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2 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago |

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

7 hrs ago | GigaOM

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

10 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | KAUZ

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

10 hrs ago | 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.


11 hrs ago | Animal

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

15 hrs 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.


16 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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Social Software


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.



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.



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.


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."


Related Topix: Canada


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.


Related Topix: Financial Services, US Securities and Exchange Commission


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.


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.


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