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ACLU files class-action lawsuit against Clearview AI

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed a lawsuit against Delaware-based Clearview AI for violating, in an "extraordinary and unprecedented" way, Illinois residents' privacy rights. The complaint calls for Clearview to stop capturing and storing individuals' biometric identifiers: namel...
Podcast: What's the latest on privacy from Brussels?
There is so much privacy news related to the pandemic lately that it sometimes feels like that's the only news. But the world continues to spin, if more quietly, as most of its population works from the comfort of their homes. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, host Angelique Carson cha...
Wyden: Americans need Congress to act on privacy
In an op-ed for TechDirt, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discusses the need for Congress to get serious about privacy, noting that "it's time to level the playing field between consumers and the corporations." Wyden alluded to the draft federal privacy bill he introduced in October, explaining that tr...
Brave browser tests video chat feature
Brave is testing adding a privacy-focused video chat feature to its browser called "Brave Together," CNET reports. Users would launch a chat room from the Brave Together website and share its web address with others. There is no limit on the number of participants, and Brave does not log the activit...
26M LiveJournal logins appear on hacker forum
Hackers stole approximately 26 million usernames, emails and passwords belonging to blogging service LiveJournal in 2017 that were shared on a hacking forum this month, The Register reports. On his site Have I been Pwned, security researcher Troy Hunt says a LiveJournal spinoff called Dreamwidth rep...