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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

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.


11 hrs ago | Reuters

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.


11 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | GigaOM

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

14 hrs ago |

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

18 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | Mashable

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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warrant issued to access email account

Seen as a defeat for internet privacy advocates, a US District Court judge has approved a warrant to access the entire contents of a Gmail account owned by a person being investigated for their involvement in a money laundering scheme, according to Reuters .


Related Topix: Reuters, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Drugs

Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

No one likes it when a new drug in people's medicine cabinets turns out to have problems just remember the Vioxx debacle a decade ago, when this painkiller was removed from the market over concerns that it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine

Sole trader privacy concerns linger

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner says it is still talking to the Government about the privacy implications of extending "unique identifiers" to sole traders.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Many Governments 'Rubber-Stamping' Surveillance Programs: UN

MANY GOVERNMENTS 'RUBBER-STAMPING' SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS: UN July 18, 2014 - 18:05 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net - Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programs, the UN human rights watchdog warns, according to BBC News.


International Business Times

Implications of IBM-Apple Pact on Mobile Enterprise

A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover February 26, 2011.


Windsor Beacon

Justices' cellphone privacy ruling may have broad impact

When it comes to same-sex marriage, last year's Supreme Court ruling that the federal government must recognize legally married gay and lesbian couples has led to a string of lower court decisions striking down state marriage bans.


Related Topix: US News, Wedding, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kaplan, Education, New York

The Plain Dealer

Trade-offs in privacy from enhanced driver's licenses would...

Christine Link is the executive director of the ACLU of Ohio. She writes in opposition to enhanced driver's licenses.


Related Topix: Ohio, Science / Technology, RFID News


Edward Snowden Plans to Work on Privacy Tech

NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and called on programmers to join his efforts.