Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Uber has been ordered to introduce tougher measures to protect the privacy of its drivers and their customers, to settle charges brought by a regulator.

It also had to agree to have the effectiveness of the stricter controls assessed by an independent auditor every two years for the next 20 years.

The charges relate to God View, a software program that enabled the ride-sharing company to monitor real-time locations of customers and drivers.

Uber faces fines if it fails to comply.

2018-03-05T22:03:11+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Federal government attempts to invade your online privacy!

The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a protest on the day of President Trump’s inauguration.  This is an attempt by federal government to learn your online behavior and use it against you.  Agreeing or disagreeing with the motive is not what is at issue.  The issue is the continual erosion of online privacy.

DreamHost is currently refusing to comply with the request and is due in court later this month.

Any risk, to you the individual, could have been mitigated by using some of the techniques shown on this site.  By having used just a VPN, the IP gathered would be essentially meaningless to feds.  Get started protecting yourself.



2018-03-05T22:04:57+00:00August 16th, 2017|