Menlo Park, California Says No to Automated License Plate Readers Citing Privacy Concerns
In an age where technology and surveillance are becoming increasingly intertwined, the city of Menlo Park has taken a stand to protect its residents' privacy. Recently, the city council made the decision to reject the implementation of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) within its jurisdiction. Citing profound concerns over privacy, the decision highlights the growing importance of safeguarding personal information in an era of advanced surveillance technologies.
Mysterious Drone Incident Turns Motel Pool Green: A Bizarre Case of Property Damage
In a bizarre turn of events, Sandra Woolstion, co-owner of Quality Inn & Suites in New Jersey, found herself at the center of a peculiar mystery. Her motel pool, once a crystal-clear oasis for guests, was repeatedly transformed into a vibrant shade of green. This unexpected phenomenon occurred 12 times, leaving both Woolstion and her guests bewildered. The culprit? A drone. In this article, we delve into the details of this peculiar incident, exploring the implications for privacy, property damage, and the drone community.
Privacy Watchdog Splits Sharply Over Section 702 Recommendations
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) issued a highly anticipated report on reforming Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. However, the board fractured along partisan lines, undermining the impact of its analysis.
Surveillance vs. Stalking: Understanding the Thin Line in Idaho
Disclaimer: This article was written with the help of AI. In the panoramic realms of Idaho, where the rugged mountains meet sprawling landscapes, the inhabitants value their solitude as much as their sense of community. Here arises a poignant question—when does surveillance, a method for maintaining safety, cross the threshold and become stalking, an infringement of personal freedom?
Exploring the Impact of Technology and Surveillance on Personal Privacy Rights
Our lives have become more connected, convenient, and efficient in an era dominated by digital technology. However, this digital transformation has come at a price, with personal privacy increasingly under threat. This article delves into the intricate relationship between technology, surveillance, and personal privacy, examining the erosion of privacy rights and the ongoing debate over whether such infringements are justified for security reasons.
Santa Ana Rental Registry Roll Out Criticized As Intrusive and Burdensome
Santa Ana’s roll-out of its controversial Rental Registry program has been encountering a growing chorus of criticism from both housing providers and tenants, particularly around the issues of privacy and due process.
Breaking: Federal Judge Halts California's Internet Privacy Law for Kids, Ruling Sparks Controversy!
A federal judge has temporarily stopped the implementation of a California law aimed at limiting companies' use of data collected from young internet users. The law was designed to protect the privacy of minors, but the judge ruled that it interferes with firms' internet usage without sufficient justification.