EPIC to House Oversight Committee: Support Release of Trump Tax Records

In advance of a hearing regarding IRS oversight, EPIC sent a statement to a House committee urging the release of President Trump’s tax returns. As EPIC explained, “candidates for the Presidency have routinely released tax record information to the American public. Mr. Trump broke with…

Facebook Doesn’t Need To Listen Through Your Microphone To Serve You Creepy Ads

In ten total hours of testimony in front of the Senate and the House this week, Mark Zuckerberg was able to produce only one seemingly straightforward, privacy-protective answer. When Sen. Gary Peters asked Zuckerberg if Facebook listens to users through their cell phone microphones in…

Despite What Zuckerberg’s Testimony May Imply, AI Cannot Save Us

Yesterday and today, Mark Zuckerberg finally testified before the Senate and House, facing Congress for the first time to discuss data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. As we predicted, Congress didn’t stick to Cambridge Analytica. Congress also grilled Zuckerberg on content moderation—i.e.,…

Surgeon’s hacked PC ‘led to Syria bombing’

… Matthew Hickey, at cyber-security company Hacker House, said that because it … Nott’s] laptop being hacked that someone used that,… evidence to suggest that the attack was linked to the Newsnight … thinks it was by hacking him that the attackers were able to…

Surgeon’s hacked PC ‘led to Syria raid’

… Matthew Hickey, at cyber-security company Hacker House, said that because it … Nott’s] laptop being hacked that someone used that,… evidence to suggest that the attack was linked to the Newsnight … thinks it was by hacking him that the attackers were able to…

EPIC Tells House to Probe Commerce Secretary on Data Protection, Privacy Shield

EPIC has sent a statement to the House Appropriations Committee outlining the key privacy issues facing the Secretary of Commerce. The Committee held a hearing today to discuss the FY19 budget for the Department of Commerce. EPIC stated that data protection may be “the most…

EPIC to Congress: Examine “Connected Devices,” Safeguard Consumer Privacy

EPIC sent a statement to a House Committee on Energy and Commerce in advance of a hearing on the NTIA, a key technology policy agency. EPIC warned that “American consumers face unprecedented privacy and security threats,” citing both data breaches and “always on” devices that…

House Vote on FOSTA is a Win for Censorship

The bill passed today 388-25 by the US House of Representatives marks an unprecedented push towards Internet censorship, and does nothing to fight sex traffickers. H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), allows for private lawsuits and criminal…

EPIC Urges Congress to Suspend Facial Recognition At US Airports

EPIC has sent a statement to the House Homeland Security Committee in advance of a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration. EPIC urged the Committee to limit the collection of biometric data at US airports. EPIC described the growing use of facial recognition that capture…

In Congressional Testimony, EPIC to Call For Comprehensive Privacy Law, New Privacy Agency

EPIC President Marc Rotenberg will testify before the House Financial Services Committee this week. Rotenberg will say that “Data breaches pose enormous challenges to the security of American families, as well as our country’s national security.” EPIC will call for comprehensive data protection legislation and…

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