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1 hr ago | Reuters

Bipartisan group slams U.S. SEC for resisting email privacy reform

A coalition of liberals and conservatives is lashing out at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for pushing back against legislation that would force government agencies to get warrants before they access the email of people under investigation.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

5 hrs ago | KMIZ

AIG cyber insurance covers bodily harm

On Wednesday, AIG announced it's expanding cyber insurance offering to cover property damage and bodily injury.

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5 hrs ago | Business Journal

New firm helps companies balance data analytics and consumer privacy

Data security is a hot topic these days, with retail breaches and encryption security flaws raising the public awareness month after month.

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5 hrs ago | Business Journal

New firm helps companies balance data analytics and consumer privacy

Data security is a hot topic these days, with retail breaches and encryption security flaws raising the public awareness month after month.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN

6 hrs ago | City Pages

MNGOP Sen. Branden Petersen to introduce 'nation leading' electronic data privacy law

Last winter, news broke that the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension owned "cellular exploitation devices" called KingFish or StingRay .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hennepin County, MN

9 hrs ago | CIO

Google AdWords Cleared in Geotagging Patent Lawsuit

Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a U.S. judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Microsoft, Tellme, Inventions, Science / Technology

13 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

EU's top court nixes snooping legislation, strengthens privacy rights

The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."

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Related Topix: Prison

15 hrs ago | News Times

The state Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to strengthen consumer protections for purchasing fuel oil, signing up for pharmacy rewards programs and expanding the clout of the "Do Not Call" list.

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15 hrs ago | CBC News

B.C. car dealers may be violating drivers' privacy, claims whistleblower

This machine is used to scan drivers' licences at Dueck GM car dealership on Marine Drive in Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Auto Dealers, Canada, Marketing

Tue Apr 22, 2014

West Australian

Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law

Brazil's Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user's bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.

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Related Topix: Dilma Rousseff

Canada.com

Documents detail federal push to get war crimes website online

The city's overheated real estate market has seen many older homes and buildings plowed down by bulldozers.

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Slashdot

Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative

GeekWire's Tricia Duryee now reports that inBloom, which was backed by $100 million from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others, is closing up shop after parents worried that its database technology was violating their children's privacy .

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Related Topix: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Federal Computer Week

Does the big data era demand new rules of the road?

As policymakers wrestle with the emerging science of big data, the White House is expected to issue a report in the coming weeks spearheaded by senior advisor John Podesta that will detail how government and the private sector can take advantage of opportunities while being mindful of privacy risks.

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Related Topix: Georgetown University

The Now Newspaper

Dot Comrade: 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.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

The American Prospect

How Big Data Could Undo Our Civil-Rights Laws

From "reverse redlining" to selling out a pregnant teenager to her parents, the advance of technology could render obsolete our landmark civil-rights and anti-discrimination laws.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Washington Post

Switchback: Talking Tech

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on electronic privacy, national security, digital politics and the Internet that binds it all together.

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Related Topix: The Washington Post Company, Science / Technology

Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Panelists to offer advice on identifying, reducing cyber risks

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan-Wayne Region is hosting a panel discussion on cybersecurity and data breaches as part of its annual meeting in Detroit.

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Workforce

Filling Up on Wellness

Corporate wellness has been getting a bad rap in recent months, from an employee protest over a new wellness program at Penn State University to a number of books and studies suggesting that these efforts do little to control health care costs.

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Related Topix: Penn State University Park

Ag Professional

Unmanned aircraft vehicles: the key for precision agriculture?

Unmanned aircraft vehicles may be the next tool to improve precision agriculture.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Daily Kos

Our Crazy Foreign Policy

What we're doing has become laughable. Aside from the wanton killing by drone and defense of torture , we fostered a violent revolution in Ukraine and now criticize the armed response of people who actually live there.

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