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5 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying

A woman wearing a mask depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands behind a mock telescope during a "Freiheit Statt Angst" protest calling for the protection of digital data privacy and the reigning in of digital surveillance practices, in Berlin August 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

9 hrs ago |

Microsoft refuses to give access to emails stored outside US

Microsoft has once again declined a US court order regarding the handing over of customer emails stored offshore, and will continue to fight the order.


12 hrs ago | GlobalNews

As drones take off, so do privacy concerns

Drones are taking off around the province, but as they soar above the skies, so too do the privacy concerns raised by the unmanned aircraft.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

16 hrs ago | CRN

Google Maintains, Burnishes Cloud Security Certifications

Google just received its renewed ISO 27001 certification and SOC 2 Type II audit report, and has secured a new SOC 3 audit report -- internationally recognized independent security compliance reports.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies

19 hrs ago | GigaOM

Five easy ways to keep your business secure that you might not have considered

Even though security hasn't always been well funded by businesses and was considered more of an afterthought, recent major hacking attacks show that it's important to have a good defense at play.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Non-Profit

23 hrs ago |

8 out of 10 consumers have privacy concerns over wearable devices

However, half of those same consumers were okay to share data if compensated with a coupon or discount.


Related Topix: Acquity Group, Startups, Alliance Tech, Tier Technologies, Consulting, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies, Software

Yesterday | The Washington Post

Local lawyers take a scientific approach to data security

Cwalina and Roosa are attorneys who lead the data privacy and security team at law firm Holland & Knight, and they are building a novel practice in the world of Big Law.


Related Topix: Wedding, Computers, Business News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

Megan Boken was chatting with her mom on her new iPhone on August 18, 2012, when a thief shot her dead on the street in St. Louis, Mo.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Decisions Address Relevance, Scope, Email and Privacy Issues

In his State E-Discovery column, Mark A. Berman writes: State courts are savvy to issues concerning the discovery of ESI, and recent trial decisions offer practical and pragmatic rulings, particularly with regard to scope and relevance of discovery sought; email discovery; and privacy concerns.



Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

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Related Topix: Idaho Government, Idaho, Medicaid, Health, Boise, ID, Science / Technology

Will Apple Satisfy Regulators Over HealthKit Data Privacy?

I've been writing about technology for most of my adult life, focusing mainly on legal and regulatory issues.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Russia Taday

#OpGCHQ: Anonymous launches 4-day privacy rights protest outside UK spy base

A four-day privacy rights protest organized by Anonymous UK has begun outside Britain's Government Communications Headquarters .


Related Topix: Activism, Social Software

Microsoft reaffirms "Your email belongs to you, not us" amidst privacy legal battle

Microsoft has reaffirmed it's stance on customer data privacy by stating in a recent blog post that "Your email belongs to you, not us", following a ruling earlier this month that ordered the company to turn over customer emails stored on a server under their control in Dublin, Ireland.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Ireland, World News,

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Why bill against taking photos draws flak

Photojournalists on Thursday expressed apprehension over a proposed law that aims to prevent taking photos of people in public without their consent.


The Age

Edward Snowden speaking to European officials by videoconference link in June.

Few contemporary figures can claim to have shifted the political agenda as much as National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Europe, Germany

JD Supra

The Uber Playbook: 5 Best Practices for Protecting Data Privacy

The battle between Uber and Lyft to gain ground in the ride-sharing services market has taken a new turn.


Related Topix: Marketing


Walking Away From Windows Phone: The Best Platform You Should Never Use

It is with mixed emotions that I tell you that my experiment of using naught but the HTC One with Windows for a week is officially over.


Related Topix: iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Microsoft

Joan Rivers rushed to hospital after heart attack

CRITICAL CONDITION: Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords.


Related Topix: Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Entertainment, Television, Fashion Police, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), New York, Publishing, Media, Ottaway Newspapers

CBC News

Joan Rivers 'stopped breathing' during surgery in New York, reports

Joan Rivers attends the The Realistic Joneses opening night at The Lyceum Theater in New York City on April 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Entertainment, Television, Fashion Police, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), New York, Melissa Rivers

CBC News

Peeping drone raises privacy concerns for homeowner

There are few restrictions on where or when hobbyists can fly their drones in Canada, as long as the aircraft weigh less than 35 kilograms.


Related Topix: Canada