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3 hrs ago | Mashable

Cat-Stalking Map Lets the Internet Know Where Your Kitty Lives

There's a new data visualization project in town called " I Know Where Your Cat Lives ."


Mon Jul 21, 2014


UPDATE 1-Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled

A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said on Monday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Carnegie Mellon University


Post Your Own Reply

There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility.


Related Topix: Google, Startups

PC World

EFF's snoop-stopping, ad-smashing Privacy Badger plugin hits beta

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plugin for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people's Web browsing.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter


Playing with Privacy: Games for Education and Communication in the Politics of Online Privacy

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warrant issued to access email account

Seen as a defeat for internet privacy advocates, a US District Court judge has approved a warrant to access the entire contents of a Gmail account owned by a person being investigated for their involvement in a money laundering scheme, according to Reuters .


Related Topix: Reuters, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Drugs

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

No one likes it when a new drug in people's medicine cabinets turns out to have problems just remember the Vioxx debacle a decade ago, when this painkiller was removed from the market over concerns that it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Sole trader privacy concerns linger

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner says it is still talking to the Government about the privacy implications of extending "unique identifiers" to sole traders.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Many Governments 'Rubber-Stamping' Surveillance Programs: UN

MANY GOVERNMENTS 'RUBBER-STAMPING' SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS: UN July 18, 2014 - 18:05 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net - Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programs, the UN human rights watchdog warns, according to BBC News.


International Business Times

Implications of IBM-Apple Pact on Mobile Enterprise

A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover February 26, 2011.


Windsor Beacon

Justices' cellphone privacy ruling may have broad impact

When it comes to same-sex marriage, last year's Supreme Court ruling that the federal government must recognize legally married gay and lesbian couples has led to a string of lower court decisions striking down state marriage bans.


Related Topix: US News, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kaplan, Education, New York

The Plain Dealer

Trade-offs in privacy from enhanced driver's licenses would...

Christine Link is the executive director of the ACLU of Ohio. She writes in opposition to enhanced driver's licenses.


Related Topix: Ohio, Science / Technology, RFID News


Edward Snowden Plans to Work on Privacy Tech

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and called on programmers to join his efforts.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Google's mighty mess-up on 'right to be forgotten'

"We regret to inform you that we are a no longer able to show you the following a pages from your website in response to a certain searches on European versions of Google ," it read.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology

Santa Cruz Sentinel

American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Cruz chapter: License plate readers? Not here

Santa Cruz is a few pen strokes away from installing Automated License Plate Readers in city police cruisers.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Activism, ACLU, Opinion

Daily Kos

The libertarian sliver in the electoral thumb: Rand Paul Koched-up at "conservatarian hackathon"

Focusing on a libertarian sliver of the Bay Area's tech crowd , the Kentucky Republican hopes the three-day trip can tap into a powerful resource that could boost his fundraising skills, message delivery and voter turnout - potent technology tools that were a crucial component in President Barack Obama's two general election victories.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Social Software


How Well Can a User's Location Privacy Preferences be Determined Without Using GPS Location Data?

The recent proliferation of GPS-enabled mobile phones has allowed people to share their current locations with others.


JD Supra

Riley v. California Advances Individual Privacy Rights in this Digital Age

Employee privacy rights may have received a boost from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of this year's term.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law

DM Review

Data Masking Everywhere - Design Standard and Repeatable Data Privacy Policies Across the Enterprise

Harriet Fryman of IBM and Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions and the Boulder BI Brain Trust led the discussion on the importance of anayltics, listing 11 business pitfalls hindering analytics success.


Fri Jul 18, 2014


US needs to restore trust following NSA revelations, tech groups say

The U.S government can take action to slow the calls in other countries to abandon U.S. tech vendors following revelations about widespread National Security Agency surveillance, some tech representatives said Friday.