Nov 25, 2019

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

Vice | The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers’ personal information, according to a DMV document obtained by Motherboard. Read More

Nov 5, 2019

California DMV data breach exposes thousands of drivers' Social Security information

LA Times | Already besieged by problems including long wait times, the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday said it suffered a data breach in which federal agencies, Read More

Aug 13, 2019

Column: FasTrak agencies may have sold out your privacy. Now they want legal immunity

LA Times | Transit authorities statewide have been targeted with lawsuits alleging that, among other privacy violations, information from toll-road transponders — think FasTrak — is being used to illegally market to drivers. Read More

Aug 10, 2019

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas

WIRED | Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no state networks were compromised in the attack. Read More

Jul 9, 2019

Ransomware Attacks Create Dilemma For Cities: Pay Up Or Resist?

NPR | It's been a bad summer so far for government information systems. Read More

Jun 27, 2019

Hackers Won’t Let Up in Their Attack on U.S. Cities

Wall Street Journal | Local governments across the country are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and escalating ransom demands, as an attack in this city has crippled thousands of computers for a month. Read More

Mar 13, 2019

Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations

ACLU | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using mass location surveillance to target immigrants. And local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are helping Read More

Feb 2, 2019

Kensington: New records show more cops used confidential database to gather personal information on police board member

Mercury News | In what a privacy expert called an “extremely egregious” example of police abusing their authority, Kensington officers accessed a highly confidential Read More

Jan 10, 2019

Hack that cost Baltimore $18M a mystery after experts eye NSA link

UPI | Weeks after Baltimore and a North Carolina city fell victim to ransomware known as "RobbinHood" Read More

Sep 28, 2016

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

AP News | Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information o Read More