Senators Push Amazon to Explain Echo Privacy Gaffe

Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) have written a letter to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, following reports that...

Betrayed by our Smart Homes

"The House That Spied On Me" is an investigative report that involved the installation of assorted 'smart' devices in a family...

Connected Car Privacy Resolution: Thoughtful and Forward-looking

The 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, held last month in Hong Kong, produced a...

Privacy, Phones and the Third Party Doctrine – Amicus Brief

Last month, Data & Society and fifteen scholars filed an amicus brief in Carpenter v. United States, a pending U.S. Supreme Court...

FTC Comment on Improving IoT Security

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has contributed comments to a working group overseen by the U.S. National Telecommunications...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition Tricked

German techies have fooled the Galaxy 8's iris recognition authentication software by placing a contact lens over a life-size...

Bose lawsuit alleges spying on habits through headphones

The 'Connect' app enables extra features for select Bose headsets and speakers in the QuietComfort, QuietControl, SoundLink and...

IoT product maker bricks device as revenge for bad review

Man buys IoT garage door opener. Man thinks product is poorly made, leaves comment in manufacturer's forum and on Amazon.