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US and UK launch prize competition for privacy-focused AI

The governments of the United State and the United Kingdom have jointly launched a series of prize challenges, hoping to spur development of technologies that allow artificial intelligence models to be trained on sensitive data without having access to the actual, raw data that...

Warner, Rubio call for FTC investigation into TikTok

Two Senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to pursue more information about just how much TikTok data is available to company representatives in China or Chinese security services, after recent press reports contradicted assurances given by a TikTok executive to Congress during...

Huawei Webinar: Why America Needs Strong National Privacy Regulation

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of personal data and digital connectivity, to the detection, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19. The major social media platforms for search, marketing, and transactions involve the collection and use of personal data in historic proportions in ways that...

Industry weighs in on a national data privacy framework

In recently released comments, network operators and other telecom players expressed general support for federal data privacy regulation -- especially if the alternative is a patchwork of state or even local guidelines. The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration asked for public...

Addressing privacy and security concerns in 5G networks

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Amid high anticipation for 5G capabilities and applications, the question of who is -- or ought to be -- responsible for ensuring security and privacy on those new networks is one that remains to be answered. Does the federal government need to ensure the...

CableLabs focuses on IoT security in the home and the future

One of the areas of focus for CableLabs, the cable industry's research and development group, is in how to improve the security of internet of things devices -- both those that are already in users' homes, and those that will emerge in the near...

Carriers pledge to limit aggregators’ access to customer location data

Following press investigations and congressional concern about leaks and improper use of consumer location data provided by mobile network operators, the national carriers have said that they are ending relationships with aggregators and/or will strictly limit aggregators' access to such information. Verizon, AT&T and Sprint...

Kagan: I warned you about Alexa, Home, HomePod AI privacy risk

  Today, Amazon is embarrassed and red-faced now that their Alexa AI smart speaker has been caught red-handed recording a private conversation, putting it into a message and sending it to someone in the address book of an unsuspecting user, without the user knowing what...

Kagan: Privacy is only an illusion in a connected home

Every coin has two sides. We’ve been talking for so long about all the coming benefits of wireless smart homes, connected homes and connected offices. And it’s true, there are many incredible advancements in this space. However, there is an important warning I want...

Analyst Angle: IoT — how we got here and concern for privacy

  Internet of Things (IoT) has become a rallying cry for the world of connecting (mostly small devices) together and to the Cloud. This could be one of the largest new markets to develop in decades. You get meters able to read and forward information...

Kagan: Why Google Home and Amazon Alexa can invade your privacy

You love the idea of buying an AI and IoT device like Google Home or Amazon Echo for the holiday season. You want to speak and have it deliver a song or weather report or sports score. You’ve seen it. You’ve used it. Sounds...

Rethinking privacy in the age of Internet intimacy (Reality Check)

  Our desire for privacy is part of what makes us human. None of us likes to have our privacy invaded, whether from someone reading over our shoulder or a data breach. Every day we read stories about foreign government hacks and ads that follow...

AT&T on smart hospitals: challenges and benefits of health care IoT

Smart hospitals, AT&T and IoT Nadia Morris, head of innovation at the AT&T Connected Health Foundry in Houston, presided over a session titled “Connecting smart hospitals with care at home” at this year’s TMForum Innovation InFocus conference. Morris highlighted problems in the health care industry,...

Verizon slapped with $1.4M fine for using ‘supercookies’ to track user traffic

FCC investigation finds Verizon violated consumer privacy with UIDH use, began practice in late 2012 Verizon Wireless was dinged nearly $1.4 million for its use of so-called “supercookies,” which tracked a customers’ mobile Internet traffic without their knowledge or consent. The fine, which was levied this...

Kagan: Will Priv save BlackBerry?

The brand-new BlackBerry Priv has been launched on the AT&T Mobility network. The next question is: Will it succeed in the smartphone marketplace against the Apple iPhone and Android competitors? Let’s take a closer look at the Priv, at BlackBerry and at what they...

Coders: Episode 9 – Regulations and policy: What developers need to know

Coders podcast: In this episode of Coders, I'm talking to Joseph Hall, chief technologist for the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C. Hall points out some policy items to be aware of when it comes to privacy and building apps, plus the current...

Sprint fined $15.5M for overcharging on wiretaps

Sprint fined for law enforcement requests between 2007 and 2010 Sprint has been docked $15.5 million by the federal government for overcharging law enforcement agencies to carry out court-ordered wiretaps, pen registers and trap devices. The fine followed a joint investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

AT&T hit with $25M fine tied to security breaches

Social Security numbers part of customer data stolen at 3 AT&T centers tied to mobile device trafficking AT&T was hit with a $25 million fine tied to the unauthorized disclosure of personal information of nearly 280,000 U.S. customers. The Federal Communications Commission noted the data breaches...

Mobile privacy and security: How to make your phone untraceable

"We all carry a smartphone, we carry a tablet, we carry mobile devices and they're in our hands wherever we go. I want you to stop and think about that, it has two cameras on it, it has two microphones, it has GPS, it...

EMEA: Télefonica says EU needs more TACT with big data

Much of the discussion around big data in Europe has centered on protecting data rather than using it. Revelations connected to the U.S. National Security Administration spying scandal has had a huge impact on Europe, driving a heavy focus on data security at the expense of building...

EMEA: Russia’s attempt to close off Internet, part of a trend?

Vladimir Putin wants to take Russia off the global Internet in case of an emergency, like war or anti-government protests, according to recent reports — reports which, of course, the Kremlin denies. It's easy to dismiss this move as the madness of Vlad (as German Chancellor Angela...

Apple limits developers’ use of user data in Healthkit

Apple has been gearing up for months to release the latest version of its mobile operating system, and the company has outlined rules that strictly limit developers' use of personal health data that will be collected within the new iOS 8. Apple has its own "health" app that...

CTIA's comments on big data and privacy

CTIA recently was among dozens of commenters responding to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)’s request for input on the big data and privacy report put forth by the White House Office of Science and Technology, as well as the President’s Council of...

Analyst Angle: How much data is T-Mobile US giving away with Music Freedom?

When T-Mobile US made its announcement, the immediate question was “how much data are they giving away?” Obviously, music streaming services can use a lot of data in a day, depending on how many hours they are streaming.

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