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2 hrs ago | Minot Daily News

FitBit raises privacy concerns

Sorry, but it's not my employer's business how much I weigh or how often I go to the gym.

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Related Topix: Fitbit, iPhone and iPad App

7 hrs ago | TheCelebrityCafe

Draw the line: Celebrity privacy rights in the media world

In the world of entertainment, if a celebrity so much as sniffles into a tissue, everyone knows about it.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Computer Security

8 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims

Clinton Mikel: "Even if you can amend your record... you can't push it out to everyone.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Traverse City, MI

8 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

So What Does Rep. Fred Upton Think About Kate Upton's Hacked Nude Photos?

Michigan U.S. Congressman Fred Upton is staying personally silent on the weekend hacking and posting of nude pictures belonging to his niece, model and actress Kate Upton.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Fred Upton, Kate Upton, Conservative Political News

8 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

Beck: The FBI Will Investigate Nude Celeb Photo Hacking but Not IRS?

Glenn Beck returned to his radio show today with some thoughts on the celebrity nude photo hacking and, in part, what it means for online privacy.

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10 hrs ago | PennLive.com

With Jennifer Lawrence, celebrity photo leak, is the age of online privacy over?: What do you think?

In this Sunday, March 2, 2014, file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Opinion

14 hrs ago | Switched

We Need a Serious, Federal Digital Privacy Law

If anything good is to come from this weekend's celebrity phone hack, let's hope it's federal action that finally takes seriously the problem of non-consensual online sexual exploitation -- along with all other forms of digital privacy invasion.

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17 hrs ago | Computing.co.uk

Microsoft fights back against US warrant demanding overseas emails be handed over

Microsoft is continuing its fight against a US federal court order that demanded that the software giant hand over email data held in a data centre overseas to US federal authorities.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

21 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Lawsuit foiled when killer refuses to wave HIPPA rights

Patient privacy laws have stymied a lawsuit against a doctor who supplied prescription painkillers to drug addicts David Laffer and Melinda Brady.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Suffolk County, NY

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Weekend Balita

Bill that could impact on press freedom stalls after hurdling second reading

The passage of a bill that purports to protect privacy but could adversely impact on press freedom has been stalled, although it has been approved on second reading, after some lawmakers raised concerns over its implications.

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SFGate

This App Lets People Wearing Google Glass See Your True Emotions

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Canada.com

Police too prying in volunteer background checks, B.C. privacy group says

Three dump trucks were destroyed in a suspicious fire on River Road in Richmond late Sunday night.

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Forbes.com

Two Reasons Why Extreme Social Surveillance Doesn't Replace Privacy

Woodrow Hartzog is an Assistant Professor at the Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.

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Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Rochester Institute of Technology, Social Software

ZDNet

New laws open door for ACT information privacy commissioner

The Australian Capital Territory is making moves to appoint an information privacy commissioner, following the introduction of the territory's new Information Privacy Act 2014 , which came into effect today.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

The First Post

Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos raise iCloud security fears

A hacker has published naked photos and videos apparently showing more than 100 celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and singer Rihanna, in a major breach of online privacy.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Computer Security, Dance, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

danah boyd Reveals How Kids Find Online Privacy

Anthropologist danah boyd is the author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens .

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Related Topix: Social Software

Inside Bay Area

Online privacy: California passes nation's stiffest protections for K-12 data

Trying to protect children from marketers, identity thieves and predators, California could establish the nation's toughest protections of student privacy and forbid the sale and disclosure of schools' online student data.

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Related Topix: California, Family, Kids, Startups, Common Sense Media

InformationWeek

Data Analysis and R

Data analysis and statistics considered as an important aspect in big data. This will help in proving more precious information You are absolutely right.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Examiner.com

The digital world and the future of privacy - are you in or out?

The mobile industry, along with sensors, transmission capabilities, and Big Data and analytics models are driving many innovations in vast areas of our lives, creating a digital divide: is it good for us, or not? Join them, or stay out? Robert Scoble , a technical evangelist and writer, spoke at the NoPanels Summer 2014 event this week, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marketing

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Russia Taday

Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying

A woman wearing a mask depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands behind a mock telescope during a "Freiheit Statt Angst" protest calling for the protection of digital data privacy and the reigning in of digital surveillance practices, in Berlin August 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

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