Privacy http://nwpr.org en Task Force Starts Work On New State Drone Regulations in Wash. http://nwpr.org/post/task-force-starts-work-new-state-drone-regulations-wash <p>Imagine looking out your window to see a drone hovering outside. That happened earlier this month to a partially-dressed Seattle woman who was startled and outraged. That incident came up Monday as a Washington state task force convened for the first time to develop privacy rules for drones – something Oregon and Idaho have already done. The Washington task force quickly narrowed its focus.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:31:31 +0000 Tom Banse 48326 at http://nwpr.org Task Force Starts Work On New State Drone Regulations in Wash. If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again http://nwpr.org/post/if-you-think-youre-anonymous-online-think-again Investigative reporter Julia Angwin was curious what Google knew about her, so she asked the company for her search data. "It turns out I had been doing about 26,000 Google searches a month ... and I was amazed at how revealing they were," she tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Dave Davies.<p>From NSA sweeps to commercial services scraping our Web browsing habits, to all kinds of people tracking us through our smartphones, Angwin says we've become a society where indiscriminate data-gathering has become the norm. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:15:00 +0000 editor 41920 at http://nwpr.org If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again Idaho Bill Banning Secret Video Of Farms Moves Ahead http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-bill-banning-secret-video-farms-moves-ahead <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A measure that seeks to bar animal rights activists from making undercover video in Idaho dairies is moving ahead in the state House. What critics call the </span>“ag<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gag” bill is a reaction to a 2012 video that showed workers abusing cows at a farm near Twin Falls. Farmers say they need protection from what they call “vigilante” tactics.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:38:57 +0000 Jessica Robinson 41771 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Bill Banning Secret Video Of Farms Moves Ahead Washington Courts Announce Potential Massive Data Breach http://nwpr.org/post/washington-courts-announce-potential-massive-data-breach <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/050913AJ_DataBreach_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A hacking incident involving Washington’s court system could affect upwards of a million people. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced that hackers breached its public website sometime last fall or early this year and social security and potentially driver license numbers were accessed.<p>Here’s what the court system has established for certain: 94 social security numbers were obtained by hackers “fishing” for personal information. Thu, 09 May 2013 22:36:30 +0000 Austin Jenkins 27269 at http://nwpr.org Washington Courts Announce Potential Massive Data Breach Oregon Lawmakers Consider Social Media Privacy Measures http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-consider-social-media-privacy-measures <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/032213CL_passwords_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers think employers should just log off when it comes to asking workers for their Facebook passwords. A House panel debated a measure Friday that would prohibit companies from demanding access to their employees' social media accounts.<p>The idea surfaced after national news reports of people being forced to turn over their Facebook passwords as a condition of getting or keeping a job. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:05:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 24730 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Consider Social Media Privacy Measures Oregon Lawmakers May Look To Shield Bed Bug Data http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-may-look-shield-bed-bug-data <p></p><p>Oregon businesses and homeowners who are battling bed bugs would get a new level of anonymity under a measure being considered in Salem. A House panel will take up a bill next week that would shield data about bed bugs from public disclosure. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:45:31 +0000 Chris Lehman 21927 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers May Look To Shield Bed Bug Data 'Who Signed' Posts R-71 Petition Signers Online http://nwpr.org/post/who-signed-posts-r-71-petition-signers-online <p>MarriAs promised, gay rights activists have posted the names and addresses of more than 100,000 Washington voters in an online searchable database. These voters signed petitions in 2009 to repeal Washington&rsquo;s &ldquo;everything but marriage&rdquo; domestic partnership law. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 02:08:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 3296 at http://nwpr.org 'Who Signed' Posts R-71 Petition Signers Online