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42 min ago | PC World

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

The consumer privacy class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Collin Green, a citizen of the state of Louisiana, alleged that the security breach was the result of eBay's inadequate security in regard to protecting identity information of its millions of customers.


1 hr ago | CBS Local

New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless

2 hrs ago | The Hill

Tech seeks life after death for accounts

Members of the tech industry and estate lawyers are pushing Congress to tweak an email privacy law to ensure that digital accounts don't die when their users do.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jack Markell, Google, Startups

3 hrs ago | Econsultancy

Spotlight on data privacy: three steps to building consumer trust

More than ten years ago, consumers were concerned when companies such as Amazon analyzed their data to provide them with a recommended list of products they may be interested in based on their purchase habits.


Related Topix: Marketing

Wed Jul 23, 2014

3 Innovations In Participative Media That Will Change The Media Industry

As modern media outlets struggle with the uncertainty of journalism's future, they should keep a close eye on social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new media models by reimagining the roles of the audience, the journalist, and the media enterprise.


Related Topix: Journalism


Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor.


Canvas fingerprinting: White House and porn site are shadow buddies

A canvas fingerprinting expose making news rounds is that the White House and YouPorn websites are both in the bed with a pervasive online tracking method which shadows online browsers.


Related Topix: Alternative, Canvas


Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed

Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.


Related Topix: Suicide, CIO News

The Inquirer

Dropbox advises users with privacy concerns to add their own encryption

DROPBOX HAS DEFENDED its record on privacy following allegations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that it is " hostile to privacy ".



CYREN Awarded TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy and EU Safe Harbor Certifications

CYREN , a global provider of cloud-based security solutions, today announced that CYREN received the TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy Certification as well as EU and Swiss Safe Harbor Certifications recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Related Topix: Authentium, Startups, TRUSTe


Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

After evaluating each claim of each sub-class in the suit, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has allowed two claims of the "Android Application Disclosure Subclass," which includes all persons and entities in the U.S. that acquired an Android-powered device between Aug. 19, 2004 and the present, and downloaded at least one Android application through ... (more)


Related Topix: Google, Startups


Facebook's Lobbying Outlays Befit a Corporate Behemoth

During Facebook's early years, the company barely noticed Washington, taking a full five years to spend its first dime on federal lobbying.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Internet, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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


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.



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.


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


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

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

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


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 ."