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2 hrs ago | The Age

Internet 'tax' may fund new spy laws

Phone and internet customers could face a ''surveillance tax'' of up to $100 a year if the federal government implements a scheme requiring companies to store customer data for two years, the telecommunications sector warns.


2 hrs ago | VentureBeat

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's latest privacy bill culls NSA surveillance

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Marketing, Patriot Act

3 hrs ago | The News Tribune

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

OKCupid on Monday became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Golden Gate University

3 hrs ago | JD Supra

Untamed Skies: Domestic Drones Remain Unregulated

Small, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles , more commonly known as "drones," are becoming a more frequent sight over American skies as operators continue to find new uses for the remotely operated devices.


Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

4 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Senate Unveils New NSA Reform Bill, Silicon Valley, Privacy Advocates Praise

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin, June 7, 2013.


Related Topix: iPhone, US News, Patriot Act, Conservative Political News

4 hrs ago | The Hill

Report: Worries over financial data top porn in online privacy fears

A new study finds Americans are more worried about keeping their financial and shopping data from prying eyes online than with hiding porn viewing habits.


7 hrs ago | Business Wire

71% of Americans Care Deeply about their Online Privacy Amid Recent Privacy Concerns

The survey was fielded by Harris Interactive to 2,100 Americans adults, and developed by WP Engine using the company's expertise in content management and website hosting.


Related Topix: Harris Interactive, Advertising

9 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Does the connected workforce breach employee privacy?

Wearables are much more than a consumer fad. They are a natural step in the digital transformation of the workplace, with the potential to drive significant productivity and efficiency gains for organizations that can cleverly take advantage of them.


10 hrs ago | CNET

Americans' online privacy worries center on money -- and porn, a bit

According to a survey, Americans say their biggest concern with online infiltrators is that their financial info will be spied on.


12 hrs ago | Wired

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered surveillance of our digital lives.


Related Topix: US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Computers

12 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, privacy groups said U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

13 hrs ago | BetaNews

Tech startups working to protect your privacy

Addressing the Hackers on Planet Earth conference over the weekend of 18 July, Edward Snowden entreated hackers, engineers and activists to fight surveillance by building a new generation of privacy tools for everyone to use.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software, Internet

14 hrs ago | Mortgage News Daily

CFPB Seeks to Modify HMDA Data Collection; Raises Privacy Concerns

Public comments are being requested a a new proposed rule for collecting data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act .


Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Age

Latest move by China's authorities caps a rocky period for Microsoft in the country.

Microsoft appears to be the latest US company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Microsoft, Startups,


Privacy Concerns with Persistent Logins

We need to keep in mind that soft-logins are a user convenience option for regular users of a web-based solution.


Related Topix: Marketing

Great Bend Tribune

A new US law could give relatives full access to onl...

The Uniform Law Commission may have a solution. Finding and closing down individuals' online accounts are necessary to ensure that all of their assets are being dealt with appropriately, especially if the deceased used online banking or had an automatic billing account with a website such as Netflix, according to a Deseret News article .


The Washington Post

Therea s basically no such thing as privacy on the Internet anymore

Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the Web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of Web sites.


Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Computers, US Politics, US News

Eric Goldman

Minors' Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over...

Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned websites .



I don't envy the FAA's task

For starters, it couldn't possibly be fun to try to apply existing statute to a brand new category of aircraft .


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration


Man is the planet's only clothed animal and certainly needs to be

Now, according to a report on the news the other day, the information that was supposedly erased off a "smart" phone can be retrieved.


Related Topix: Cameras