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1 min ago | Freshnews

Consumer Privacy Groups Stress Opposition To Settlement In Google Privacy Suit

Five consumer privacy groups today emphasized their continuing opposition to a proposed $8.5 million settlement in a class action suit against Google for privacy violations in the way it handled users' search data because the proposed deal provides no benefit to class members.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

1 hr ago | KBMT

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

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Microsoft targets vacationing Hill staffers with e-mail privacy ad campaign

Imagine you're a Hill staffer, taking some time to enjoy the end of summer at your favorite nearby beach.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Sports

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Members of Congress call for police bodycams in wake of Ferguson

While calm appears to be returning to the St. Louis suburb that was torn apart as police and protesters clashed following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, members of Congress are calling for an expansion of police use of body cameras.


Related Topix: US Politics, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Business News

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine

10 hrs ago | The Inquirer

UK privacy laws might need a technology reboot, says top UK judge

Neuberger was speaking in Hong Kong when he turned to the topic of privacy laws in the light of technology advances.


14 hrs ago |

SIMSme to compete with WhatsApp

Deutsche Post is starting a smartphone messenger service designed to be especially secure, focused on data privacy, and, if all goes well, a competitor to popular messaging service WhatsApp.


Related Topix: Facebook Messenger, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Tue Aug 26, 2014


To deter cyberattacks, build a public-private partnership

Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say.



How privacy fears are driving automakers in the age of the connected car [w/poll]

As cars collect and store more and more data about the whereabouts of their drivers, automakers are responding to critics who say they should be more transparent about how those details are used.


Related Topix: Autos

Mail on Sunday

Internet era could lead to new privacy law, says senior judge:...

PICTURED: The moment police turn up to arrest Miley Cyrus's homeless VMAs date hours after he returns home to see his mother in Oregon - because he's wanted on an outstanding warrant Nine-year-old girl shoots firearms instructor dead as he taught her how to fire Uzi submachine gun on full automatic 'Venture capital is no place for a woman': Female ... (more)


Midwest InHouse

Employment bar deconstructs social media privacy law

When in doubt, employers should proceed with caution and consult with their lawyers if they want to avoid being slapped with a suit for violating Rhode Island's tough new social media privacy law.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Providence, RI

JD Supra

Privacy And M&A Transactions: The Do's And Don'ts

Most M&A transactions require parties to exchange at least some personal information, whether it is the seller's employee or customer personal information.


T.H.E. Journal

California Assembly Approves Bill Restricting Companies' Use of Student Data

Yesterday, California's Assembly approved a first-in-the-nation online privacy measure, authored by Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg , which prohibits uses of student personal information for profit.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

Information Technology

Golden Frog Blows Into the Windy City, Adds VyprVPN Server Location in Chicago

This comes a few weeks after the company announced a New York server location, and marks Golden Frog's sixth location in the United States.


Tony's Kansas City

TKC Breaking and Exclusive News!!! Grassroots Petition Challenging...

Kansas City voters have now proven successful in challenging a complex local healthcare policy issue that was rammed through despite objections from the community.


Related Topix: Outsourcing

JD Supra

Do you want your under 13 kid to have a Gmail or YouTube account? Google does..

According to recent media reports, Google is allegedly designing a Google account for children under 13 which would permit children in this age group to officially create their own Gmail account and to access a kid-friendly version of YouTube.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Kids, Family

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Mass. licenses rejected in parts of D.C.

Susan Podziba couldn't enter a federal building near Washington this month because her driver's license revealed an unacceptable home state: Massachusetts.


Related Topix: US News, Deval Patrick, US Governors

JD Supra

Foreign Data Center Subject to Reach of U.S. Government

Following the July 31, 2014 decision of a New York federal judge in In re Warrant to Search a Certain E-mail Account Controlled and Maintained by Microsoft Corp. , 1:13-mj-02814 , U.S. companies should be aware that data they control now may be subject to the reach of a warrant issued pursuant to the Stored Communications Act , 18 U.S.C. 2701 2712, ... (more)


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

New study sheds light on consumer attitudes towards wearable devices

"Study reveals incentives are key for alleviating consumer privacy concerns; consumers willing to give up personal data to save money."


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

ABA Journal

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims

Clinton Mikel: "Even if you can amend your record... you can't push it out to everyone.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Traverse City, MI