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1 hr ago |

3 Innovations In Participative Media That Will Change The Media Industry

As modern media outlets struggle with the uncertainty of journalism's future, they should keep a close eye on social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new media models by reimagining the roles of the audience, the journalist, and the media enterprise.


Related Topix: Journalism

5 hrs ago | WBRZ

Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor.


9 hrs ago |

Canvas fingerprinting: White House and porn site are shadow buddies

A canvas fingerprinting expose making news rounds is that the White House and YouPorn websites are both in the bed with a pervasive online tracking method which shadows online browsers.


Related Topix: Alternative, Canvas

11 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed

Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.


Related Topix: Suicide, CIO News

16 hrs ago | The Inquirer

Dropbox advises users with privacy concerns to add their own encryption

DROPBOX HAS DEFENDED its record on privacy following allegations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that it is " hostile to privacy ".


18 hrs ago | Freshnews

CYREN Awarded TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy and EU Safe Harbor Certifications

CYREN , a global provider of cloud-based security solutions, today announced that CYREN received the TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy Certification as well as EU and Swiss Safe Harbor Certifications recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Related Topix: Authentium, Startups, TRUSTe

22 hrs ago | CIO

Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

After evaluating each claim of each sub-class in the suit, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has allowed two claims of the "Android Application Disclosure Subclass," which includes all persons and entities in the U.S. that acquired an Android-powered device between Aug. 19, 2004 and the present, and downloaded at least one Android application through ... (more)


Related Topix: Google, Startups

Yesterday | OpenSecrets

Facebook's Lobbying Outlays Befit a Corporate Behemoth

During Facebook's early years, the company barely noticed Washington, taking a full five years to spend its first dime on federal lobbying.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Internet, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Users unhappy with social media: report

It turns out people are not so content with the services providing their online social interactions - regardless of how much time they may spend on their social media accounts.


Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Twitter


Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law

Two members of the British Parliament are seeking judicial review of a surveillance law that extends U.K. data retention rules and was rushed through by the government.



Canada launches plan to extend high-speed Internet to remote areas

The Canadian government on Tuesday invited remote communities across the country that lack high-speed Internet access to make a claim to get some of the C$305 million it plans to spend over the next three years to upgrade access.


Government Executive

Did the White House Website Violate Its Own Privacy Rules?

If you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices.


Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Twitter, Startups, Social Software


Google could face criminal proceedings in Italy if it doesn't clean up its act on privacy

The Italian data protection regulator is the latest to crack down on Google's unified privacy policy, giving the company 18 months to institute serious changes to its data-handling methods.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Marketing

Verizon's Tracking Tradeoff; Purell Bets On Loyalty

Verizon made headlines on Monday with promises to upgrade upload speeds, but also announced an interesting development for advertisers.


Related Topix: Marketing

WPTV Local News

Cybersecurity startups to bank $788 million

Online privacy is on the tips of everyone's tongues these days, and investors are rushing to pour money into cybersecurity startups.


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance


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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