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1 hr ago | Daily Trojan

Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' undermines online privacy

Privacy has become a thing of the past with the onset of social media. With every tweet, Instagram post and Facebook check-in, we invite fellow social media users to know more about our lives.

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

3 hrs ago | CNET News.com

Facebook acquires health and fitness tracking app Moves

But the social network promises to keep Moves as a standalone app and not blend the data into its own service.

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Related Topix: Moves, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Menlo Park, CA

7 hrs ago | JD Supra

California's privacy statute regulates California companies,...

Throughout 2013 and into the new year, the plaintiffs' bar has continued to file a steady stream of privacy-related class action claims.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve

11 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Internet governance debated in Brazil

An international two-day conference on Internet governance is drawing to a close in Brazil as government officials, academics and technical experts from some 90 countries debate how the Internet should be run.

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Related Topix: Dilma Rousseff, World News, Brazil

16 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Privacy law and the workplace

PIPA, PIPEDA, FOIPPA and the Privacy Actthis myriad of legislation can be very confusing when trying to understand an employer's obligations and an employee's rights with respect to the protection of personal information of an employee .

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20 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Facebook Closes in on Google in DC Lobbying Spending

While Google spent $3.8 million to spread its views to lawmakers and regulators in the first quarter, according to data published on House.gov , Facebook hit a record for its own spending, at $2.8 million.

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Related Topix: Social Software

Wed Apr 23, 2014

JD Supra

Privacy Laws in Asia

Privacy rules in Asia are changing at a rapid pace. In the past three years alone, five countries have enacted brand new laws, and three countries or jurisdictions have amended existing laws to address emerging issues such as data breaches and direct marketing.

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WITN

Rules Proposed For Unmanned Aircraft In NC

Some North Carolina legislators believe detailed rules about who can fly unmanned aircraft are needed to balance privacy concerns with the aircraft's potential benefits for law enforcement and private industry.

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ComputerWorld

Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative

Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S. InBloom, a non-profit funded to the tune of $100 million by the Gates and Carnegie foundations, Tuesday announced that its is closing down due to public concerns over misuse ... (more)

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Education Etc.

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

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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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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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

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

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

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

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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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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