New Tool Shows if Your Car Might Be Tracking You, Selling Your Data
The free tool from Privacy4Cars provides some insight on whether your vehicle is collecting and sharing location and other types of data.
The DEA Bought Customer Data from Rogue Employees Instead of Getting a Warrant
For years the DEA has used paid informants inside airline, bus, and parcel companies to bypass needing to get a warrant. A pair of bipartisan Senators now want the DOJ to put an end to it.
Immigration Advocates Urge DHS to Drop ICE's LexisNexis Contract
ICE has queried LexisNexis' data more than a million times, and leadership encouraged officials to use the tool for finding non-citizens.
LexisNexis 'Virtual Crime Center' Makes Millions Selling to the Government
Procurement records and documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests highlight LexisNexis' often overlooked business of selling data to the government.
Revealed: US Military Bought Mass Monitoring Tool That Includes Internet Browsing, Email Data
The “Augury” platform includes highly sensitive network data that Team Cymru, a private company, is selling to the military. “It’s everything. There’s nothing else to capture except the smell of electricity,” one cybersecurity expert said.
Sweeping Legislation Aims to Ban the Sale of Location Data
The Health and Location Data Protection Act comes after Motherboard reported that brokers were selling location data on people visiting abortion clinics. The bill would give the FTC and individual people power to curb some of the worst abuses of such data
Crook Sells Access to Data Tool Used by Private Investigators
TransUnion's TLO can be used to lookup a person's SSN and other sensitive information.
How Data Brokers Sell Access to the Backbone of the Internet
ISPs are quietly distributing "netflow" data that can, among other things, trace traffic through VPNs.
'Phishing' Sites Buying Workplace Login Details Linked to Well-Funded Startup
Argyle says it provides access to employment and payroll history. Buying login details may fall afoul of U.S. hacking laws.
Amazon Sold Location Data from Controversial Broker X-Mode
X-Mode collected data from Muslim Pro and other apps.
Muslim Pro Stops Sharing Location Data After Motherboard Investigation
Muslim Pro said it will no longer share data with X-Mode, whose customers include U.S. defense contractors.
LexisNexis to Pay $5 Million Class Action Settlement for Selling DMV Data
LexisNexis had taken data from DMVs and then resold it to other organizations that did not have a legally permissible use for the information, the complaint said.