Under a pending proposal, the license-plate cameras at UK filling stations will soon begin to trigger automatic lookups of every motorist’s insurance and tax records. Drivers whose insurance and tax records can’t be located or verified will not be allowed to fill their tanks.
It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it looks like all the heated conversation we’ve seen over user privacy in mobile apps has now finally boiled over into a class action lawsuit
The suit’s intention is summed up in a quote that kicks off the 152-page complaint: “Don’t take things that aren’t yours,” from Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.
You might not think of the Fourth Amendment while you’re using Facebook and other online tools, but you probably should.
What we do in this realm will have an impact on our lives as citizens. Norms of privacy we establish for convenience or to up our friend counts will be the norms of privacy that are applied on much weightier issues.
Without a reasonable expectation of privacy, there will be no warrant requirement for law enforcement to obtain that information. This analysis is troubling; sharing information with your friends should not mean that you expect it to be shared with law enforcement.
— Margot Kaminski, executive director of Yale’s Information Society Project
An Urban World: UNICEF’s new data visualization of urban population growth
Source: Unicef Urban Population Map