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31 min ago | CBC News

More transparency needed on digital privacy, says federal watchdog

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien believes companies 'must develop dynamic, creative ways of sharing privacy-related information to allow individuals to make informed decisions.'


Related Topix: Marketing

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Russia Taday

Google is 'distorting' and undermining EC privacy ruling - EU Justice Commissioner

Google and other prolific search engines are undermining the ECJ's Right to be Forgotten Ruling, the EU Justice Commissioner warns.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science / Technology, Internet


Facebook Messenger And 3 Other Apps With Privacy Concerns

Facebook 's Messenger has become one of the most controversial apps available after users discovered how much access and control it gives Facebook over the devices on which the app is installed.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, HP, Computers, Computer Security, Science / Technology

The Winnipeg Free Press

Companies must be transparent with customers, privacy watchdog says

All businesses - especially those operating online - should be upfront with customers about their data-collection practices as transactions move into the digital realm, Canada's privacy czar says.



Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and is set be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, the aid group he was working for said.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Liberia, World News, Africa

Why privacy is important for travelers

When I talk about privacy and travel, most travelers look at me blankly. I get the "What-me-worry?" stare.


The Washington Post

Behind a sexual misconduct case at Brandeis University

They dated for most of their first two years at Brandeis University, a relationship that began as one of the gay students was coming out.


Related Topix: Brandeis University, Criminal Defense Law, Law, The Washington Post Company, Waltham, MA, Education

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Coupa's Explosive European Growth Drives New Hub in Dublin, Ireland

The addition is a key element of Coupa's global expansion plans and will accelerate the cloud-enabled automation of financial processes for businesses based in Europe, helping them save millions.


Related Topix: Coupa, Ireland, World News, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA


Drone operators could face charges of voyeurism or criminal harassment: VPD

A Vancouver man recently raised concerns about a drone buzzing by his patio, but it appears to be far from an isolated incident.



IBM Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry

The IBM Bluemix PaaS is also based on Cloud Foundry. Free 30-day trial accounts for Bluemix and a host of popular cloud services can be accessed from this link The recent announcement by IBM and Apple will create and enable 100+ enterprise apps on the Bluemix PaaS platform and the iOS environment from Apple.


Related Topix: Google, Startups


Are Kid-Friendly Versions Of YouTube, Gmail On...

Google is reportedly developing a kid-friendly version of its video-streaming website YouTube , and is also said to be considering allowing youngsters under the age of 13 to sign up for special Gmail accounts, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Family, Kids

Wall Street Journal

For German, Swiss Privacy Start-Ups, a Post-Snowden Boon

Co-founder of German company Protonet, Ali Jelveh, poses with a server at their headquarters in Hamburg on January 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Marketing

SFGate Launches Internet Privacy Platform that Gives Internet Users Control Over Their Data

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Business News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

LA Daily News

Sheriffa s department refuses to name deputy who shot and killed an innocent Pico Rivera man

PICO RIVERA >> The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Tuesday declined to release the name of the deputy who shot and killed Frank Mendoza, an innocent man, earlier this month.


Related Topix: Pico Rivera, CA

Why A Philosopher Teaches Privacy

Woodrow Hartzog is an Assistant Professor at the Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.


Related Topix: Samford University, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Rochester Institute of Technology, Social Software

WPTV Local News

NEWS21: Mentally ill fall through cracks of NICS

The national News21 Initiative brings together a select group of student journalists to produce a major national investigation into a topic of wide interest.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Globe and Mail

No photos: Parents keep kids' identities off social media amid privacy concerns

Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Parenting

The Hill

'Big data' lobbyist: Congress doesn't want online privacy law

A lobbyist for one of the top companies that trades in consumer data is confident that Congress won't set rules for how online marketers use information about consumers.


Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Marketing

Washington Examiner

Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

Fear that body cameras would infringe privacy rights may thwart congressional efforts to reform policing in the wake of riots in Ferguson , Mo.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Hank Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Washington, DC, Medicaid, Computers