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1 hr ago | LA Daily News

Sheriffa s department refuses to name deputy who shot and killed an innocent Pico Rivera man

PICO RIVERA >> The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Tuesday declined to release the name of the deputy who shot and killed Frank Mendoza, an innocent man, earlier this month.


Related Topix: Pico Rivera, CA

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

4 hrs ago |

Why A Philosopher Teaches Privacy

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


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

9 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

NEWS21: Mentally ill fall through cracks of NICS

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

12 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

No photos: Parents keep kids' identities off social media amid privacy concerns

Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Parenting

13 hrs ago | The Hill

'Big data' lobbyist: Congress doesn't want online privacy law

A lobbyist for one of the top companies that trades in consumer data is confident that Congress won't set rules for how online marketers use information about consumers.


Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Marketing

17 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

Fear that body cameras would infringe privacy rights may thwart congressional efforts to reform policing in the wake of riots in Ferguson , Mo.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

21 hrs ago |

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Washington, DC, Medicaid, Computers

Mon Aug 18, 2014

ESchool News

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

No. 4 on our list of key ed-tech trends for the new school year is the need for K-12 leaders to navigate a data privacy minefield [ Editor's note : This is the second in a series of stories examining five key ed-tech developments to watch for the 2014-15 school year.



Google reportedly aims to expand to kids as customers

The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Family, Kids, Facebook, Social Software


BYOD Twists and Turns Keep CIOs Off-Balance

Is BYOD coming to a crossroads? Workers don't want to be tied to a cubicle and demand the freedom that comes with mobility.


Related Topix: CIO News, SoMa (San Francisco, CA)


Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

A senior U.S. senator is asking airlines about their data privacy practices, saying he's concerned about what information the companies are collecting and sharing with third parties.


Federal Computer Week

GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

Each year, GCN -- an FCW sister publication -- honors projects where "technical ingenuity, resourcefulness in the use of IT and tactics in managing projects have had an extraordinary effect on the ability of agencies to carry out their mission."


Related Topix: Electronic, Syrian, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Widevine Technologies

WTOP-FM Washington

Website knows where your cat lives, highlights privacy concerns

But those pictures may give people with bad intentions information about where the animal lovers live and what's inside their home.


The Inquirer

Rupert Murdoch says Google is a bigger threat to privacy than the NSA

RUPERT MURDOCH HAS WHINGED that internet giant Google is a bigger threat to individual privacy than the US National Security Agency .


Related Topix: Widevine Technologies


Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check

Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.



Ruby A. Zefo

Ruby A. Zefo serves as Chief Privacy & Security Counsel for Intel. In that role, she manages Intel's global privacy and security legal group to enhance shareholder value through legal counseling on all privacy and security issues.


Related Topix: Startups, McAfee, Marketing

Business Journal

TechFestNW: A Washington Post-script on Sen. Wyden's privacy concerns

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden came out hard in favor of updating laws to ensure the spirit of privacy extends to the Internet, during a Friday session at TechFestNW, as reported by the Business Journal's Malia Spencer .


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US News

JD Supra

Consumer Privacy Legislation? All Sides Weigh In But Remain Far Apart in the Big Debate Over Big Data

Recent comments filed by various stakeholders in response to the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Request for Public Comment on "Big Data and Consumer Privacy in the Internet Economy," evidence a wide rift between consumer groups and most business interests regarding the need for additional ... (more)


Related Topix: The Data Company, Law


How much is your internet being censored? Point and click guide

The issue of internet freedom is seldom far from the news at the moment, but exactly how much are the governments in different countries restricting what their web users do? Online privacy service IVPN has produced an interactive map showing levels of internet censorship around the world.


ABC News

Former ACT tenants can learn Mr Fluffy asbestos status

Former ACT tenants and homeowners can now find out whether they have lived in a Mr Fluffy asbestos-contaminated house.