Jul 9, 2020

Ransomware hackers demanded $390,000 to release Knoxville data

The cybercriminals who attacked and hampered the city of Knoxville’s Read More

Jul 8, 2020

LADOT head hiding work from the public

Given all the new communications technology — some of which is encrypted, or at least makes its content very short-lived — it’s no wonder that government officials are curious about recent developments and new messaging apps, same as the rest of us. But unlike the rest of us, government officials are required by the California Public Records Act and sometimes other formal decrees to keep all their work-related correspondence in order to allow for transparency. Read More

Jul 6, 2020

Texas County Sheriff’s Office Suffers Ransomware Attack

Hackers attacked the Sheriff’s Office for Cooke County, Texas, over the Read More

Jul 6, 2020

Los Angeles used Signal to plan controversial vehicle-tracking program

Officials at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation appear to have used Read More

Jul 5, 2020

LADOT general manager used encrypted messaging for controversial tracking program

The general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation used an Read More

Jul 2, 2020

Los Angeles should abandon Rider Surveillance Program

There are certain days in life when you need an angel. It could be to get you Read More

Jul 1, 2020

La vigilancia de transeúntes podría perjudicar a empresas latinas

Los estadounidenses hemos sobrellevado pérdidas y dolor inmensos en los Read More

Jun 19, 2020

IRS Used Cellphone Location Data to Try to Find Suspects

WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service attempted to identify and track Read More

Jun 19, 2020

Surveillance programs could jeopardize protestors’ pursuit of justice

The cascade of protests against racism and police brutality in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd sent a shockwave through the consciousness of America. The grief, love, and solidarity on display seems to be on a larger scale than ever before. Read More

Jun 9, 2020

Los Angeles Has Turned Scooters Into Data-Mining Machines, According To A New Lawsuit

This week, the EFF announced it’d be partnering with the Read More