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Mobile Networks Are Selling Your Location Data…And The FCC May Not Punish Them

Over the past eight months, mobile network operators have been caught three times selling location data without proper privacy protection. Each time the FCC has discovered AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US and Verizon selling people’s location data, the carriers have responded by “promising each time to take corrective action.” However, those promisings aren’t binding, and carriers …

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Internet Privacy News Twitter Account Roundup – Follow These Privacy Experts and Advocates

If you’re using Twitter to get news about internet privacy and related topics, you need to be following these accounts. You’ll stay up to date on the latest privacy and cybersecurity stories (in addition to keeping you in tune with how privacy professionals react to those stories). Privacy Related News (@privacyfocused) Sharing privacy-related news though …

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Is Google’s Latest Move Putting Profits Over Privacy?

The New York Times and DigitalTrends recently reported that Google will start charging law enforcement for access to user data it collects. This raises questions as to whether this will discourage law enforcement from making these requests or encourage Google to answer more requests from law enforcement. Requests will reportedly cost $45 for a subpoena, …

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Why Internet Privacy Is Important for 2020 and Beyond

Internet privacy is totally embedded in some services people use every day, but it’s completely absent from other tools. As technology advances and makes its way into the majority of our lives, we need to take steps to protect the information that this technology collects. Private alternatives to mainstream products are launched all the time, …

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