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27 min ago | The Washington Post

Local lawyers take a scientific approach to data security

Cwalina and Roosa are attorneys who lead the data privacy and security team at law firm Holland & Knight, and they are building a novel practice in the world of Big Law.


Related Topix: Wedding, Computers, Business News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

Megan Boken was chatting with her mom on her new iPhone on August 18, 2012, when a thief shot her dead on the street in St. Louis, Mo.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Decisions Address Relevance, Scope, Email and Privacy Issues

In his State E-Discovery column, Mark A. Berman writes: State courts are savvy to issues concerning the discovery of ESI, and recent trial decisions offer practical and pragmatic rulings, particularly with regard to scope and relevance of discovery sought; email discovery; and privacy concerns.



Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

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: Idaho Government, Idaho, Medicaid, Health, Boise, ID, Science / Technology

Will Apple Satisfy Regulators Over HealthKit Data Privacy?

I've been writing about technology for most of my adult life, focusing mainly on legal and regulatory issues.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Russia Taday

#OpGCHQ: Anonymous launches 4-day privacy rights protest outside UK spy base

A four-day privacy rights protest organized by Anonymous UK has begun outside Britain's Government Communications Headquarters .


Related Topix: Activism, Social Software

Microsoft reaffirms "Your email belongs to you, not us" amidst privacy legal battle

Microsoft has reaffirmed it's stance on customer data privacy by stating in a recent blog post that "Your email belongs to you, not us", following a ruling earlier this month that ordered the company to turn over customer emails stored on a server under their control in Dublin, Ireland.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Ireland, World News,

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Why bill against taking photos draws flak

Photojournalists on Thursday expressed apprehension over a proposed law that aims to prevent taking photos of people in public without their consent.


The Age

Edward Snowden speaking to European officials by videoconference link in June.

Few contemporary figures can claim to have shifted the political agenda as much as National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Europe, Germany

JD Supra

The Uber Playbook: 5 Best Practices for Protecting Data Privacy

The battle between Uber and Lyft to gain ground in the ride-sharing services market has taken a new turn.


Related Topix: Marketing


Walking Away From Windows Phone: The Best Platform You Should Never Use

It is with mixed emotions that I tell you that my experiment of using naught but the HTC One with Windows for a week is officially over.


Related Topix: iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Microsoft

Joan Rivers rushed to hospital after heart attack

CRITICAL CONDITION: Joan Rivers was rushed to a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords.


Related Topix: Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Entertainment, Television, Fashion Police, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), New York, Publishing, Media, Ottaway Newspapers

CBC News

Joan Rivers 'stopped breathing' during surgery in New York, reports

Joan Rivers attends the The Realistic Joneses opening night at The Lyceum Theater in New York City on April 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Entertainment, Television, Fashion Police, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), New York, Melissa Rivers

CBC News

Peeping drone raises privacy concerns for homeowner

There are few restrictions on where or when hobbyists can fly their drones in Canada, as long as the aircraft weigh less than 35 kilograms.


Related Topix: Canada

Psychology Today

5 Myths about Healthcare Data Privacy from an Addiction Cent

It happened to Target and recently we learned it happened to UPS stores , too. It went on for a year at the Montana Health Department and it happened to millions of customers of Kaiser Permanente Northern California .


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicine


There's an anti-selfie bill in Congress

If you're the type of person who enjoys taking random snapshots of people, places, things and even the ubiquitous selfies and groupies and then posting them on social media, better be careful.


Related Topix: Journalism, Cameras

Wed Aug 27, 2014


Dropbox Expands the Box

There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility.


Related Topix: Google, Startups


Discounts assuage consumers' privacy concerns about wearables

Consumers are concerned about privacy issues when it comes to the increasingly connected smart world heralded by the incoming Internet of Things, where many more devices such as household gadgets and wearables are going to be online.


Related Topix: Acquity Group


Consumer Privacy Groups Stress Opposition To Settlement In Google Privacy Suit

Five consumer privacy groups today emphasized their continuing opposition to a proposed $8.5 million settlement in a class action suit against Google for privacy violations in the way it handled users' search data because the proposed deal provides no benefit to class members.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines


Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights

We take seriously your interest in how your information is collected and used. Please read the following to understand about our privacy practices.


Related Topix: Social Software