Archives for February 7, 2015

In a First, Government Acknowledges the Limits of Section 215

Following EFF’s victory in a four-year Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the government released an opinion (pdf), written by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in 2010, that concluded that Section 215—the provision of the Patriot Act the NSA relies on to collect millions of Americans’ phone records—does have a limit: census data. The Commerce […]

Samsung SmartTVs can collect and transmit spoken words, personal information, and sensitive data to 3rd party sources

NEW SMART TVS OFFER A WINDOW INTO YOUR LIFE Smart TVs may be getting too smart as some now actually collect and transmit your spoken words, personal information, and sensitive data to other 3rd party sources. In fact Samsung, a major electronic manufacture, admits that they “collect, use, share, and store information through your SmartTV […]