31 Burst results for "Electronic Frontier"
"electronic frontier" Discussed on The Morgan Zegers Show
"See, my frustration with it is like, this is a concern for citizens for people of all colors. All people could be wrongly put at the end of one of these deadly robots that are approved to kill and right now are limited, but could potentially become less limited over time you never know because you can't trust the government with stuff like this. And so it's really sad to see what do you know. We're playing cultural Marxism games again, dividing people by color. The proposal was criticized by numerous civil rights groups, the electronic frontier foundation EFF said it was typical of police military mission creep, the process by which hardware developed for use in war zones is deployed against civilians. We've already seen this with military grade predator drones flying over protests and police buzzing by the window of an activist home with drones. Elsewhere in the U.S., police departments have rejected similar proposals, Oakland's police department initially approved the use of the robots to remotely kill suspects, but later reversed its decision without explanation. The policy had been criticized with a report from the intercept revealing discussion by officers about the possibility of arming a robot with a shotgun shell. Thank you. Okay, so I want to highlight though, let's go back to what the electronic frontier foundation said that we're seeing what they call police military mission creep. I think that's an important concept these days because it says that it's when you use hardware developed for war zones, deployed against civilians instead. And by that they mean American people, American citizens, civilians, because apparently we have a lot of undocumented people here too. Got to throw them in the bunch because they could get killed by a robot as well. And you know what? As much as I don't like the fact that they came illegally, I still don't want them to be killed. By a robot, I could say that. Okay, that's a fair concept. Now, what do we know about our government? They are claiming like somebody like Kamala Harris, for example. She said that her biggest concern for the future of our country. Is protecting our democracy.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on KOMO
"Us are turning to digital apps for health information and in some cases, even treatment. So while HIPAA are lagging behind and not giving people the protection they need. And I think it's hard to imagine you can just think about the many, many anecdotes that privacy advocates and reporters here from people with cancer. When you have cancer, you know, suddenly managing the digital outreach, you see about that, the targeted ads becomes a part time job and can become incredibly hurtful and frustrating. And this isn't all theoretical either. You did some actual hands on research and investigating with these apps. What was your process like? So we worked with multiple privacy experts as well as technologists at DuckDuckGo in the electronic frontier foundation and internally at The Washington Post to look at the web traffic going on in the background of these apps and seeing what they're sending out into whom. And what we found was that these health apps are communicating with a vast network of third parties, including advertising companies and sharing both what you're looking at and who you are. And we're in a world now Tatum that's become hyper aware of our own health over the last two and a half years of the pandemic. So symptom trackers, health apps. They're vital these days for a lot of people. How do you recommend we protect our data? So one thing that you can do is if you're using an iPhone, you can say no when you get that pop up that says ask app not to track. Go ahead and ask it because we do see significant privacy improvements on iOS versus Android. On an Android, you can reset your advertising ID, which means you go in there and you kind of wipe clean that string of digits that's tied to your phone, so advertisers can't piece it together as you move around different apps. Tatum hunter with us on northwest news radio. Reported for The Washington Post and you can find
"electronic frontier" Discussed on American Scandal
"In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the federal government was spying on millions of Americans. Snowden had been working as a contractor for the National Security Agency. He felt motivated to serve his country in the war on terror. And as a gifted computer programmer, Snowden found what seemed like a natural home at the NSA. But after stumbling on a highly classified document, Snowden faced a moral crisis. He learned that in the broader fight against terrorism, America's spy agencies were targeting regular citizens, collecting data from phone calls, emails, and other online activities. Snowden went on to leak a trove of government documents, revealing the scope of the NSA's programs. The news coverage that followed was an immediate sensation, and set off a heated debate about privacy on the Internet, and the tradeoff between national security and personal freedom. It's a debate that's recently picked up steam on a more local level, with a growing popularity of online platforms like next door and citizen. These crowd sourced apps allow residents to monitor their own communities and post information online. They're often billed as a way to keep community safe, but according to my guest, Matthew gore aglia, the apps also foster paranoia, racial profiling, and a skewed understanding of crime. Guariglia is a historian who studies police and surveillance. He's the author of the forthcoming book, police and the empire city, which looks at the history of New York City's police department. He also works as a policy analyst for the electronic frontier foundation, an organization that works on privacy and technology. In our conversation, we'll look at how platforms like next door have helped create a new paradigm of mass surveillance. And then we'll go back in history and look at some of the dire consequences when citizens lose their privacy. Our conversation is next. American scandal is sponsored by saatchi art. I'm lucky. Not only is my wife beautiful, funny and smart, she also has great taste that matches mine, which has made decorating our home together a delight, but how do we go about finding the art for our home? Well, we agree on that, too. Saatchi art. They have artworks from thousands of emerging artists around the globe in all styles, so you're guaranteed to find art that fits your style, space, and budget. Their view your room feature lets you visualize the art on your walls, and my advisers sitting was instrumental in finding our newest piece. Get 15% off your first order with promo code podcast. Just go to saatchi art dot com and enter code podcast at checkout. Find art you love today. Hey, I'm Mike Corey. The host of wonders podcast against the odds. In our next season, two cameramen fly over an active Hawaiian volcano to capture footage for a new Hollywood blockbuster. But when the wind shifts, the helicopter is engulfed in toxic fumes and crashes inside the volcano. The pilot and the cameramen are trapped, praying for miraculous rescue before they're consumed by smoke or lava. Follow against the odds on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you're listening right now.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on Cyber Security Today
"Just over 1800 poorly created mobile apps for the iPhone iPad and Android platforms have been discovered by security researchers, the problem, almost three quarters of the apps included valid tokens that allowed access to Amazon AWS servers. And many had tokens that would also have given full access to millions of private files held in Amazon S three storage buckets. Now, the tokens were buried in the code of the apps and could have been found and exploited by hackers. The victims would have been companies that developers were creating the apps for. In one case, over 300,000 digital fingerprints were leaked by 5 mobile banking apps. Access to the IT infrastructure of 16 online gambling apps were also open to be hacked. Researchers at semantic who made the discovery believe these hard coded access keys were inadvertently added to the apps by developers who inserted what they thought were trusted components to their software code, or they may have needed to use a hard coded access key for a function, but forgot to time limit the key for security. Mistakes like this can be avoided if software developers use security scanning tools before finally releasing an application. If a company uses an outsourced provider, the developers should have to submit a mobile app report card, showing how the app was tested. It's vital that third party software development kits and frameworks be examined before included in applications. Now, this and other kinds of supply chain problems can be limited if developers follow guidance released this week by the U.S. National Security Agency and the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency. The 64 page guidance lists best practices for securely creating applications, verifying third party components they include and hardening an app to prove it hasn't been tampered with. Instagram users are being suckered into giving away their passwords and personal information. How? Well, they're falling for an offer to have their profile verified with a blue check mark badge. Now that's a sign beside their name that shows the person doing the posting is the real John Smith and not an impersonator. The vector thinks the offer comes from Instagram and clicks on a link to fill in the attached form. However, researchers at vade secure point out that the email of the sender and grammatical errors shows this is a scam. And besides, neither Instagram nor Facebook will contact users for creating a blue badge. People have to apply. And finally, police in nearly 24 American jurisdictions have been using a cell phone tracking tool that allows them to create a history of people's movements. Sometimes, according to The Associated Press, police don't get a search warrant to access the location data. And that's because the data is captured by cell phone apps like ways, Starbucks, and others, and then sold by them to a company called fog data science. That company calls this data advertising identification numbers that are put on individuals smartphones by these mobile apps. That's different the company says, from the ID numbers assigned by cell phone carriers when you buy a phone. Now the implication is this isn't a violation of people's rights under the U.S. Constitution because they knowingly install apps on their phones. It isn't clear if that's true, or if this violates state privacy laws, it isn't known if police in Canada use this service. The electronic frontier foundation also released a report on this. It notes that while the so called advertising identification data that police scan doesn't have device users names or addresses, that can be figured out by following the data that shows a device regularly stops at a residence at night. That's it for now, but later today the weekend review edition will be out, guest commentator Terry
"electronic frontier" Discussed on Epicenter
"We've zoomed way out. I kind of want to suck it back for a last round of questions. About tornado cache. So if I have money on in tornado cash, what do I do now? If I have an address that has into asking for a friend, by the way. If I have an address that has interacted with tornado cash in the past, is this, you know, past redemption, should I deprecate this and kind of try to launder this the other way via centralized exchange as long as I still can? What do you think? Are you an American? Absolutely not. What should I do if I'm an American? Yeah. So if you're an American, the sort of simplest reading of the law is you really shouldn't take your money back out. If it's still in the contract, because it's going to be a very direct example of there's this sanctioned alias. And you're going to argue you've just sanctioned me. You didn't sanction it for an entity because I'm the one that controls the funds in that address. No one else controls them. But that's a nuanced argument that requires that law enforcement and OPEC understand the nature of what they've just sanctioned and maybe they don't fully understand it. So force that force that argument to happen, unless you're ready to do it in court. I wouldn't just go and it's silly the way they did this. I'll take the money out because then again, it's a willful violation of sanctions law potentially, which is a $1.5 million maximum fine and 30 years in prison, maximum. Jail time. Which is pretty intense. So if you're an American, don't, I would say if you're an American, especially reach out to the electronic frontier foundation, reach out to fight for the future, reach out to coin center. Because and I think coin center especially might be focusing on this due process challenge where Americans who've done nothing wrong have their funds locked. And we're very upfront. We're talking with our lawyers about potentially bringing a challenge. We've received coin center has received tornado cash donations in the past. Because we're a nonprofit that defends people's rights and people sometimes want to donate privately to nonprofits. And actually under the U.S. Constitution, you have a right to donate anonymously to a nonprofit. Because back during the civil rights movement, when Alabama tried to get the NAACP donor records for very bad reasons because they'll show up at your door wearing potentially clan masks, like the Supreme Court said we can not have a world where the government can just unblind and de anonymize all the donors to civil liberties organizations because we won't have progress in society then. So like if you're an American that has money locked in that contract, you have standing, I think, to challenge this designation. And coin center is interested in challenging this designation on statutory grounds that the designation actually exceeds the authority and the statute because it's not sanctioning property that a foreign national has an interest in. It's sanctioning something that isn't property and that a foreign national doesn't have control over. And so it's not allowed out of the statute. I think other people who have standing are actually people who got dusted. I made a joke about Jimmy Fallon and Shaquille O'Neal. They had dot eth addresses. They were highly public about them because of the NFT craze and because of other things. And they've received, I think, each of them .1 eth through tornado cache. And that immediately creates very serious legal obligations for the receiver under effects regulations. If you accidentally or unintentionally receive sanctioned property, you have ten days to file a report with, or else you're in violation of. And you have a file report and segregate the property from your other property, not touch it, don't even look at it, send it back. No, actually, don't send it back because then you're sending money to a sanctioned party. So these people also have standing to challenge it because by virtue of simply receiving the unwanted transaction, they've now got very serious obligations under the law, which is an injury, which means that you can challenge the law. And also anyone who has used it in the past and intends to use it in the future. As I said, coin center has received donations in the past, we intend to receive donations in the future using tornado cash to the extent we can by law, we have standing to challenge. So that's maybe the unsatisfying answer because you just want your money out of the damn thing. And you didn't do anything wrong. It's not criminal money. It's your money. But I think the wise thing to do would be to challenge it in some process in court, not to just go ahead and take your money back out because that would probably be very unwise from a legal standpoint. What about non Americans? Yeah, non Americans. I mean, if it's a big chunk of money, especially, but maybe even if it's a small amount, they should talk with their lawyers. I'm uncomfortable giving an answer there because I don't know their particular situation, like they could be in some ways under U.S. jurisdiction. Because of certain contexts they have in the U.S., business interests they have in the U.S.. And so an extreme, aggressive approach from the U.S. prosecutors could be to use long arm statutes and extradition to get over people who violate sanctions, even if they're not typically understood American citizens. That's a very me giving a very cautious be careful response. I think in general, to the extent you really don't think you're under the U.S.'s jurisdiction, which is always a dubious thing to assume, no matter who you are in the world. If you were to take the money out of the contract, yeah, then you're going to have a whole other suite of problems, which is that all the intermediaries that still fill the gaps where decentralization hasn't removed their authority are going to are going to treat you like a sanctioned party effectively or party to a section party. And so you could take it out very well and it's just going to sit there on the Ethereum blockchain. Stuck forever because you can't send it to an exchange. You can't send it even to a lot of DeFi protocols because they've taken this very aggressive compliance measure to block usage of their front ends or their protocols. What about this? That have interacted with tornado cash in the past. So here's some here, it's good. We've got some good news.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Appropriate. Location data that is information where people are and where they've been is highly sensitive, said the legislative director at the electronic frontier foundation, a nonprofit that defends civil liberties in cyberspace, it can reveal what they do, who they're with, where they worship what medical procedures they are having. Oh, absolutely. It's just like the metadata that the NSA was collected. You know, I mean, if you can establish, you can, in fact, I would argue that by pulling all of this data that we're talking about here, you would get a greater insight or personal information. Because you can tell directly where the individual is going, making a phone call is one thing, and we still are then and are now highly against the NSA collecting that metadata. But think about this. This is what this is the left mindset. This is and this goes right in line with Janet Yellen talking about, well, we want to collect data from bank accounts where there's a deposit of over $600. It basically what they're trying to do is they're trying to grasp control of your life get into every aspect of your life so that they can tax every aspect of your work. Well, we care our audience cares, but does the public at large care, I remember that when the metadata story came out and we were livid, you know, that the fact that it was the Democrats that had to report about the NSA and what they were doing in the Republicans were quiet on it. And we're like, where the heck are the Republicans and the majority of the callers that we took that night disagreed with us and thought the NSA should be able to do whatever they wish to do. Remember that? Remember how shocked we were? And so if that now again, callers not an indication of the people that are actually listening to the show. Right, make that make that clear. But the fact is, the majority of the calls that we received on that backed the NSA and said, well, if you're not doing anything wrong, what's the problem with the NSA doing it? And we're like, yeah. Are we talking to conservatives? What's going on? And already, we're monitored in a way if you have a toll tag. Yes. When I go, every time I go to the airport. I'm waiting, you know, go to the little place where you're either supposed to get the ticket, you have a toll tag. Before the gate opens up, it says, hello, Gary McNamara. And so I'm sure there's cameras on that. Mine says, oh, great. What now? Yeah, I'm sure there's cameras that are looking at me also. So it's got my picture and it has my license plate. It knows I'm at the airport. Every time I go through, I think, I'm glad I'm not a criminal because I would get caught in the system today with having a toll tag. They can follow you wherever you go. If you're near a toll road. Or if you're going into an airport, which uses the same exact exact system. This would go even further if they were using GPS and the point they bring up would it be the feds just monitoring you or what every state get to do with two to collect their portion. Well, if the fed can do it, then the state has the authority, right? I mean, if it's constitutional for the time to do it, not whether they, I was in talking about the legal part of it, I was talking about the fact of the money part of it and then not just a federal government looking at you, but I think that whatever. I think the revenue things are given. It's a fed can do it, of course, at stake. And so the idea, though, is because it would be one thing if we're talking about an investigation. Where your Fourth Amendment rights are recognized and that authorities have to go through a process in order to get that data to look into something. That's one thing. But an open monitoring for the point of taxation. Following you essentially, you know, full time for the point of taxation. To me does not pass the constitutional muster. So when they look at the different ways they had the GPS, which would be able to monitor you wherever you go within a couple of feet. Yeah, right. Then they talk about the pay at the pump fee system, but that doesn't work because you can charge from home. Where you would there would be a fee at the fuel pump or the fuel pump would monitor with your car, how many miles you have driven since you last filled up, and that would mean that every fuel pump would have to be connected to every fuel pump across the nation. In order to do that in order to figure out how many unless they did a, how they do a fuel tax, if they did it this way, but this would be interesting because you'd have to apply it to home charges as well. We'll know what you do is the miles that you're driven would be kept in your car and the pump would charge you whatever miles you have driven and not the amount of electricity that you get and therefore if you're charging at home, that doesn't matter it's how many miles you've driven in the vehicle that hits the charge. Unless they wanted to work it out to an average. Because what I'm thinking about is the pushback on this, right? Because the idea of essentially them following you. Is creepier for I think a lot of people even creepier than the NSA thing, even though for me they live in the exact same category. And so you start saying, okay, wait a minute. Wait, they're going to be because that'll be the hot story. Okay? Here it is. And now they have the authority or now they're doing this if they put something like this into motion. And then the counter could be okay. We're going to do, I don't know what it would be. Based on an average, then we're just going to apply a tax to the charging process. And the other way is you simply prepay. Prepay the tax, you prepay the mileage you're going to, I'm buying a thousand miles. Yeah. And so you have you agreed to say, okay, I'm going to basically you're looking at like a, you know, a minimum or average tax based on the based on what you're using. Because if you, if you're looking at the number of charging hours and while it does vary, because it depends on driver behavior, the type of vehicle, how efficient the battery is and all these things and the amenities that you're using on board and all of that,
"electronic frontier" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Most of the time, when authorities issue search warrants to Google for information, Google complies. It hands over emails, location history, search data, it has all kinds of information about you. So how will Google respond when authorities ask for details about people seeking abortions in places where it's now illegal, NPR tech reporter Bobby Yellen reports. When police are trying to solve a crime, they often turn to Google for help. If you're using a Google app on your phone with location history enabled, here's what you need to know. Google is logging your phone's position about every two minutes. It stores it in a big database in the cloud. It also holds onto everyone's Google search histories. And the first half of last year, law enforcement sent the company more than 50,000 subpoena search warrants and other type of legal requests to turn this data into criminal investigations. Google is increasingly the cornerstone of American policing. That's Albert Foxconn. He's a lawyer who runs the group's surveillance technology oversight project. He says there are two types of search techniques that are particularly troubling. One, police are able to obtain every person who has entered a certain location. That's called a geofence warrant. And two, authorities can get a list of every person who has say Googled and addressed in the past two weeks. Something called a keyword search warrant. This is the equivalent of going to a library and then trying to search every person who checked out a specific book. It's not clear whether state authorities will try to prosecute people who seek abortions. But another type of case is Google is handing over information about where people have traveled and what they've searched for. It is so chilling. It is so broad. It is so contrary to our civil rights. And yet because Google has so much of our data is just a ticking time bomb for pregnant people. Khan says these keyword searches are so broad they violate the Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable searches. But courts are still catching up to the technology. In Denver, police used the controversial tactic to find a suspect in an arson case that left 5 dead. Authorities obtained from Google who had searched for the address of a home that was settled blaze and made an arrest. Jennifer lynch with the electronic frontier foundation says such searches are fishing expeditions that can implicate innocent people. They haven't really been tested. It's still a relatively new search technique. And we're just now seeing judges deal with them. In a statement, Google says if a data request from authorities is overly broad, it challenges it. But lynch points out that at least when it comes to broad searches of Google histories, the company is largely giving authorities what they want. This is especially concerning because Google doesn't appear to be pushing back on these kinds of searches. Google has in recent days committed to deleting location data showing when people visit an abortion provider. Inside Google, some workers are concerned that isn't enough. A shake Shawn wandy is a Google engineer and a member of the alphabet workers union. They're really looking for these short punchy press releases that get this breathless. Wow, Google is doing such good things or alphabet is doing such good things. Coverage in the tech media. But then really aren't actually substantial. Shawn wandy says what would be substantial is if Google committed to figuring out all the ways law enforcement can get information on people seeking abortions. And then make it so that the data that could get people charged or find or thrown in jail or whatever for seeking out healthcare is not a thing that the company has to give to law enforcement. Google's own statistics show that it produces data for authorities about 80% of
"electronic frontier" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Of the time, when authorities issue search warrants to Google for information, Google complies. It hands over emails, location history, search data, it has all kinds of information about you. So how will Google respond when authorities ask for details about people seeking abortions in places where it's now illegal, NPR tech reporter Baba Yellen reports. When police are trying to solve a crime, they often turn to Google for help. If you're using a Google app on your phone with location history enabled, here's what you need to know. Google is logging your phone's position about every two minutes. It stores it in a big database in the cloud. It also holds onto everyone's Google search histories. And the first half of last year, law enforcement sent the company more than 50,000 subpoena search warrants and other type of legal requests to turn this data into criminal investigations. Google is increasingly the cornerstone of American policing. That's Albert Foxconn. He's a lawyer who runs the group's surveillance technology oversight project. He says there are two types of search techniques that are particularly troubling. One, police are able to obtain every person who has entered a certain location. That's called a geofence warrant. And two, authorities can get a list of every person who has say Googled an address in the past two weeks, something called a keyword search warrant. This is the equivalent of going to a library and then trying to search every person who checked out a specific book. It's not clear whether state authorities will try to prosecute people who seek abortions. But another type of case is Google is handing over information about where people have traveled and what they've searched for. It is so chilling. It is so broad. It is so contrary to our civil rights. And yet because Google has so much of our data is just a ticking time bomb for pregnant people. Khan says these keyword searches are so broad they violate the Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable searches. But courts are still catching up to the technology. In Denver, police used the controversial tactic to find a suspect in an arson case that left 5 dead. Authorities obtained from Google who had searched for the address of a home that was set ablaze and made an arrest. Jennifer lynch with the electronic frontier foundation says such searches are fishing expeditions that can implicate innocent people. They haven't really been tested. It's still a relatively new search technique. And we're just now seeing judges deal with them. In a statement, Google says if a data request from authorities is overly broad, it challenges it. But lynch points out that at least when it comes to broad searches of Google histories, the company is largely giving authorities what they want. This is especially concerning because Google doesn't appear to be pushing back on these kinds of searches. Google has in recent days committed to deleting location data showing when people visit an abortion provider. Inside Google, some workers are concerned that isn't enough. A joke Sean wandy is a Google engineer and a member of the alphabet workers union. They're really looking for these short punchy press releases that get this breathless. Wow, Google is doing such good things or outfit is doing such good things. Coverage in the tech media. But then really aren't actually substantial. Shawn Wanda says what would be substantial is if Google committed to figuring out all the ways law enforcement can get information on people seeking abortions. And then make it so that the data that could get people charged or find or thrown in jail or whatever for seeking out healthcare is not a thing that the company has to give to law enforcement. Google's own statistics show that it produces data for authorities about 80% of the time it receives requests. Bobby Allen and PR news. This afternoon and all things considered the postal service plans to replace 160,000 of those postal trucks, so why aren't more of the replacements, electric? Tell your smart speaker to play in VR or your member station by name. This is NPR news
"electronic frontier" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Training They don't know what they're looking at They don't understand how the stocking works And they will tell people well this requires a full forensic analysis that will require us to seize all of your devices or even worse They will simply say you're not being tracked you're imagining things and they will gaslight the victim And so one of the things that I've been working on is I've been working with senator Barbara Lee on a police training bill in the state of Maryland And it's in the state Senate right now And it proposes that police at the police academy should receive training on how tech enabled stocking works and how to recognize it Oftentimes when people want privacy advocates raise these things A lot of sort of regular users think oh they're just being extra And then everybody else catches up Are there some things that you routinely do that you could recommend to us The advice that works for me is not necessarily the advice that works for most ordinary people I don't run around telling everybody that they need to be worried about everything all the time Because that's a really good way to get everybody to just ignore your advice or to drive themselves crazy I think that people need to have a clear eyed view of what they're trying to protect and who they're trying to protect it from And to do only the steps that get them that protection Because trying to protect everything from everyone all the time is just unfeasible and exhausting That's Eva galpin director of cybersecurity for the electronic frontier foundation If I got one thanks so much for being here and sharing this expertise with us It's my pleasure Coming up tomorrow on morning edition a high school and southern India changed its dress code last month banning Muslim girls from wearing their hijabs during class 6 girls refused and now they're suing for the right to keep their heads covered inside the classroom Their case has drawn outrage about discrimination against Muslims in India and triggered a backlash from Hindu nationalists Listen for more at that story tomorrow just ask your smart speaker to play NPR or your local station by name Now I want to talk about the fight against COVID-19 in Iraq Health workers in Iraq are trying to meet the public where they are to vaccinate people against COVID but many are not interested and cite debunked rumors for resisting as NPR's Jason Bobby and reports from Baghdad the hesitancy comes from decades of mistrust in government And a crowded market in a working class neighborhood of Baghdad 42 year old Jesse cude has been deeply affected by COVID He lost two sisters to the disease in the first wave.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"Innovation and free speech online to flourish. So if. I think for me, this is just back to open discussion brother. For me, if we have people that are even serving limited time for inflammatory statements, coming back out and repeating the offense again. And the social media network or the network that the content is on that they do not own themselves. We've talked about this before. Then how else are we supposed to hold them accountable? At the very least, a modification to this should remove areas of contention such as maybe I think one of the quotes in the law have to find it. But apparently these are quotes from that law. It says that information service providers that remove or restrict content from their services, they deem obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable, whether or not the material is constitutionally protected, those entities that are. Communicating that are protected under two 30. So we say we defend freedom of free speech. But in my world, in my camp, I think there should be some limitations set to that. Because you should not be free to say you want to kill me. For example I think in the fine print in public I mean, you know what I'm saying? You can't control somebody's free speech if they're in their own home or something to that effect or other relatives. But when you do what we're doing and you get on the microphone and you publish your content publicly, you should not be allowed to say I want to kill this person over here. Right. There's got to be something in there in the fine print and the agreement that people sign when they want to use Facebook as an end end user. I don't remember what's in the fine print, but I'm sure there's something in there that tells people that they can't do X Y and Z. And if you agree to that, you're giving up your right to free speech. I'm air quoting. You can't yell my rights after you've given up your rights. But you can't yell, I can do this when you said I won't do this. You know, you can't have your cake and eat it too. So I'm sorry, go ahead. Even though the article two 30 or whatever it's titled as reads what it says, if you agree to something in a legally binding agreement, you can't backtrack when the heat starts. And say, well, I want my rights. Well, you know, now you sign those rights away. You agreed to not do certain things. So let me add some additional information. And I'll make sure I have a link to the show notes. So as I said, the EFF again, which is the electronic frontier foundation, they make recommendations to. Maybe changes to Internet law, but they also protect some of it. So that way I'm reading this, they want to keep two 30 in place. Now, here's an infographic part of an infographic that they published. This is section two 30 of the communications deficiency act of 1996, so that's when this was enacted. And the way I view law is through amendments, they need to be reviewed from time to time and changes suggested. Now, in the news piece from CBS at the end, you heard decouple say something sort of off to the side that Mark Zuckerberg wants to see changes in two 30. Well, no, he doesn't. No, he doesn't. And that's an example of corporations controlling the narrative. Now listen to this. Section two 30 enacted in 1996, CDA two 30, and this is specifically in their infographic. CDA two 30 protects web services and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter. So they're mentioning two corporations right there off the top. It protects web services such as social networks as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs from being held legally responsible for hosting or facilitating online speech, without it, service providers would become targets for individuals, governments and corporations who want to limit free expression. Under CDA two 30, service providers are categorically protected against most legal claims based on what they, what their users say or do,.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on ShopTalk
"Want you to steal a base orioles. Gosh i'm so sorry free code cam who cares free code camps me for cocaine. That's that's pretty good though. I liked it all right. Shop talk gets their shop. Talk your well positioned steal this game right here and now. Chris got the number three answer. There's five total answers on dardis. We'd got it so there's four left numbers one to four and five. And we go to dave dave imminization that helps push toward Google chrome google. Show me google number two. Google that makes sense with twenty eight responses. I wasn't thinking like corporations are right. That's two and three one four and five or left amelia. It's up to you can go with md n. show me mozilla developer network sir with fifty one answers where mozilla an md 'em so killing it you have just but we can lose it if we don't get the floor laugh. There's total the two left. Yeah back to you chris. Oh boy to left. It's not gonna be frigging apple right. And then they get yelled at for not pushing the web web kit. Everything remember you get three strikes so you haven't you can throw throwing out there and see what happens. Oh yeah oh that's true. Yeah i'm gonna go with with microsoft because they they actually do work in the web microsoft. Show me microsoft's or says number five answer so now you've gotten one two three and five one answer left and you have three strikes. You're sitting pretty david's to you. And i'll do to see three nine ecm script show. Tc thirty nine. This show on. I was like. I say touching your head head head involved. The hat hat. What how are you wearing. It's a get hub had. It would be a good answer. Yeah i would said smashing magazine personally microsoft at this point. Yeah that's true so that will you drown for shop talk. That was around six. The final round is also a double round. No man they scored all the points. And you double all those points. That round alone was two hundred and sixteen points with. I am so sorry. Four hundred nine points. The winner of front end feud lab is never lost. Start from us. I know nothing's nothing's to double points. Yeah killer like my points non doubled. Okay thank you all right. Well shop talk. Congratulations on the big win. What do you win. You win an opportunity to shout out or say whatever you like you cannot gloat you must say something not about syntax has to be anything else shadow. Something this is your chance to speak to the jazz party listeners. Chris whom ongoing you. You said you had some earlier. I was just thinking of it. 'cause i came across i dust. This there's like a like a local feud in town here and bend in the skies like really mad that they put a gate on his property and he made a whole website about the gate. And how mad is he is about it. And i wanna shout out to feud websites because we're playing feud anyway nice. I think you get extra extra cool to make a website out of your madness public. Well at least build something constructive as beautiful well might. My shout going can be to amelia's cool gift visualization project to help like you visualize a hub repo in a non directory of files. I think it's really cool so yeah i'll double that effort. I think shower. That last episode were so impressed with just keep bringing up a million work. Would you like to give a shoutout. Maybe today or anybody else was actually guinness. Acs as tricks for the last question so shadow to see us strikes. Even though it wasn't on the board for some reason for pushing the web forward i agree. That's all i do. I should say there were a couple of honorable. Mentions that round in all of the excitement of forgot about so the chromium team themselves got a couple of shoutouts. Versale got three out the f. electronic frontier foundation four couples shout out open source even though it's on organization but definitely the open source community pushing things forward i will i will back up say. Css tricks desperately pushing web developers and web development forward over the years as well as y'all's podcasts. Awesome stuff continuing to put out totally as well as free code cam to right. That was yeah. That's also a good one. Yeah absolutely it got one mention. I believe and level up to anything else to shout. Sponsors blog westbound dot com reacts for beginners wasn't on there because like i feel like one hundred percent of people who react knowing because of west of course saw every got all our plugs in there. You go there we go. We go definitely should have been on there. We'll give one last shoutout to aj 's party listener the winner of the free jazz party t-shirt. Remember everybody survey. Had a chance at it is jean-yves parish nieve. You wanna free shirt a fan. Of course that means at one hundred thirty nine of you did not win. But don't fret you can always just by yourself. Shirt at merch. Dot dot com. How about that and as a bonus. 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"electronic frontier" Discussed on Mac OS Ken
"Long term oriented investor's power has a positive rating on apple shares. He used this week's no up his price. Target on the shares from one hundred sixty dollars to one hundred seventy apple has said which states in the us will be the first to adopt apple wallet for id. Apple insider ran a piece last week saying that arizona and georgia or first in line. The put state issued driver's licenses in the wallet app on iphone and apple watch they will be followed by connecticut iowa kentucky maryland oklahoma and utah couldn't give away the contact tracing up but you know that was only going to to save lives not paperwork no word on when the first two states will start so really no word on the rest than edition to the various states adoption. The company says the transportation security administration is also saying welcome aboard to apple wallet for id and they blink selected airport security checkpoints to work with apple wallet according to the report. No word on when that will start either but it'll be at least a few weeks up a wallet for ideas. A feature of ios fifteen and that is coming soon fight for the future. May mess up your monday or inspire you depending on which side of the issue. You're on the issue. Apples plans to make a hash of the photos. You upload to. I cloud and check them against hashes for known child sexual abuse material or see sam. While apple has postponed those plans fight for the future would like to see the plan scrapped entirely and a press release. The organization says it along with open media the electronic frontier foundation and others has delivered petitions with roughly sixty thousand signatures to apple the press. Release on the delivery says the petitions call on apple to abandon its plan which goes against the company's purported commitment to privacy and security and it's history of rejecting back doors to access content on our phones despite apple's announcement to postpone its roll out of the scanning features civil rights organizations say. They will continue to oppose the company's plan until they fully abandon it because there is no safe way to conduct on device content scanning that is the quote. So how might that mess up your monday yet. Fight for the future says the petition delivery will be followed by a day of protests at apple stores across the country on monday the thirteenth of september the day before the apple event these events will further highlight the demand for apple to fully abandoned. Its plan to scan our devices..
Apple Delays Release of Child Safety Features
"On friday. Apple said it will delay the release of child safety features for its devices which include scanning phones in the us for images of child abuse. The features apple introduced last month had faced criticism from privacy advocates claiming it undercut encryption and it leaves users more vulnerable Apple said in a statement to usa today quote based on feedback from customers advocacy groups researchers and others. We have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect. Input make improvements. Before releasing these critically important child safety features and quote so some of the features that were included as part of this include a an update to the messages at where it warns kids and parents when they send or receive sexually explicit photos they also were using technology to scan photos in i cloud and they would provide additional resources for staying safe online through search and through its digital assistant. Siri several organizations have spoken out against this including the electronic frontier foundation. Fight for the future and the aclu they all have said it could provide door access to devices like iphones and it could possibly open the door for abuse against activists whistle blowers or oppressed groups. Such as people of color in the lgbtq community.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"It is that time where we bring in one of the greats I am talking about The tech talk guru otherwise known as Craig Peterson. Good morning, sir. Hey, Good morning, Mr Jim Quest. Good morning. Quite the morning quite the morning, but We got important stuff to discuss here, Craig. Uh This whole Department of Homeland Security. Is considering hiring private companies to analyze public social media. For warning signs of extremist violence. This is according to the Wall Street Journal. I guess on Sunday, they had a piece about this. Hold on a second. Everybody. What are you talking about? Come on, Craig. You explain it to me. Well, it's kind of like what you were talking about earlier this morning where government cannot force us to take the vaccine, for instance. Yeah, And yet it's been coerced businesses. Into forcing us and then you have a lot fewer options. That's exactly what's going on here. The government by law cannot track us well, they have been tracking. That's right. We know that But they are not supposed to keep all kinds of files and records on individuals. And the NSA really isn't supposed to be doing that. The CIA, obviously FBI, obviously not supposed to be doing that. So what they're doing is Jim. They're going around all of those laws that were put in place. To help protect us. It's just like jeopardy. Right here. You got a guy who's who's the host, right? The new host of jeopardy and what ended up happening with him while they find something stupid, he said. What? Seven years ago? Yeah, the same sort of things here, right? It's like it wasn't lemon. Who said Show me the man. I'll show you the crime. Yes, yes. And that's it, And there's the kind of thing that's going on. So instead of doing it themselves, which they're barred from doing the homeland, probable. Homeland Security is already using private companies to track us. You know those free apps that you have. All of that data is being put together by private companies. The federal government and even our state and local governments, in some cases are buying this information from these what are called data aggregators. Now they're looking to go the next step and allegedly hire private companies. To track us. Well got what? Yeah. You're not helping me today. They're Tech. Takeru, Craig Peter son. Yeah, This is really bad. It has not received the real approval or funding yet. They're talking about having these these private companies again invading our privacy, tracking us giving it to the federal government, which is not allowed to do it itself. Oh, there, and the laws are quite clear. In fact, Jim when you get right down to it, that they're not supposed to have anything to do with it. And yet they're what we call loitering all of these rules saying Well, it says we can't. That doesn't mean we can't hire somebody else to do it. And, yeah, they'll have this huge database, which by the way, The bad guys. The hackers are guaranteed to get into right. That's why you rob a bank is that's where the money is. Yeah, that was it wasn't Dillinger was the other guy who said that? Why do you rob banks? Because that's where the money is. Yeah, exactly. So that's what's going to happen here. Absolutely. The Wall Street Journal's reporting their top homeland security official spearheading the project, and they're all excited about it. The Biden administration is just going full bore into monitoring us, and that's a scary thing. We're talking with Craig Peterson, our tech talk guru, Um, about DHS and all this, Craig. The problem is The alternative. Is to not use any of them is to to kind of go back to the way the Taliban behaves and live in the stone age, because, well, let me give you an example. I got up. Extra early this morning, Okay? And my phone, You know, on my my cell phone. I have certain news. Um, things set to alert for me. But my phone has learned when I'm asleep. And doesn't vibrate. It doesn't but I got up about 45 minutes early. The phone was completely quiet, and I hadn't touched it. I was doing other things. I was actually on the laptop. It started buzzing. Right about the time that the alarm would go off. Mm hmm. You know, giving me updates so it wouldn't annoy me. While I was asleep, But I mean, it's learned my behavior on a weekday. It knows what time I get up on a weekday knows where you are. He knows where I am. Who is also next to me. It knows all of that stuff, all of it. And I mean, there's a part of me that is, Yeah, I embrace all of this stuff. But, Mm. You know, what am I giving up? For it. Yeah, Yeah. The Electronic Frontier Foundation. BFFs dot org You'll find them online has for a long time being four. Our digital civil rights and one of their attorneys was in fact quoted in this article of Wall Street Journal. And he said that the organization, which is F F here is worry of any government effort to gobble up more social media data that information could potentially restored Forever and later mine. And that's what we're really concerned about it. Absolutely. But now we've got. For instance, Senator Josh fouling his republic out of Missouri who has been really critical of the Bite administration for pressuring the private companies to help spy on the text and social media posts of American citizens. Now he did that in July. And he said that this is this, I think is the key, frankly, to so much of what's going on. We were warned about the big business getting involved. With the government. It comes to the military. So the military industrial complex of what almost 8100 years ago now a long time. So the military industrial complex, which, of course the left used to really complain about now they seem to be really into it. But he's saying Senator Hawley, the big government A big corporate alliances, the real danger here, so it was no longer the military industrial complex. It's now the big government, the deep space. Uh, deep state, I should say. Along with big companies, and they're doing it all of the time. I was talking on my show this last weekend about some of the real stats of what has happened. Not even played some audio from a researcher that looked at Orange County in the 2018 election and showed how Google Got the Democrats votes in such a way that they were able to win this county in California that typically votes Republican. Another thing just came out this week where of an ex Google employee confessed to get my head writing algorithms that were set up programs within Google's search structure. To mislead people in the direction Google wanted them to go. So if they know everything about you, and they know what's going to really trigger you, that's what they're going to show. And if government knows that if government has that information, they're going to use it as well. And we've seen again and again. The look at what happened. With the riot down in January, 6th and Washington D. C. Now it looks so I get about half of the people that were causing the damage leading the way. We're actually FBI informant. Yeah, there were there trying to again encourage this type of thing to happen and then blame it on these other people who are just kind of following along. This type of information is not the sort of thing the government can have. I think their businesses should have, But as you pointed out, we're going to go back to the Taliban stone. If we don't have this if we don't have this stuff, and so the point is and and by the way in the January 6th The FBI released that there was no centralized planning. Of this that Roger Stone. Alex Jones had nothing to do with centrally planning this attack that there was no centralized planning. The January 6th riot, But, you know, we find that out in August, Um The thing is.
"electronic frontier" Discussed on The Vergecast
"It's like so easy to circumvent. It seems like but also like so invasive. In the real issue you know. Pepper corn from stanford on dakota this week. And they're like the real issue is predation. And i message so what you actually need our reporting tools. An i message. We're like someone's being weird to me in that gets flagged up to a moderator apple and none of that has existed all right. There's just this. So i just wanna bracket that. I think we apple needs to talk about that more. We haven't learned much more about it and we kind of skimmed over it last week because we are all reacting to the big thing. The big thing is still the big thing. I just don't wanna. I don't want anyone to think that we're just skimming like it's a big deal and i think there's a lot of complexity to it. It's just everyone's focuses on this other thing. Is that about right idea. That's just a sensitive gotten. Yeah no i think that's right. And there are definitely. There are places that are talking about. The electronic frontier foundation has gone really deep into the message thing but see sam scanning is the what most of the focus has been on. So hopefully we'll learn more about the messages thing. The big difference is the message thing is like on device m. al trained on a pornography data set trying to detecting jury the c. sam detection. I've cloud photos. There's a known database of illegal photos and apple trying to detect them as upload client. They've said much more about the system this week. Adding what have we learned. Oh boy so we've learned that you can first of all the big thing is that apple's clarified that if you turn off i cloud photos sink than absolutely none of this system runs and that even though there's a lot of this that takes place sort of on your phone side apple finally said on the record that it's all going to just turn off. It doesn't run any matches So that's sorta kinda key issue yet. Can we briefly. Just stay on that point in particular the fact that it took forever to get clarity on that. Specific issue is frustrating. I knew i had a. You're both engaging this very directly. It's how do we feel about the fact that this is tied to an i cloud toggle. I mean obviously. They don't want to put an toggle that says like scan abuse imagery right. They're not going to give you that but it is. It's interesting that they tied it to that in some ways to me. I don't know. I don't know quite what to think about that. I mean it makes you think of this as being like look google facebook twitter a bunch of places if you put a thing on the cloud. They're going to scan it. If you just think of this as apple watch apple. I think does that. They decided we're going to finally scan. I cloud scanning i cloud is a thing that we've kind of been putting off and so we're going to do this but we're going to change things a little bit so the scannings happening in a somewhat different place. That is an a place that is in some ways. Provide pro provides privacy benefits. I really think the way. That apple has framed this. I think that is genuinely the way they think about it. I agree. I think all credits apple. I think they had a great story to tell and they completely blew it and they blew it by being evasive. They blew it by not speaking directly and a blew it by not putting faces to ideas right. They've just issued these like unsought like they announced this thing by putting up a web page. That's like it might as well. Just be any other apple support webpage right and it's like this huge civil liberties conversation kicked off but they announced it like a they. Were helping you reset your wifi settings they. They didn't understand the gravity what they were doing. They only went to researchers to validate their cryptography. Again jan rutta were like a effectively livid on decoder that like they had not engaged any civil society or civil liberties groups in rolling this out and then they wouldn't answer the questions in a way that anybody could rely on the answers and so yes. I've been yelling on twitter for a week like this is i'm back on. We don't actually know this. I know that they've been answering the questions directly. They've tried to tell me the answers. I've said i don't want to know the answers. Unless they're on the record. Like i'm not going to be the person people have to trust on this. I don't think the media the tech press should be where the trust of the individual user has to lie. It has to be an apple so you can tell everyone you can turn it off by turnoff. I cloud photos but the source of that information has to be you. And ideally someone in charge and so again. They finally put their head of privacy in front of you know as you did a good job. He asked the right questions in the right order. Got the answers but all of that and messaging muddle got away from what is fundamentally. They're good story to tell. Which is we know. We have a moral obligation to scan. I cloud photos the way every other major service provider. Scans their services. We don't want to just do bulk scanning in the cloud. We want to explain ourselves. And we've developed a system where half of the scanning happens on your phone and half of it happens in the cloud. Neither side knows what's going on..
"electronic frontier" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Cloud photo libraries. I cloud photo most app. I think most iphone users to it's a i've recommended. It's a good way of backing up your photos. The cloud photo lab. You have to pay for storage. After a certain small amount and most people do apple will do the same thing to every image there every image there and if you cross the threshold these the secret secret sharing threshold then neck maccabi notified. So that's basically how this works apple's doing this in in a way they feel protects privacy They're making a big announcement so everybody knows this is going to happen. Not right away. It's going to happen in the next month or thereabouts I i mean. I think on the face of it. This seems like a reasonable planet is by the way something similar to facebook and others. You're doing the electronic frontier foundation and others are many many privacy. Advocates are saying. Well i'll give you. The headline from the electronic. Frontier foundation is a nonprofit that fights for freedom on the internet apples plan to think different about encryption opens a back door to your private life while to say that we are disappointed. They right by. Apple's plan is an understatement. Apples historically been a champion of end to end encryption. And for all the same reasons we've talked about time and time again. Apple's compromise may appease government agencies and. That's the question is when why did apple start doing this. Was it by a request. I don't. I don't know but i wouldn't be surprised if apple just said you know. We ought to do this. It's the right thing to do. May appease government agencies in the us and abroad but it's a shocking about face for users who relied on company's leadership and privacy and security..
"electronic frontier" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Other folks who have launched similar things to a theory and that's good competition. We'll make sure that you know. Whoever does the best version of it is king so to speak. And so i welcome the competition but happy. Sixth birthday to a theory It is certainly something very cool that will continue to get better as time goes on because it can be developed upon its open source and if you're a developer and you want to contribute to it. Why feel free to do so if you have some sort of please do. So yes please. If you have some sort of idea you know decentralized application that you want to deploy on the theory of chain you can do that so feel free to look into that if that is your cup of tea but yes happy birthday. A theory right. So we were talking about the united states. Postal service and the electronic frontier electron- electronic frontier foundation. Eff suing them. Not a lot of is known about the program we've covered which is where the f. comes in for now. The group is simply seeking more information about the program after the usps ignored eff's request for this information. The group filed a foia freedom of information act lawsuit seeking more on the ica programs creation operation and policies including what it does with the data that's collected and how shares this information with other agencies. So is it going to be able to get a foia request on this. If it's not a federal agency anymore supposedly. These are good questions money. I do not know the answer that perhaps this article will reveal some of that. I'm sure that there is a whole bunch more questions than there are answers about this particular type of thing. Six zero three two eight three six one six zero more free talk live and we're back welcome back to the show. It is free talk. Live the telephone number here in the studio is six zero. Three two eight three six one six zero again. Six three two eight three six one six..
"electronic frontier" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"It also means that you're very much more likely to have a highway being built through that area during the nineteen fifties When we start to expand the federal highway system it also means that you're more likely to have a power plant Put their which means that. You're more likely to get asthma. If you're a kid. I mean i it just continues on like this because this data can end up discriminating against you because you're part of a group that comes out of this meta data are so last so you know you're right we've touched on some of this but the myth is that there's nothing i can do to stop surveillance We can be more discriminating in when we sign off one of those cookie things. But what else can we do. Well a real source fought for me is the fact that our leaders are ignorant about this topic. I think we need to start reading the newspaper. I read the business section every morning. Start taking note of things that you can write to your elected officials about expressing the point right or not bad or a letter to the editor. Start talking to your friends about these things. Pick initiative that you pair about support organizations like the electronic frontier foundation or whatever. Your cause may be that really specialize in electronic freedom privacy empowering individuals with knowledge so that they can then take action. I think we as a society can't be cool. Place it at this point get signal on your phone. Just be aware of the many ways every day that you are under assault on marketers and by others and i think You know go to a crypto party made other people who may not know that much about technology but others are willing to share. We're all in this together. It's a it's a virtual community in many ways. And i think that it's incumbent on us to force our leaders to become more educated. Our judges need to get out of the typewriter age. Learn i mean so many unshared. Decisions have been made in court that are related to cybersecurity or individuals who have experimented on the web. I just think we have to shift the whole conversation and not be afraid to talk about technology. well the book is. I have nothing to hide. Twenty other myths about surveillance and privacy will put a link to that on majority dot. fm Thank you so much time today. Really appreciate it. Thank you all right. Folks gonna take a quick break and we'll be back in just a moment so folks just wrapping up things Again you know. I think it is important to have a a nuance in the context of this stuff. It's very hard for people to To maybe split the difference on some of them. And i do think a certain amount of like social pressure is is good about on some topics on others. Not and i guess that's just Up to the individual. But it does get very worrisome. When our data broadly speaking and when our opinions and and maybe endeavors that we're doing that threaten some of the powerbases Get Scrutinize to that degree where it begins to silence. I know the the book matches the the chinese social credit system which apparently is like an amalgamation of a different types of things locally and provincially and this and that but Maybe we'll do a more in depth on that in the future but it is a little bit disturbing. I have to say it's like you get demerits if you'll litter Or you get bonuses like cheaper internet. If you you don't etc etc i think littering is bad but nevertheless pasadena obsessed with like nudging people kind of it. I mean sort of although it's a little bit more explicit than that. It's not much much. It is like a stick and a carrot. Stick all right well folks. If you're watching us on peacock we will say goodbye. See you tomorrow. And if you're not let's I'll get more explicit on that. Apparently what it is with the And and i need to read more into this. I hadn't been aware of it. That you In like i say it is. It seems to be Not as a national of a program. It's more sort of like you know maybe nudged on a national level but like each citizen gets like this is how in theory it works. Each citizen gets a thousand points at the beginning of the month and You can lose. You know a hundred points because you're seeing you know littering or something or somebody can report you or you can gain a hundred points because you know. Want and help somebody who had a flat tire something. It's a little bit That's a little bit. Scary.
Google to stop selling ads based on browsing history
"Interesting story this comes from the wall street journal and it's titled google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing. There is more to this than meets the eye rangers zone a lot more. There's a lot of moving parts in the story. Okay so if we start from this story with the wall street journal from the wall street journal it says that google is moving away from third party cookies and this has been a long time coming We've seen other things like this happen with apple getting rid of their advertiser ide- or getting rid of it but making making it so that users have to opt in to share it with other people services like facebook. Google is been the last browser to get rid of a third party cookie tracking in their browser. And they're not going to start doing that to till two thousand twenty two but because their browsers not going to do it. They're actually going to stop doing. It themselves stopped using these third party. Cookies in there As a method of tracking people and some advertisers are saying. This is good for the user. Because it's going to have Give them more privacy and then other advertisers are saying This google being too heavy handed and some are saying. We've been preparing for this for about ten years There's another article here in the wall. Street journal called google's user tracking. Crackdown has advertising bracing for change. And that's that's where. You're seeing the comments from the advertisers but google walking away from third party cookies and stopping the use of third party. Cookies is not the privacy move that it seems Ciphers over at the electronic frontier foundation is talking about. What's next because google doesn't want to stop tracking you and if you think about if we talked about the facebook issue with Apple not letting them had their their facebook. Id are there apple advertising idea unless they ask for it and i said at that point in time that facebook is still going to track you across all their apps and everything they own which includes you know what's app there. They had that that privacy or the The update to the what's app terms and conditions that kind of backed off of their on. Do they own instagram. They on facebook. They're still tracking you and building a model of you inside your your their services and it looks like google is trying to do the same thing but the problem here is that google is the leader in the web browser Market natan they have the largest share of web browsing. This article from bennett. Ciphers talks about a google proposal called the federated learning of cohorts or flock. And this is a browser. Add on or capability or or feature if you will That has i loved it. There's bennet puts privacy quotes around. This says the privacy sandbox and they say it will be better than the world. We have today but google has gone to the wc three. Which is the standard bodies for the web and in the web advertising business group which is a group within the w. c. three primarily made of ad tech vendors. They have been proposing a bunch of technical standards to go into flock which include things like pigeon. Turtledove sparrow thrall bird or alfred. Hitchcock fans are are not put at ease by the naming decision. But that's all right. Let me quote this article. Each of the bird. Proposals is designed to perform one of the functions and the targeted advertising ecosystem. That is currently done by cookies. Right so what that means is google is putting out to the world. Hey we're getting rid of. We're getting rid of third party cookies. We're finally coming in line with this using our web browser. Because now we have cupcakes. Yeah yeah of course. I can get around this by going to something. Like fire. Fox or brave or Some other privacy centered browser.
The Most Frightening Thing About Stalkerware, with Eva Galperin
"Tell us about yourself. How did you get into fighting stock aware? Well, I was a normal sort of security researcher. Mostly studying AP tease the were targeting journalists and activists for many years and then it turned out that the person with whom I had been doing the majority of May? AP. T research was outed as a serial rapist and I was really really angry and so one of the things that I did was I read an interview with a with one of his victims and. What really struck me in that interview was how scared she was she was really frightened. She hadn't come forward earlier because she was worried about stocker where she was worried the this guy was a hacker and e had threatened to compromise or devices, and so she felt that her devices weren't. And that she would not be physically safe and I got so mad that I tweeted and. Thing which happens a lot and. What I tweeted a couple years ago was that if you are a woman has been sexually abused by a hacker. And you're concerned about about your devices that you could reach out to me, and I would make sure that you would get a full forensic workup of your device. Ten thousand retweets later, I had involuntarily started a project project slash landside. Yes. So, I was getting between two zero like up to thirty messages a day from from different people I still get messages from people who are really alarming situations and I spent a year and a half just working with the people on the ground and trying to get a good feel for what they're What the problem really was because one of the things that security researchers are often wrong about. What the problem is. Frequently, we look at some group that we wanted to protect him. We say, the only you do blah, Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah everything will be fix. It turns out often the the reasons that people behave the way that they do. So. I discovered mostly what we're looking at not at device compromise but account compromise that most of what people think of as device compromise non technical is in fact account compromise and I thought well, this is great news because we have solutions for account compromise you tell everybody to use a password manager you have the US unique and strong passwords for everything used the highest level of to FA which is available in the comfortable with you've got your your cats fairly well locked down but that still left some cases where the device really had been compromised until the accounts for getting compromised over over over. and. That was stocker where. which is commercially available online to anybody to install on another person's device in order to track them. And often it's sold as a way of catching your cheating spouse. Or. As a way of tracking your children or some other kind of safety or security framework, but it is. Definitely. Used by abusers as part of their abuse in order to track where where people are what they're doing who they're talking to. This is weird like sorta get where a parent would want to sort of know where their kid is. So you know maybe let's say I'm okay with that. I haven't really thought about this but let's say I'm okay with that. But like but I understand stalker does is like access to messages and phone calls and stuff like that. That seems like awfully intrusive. Well, different stalkers differ capabilities as probably anybody who's listening to this podcast understands that route is route. Hit villages. After route and the capabilities are not really the most frightening thing about the stock aware for me. The most frightening thing about the soccer, where is that? It is installed without the knowledge of the person who's devices and it's designed to hide. Is designed to convince the person who is being spied on that they're not being spied on. So they cannot give their consent and I find that really troublesome. For example, even if you want to look after your children if you if you want to know where your kids are with the phone that you bought for them. Let them know let them know that this is this is the phone that I bought for you. This is software that I have installed on this device. This these are its capabilities. Had I do this in order to look after you do some parenting? And Yeah if you're if you're hiding, that's abusive. Yes. There are people out there making this software selling the software that's designed to do this thing. So that's that's a little creepy. It is absolutely creepy that there are people who are selling the software. I am extremely careful about how we go after people like this because I am a security researcher and also I worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We are part of the organization that got the ruling the United States that code is protected by the First Amendment that code a speech We are very concerned with protecting the rights of security researchers and I want people to write the code they. I think that that's okay. But when you start selling code that is specifically designed for abuse that I've got problems.
Police Body Cam Footage Is Being Used For Surveillance, Activists Say
"So there are big differences in the police reform bills that Republicans and Democrats are pushing in Congress. One thing they do share in common is more money for local police departments that promised to use body worn cameras. But some activists say that police departments are inappropriately using these cameras for surveillance rather than accountability purposes. Member station. Cage's easy in Phoenix. Heather van Block, Lind reports. Cleveland Ali is an advocate for indigenous sacred sites and a self described anarchist and peaceful protester. But police and Flagstaff didn't agree at an event a couple of years ago into 1018 the same day that the city of Flagstaff formally announced there Indigenous Peoples Day celebration, which actually has been contentious for years. Myself on DH. 40 people rallied in downtown Flagstaff. The rally lasted a few hours, with protesters marching through downtown, holding signs and chanting. Police walked alongside keeping roadways clear for traffic. Everybody went home. There were no arrests until three weeks after the event when police brought in Manali in about 10 others on charges of obstructing the public thoroughfare. Based on footage from body camps. Sonali says police actions against his group are not about public safety, but politically motivated. We're fighting on the grounds that this is an act of state repression, basically that you know they're trying to chill descent. Undermined ascent and criminalize it. Dave Moss with the Electronic Frontier Foundation says. Police warned body cams have turned law enforcement into a surveillance network. Police departments are making decisions about surveillance technology at parties and hotel rooms in closed door meetings with salespeople with marketers from tech companies who are trying to tell them about all the miracles of the technology, but not telling them about any of the risks. And we need a process where the public is engaged, elected representative. They're engaged and it's not just a sales situation. He says. Police should not record footage during First Amendment activities like journalists at work or during a religious practice or any and all protests. Ultimately, if we're trying to address police accountability if we're trying to address racism, Layering on surveillance is not going to help that. It's going to exacerbate it. But when Seattle police said they turned off their body cams during so called First Amendment events, protesters there accused them of trying to hide evidence of excessive force or abuse. It's not a new debate. Concerns about how Bodycam footage can and should be used are as old as the cameras themselves. Some police say surveillance cuts both ways. Officers can have bodycam footage is used as evidence against them, and just like video can lead to officers being arrested or dismissed for bad behavior. It can also exonerate them. Right now. Policies on body camera use very widely. There's no federal standard bills from both parties currently before Congress can't mandate, local police departments use body cameras. But only say they must if they use new federal funds to buy the
Should Social Media Companies Honor the First Amendment?
"Hi everybody I'm John Van and moderator intelligence squared US debates and in this episode. We're going to be revisiting a debate on a topic. That's been in your headlines quite a bit recently. We're going to be looking at how social media platforms should be deciding what content you can or cannot post online. We're seeing twitter and facebook taking decidedly different approaches to this question. Twitter recently flagged a tweet from President trump where he said that mail-in ballots would be enabling voter fraud. The president responded to being flagged with a brand new executive order that would strip social media companies of their protections from liability for anything that users post. FACEBOOK is a different story. FACEBOOK has maintained that with the exception of some specific dangers. Free speech must be respected Mark Zuckerberg said we should enable as much expression as possible that said facebook has taken down some of trump's campaign ads that featured a Nazi symbol and has allowed users to opt out of political ads. Well with all of this going on, what does it mean for the future of your news feed and Where should social media companies draw the line on possibly false or offensive or hateful user content? Two thousand, nineteen, we brought four very strong debaters to the stage to argue those questions. We had a debate, so let's hear it. Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, so says the US Constitution, but what about facebook or twitter or any social media platform, those companies face no constraints on setting limits on what people can say platforms. It is after all their ballgame. They own the space, but should they be limiting speech when it is so offensive, sometimes and morally threatening that a crosses the line into what we call. Hey, speech same for information that is false pretending to be true. What some call fake news would doing so turn these companies into censorship? Where tree expression is put at serious risk, or perhaps should these same companies take a page from the First Amendment and encourage speech to run as far as it wants to? Well, we all this has the makings of a debate, so let's have it. Yes, or no to this statement. Constitutional free speech principles can save social media companies from themselves. John Donvan is Stan between two teams of two experts in this. This topic who will argue for and against this resolution as always our debate will go in three rounds, and then our audience here at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will choose the winner, and if all goes well, civil discourse will also win our resolution one more time. Constitutional free speech principles can save social media companies from themselves. Let's meet the team arguing for the resolution, please I welcome David French. David welcome to intelligence squared. You are a senior writer for the National Review Your Attorney. Sometimes you say you're recovering attorney, your free speech advocate. You're a veteran of operation. Iraqi Freedom you have a New York Times bestselling book out and another one called the great American divorce coming out this year after year long career in law and your love the first. Amendment, the fact that we are at the National Constitution Center a shrine to the Constitution does being here. Give you chills. Debate gives me chills because it reminds me of two dates. Seventeen, eighty-nine, nine, the date, the constitution was ratified in seventeen, ninety eight, the date that the founding generation passed the alien and sedition acts indicating that debates about free speech have been alive as long as our Constitution has been a lie and are still with us as we're going to be debating tonight listening again David French. and. You have a partner arguing this with you. Please welcome losing in Korean mcsherry. Thanks so much for joining us I Q to You are the legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Is a nonprofit that defends civil liberties in the Digital World Karen. You have said that some of your favorite cases involved defending political expression. Do you have a particular? Can share. It's hard to choose so I'll just tell you about a recent case. That was particularly fun. And that involves a situation where a group of activists took to the streets of Washington DC and Philadelphia and New York, handing out spoof copies of the Washington Post in which the headline announced that trump had last resigned. It was lots of fun. They got lots of attention to Washington. Post also paid attention and was not happy, so they received illegal threat. They called us. We intervened, and we explained to the Washington Post what they should already know. Which is that? That spoof was protected by the First Amendment. Wash depot should know that they realized it. They backed down. We called it a win.
Oh, Baby! Monitor Maker Nanit Lands $21 Million Investment and Finds a New Market
"The. Pandemic may have slowed venture capital deals to crawl, but that didn't stop baby monitor maker Nat from raising twenty one million dollars in a new round of funding. The company produces high tech video. Baby monitors a subscription APP and a line of wearable breathing band swaddled in sleeping bags, baby monitors of long given parents, a sense of security, allowing them to hear and later see they're sleeping children from another room. A quick glance can. Can put a worried momber. Daddy's and Nana's monitor gives parents in HD quality bird's eye view of their babies in infrared night-vision. The mobile APP lets you access the monitor from your phone or tablet features include sound and motion sensors as well as two way audio that lets you sing or talk to your little one Nannette promises the device which tracks sleep patterns is like having a personal sleep coach in the palm of your hand. O. And it's compatible with Amazon's Alexa to. But like all technology, these smart devices have a dark side. Hackers have breached. Baby monitors the past few years using cameras to spy on family members and speak to children. PR reported an alarming case alleging that a hacker reposition to camera remotely to a point at where one mother breastfed her baby several times a day in another reported by NBC News the Hacker, told the Baby I love you through the audio function. In February a report by PC magazines, cybersecurity firm bit defender found that the I baby monitor m-6 camera had vulnerabilities that could possibly allow hackers to download recordings access personal. Using the cameras ID and even control the camera. Initially MAG said. It's attempts to contact i. baby went unanswered, but once the report became public. The Monitor Company reportedly issued fix within twenty four hours. But critics say that monitor manufacturers could do a better job protecting users. There's often a gap between knowing the best practices in correctly implementing them on devices, said northeastern. University Associate Professor David Softness in Rico report the National Cyber Security Alliance, says risks can be minimized by following the devices security instructions and using a strong password also turn off the monitor when it's not an use. Beyond. hacks critic say there are other concerns reliability for one. Last November the Alad Smart Sock, a wearable monitor that wraps around the baby's foot to detect sleep patterns, oxygen, levels and heart rate stopped communicating with a mobile APP for about three days, according to the New York Times some experts wonder if all of this monitoring is just needlessly increasing parents anxiety. Privacy concerns should give parents pause to says Jamie Williams Staff Attorney at digital rights group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Every company has different privacy and data retention standards, and parents may not know what happens to their babies liked us once it's recorded by the Monitor. She told the. Washington Post despite these concerns. It's unlikely that new parents are giving up baby monitors anytime soon, but global interactive baby monitor market is projected to grow thirteen percent per year through twenty twenty four. After all worried parents need reassurance and now cove nineteen has ushered in a new market of users tech crunch reports that social distancing requirements have left grandparents, aunts and uncles craving baby time extended. Family now makes up twenty percent of Nana's users. With all of those remote babysitters watching, they're weary bundles of joy. Maybe smart monitors can give parents the peace of mind. They need to find the get some sleep.
Police can track protesters even after the demonstrations end
"What surveillance tools police departments across the country are using to identify protesters or Lueders in the past week, but we know there are a lot of them from widespread camera. Technology drones to license plate readers, not to mention the facial recognition tool known as clearview AI, which has been used by dozens, if not hundreds of law enforcement agencies. Civil rights activists say these tools can be used to track protests in some cases to keep the peace, but they can also be used to find organizers and even arrest protesters after the fact and there aren't a lot of rules about how they get used Siwa. Hussein is a lawyer for the electronic frontier. Foundation law enforcement has access to things like CICI TV networks gunshot detection. Stingrays more commonly known as cell site. Simulators face recognition possible aerial surveillance, oftentimes law enforcement also has the ability to access private networks like ring to law enforcement agencies. Many times are acquiring these technologies without sort of any sort of public process where the public may not even be aware that they're using it, and because courts haven't necessarily caught up to the. The use of these various technologies, oftentimes, the constitutional protections aren't put in place either. We've heard a lot of reporting about clearview specifically. How much to your knowledge is that in use now? We're talking about face recognition. We know that it is proliferating across the country that there are many law enforcement agencies that already have the in us and we know that. The whole clearview Stan scandal came to light that some law enforcement agencies decided to stop their partnership, but others haven't. clearview is the subject of active litigation. Some law enforcement agencies continue to partner with them in the context of protest. How are these tools used sort of before during and after so in the moment there are technologies being used things like cell site simulators as well that can then identify where the locations of these of these devices are individuals who? Who posted on facebook or twitter were identified after the fact. Baltimore is one of the most prevalent examples that we have seen where we actually know that that law enforcement uses tool called Gio Fida which looked at public feeds for social media to try to identify people's locations during the Twenty fifteen protests in Baltimore to protest the death of Freddie Gray and many people were arrested on on completely unrelated charges because they were in the vicinity of the protests Sort of mass surveillance in that form, is incredibly problematic, but also knowing that. When we're talking about face recognition, they can always look at the footage of the fact and connect you through. You know the readers that they have the face recognition. I think that it's really important for people to know that we're not just talking about in the moment, but also after the fact that this technology can possibly be used by law enforcement. Sira?
Facebook isn't eavesdropping, but the truth is more disturbing
"Even on nights and weekends turbo tax. All people are tax people so many people believe that facebook is listening to our conversations. Jenny from you I trying to critera foundation says oh no. It's way worse. They don't have to listen to you. What is going on? It's worse than listening. Jenning there are a lot of things and we're learning about new ones constantly. It seems like so. One example is location tracking noticing. Who YOU'RE WITH. Which can be linked with what they recently purchased and might reasonably have told you about You might be in an airport location. Services can see that you might linger in front of an ad that's Bluetooth enabled. And now you've sent a signal knowingly to an advertiser answers that you might be interested in this product who might have talked to someone it You might be in a bar showing a TV show and then you get an advertisement for that TV show but again location services. No you're in an area where that TV show might be popular. There's kind of endless examples of unknowingly just by living your life including facebook that facebook is tracking you and you're sending these signals that of your interest in things that you might also speak about allowed in the presence of your phone but for a company like facebook to use voice detection defined key words and then map those onto advertising preferences. That's like stone-age target advertising. When there's all these much more. Nefarious invasive methods much more invisible methods available to them are unique. Are we one thing that people don't like to hear about this is that you might not be that unique? In addition to this invasive tracking going on with information like your age Inferences about your income level. People you hang out with Ex. It's remarkably easy to figure out what you might be interested in One example a friend told me like. Hey Johnny look at this. I've been wanting to buy a mattress. I've been telling people about it. And they advertise a mattress to me. They're listening I said well. No you're in your mid twenty S. He just got a new job at the end of the month and even looking for moving services. So you're probably moving and you might want to buy a mattress right now. A lot of people do that in this age range at this time the calendar month facebook monitors you're searching. Do you think your friends searched on facebook or search on Google. I think facebook is marrying you off of facebook in a lot of ways. Facebook itself is a third party. We call advertisers. So you might be on a different site. That is not facebook and yet facebook often through its pixel other tracking services is watching in the background especially even people may not realize when you cook on an ad on facebook. Facebook is absolutely following you off the site to see how you interact with that ad to see how long you linger over various options. And what else do you look for? So the person who is paranoid but likes facebook. What steps does that person do to get facebook to be less invasive? There's a few I mean to self promote We have a couple of tools that we develop in house at the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help with third party tracking or help you defend third prey tracking to not not to help with One Is Privacy Badger which will block those third party trackers and advertisers including facebook. It also block Facebook's widgets those are like buttons and share buttons twitter in Lincoln. Also when you see those on a web page that is a surefire sign that they are tracking you on that page just looks very friendly So you can look for kind of self defense tools like that and one answer. That might not be as satisfying but I think is kind of where we are right now is that you can push for better privacy legislation at the federal level. That's the only thing that's GonNa rain this in. I think at some point. Consumer self-help is so limited And really it shouldn't be your job to kind of go get a law degree in computer science degree and spend
Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops
"Of court ruled against warrantless government searches of phones and laptops a federal court in Boston ruled the searches involving international travelers at airports and ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment of the constitution which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures the American civil liberties union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed the lawsuit on behalf of eleven travelers who smart phones and laptops were searched without suspicion the ACLU describe these searches as fishing expeditions the government says it's a critical tool to protect the country last year the government conducted more than thirty three thousand of these searches four times the number from just three years earlier I'm a Donahue
How Data Tracking Affects Your Life
"How I wear my Fitbit all the time I mean all the time and it was a Christmas gift that you gave me and that actually stayed in the box for eight months when I took about the boxes it where if you been all my life is wonderful Washington posted a story the other day that said that the day may come if it hasn't already happened where the data. that is gathered via my Fitbit that's the hours that I sleep how much of it is rem sleep how many flights of stairs I walked calories are burned blah blah blah that data could be valuable to someone somewhere or maybe the government and I said whoa yeah now we're not talking about the apple watch which I again if the Fitbit is harvesting data you know the apple people to do doing the same thing and they're been stories about your smart TV is that TV ads your watch and watching you and listening to what you're. so that point is great is cited to to turn to a man who has been nice enough to join us for how many years now well he was just a kid he has the college kid and now he's a doctor is doctor Patrick Crispin joining us tonight by popular demand because we put out the word we're going to be on the radio people that are you gonna have doctor Crispin odd so we do have him on the radio with us tonight and Patrick how are you this evening. how are you okay wait wait wait verily here Patrick okay because we're talking technology when. transaction okay take you to get home. go we can't blame this on. no that was operator error my first mistake how you know what okay guess what they're gonna send you home that's it yeah. real soon. Patrick I know when I sent you a text the other day and I said is this possible I could almost hear you rolling your eyes this is been going out for a long time right. yes I I a and it was your devices your smart devices aren't necessarily listening to use so that what you're saying that Hey I really like leopard print and leopard print you showing up in your in your feet because some computer is listening. you take her computer is predicting you. we are so absolutely tracked in everything we do every place we go on the internet every different like that we had on Facebook everything that we do in the end Instagram or whatever that there are no giant databases about you and people like you and it's eight and it's really relatively easy to target very very very specific subgroups like people who like rockabilly and collect guitars and live in Chicago and wear all black. a group for the socks. right. ruby is actually it is absolutely trivial for this the amount of data that is available about you is just. overwhelming there's actually a documentary on Netflix called the great hack and it talking about Cambridge analytica and all the other things and he once you realize what's going on there yeah this is where we're in a really interesting world were every one of us could be really have the advertising targeted us just a very very pointed way where I can sit there and say I want people in Pasadena possible I need to track just be the the whole thing I think. that really was a a a red herring basically the the United States government is thinking about creating this advanced research projects agency performed Beastie Klay like DARPA entered it was great I mean darker came up with the internet became a unix to kick off the cloudy can't with GPS Seery web conferencing any now I want to do it with health data and looking for more days they are say in our European would normally behavioral signs of someone headed towards a violent explosive act no I can't imagine what bike fit it would tell me now but that I'm headed to some sort of a violent exploits the explosive act that said if you take that data. from an combine it with data from other smart devices like apple watches Amazon echo Google homes along with information from your health care provider slate the radio grasp lake. even can't analysis white has our cause yeah it it's really actually pretty simple to. kind of identify certain behaviors that might be a warning sign I would also say that if you really want to track. what you do is you track for somebody cell phone location and this is where it gets real scary and and for those who are are big fans of the second ma'am and I'm going to send a chill down your spine there's really nothing stopping the government right now tracking how many times you go to a gun right. or how many times at our how many times you go hang out at at certain locations by tracking your cell phone so. this is something that would be like a red flag the wooden makes them look to you first I think I can read it but I don't think there's any any law that prevents them all yeah. everything's which you can do is if you really want to kind of make yourself. not not even on the internet could you can't be hidden on the internet but some things you can do there is a browser plugin that I've been recommended for a long time it's got a really silly name and it's from the Electronic Frontier Foundation a call privacy badger. and privacy about your work to chrome Firefox opera Firefox an android. does is you can solve this whole this whole thing your browser and it sends a trigger to all the websites that you're visiting say do not track me track me I don't want to be tracked. now if the site. ends up finally the network norm reads it what ends up happening is this privacy badger is going to look for tracking cookies and if it sees the same tracking cookies on three more or more different web sites it blocks does how so what it's meant to do is there are cookies that are being put on your computer some computer good like you you know it's it's it's your card to get back into a website some some of tracking for site to site to site so privacy badger says okay you're you're you're working too much information about this for seven o'clock you and absolutely free of charge tracker blocking. outgoing make clicking for on Facebook Google Twitter this is a three just do a Google search for DFS twice privacy badger I really recommend installing that on your browser will just run in the background it just sits there until you start going out on the internet. it just sits there in the background running all the time and again hunter foundation is a not for profit organization at that is very very famous highly respected and you don't have to worry about losing any
Big Tech Lobbying Looks For Allies Among Republicans And Libertarians
"Support for npr and the following message come from if a college where students home their talents and skills through a deep exploration of very ongoing practice in their field am performance at the professional level more at i t h h c h dot you you the relationship between big tech in washington has sunk to a new low congress the justice department and the federal trade commission are getting closer to investigating the biggest tech companies and those come in companies are painter protect themselves npr's peter overby reports washington finished talking about the big for tech firms amazon apple facebook and google but not in ways they appreciate here's democratic senator and presidential candidate elizabeth warren on npr's morning edition recently it's about the concentration of wealth and what that does it a marketplace but it's also about concentration of power economic power in political power up until a decade ago big tax audit didn't have to deal with washington politics that changed and last year the big four firms spent fifty five million dollars on lobbying it marked as sevenfold increase over ten years a decade when lobbying spending overall state essentially flat it puts and you know basically unpire with some of the the big players that we've long known about the banking industry a car industry lisa gilbert is with the watchdog group public citizen she was citing data from the nonprofit center for responsive politics which tracks campaign and lobbying money for tech firms again amazon apple facebook and google this year ported hiring seventy different lobby shops they also pay lawyers so called strategic consultant and others who were not legally lobbyists and so don't get disclosed in his gilbert notes big tech contributions flows through the governing infrastructure in washington it's really hard to turn a corner in dc without running into some google money both google and facebook has funded hundreds of tanks and influential trade associations congress in big chapters collided before in twenty twelve antifa piracy bills in the house and senate would have allowed for regulation of website content industry led protests culminated in in internet blackout and sank the legislation then last year big tech was in trouble over failures to protect users personal smell datta congress held hearings which accentuated how little the lawmakers knew about internet here's republican senator john kennedy of louisiana questioning facebook ceo mark zuckerberg are you willing to go back and an end work on on giving me a greater right to a race montana senator you could already delete any of the data that's their legal jewish i am network on expanding that is the sender i think we already do what you're referring to besides congress the justice department and he ftc or also looking at big tech the senate judiciary committee hasn't antitrust hearing this month and house judiciary has begun a series of hearings democratic congressman david seleny chaired the first one and this is the first significant antitrust investigation undertaken by congress in decades antitrust is serious stuff if the government thinks the tech giants are competing unfairly the companies could even be broken up you'll choson is senior research fellow at the charles coke institute there's a lot of things that are kind of coming together right now to make this a bigger issue than it has been in the past one of those things is politics internet industry donors have given at least sixty percent of their money to democrats every election since two thousand four that's according to the center for responsive politics choson said that now i think they're finding out that that was maybe not the best approach tech firms are looking for allies among republicans and libertarians were more likely to oppose government intervention at the same time some republicans have muted their allegations of social media bias but among tech companies there's also a hunter compromise is attorney mix stole tippy electronic frontier foundation put trying to steer the government towards solutions that maybe they don't love but the vacant deal if one possibility is a privacy bill something they would protect the personal data collected by social media companies but he's a good portion of industry is four eight broaden comprehensive federal level privacy though nicole long is a former executive at twitter and google she was also deputy chief technology officer india obama white house there's a point where line regulation comes into play the tech community is now facing that moment we are here would lock in millions of dollars are being spent to control but that law will say peter overby npr news washington
What if Apple ran Facebook?
A 20-year-old digital copyright law is still being fought about (and copied) today
"This. Marketplace podcast is brought to you by Colgate. University now in its bicentennial year. Colgate university is celebrating a proud tradition of intellectual rigor at it's beautiful campus in central New York. The deadline for early decision this November fifteenth. Learn more at Colgate dot EDU and by G, suite by Google cloud. A suite of cloud based productivity tools that includes g mail doc slides sheets and drive you can make real time updates to the same document without having to keep track of multiple versions. And since all tools are cloud based your whole team can access the same document and work on the same page at the same time make it with G suite by Google cloud. Find out more at G, suite dot com. Twenty year old digital copyright law is still being fought about and copied today from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Ali would. You know, those music videos, you love on YouTube, and the memes you love to laugh at well. Proposed digital copyright laws in Europe and other countries kinda wanna make those a little less common, and they have their roots in a twenty year old copyright law here in the US called the digital millennium copyright act. So it's a big gnarly hairball of a law. Corey doctor was a writer and activist with the electronic frontier foundation. We reached him in his hotel room and Berlin, he and the F F have been talking about and litigating over the unintended consequences of the DMCA for almost twenty years. Now, the law was written at a time when it was newly possible to rip CDs and DVD's and put them online illegally downloading music was getting more popular Napster came out in nineteen ninety nine remember that and this big copyright law. The DMCA was designed to protect companies and artists from having their works, stolen and disseminated. All. Over the internet. But almost from the beginning critic said it was too broad doctor. Oh points to one section that covers the circumvention of tools that are designed to protect copyright the idea. Here was that if you like made a DVD player and he wanted to control whether DVD's bought in another country could play on it. You could make a little like code that check to see whether the DVD was bought in the same place as the DVD player, and if not you could refuse to play the DMCA made it illegal to tamper with things like that little code. But it basically said it was illegal to break any copyright locks in any product. And that's why you weren't allowed to open up your smartphone or your tractor to fix it which we talked about earlier this week. And so here we are twenty years later, and this tactic is now being used to lock third party ink out of ancient printers. It's in voting machines. And it's being used to punish security researchers who audit voting machines because they say if you reveal the defects in the voting machines, it might help. Someone bypass these copyright locks. Now, there is a provision in the law for a review every three years to consider exemptions one of those reviews just happened. It gave you more rights to fix your smartphone and your tractor and back in two thousand fifteen the library of congress did grant a limited exemption to protect researchers who were trying to find out if voting machines or other electric systems had security flaws as long as they were acting in good faith. However, there was a large catch the researchers can break through digital rights management DRM to find out if for example, a voting machine has a security problem. But if they describe the tools, they used to find those flaws they could get a huge fine or even go to jail, which means nobody else can verify the research. The DMCA should have been raised in the most common sense way imaginable, which is to say if you break the R M to infringe copyright. You're breaking the rules. If you're breaking DRM in your non infringing copyright. You're allowed to do. Do it refining. The DMC has been a long process, and it's not just academics. And researchers who want to fix it in two thousand sixteen major music industry organization said another provisions of the copyright law was making it too easy for sites like YouTube to keep hosting copyrighted music. And they wanted reforms to kind of ironic since the music industry pushed hard for the original law. And now for some related links related to copyright issues. Google is of course, a huge target of copyright owners. And yes, has let a lot slip through the cracks over the years, not even cracks canyons, really. But it put out a report yesterday detailing. It's twenty eighteen efforts to fight piracy. Google said it's invested one hundred million dollars in tools to spot infringing content. They actually scan uploads against a database of copyrighted material, which is something the proposed EU copyright law. Wants everyone to do in fact, and then if someone uploads copyrighted content, the original copyright owner gets ad revenue. From it Google said it's paid three billion dollars to copyright owners that way and another one point eight billion to the music industry in the form of revenue in its report. Google also said if you give people a way to pay for legitimate content. They are far less likely to steal it taking note TV. On demand people. Finally, if you're totally bored with smartphone designs, and I know you are because the biggest innovation in the last five years has basically been the notch. Then get yourself to the internet and watch video of Samsung's foldable smartphone, which it showed up yesterday at a developer conference. It falls out to become a seven inch tablet, and then closes up and there's a phone screen on the front. Google said, the Android operating system will support these crazy do hickeys Lenovo and Xiaomi and LG are also working on them willa work. I don't know. Do you want it? I don't know. All I know is it wasn't about politics. And I don't think it had a notch. I'm in both of those related links are on our website. Marketplace tech dot org. I'm Ali would. And thanks for listening to marketplace tech Tele friends, so they can listen to. This is a PM.
At least 14 dead, several hurt in car bomb in Somali capital
"Zacher burg has promised in a series of media interviews to investigate whether cambridge still has the user data was supposed of deleted is going to let every facebook user know whether they have been compromised corn mcsherry is legal director of the electronic frontier foundation we really need is actually independent audits people who aren't controlled by facebook and really accountable to the users we need those people to go and look at facebook system and make sure that they're actually really being held accountable sucker berg also says he's opened a testifying before congress but he did not commit to that a car bomb blast near a hotel in somalia's capital mogadishu has left at least nine dead seven others hurt has smalley police captain tells the associated press this explosion happened on a busy road that's been a target of past attacks by the extremist group alshabaab he didn't reveal a motive but the austin serial bomber apparently left a confession behind police say mark anthony condit recorded a twenty five minute cellphone video hours before he blew himself up as swat teams closed is suspect describes the six bombs that he constructed with a level of specificity that he identified the differences among those six bombs austin police chief brian manley calls the video the outcry of a very challenged young man global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in washington i'm nathan hager this is bloomberg now with our other top stories michael barr former wind resorts ceo steve wynn is selling about four million shares that he owns in the casino operating company win who resigned last month from the company bearing his name after women accused him of sexual misconduct have been the largest shareholder in the company.