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3 hrs ago | ZDNet

MPs decide drones invade Australian privacy

Australian privacy law needs to be updated to take into account potential breaches of privacy by remotely piloted aircraft, a report by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has recommended.


7 hrs ago | Technovia

Untangling DRIP

There's already been a lot of commentary on the government's attempt to railroad through the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, known to its opponents as DRIP.


11 hrs ago | Slashdot

NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

AHuxley writes "The Desk reports on a FOIA request covering "... all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden" and the NSA's refusal to release all documents.


15 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Respect Network promises web privacy as priority

A new global initiative that aims to restore privacy for Internet users is making its Israeli debut.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

19 hrs ago | JD Supra

Doping Tests and Privacy Rights in Spain: a Key Court Decision

No one can deny that, over the last decade, Spain has taken the fight against Sports' doping networks very seriously.


Related Topix: Drug Testing

23 hrs ago | Russia Taday

New challenges by 2045: Environmental warfare, drone crime, mass surveillance

What challenges could we face by 2045? A UK military think tank predicts there may be significant climate change affects, intensified spying, corporate armies, sophisticated weapons allowing targeting by DNA, and terrorists synthesizing new fatal viruses.


Sat Jul 12, 2014

Daily Mail

David Davis' devastating attack on our loss of privacy: This data...

The last time the main parties got together in a closed room, did a deal and told the country there was a need to act urgently, we were on the edge of abandoning 300 years of press freedom.


The Times of India

Space next big target for terror groups, UK's MoD told

Britain's ministry of defence has been warned that outer space is the next major target for terrorist organisations like the al Qaida.


Related Topix: Terrorism

National Public Radio

Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone

Swiss vaults have held treasures ranging from Nazi gold to Wall Street fortunes.


Bellingham Herald

Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones

Unmanned aircraft may still be most associated with weapons of war, but that's quickly changing - and not just because of cool fireworks videos.


Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Agriculture, Science, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

JD Supra

Internet of Things and Cybercrime - what risks?

The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes.


JD Supra

Online Privacy: Friend or Foe to the American Public?

A recent court ruling in Europe will present new challenges to online corporations such as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Not only will this directly affect their operations in the E.U., but it will also have implications for such companies' operations and customers in the United States as well.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foe, Prison, Internet, Science / Technology, Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Orlando entrepreneur's 'iCloak' gadget aims to boost Internet privacy [Orlando Sentinel :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 12--In an age when online privacy is elusive at best, an Orlando tech entrepreneur has launched a project to protect your cyber self from the prying eyes of government, criminal hackers and data marketers.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Inventions, Computers

Denver Post

Terror suspect says U.S. agents breach privacy rights of millions

An Uzbekistan refugee charged with conspiring with foreign terrorists accuses U.S. intelligence agents of using a "backdoor" strategy to violate his privacy rights and those of millions of people, including virtually every U.S. citizen who corresponds with anyone overseas.


The Daily Caller

Claim: Criminal Aliens' Privacy Protected More Than Americans'

A local official in Virginia contends that criminal illegal aliens are being given greater privacy rights than American citizens convicted of crimes.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Conservative Political News

Government Executive

Here's Why You May Never Be Truly Anonymous in a Big Data World

Big data - the kind that statisticians and computer scientists scour for insights on human beings and our societies - is cooked up using a recipe that's been used a thousand times.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science


HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer ...

Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.


Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

The Record: NSA spying

ONCE AGAIN, the line that so often blurs between legitimate national security needs and concerns and the infringement of privacy rights of ordinary citizens has come to the forefront, and this time one of the subjects apparently targeted by federal intelligence officers is a Muslim-American professor who has taught at Rutgers University for 31 ... (more)


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Journalism, Paterson, NJ, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

The dust is finally starting to settle around the revelation that Facebook manipulated users' emotions for science.


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

Jacksonville Daily News

Privacy rights stronger today

In a unanimous decision last month, the court ruled that police can't search the digital information on cellphones they seize from people they arrest unless they first obtain a warrant.


Related Topix: Opinion