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2 hrs ago | CIO

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

A method for tracking users across the Internet called "canvas fingerprinting" is simple to stop, but average Internet users may not know how to do it.

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Related Topix: AddThis, Abine, Computers

6 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Buffer zone privacy argument doesn't hold water

The city says that they can no longer release maps of where the buffer zones are, because it violates personal privacy.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Financial Times

Goldman bankers to Babble on own chatroom

Goldman Sachs is spearheading an effort among Wall Street's leading banks to develop a chat tool called "Babble" that could replace the instant messaging service on Bloomberg LP's ubiquitous terminals.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Babble, Bloomberg LP, Media, IT Services, Michael Bloomberh

Forbes.com

Why Online Privacy Should Be The Defining Cause Of The Millennial Generation

This article is by Megan Meagher, director of Red Peak Youth , a branding and design agency that connects brands with the Millennial mindset.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Marketing, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Ubergizmo

President Obama Will Reportedly Issue Executive Order On Drone Privacy

The Federal Aviation Administration is tasked with coming up with regulations for the use of commercial and personal drones in the U.S. and while its deadlines loom, a new report suggests that President Obama will issue an executive order in the meantime in order to develop privacy guidelines for commercial drones operating in the U.S. The order is ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Gadgets

Tri-cityherald.com

Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

The decisions drew a rebuke from the chief justice, who argued people's privacy rights were violated in each instance.

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Related Topix: Kenosha County, WI

New Hampshire Public Radio -

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Mo., threatened a mother with jail for trying to take a photograph of her own son.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Daytona Beach, FL, Life, Veteran Affairs

ProPublica

Are patient privacy laws being misused to protect medical centers?

A 1996 law known as HIPAA has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital, to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home, and to threaten VA whistleblowers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Employment / Labor Law, Prison

National Public Radio

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

A Missouri mother recently posted this video on YouTube of what she claims to be an encounter with hospital security after taking a picture of her son during an audiology test.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MO, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, Healthcare Law, Law

PC World

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

The consumer privacy class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Collin Green, a citizen of the state of Louisiana, alleged that the security breach was the result of eBay's inadequate security in regard to protecting identity information of its millions of customers.

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CBS Local

New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Wireless

The Hill

Tech seeks life after death for accounts

Members of the tech industry and estate lawyers are pushing Congress to tweak an email privacy law to ensure that digital accounts don't die when their users do.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jack Markell, Google, Startups

Econsultancy

Spotlight on data privacy: three steps to building consumer trust

More than ten years ago, consumers were concerned when companies such as Amazon analyzed their data to provide them with a recommended list of products they may be interested in based on their purchase habits.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Forbes.com

3 Innovations In Participative Media That Will Change The Media Industry

As modern media outlets struggle with the uncertainty of journalism's future, they should keep a close eye on social entrepreneurs who are pioneering new media models by reimagining the roles of the audience, the journalist, and the media enterprise.

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Related Topix: Journalism

WBRZ

Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor.

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Examiner.com

Canvas fingerprinting: White House and porn site are shadow buddies

A canvas fingerprinting expose making news rounds is that the White House and YouPorn websites are both in the bed with a pervasive online tracking method which shadows online browsers.

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Related Topix: Alternative, Canvas

InformationWeek

Wearables In Healthcare: Privacy Rules Needed

Johns Hopkins patient privacy violation didn't involve Google Glass or wearables but indicates why the healthcare industry must head off trouble with wearables in clinical settings.

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Related Topix: Suicide, CIO News

The Inquirer

Dropbox advises users with privacy concerns to add their own encryption

DROPBOX HAS DEFENDED its record on privacy following allegations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that it is " hostile to privacy ".

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Freshnews

CYREN Awarded TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy and EU Safe Harbor Certifications

CYREN , a global provider of cloud-based security solutions, today announced that CYREN received the TRUSTe Cloud Data Privacy Certification as well as EU and Swiss Safe Harbor Certifications recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Related Topix: Authentium, Startups, TRUSTe

CIO

Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

After evaluating each claim of each sub-class in the suit, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has allowed two claims of the "Android Application Disclosure Subclass," which includes all persons and entities in the U.S. that acquired an Android-powered device between Aug. 19, 2004 and the present, and downloaded at least one Android application through ... (more)

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

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