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1 hr ago | Business Wire

71% of Americans Care Deeply about their Online Privacy Amid Recent Privacy Concerns

The survey was fielded by Harris Interactive to 2,100 Americans adults, and developed by WP Engine using the company's expertise in content management and website hosting.


Related Topix: Harris Interactive, Advertising

2 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Does the connected workforce breach employee privacy?

Wearables are much more than a consumer fad. They are a natural step in the digital transformation of the workplace, with the potential to drive significant productivity and efficiency gains for organizations that can cleverly take advantage of them.


3 hrs ago | CNET

Americans' online privacy worries center on money -- and porn, a bit

According to a survey, Americans say their biggest concern with online infiltrators is that their financial info will be spied on.


5 hrs ago | Wired

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered surveillance of our digital lives.


Related Topix: US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Computers

5 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, privacy groups said U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

6 hrs ago | BetaNews

Tech startups working to protect your privacy

Addressing the Hackers on Planet Earth conference over the weekend of 18 July, Edward Snowden entreated hackers, engineers and activists to fight surveillance by building a new generation of privacy tools for everyone to use.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software, Internet

7 hrs ago | Mortgage News Daily

CFPB Seeks to Modify HMDA Data Collection; Raises Privacy Concerns

Public comments are being requested a a new proposed rule for collecting data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act .


Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Age

Latest move by China's authorities caps a rocky period for Microsoft in the country.

Microsoft appears to be the latest US company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Microsoft, Startups,


Privacy Concerns with Persistent Logins

We need to keep in mind that soft-logins are a user convenience option for regular users of a web-based solution.


Related Topix: Marketing

Great Bend Tribune

A new US law could give relatives full access to onl...

The Uniform Law Commission may have a solution. Finding and closing down individuals' online accounts are necessary to ensure that all of their assets are being dealt with appropriately, especially if the deceased used online banking or had an automatic billing account with a website such as Netflix, according to a Deseret News article .


The Washington Post

Therea s basically no such thing as privacy on the Internet anymore

Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the Web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of Web sites.


Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Computers, US Politics, US News

Eric Goldman

Minors' Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over...

Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned websites .



I don't envy the FAA's task

For starters, it couldn't possibly be fun to try to apply existing statute to a brand new category of aircraft .


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration


Man is the planet's only clothed animal and certainly needs to be

Now, according to a report on the news the other day, the information that was supposedly erased off a "smart" phone can be retrieved.


Related Topix: Cameras

Boston schools go too far with audio surveillance of school buses

Yet the school system is in the process of equipping its 750 yellow school buses with both microphones and cameras.


Related Topix: Boston, IN, Education Etc., Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Project Baseline From Google

The folks over at Google are certainly an extremely creative bunch - after all, some of their side projects have ended up as a main service in the company's history, and who knows, Project Baseline, otherwise known as the Baseline Study, might be the next in line? Basically, Project Baseline works this way - it will collect anonymous genetic and ... (more)


Related Topix: Gadgets

Daily Kos

Why Legislation Reining In NSA Spying May Actually Make It Through This Congress

It appears that concern about government snooping may actually be an issue of equal importance to Democrats and Republicans, at least while a Democrat is in the White House.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Ron Wyden, Liberal Political News


Data privacy isn't political - it's personal

Average consumers now worry much more about data security than they once did. Service providers are encountering new questions and can fill a new role.


Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, us Travel, Travel


Proposed state constitutional amendment tackles electronic privacy rights

Deadbolts protect a home. Safety deposit boxes protect valuable documents. Safes protect jewelry, guns and other personal possessions.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Dailymotion Video Ad Blocker v1.0

Dailymotion Video Ad Blocker is a free tool to quickly Block Dailymotion Video Ads.


Related Topix: Dailymotion