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IT Providers Stew Over Big Data Privacy Regulation

The software industry wants the government to "proceed cautiously" in addressing Big Data policy issues so as to ensure the technology can develop productively.


Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Lewinsky Email Redacted From Clinton Documents

The latest batch of previously withheld presidential records from the Clinton administration redacts an email from a noteworthy source: Monica Lewinsky .


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News

'The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy' is Released

Women are at disproportionate risk for online harassment, stalking, revenge porn, and social media hacks.


The Mac Observer

Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information

Thanks to heartbleed , there's a renewed interest in sorting out which apps and services can access our personal information.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, Google Search, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Police Want your Home Video Surveillance Footage

Police in San Jose, California believe that viewing home security footage will help them solve crimes.


Black Enterprise

Proposed Bill Could Make Retailers Liable for Data Breach

The impact of the recent Target data breach continues to be felt, as state lawmakers attempt to make retailers take responsibility for damages, as opposed to the financial institutions.


Related Topix: California, California Government

Myrtle Beach Online

White House updating online privacy policy

This Screen grab from the website taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or ... (more)


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Business News

National Public Radio

White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BBC News

German media boss criticises Google

The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, World News, Germany, Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology


Google's New Terms of Service Raise Privacy Concerns

In its recently updated terms of service, the company acknowledges that it not only scans email, but retains the right to use personal content for marketing and internal development purposes.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing, Santa Clara, CA, Email Spam

Central Western Daily

Icely Road units approved by council despite privacy concerns being raised

CLOSE NEIGHBOURS: Ten units will be built on Icely Road for affordable housing. Neighbour Shakuntala Solanki has privacy concerns.


Wall Street Journal

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden asks Russian President Vladimir Putin a question about government surveillance on a call-in show.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin,

Heartbleed arrest: Teen computer geek arrested for exploiting Heartbleed bug

Visitors this week to the Canada Revenue Agency website were greeted with a message saying the site had shut down because of the Heartbleed bug.


Related Topix: Canada,

Pique News Magazine

Online privacy bill gives up personal info

It seems as if every year the feds try to bring forth some damned bill aimed at whittling away your privacy when it comes to Internet usage.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News


Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers' homes, touting the technology's energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora's box of privacy concerns.


Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Activism

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Vermont's largest hospital seeks 128 new rooms

The Burlington Development Review Board on Tuesday looked at plans for the 160,000-square foot building that would be located above the entrance to Fletcher Allen Health Care 's emergency department and a parking lot.


Related Topix: Fletcher Allen Health Care, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Google Glass useful in surgery but poor battery life, privacy concerns remain, study says

As Google Glass gains momentum as a potentially useful health care tool, a new study reports that the wearable computer demonstrated both benefits and drawbacks during a month-long test-run in a children's hospital.


Related Topix: WebMD, Medicine


To See And Be Seena

What you do on your own time and in the privacy of your own home, unless it's illegal, is fine with me.


Regina Leader Post

Editorial: Privacy breaches must be punished

Though new rules to protect the privacy of Saskatchewan patients are welcome, they will be of little use unless the provincial government is prepared to inflict some pain when breaches occur.


Related Topix: Opinion