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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Information Technology

Dataguise Announces the Industry's First Big Data Protection Partner Program

The Dataguise BDP3 is built around the Dataguise product suite, which delivers data privacy protection and risk assessment analytics that allow organizations to safely leverage and share enterprise data.

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Related Topix: Cloudera, Marketing

CIO

Google Calls for Global Online Privacy Standard

Search giant Google will propose on Friday that governments and technology companies create a transnational privacy policy to address growing concerns over how personal data is handled across the Internet.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

CIO

Privacy Concerns Prompt U-Turn at Facebook

Social networking site Facebook has modified a controversial service that broadcast details of its users' online activities outside the site to their friends, following complaints about its privacy implications.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

BBC News

Privacy fears over FBI database

Campaigners have raised privacy concerns over a facial recognition database being developed by the FBI that could contain 52m images by 2015.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

CIO

Google Updates Terms of Service to Reflect its Scanning of Users' Emails

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

The Georgia Straight

Police record checks should only disclose convictions to employers, privacy commish says

Elizabeth Denham is also calling for government direction and legislation prohibiting the disclosure of anything other than convictions in police information checks relating to prospective employees who won't be working with kids or vulnerable adults.

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PSFK

Google Glass App Warns Against Nearby Surveillance For Increased Personal Privacy

A new Google Glass app called Watch Your Privacy lets wearers know if there are surveillance cameras around them and lets them create their own "safe zones" where they can steer clear of the view of these cameras.

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Business Journal

Corporate counsel spending up as class actions increase: survey

Businesses increased their annual class-action spending by about 12 percent from 2012 to 2013, as more companies expect new litigation related to data privacy and security to surface, according to the Carlton Fields Jorden Burt's 2014 Class Action Survey.

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Reuters

BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it bought a minority stake in privately held healthcare IT firm NantHealth, a move that offers a glimpse into the type of niche markets the smartphone maker is targeting as it attempts to engineer a turnaround.

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Education Week

Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

The education industry and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has quickly become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around issues of student-data privacy.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Education Etc., Arlington Heights, IL, Education

Education Week

Student-Data Privacy Guidelines: An Overview

The federal Education Department and several education and industry groups are among the organizations that have outlined guidelines to help protect the privacy of student data.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Mon Apr 14, 2014

ChinaTechNews.com

Alibaba Throws Money At Internet Privacy

Hu Xiaoming, Alibaba's vice president for small- and micro-financial group and chief risk officer, announced in Beijing that the company will invest CNY40 million to establish a security fund.

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Related Topix: Alibaba

ComputerWorld

Dropbox angling for larger corporate share

Dropbox on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its data storage and sharing service for business claimed to provide IT administrators with more control by separating work and personal files.

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ComputerWorld

Data breaches nail more U.S. Internet users, who now want more regulation

More U.S. Internet users report they have been victims of data breach, while 80 percent want additional restrictions against sharing of online data, according to two surveys released Monday.

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MediaPost

Users Trust Online Retailers With Data Privacy, Less Confidence With Advertisers, Marketers

Online auctions, banking, social networks, and competitions are taking the brunt of the burden when it comes to data protection.

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JD Supra

Balancing the data privacy debate: The benefits of big (and little) data

Comments to the White House's recent request for comments on "big data" and how it affects Americans were due April 4, but even before all the comments have been reviewed, we can be pretty sure that, as usual, most business comments will run along these lines: We understand and respect privacy rights, and They can be protected by industry best ... (more)

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ComputerWorld

Facebook set to enter e-money market in Europe

The Central Bank of Ireland will soon authorize the company as an e-money institution, the newspaper said, citing "several people involved in the process."

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Mashable

Pulitzer Awarded to The Guardian and Washington Post for Coverage on Snowden's NSA Leaks

Glenn Greenwald, left, and Laura Poitras arrive at at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Friday, April 11, 2014 in New York.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives, New York, Journalism

BetaNews

Google is a bully, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

Google has a lot of mud thrown at it, and while a lot of it slides off, there is a good proportion that sticks.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

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