77 Alerts From the PRIVACY Tag


Profound Privacy Risks without our Consent: oos E-Newsletter #545

GeekWire posted last month that Portland, Oregon quietly launched a controversial mobile location data project with partner Sidewalk Labs (a subsidiary of Alphabet–which is the parent company of Google). In this year-long pilot program, the city has authorized that people, who have smartphones, will be tracked without their consent or knowledge. Portland is using software […]

Vision Zero Invasion of the Car Itself: oos E-Newsletter #532

In three years, all new cars and light-trucks purchased in EU countries will be required to include standard price-increasing features that will change how motorists drive. Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection voted in February to approve a range of new vehicle safety standards initially proposed by the European […]

Customer Loyalty Rewarded with 9,000 Highway Spy Cameras: oos E-Newsletter #527

From guest writer Joe Cadillic, of the MassPrivatel blog The die has been cast, whether it’s digital driver’s licenses, digital license plates, license plate readers or facial recognition cameras. Everyone from private corporations to law enforcement follows the same script; offer Americans customer loyalty rewards programs in exchange for the loss of their privacy. Surveillance […]

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #522

When we published E-Newsletter #520, The Next Ten Years, on December 30, 2018 with predictions from some oos and oos Base directors of the challenges that the oos and motoring public are going to face over the next decade, we encouraged readers to provide their insights. And boy, have you. We currently have enough material […]

The Next Ten Years: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly oos e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, oos and oos Base directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]