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Kamala Harris is right: Bluetooth is a security risk

US Vice President Kamala Harris does not like to use wireless headphones or email because she considers them too much of a security risk, according to a Politico story that calls her “Bluetooth-phobic.”


US creditors can now DM debtors on social media

Debt collectors are now allowed to contact Americans on social media and by text message, according to new rules enacted by a US agency this week. The rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opens the door for creditors to slide into the DMs of millions of Americans who have loans. Critics say the messages could be lost online or lead to invasions of privacy and a proliferation of new scams.


Senators urge FCC to fight surveillance threats to U.S. telecommunications networks

A group of five US senators on Wednesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deal with surveillance threats posed by foreign companies providing services to US telecommunications providers.

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Senate Democrats call on FTC to fix data privacy ‘crisis’

Senate Democrats are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to write new rules to protect consumer data privacy in a new letter to the agency authored on Monday. The letter, led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and signed by eight other Democratic senators, was sent to FTC Chair Lina Khan Monday, calling on the agency to “begin a rulemaking process” on privacy.


Joe Biden to nominate facial recognition critic to FTC

President Joe Biden is expected to nominate privacy hawk Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission, as first reported by Axios on Monday. Bedoya is a professor at Georgetown University’s law school, focusing on privacy law.


Crime app Citizen rolls out fee-based tool for U.S. users to contact safety agents

U.S. crime alert app Citizen is launching its first paid feature, offering subscribers access to a live safety agent when they are in “stressful or uncertain situations”. Citizen uses crowdsourced content and police scanner traffic to notify users in the United States of local incidents. It has been criticized for promoting vigilantism, particularly after it posted a $30,000 reward to find a man wrongly suspected of arson in May.

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