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4 hrs ago | Asia News Network

End of privacy

Social media networks are only a part of the digital spectrum in which people share their own information willingly or unwittingly Shortly after the Sewol ferry sank in April, South Korean authorities hurriedly combed the messages and photos stored in the victims' Kakao Talk chats to learn more about the tragic sinking.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Startups, Facebook

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Asia News Network

Privacy in peril amid prevalence of social media

For Jang Mi-na, a 21-year-old college student in Seoul, Facebook used to be an integral part of her life: She used it to record her daily experiences, communicate with her friends and acquaintances, and stay informed about what they were up to.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

CBS Local

Federal Court Upholds 'Docs Vs. Glocks' Law

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.


Related Topix: Medicine, Florida, Florida Government, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Brandon Sun

Ontario judge to hear Charter challenge on privacy issues raised by Telus, Rogers

An Ontario judge has agreed to hear a Charter of Rights challenge brought by Telus and Rogers after they were asked by police in April to release cellphone information of about 40,000 to 50,000 customers as part of an investigation.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

The Washington Post

More on privacy rights in e-mail stored outside U.S.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a long post on a very interesting case , now pending before Chief Judge Preska in the Southern District of New York, on what privacy protection extends to e-mails stored by a U.S. provider on a server outside the U.S. The government has since filed its brief and Microsoft has filed its reply brief .


Related Topix: Prison, Sports


Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

The European Union's top court ruled in May that search engines must take down certain results shown under a search of a person's name if the information was "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant".


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

Medical News

ESMO: Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation may impact cancer research

ESMO concerned that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to cancer patients The European Society for Medical Oncology , the leading pan-European association representing medical oncology professionals, has expressed concern that the proposed EU General Data Protection ... (more)


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Health


'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.


Related Topix: AddThis, Abine, Computers

Brandon Sun

Buffer zone privacy argument doesn't hold water

The city says that they can no longer release maps of where the buffer zones are, because it violates personal privacy.


Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Financial Times

Goldman bankers to Babble on own chatroom

Goldman Sachs is spearheading an effort among Wall Street's leading banks to develop a chat tool called "Babble" that could replace the instant messaging service on Bloomberg LP's ubiquitous terminals.


Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Babble, Bloomberg LP, Media, IT Services, Michael Bloomberh

Why Online Privacy Should Be The Defining Cause Of The Millennial Generation

This article is by Megan Meagher, director of Red Peak Youth , a branding and design agency that connects brands with the Millennial mindset.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Marketing, Mortgage, Personal Finance


President Obama Will Reportedly Issue Executive Order On Drone Privacy

The Federal Aviation Administration is tasked with coming up with regulations for the use of commercial and personal drones in the U.S. and while its deadlines loom, a new report suggests that President Obama will issue an executive order in the meantime in order to develop privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in the U.S. The order is ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Gadgets

Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

The decisions drew a rebuke from the chief justice, who argued people's privacy rights were violated in each instance.


Related Topix: Kenosha County, WI

New Hampshire Public Radio -

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Mo., threatened a mother with jail for trying to take a photograph of her own son.


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Daytona Beach, FL, Life, Veteran Affairs


Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?

A 1996 law known as HIPAA has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital, to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home, and to threaten VA whistleblowers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Employment / Labor Law, Prison

National Public Radio

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

A Missouri mother recently posted this video on YouTube of what she claims to be an encounter with hospital security after taking a picture of her son during an audiology test.


Related Topix: Springfield, MO, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Law

PC World

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

The consumer privacy class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Collin Green, a citizen of the state of Louisiana, alleged that the security breach was the result of eBay's inadequate security in regard to protecting identity information of its millions of customers.


CBS Local

New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless

The Hill

Tech seeks life after death for accounts

Members of the tech industry and estate lawyers are pushing Congress to tweak an email privacy law to ensure that digital accounts don't die when their users do.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jack Markell, Google, Startups


Spotlight on data privacy: three steps to building consumer trust

More than ten years ago, consumers were concerned when companies such as Amazon analyzed their data to provide them with a recommended list of products they may be interested in based on their purchase habits.


Related Topix: Marketing