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3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that's quickly changing - and not just because of cool fireworks videos.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Agriculture, Science, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Internet of Things and Cybercrime - what risks?

The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes.


11 hrs ago | JD Supra

Online Privacy: Friend or Foe to the American Public?

A recent court ruling in Europe will present new challenges to online corporations such as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Not only will this directly affect their operations in the E.U., but it will also have implications for such companies' operations and customers in the United States as well.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foe, Prison, Internet, Science / Technology, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers

Fri Jul 11, 2014

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Orlando entrepreneur's 'iCloak' gadget aims to boost Internet privacy [Orlando Sentinel :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 12--In an age when online privacy is elusive at best, an Orlando tech entrepreneur has launched a project to protect your cyber self from the prying eyes of government, criminal hackers and data marketers.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Inventions, Computers

Denver Post

Terror suspect says U.S. agents breach privacy rights of millions

An Uzbekistan refugee charged with conspiring with foreign terrorists accuses U.S. intelligence agents of using a "backdoor" strategy to violate his privacy rights and those of millions of people, including virtually every U.S. citizen who corresponds with anyone overseas.


The Daily Caller

Claim: Criminal Aliens' Privacy Protected More Than Americans'

A local official in Virginia contends that criminal illegal aliens are being given greater privacy rights than American citizens convicted of crimes.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Conservative Political News

Government Executive

Here's Why You May Never Be Truly Anonymous in a Big Data World

Big data - the kind that statisticians and computer scientists scour for insights on human beings and our societies - is cooked up using a recipe that's been used a thousand times.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science


HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer ...

Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.


Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

The Record: NSA spying

ONCE AGAIN, the line that so often blurs between legitimate national security needs and concerns and the infringement of privacy rights of ordinary citizens has come to the forefront, and this time one of the subjects apparently targeted by federal intelligence officers is a Muslim-American professor who has taught at Rutgers University for 31 ... (more)


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Journalism, Paterson, NJ, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

The dust is finally starting to settle around the revelation that Facebook manipulated users' emotions for science.


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

Jacksonville Daily News

Privacy rights stronger today

In a unanimous decision last month, the court ruled that police can't search the digital information on cellphones they seize from people they arrest unless they first obtain a warrant.


Related Topix: Opinion

New Hampshire Public Radio -

A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

KizON went on sale in South Korea this week, with North America and Europe to follow later this year.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science / Technology, GPS, Iowa State University, Harvard University

Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In Diapers

James Lee often has to pick up his 100-pound son, Justin. Photographer Andrew Nixon shot this photo in an effort to how being caregivers affects the Lees' lives.


Related Topix: Social Software, Sacramento, CA


With privacy concerns rising in retail, Prism Skylabs says video analytics are the future

Prism Skylabs, a video analytics startup targeting retailers, is hoping that new WiFi-randomization features in iOS 8 helping to cull the competitive market and improve consumer privacy.


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

NewsOn6 Tulsa

UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

An advocacy group says thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities have been banned from the voting booth by Los Angeles County courts, in violation of federal law.


Related Topix: Ohio


UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

An advocacy group says thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities have been banned from the voting booth by Los Angeles County courts, in violation of federal law.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ohio

National Public Radio

UK Govt Seeks Data Retention Law After EU Verdict

Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year.



Nyclu Pull Support From Nyc Id Bill Over Privacy Concerns

In theory, the NYCLU is in favor of a proposal to create IDs for all New Yorkers regardless of their immigration status, but has some major concerns about its implementation.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

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.



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.


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