The department is urging all Alaskans who have provided data to the department to act to protect themselves from identity theft.
The vote, however, was delayed for several hours as regulators negotiated a budget deal on another issue: the expansion of a phone subsidy to begin covering Internet access.
The U.S. government says Apple’s refusal to help investigators access data on a San Bernardino shooter’s phone is guided by brand and business concerns. A hearing date has been set in California.
Apple is in a unique position to challenge the FBI’s request for access to a terrorist suspect’s iPhone. Nonetheless, more tech companies worry about the precedent.
Deceased veterans’ documents were sent to the wrong widows. VA workers snooped on patients who had committed suicide. And whistleblowers contend the VA violated their medical privacy.
The bill was signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law requires a warrant before any business turns over clients’ metadata or digital communications to the government.
Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently it’s been emphasizing their privacy features. Tim Cook describes how Apple is protecting and using, or not using, customer data.
As police departments across the country equip their officers with body cameras, many are struggling to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and privacy protections.
A new negative ad says technology companies Mead Treadwell founded are helping the government erode privacy.
Mobile messaging service Snapchat has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it deceived customers by collecting their user information without permission.