Alfred Ng, CNET

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Recent articles by Alfred:

FBI issues warning about COVID-19 stimulus-package scams

Thieves online could be taking advantage of the US' $2 trillion stimulus package, the bureau says. → Read More

Governments could track COVID-19 lockdowns through social media posts

A research group scrapes more than 500,000 Instagram profiles in Italy to see if people are abiding by the quarantine. → Read More

COVID-19 tracking efforts pose a privacy risk, senator says

Sen. Ed Markey wants to make sure that technology used to track the pandemic won't be abused for years to come. → Read More

Ring's work with police lacks solid evidence of reducing crime

Amazon pushes Ring as a crime-fighting tool. Data from three of Ring's earliest police partnerships doesn't back up that claim. → Read More

Fake coronavirus tracking apps are really malware that stalks you

The surveillance industry is exploiting fears stemming from the global health crisis. → Read More

Zuckerberg says Facebook is not giving governments data to track coronavirus spread

In a press call, the Facebook CEO denied reports that the giant was considering providing location data to contain the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

US waives potential health privacy penalties during coronavirus outbreak

Doctors in the US can start using Facebook Messenger and FaceTime to diagnose patients without worrying about violating privacy laws during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Elections amid coronavirus: How officials aim to keep voters safe

"They voted during the Civil War. We're going to vote." → Read More

Uber files federal lawsuit against Los Angeles over location data privacy

The data privacy battle between Uber and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has been brewing over the last 18 months. → Read More

Google, other companies get your data if you used Verily's coronavirus site

Verily says it only shares the data with Google with explicit permission. You can't use the service if you don't agree. → Read More

With coronavirus hoaxes flooding social media, governments scramble to fight misinformation

To social media -- the cause of and solution to all of misinformation's problems. → Read More

ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border

The organization argues the public has a right to know how the US government is using the surveillance technology. → Read More

Lawmakers behind child safety bill hate tech's encryption pushback

Lawmakers are skeptical of tech companies using privacy as an argument against the EARN IT Act. → Read More

Why your privacy could be threatened by a bill to protect children

Backers of the EARN IT Act focus on protecting children from being exploited, but security experts say the bill actually chips away at your encrypted messages. → Read More

Tech companies agree to voluntary principles as governments ask for encryption backdoors

Companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft are adopting voluntary guidelines to help prevent child sexual exploitation online, the Justice Department announced on Thursday. → Read More

US officials in contact with TikTok over political disinformation

A senior government official said on Tuesday that it was in contact with the popular Chinese-owned platform. → Read More

Watch out for Super Tuesday disinformation, US intelligence agencies warn

The FBI, the DHS, the NSA and the Justice Department, among other US agencies, are warning the public to watch out for disinformation on Super Tuesday. → Read More

Clearview AI had entire client list stolen in data breach

The breach affected all of the facial recognition company's customers, many of which are law enforcement agencies. → Read More

How schools are using kids' phones to track and surveil them

The technology used in a number of prisons is tracking students now too. → Read More

Congress demands answers from Ring on police partnerships

The House Oversight committee wants to know details from all police departments that have worked with Ring, and if they also use Amazon's facial recognition. → Read More