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1 hr ago | The Baltimore Sun

Britain says to pass emergency phone and email data law

Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain the data of users for a year, saying the move was vital to protect national security following a decision by Europe's top court.

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2 hrs ago | CIO

US lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a controversy over a Facebook experiment on some of its users.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Wed Jul 09, 2014

New York Daily News

NYCLU opposes municipal ID bill, citing privacy concerns

The New York Civil Liberties Union came out against Mayor de Blasio's plan to create municipal ID cards for undocumented New Yorkers, charging the law could jeopardize residents' privacy and leave them vulnerable to an immigration crackdown.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance

Computer Weekly

Organisations still fail to encrypt sensitive data, shows survey

More than a third of organisations are failing to encrypt sensitive data sent outside their systems, a survey has revealed.

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Related Topix: Startups, Voltage Security, Science / Technology, Computer Security

InfoWorld

CISA bill -- and Internet privacy rights -- moves to Senate for a vote

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more Learn more about what PST data is, the risks relating to it, and how the new PST Archiving feature in the Simpana 10 software can help efficiently and effectively manage it in this short video.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss

KIII

Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights

We take seriously your interest in how your information is collected and used. Please read the following to understand about our privacy practices.

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Related Topix: Social Software

InformationWeek

Is there a need for cybersecurity info sharing legislation?

So the White House opposes this because cybersecurity info sharing is already supposed to be the policy, by executive order.

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Petaluma360

Robinson: NSA gathers everything, but knows nothing

Even those who believe the National Security Agency's vacuum-cleaner surveillance of electronic communications does not trample privacy rights should be troubled by this practical implication: If you try to know everything, you end up knowing nothing.

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TwinCities

Minnesota license plate readers, drones may be scrutinized

A new commission set up to study Minnesota's privacy and data practices laws could look at rules for drones, license plate readers on police cruisers and abuse of government data, commission members said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

CBC News

Too many hidden cameras: Yukon privacy commissioner

"My concern is that video is being overused and sometimes the reason for its use is not being balanced against the privacy risks."

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Related Topix: Canada

Reuters

U.S. court tosses ex-broker's privacy lawsuit to clean up record

A U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority by a former broker who alleged that disclosures on the regulator's public database violated his privacy rights.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Response

Privacy Group Wants FTC to Investigate Facebook's Social Experiment

WASHINGTON The Electronic Privacy Information Center , a privacy watchdog group, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook's manipulation of the news feeds of nearly 700,000 Facebook users.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, California

Education Week

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

As some of its competitors have been battered over their policies for protecting student data, Microsoft Corp. has sought to make sure that the issue-and what it regards as its strong record on privacy-remain firmly in the public eye.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Education Etc., us Travel, Travel, Public Relations, Google

Detroit Free Press

More states pass anti-snooping laws to protect employee online privacy

Worried about your boss prying into your personal business, poking around in aspects of your life you'd rather keep between friends and family -- even as you're sharing more of it on social media? Seventeen states have drawn a line on what's your business and what your boss can access by passing laws that ban employers from asking for the logins ... (more)

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Oklahoma

Information Technology

Kaspersky Lab Announces Latest Security Solutions For Multiple...

In a world of increasingly sophisticated online threats, people want reliable security software capable of fully protecting them from cyber-threats on all the devices they use to interact, shop and bank online.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Globe and Mail

Video: Globe Now: Rise of the drones: Do privacy concerns outweigh...

The Globe's Affan Chowdhry is joined by Shayna Gersher from Carleton University, an expert on drone security to discuss the surge in the use of drones and what the Canadian government is doing to keep up with the rapidly developing technology The Globe's Affan Chowdhry is joined by Shayna Gersher from Carleton University, an expert on drone ... (more)

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Merced Sun-Star

Privacy battle isn't over

Most of the public and congressional concern about the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance programs has focused on the bulk collection of Americans' telephone "metadata" under a strained interpretation of the Patriot Act.

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Related Topix: US News, Patriot Act, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NEWS.com.au

Is this the end to backyard privacy?

TOY drones are about to hit the Australian market - and their manufacturer warns that our privacy laws have to keep up with technology.

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Switched

Most NSA-Proof Security Solutions Are Deliberate Deceptions

Many products, ranging from texting, to email, to secure voice calling claim to be "NSA proof" and therefore safe for any user.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Washington Post

Eugene Robinson: NSA's misguided snooping on innocent people

Even those who believe the National Security Agency 's vacuum-cleaner surveillance of electronic communications does not trample privacy rights should be troubled by this practical implication: If you try to know everything, you end up knowing nothing.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Opinion

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