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3 min ago | The Peninsula

Google says 'forgetting' isn't easy, as requests mount

An illustration picture shows a Google logo with two one Euro coins, taken in Munich, Germany in this January 15, 2013 file photo.


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

4 hrs ago |

Hospital employee fired for posting comment about Duffy treatment at Heart Institute

One more month of summer, one more month to plan a great vacation. Here are some very cool spots to cross off your bucket list.


8 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Senators Seek To Improve Student Privacy

A bipartisan group of senators is seeking to update an aging federal law that protects the privacy rights of American students.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Orrin Hatch, Computers, Illinois, Conservative Political News

12 hrs ago | ZDNet

Microsoft ordered to hand over overseas email, throwing EU privacy rights in the fire

US law can apply anywhere in the world, so long as a technology company has control over foreign data, a court rules.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer's emails from abroad

Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

13 hrs ago | Switched

Does Online Privacy Exist on Social Networks? 57 Percent Don't Think So

Almost three-fourths of Americans worry about how much personal information is available online, and more than half feel like they can't trust social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep their personal information, buying habits, and political beliefs confidential, according to new poll data we just released via an infographic.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

17 hrs ago | Science Daily

Electric vehicles: Recharging in private

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular due to their environmental credentials and relatively low running costs.


Related Topix: Marketing

22 hrs ago |

Tor warns users it was attacked

Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Science, Computer Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

A Samaritan's Purse medical personnel demonstrates personal protective equipment to educate team members on the Ebola virus in Liberia on July 30. Photo by Samaritan's Purse/Reuters The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 ... (more)


CBS News

Internet of Things not secure, researchers warn

In an increasingly interconnected world where everything from televisions to refrigerators to cars is connected to the Internet, the data collected by the so-called "Internet of Things" is a natural target for hackers.


Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Science / Technology, Computer Security

Sys-Con Media

Data Privacy Perspectives: United States vs Europe & Reality vs Illusion

It's time to face reality: "Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus," and in today's increasingly connected world, understanding "inter-planetary" alignments and deviations is mission-critical for cloud.


Related Topix: Cisco, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Facebook moves to ease privacy concerns

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once famously said that privacy was no longer a "social norm" in a society that seemed compelled to share everything.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg

The Raw Story

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users.



Google's European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected "experts" who are sitting in public judgement on Europe's so-called ' right to be forgotten' ruling - by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at Google's behest.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Outsourcing, Internet, Science / Technology

Don't Let Stalkers, Abusers and Creeps Track Your Phone's Location

Modern cell phones know where you are and this can be a very good thing, but - in the wrong hands - it can also lead to potential abuse.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Wi-Fi

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Judge rules in favor of Blaine County in Bergdahl case.

The Blaine County District Court Judge Robert Elgee has issued a written decision in the case of Cable News Network, Inc vs. Blaine County.


Related Topix: Blaine County, ID

Computer Weekly

BlackBerry to buy anti-phone tapping specialist Secusmart

The acquisition will close subject to regulatory approval and the fulfilment of other customary conditions, It will expand on a previously existing partnership, under which BlackBerry offered DA1 4sseldorf-based Secusmart's product suite to its most security conscious enterprise and government customers.


Related Topix: Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

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.



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

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