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3 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

U.S. Firms Dealt Another Blow by Order to Microsoft to Surrender Overseas Emails

If U.S. goverment officials really want to promote American business and give the economy a boost, forget the crony-tastic Export-Import Bank ; they should just stop making services based here look like convenient extensions of snoopy government agencies.


Related Topix: Prison, Microsoft, Startups, US News, Ireland, World News, Marketing

8 hrs ago |

First Ebola patient coming to U.S. for treatment after contracting...

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10 hrs ago | Hillingdon Times

Appeal court judges have rejected an appeal brought over privacy laws

A man suspected of child sex abuse who was arrested but faced no charge has lost his battle in the Court of Appeal to use privacy laws to stop the press and media naming him.


11 hrs ago | CIO

Austrian privacy campaigner files 'class action' suit against Facebook over

Privacy campaign group Europe-v-Facebook is inviting Facebook users outside the U.S. and Canada to join a lawsuit against the company, which it alleges violates privacy laws.


Related Topix: Social Software, Austria, World News,

11 hrs ago | Evening Times

Are you a Facebook user? Lawyer wants you to join fight for privacy rights

A lawyer has called on Facebook's one billion users worldwide to join a class action fight against the social network over privacy rights.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

11 hrs ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

911 Call Released After Police Respond To Disturbance Involving Kanawha Prosecutor

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A 911 call is released after police were called to a disturbance at a Charleston middle school involving Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants and his ex-wife.


Related Topix: Charleston, WV, Kanawha County, WV

14 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Cyberattack on federal government breached system holding personal data, privacy watchdog says

The federal privacy czar says hackers who attacked Canada's National Research Council infiltrated a system containing personal information.


Thu Jul 31, 2014

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

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.


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


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


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


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

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

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.