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31 min ago | TechCrunch

Google's European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected "experts" who are sitting in public judgement on Europe's so-called ' right to be forgotten' ruling - by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at Google's behest.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Outsourcing, Internet, Science / Technology

4 hrs ago |

Don't Let Stalkers, Abusers and Creeps Track Your Phone's Location

Modern cell phones know where you are and this can be a very good thing, but - in the wrong hands - it can also lead to potential abuse.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Wi-Fi

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Judge rules in favor of Blaine County in Bergdahl case.

The Blaine County District Court Judge Robert Elgee has issued a written decision in the case of Cable News Network, Inc vs. Blaine County.


Related Topix: Blaine County, ID

Computer Weekly

BlackBerry to buy anti-phone tapping specialist Secusmart

The acquisition will close subject to regulatory approval and the fulfilment of other customary conditions, It will expand on a previously existing partnership, under which BlackBerry offered DA1 4sseldorf-based Secusmart's product suite to its most security conscious enterprise and government customers.


Related Topix: Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

The Age

Internet 'tax' may fund new spy laws

Phone and internet customers could face a ''surveillance tax'' of up to $100 a year if the federal government implements a scheme requiring companies to store customer data for two years, the telecommunications sector warns.



U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's latest privacy bill culls NSA surveillance

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Marketing, Patriot Act

The News Tribune

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

OKCupid on Monday became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Golden Gate University

JD Supra

Untamed Skies: Domestic Drones Remain Unregulated

Small, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles , more commonly known as "drones," are becoming a more frequent sight over American skies as operators continue to find new uses for the remotely operated devices.


Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

The Daily Caller

Senate Unveils New NSA Reform Bill, Silicon Valley, Privacy Advocates Praise

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin, June 7, 2013.


Related Topix: iPhone, US News, Patriot Act, Conservative Political News

The Hill

Report: Worries over financial data top porn in online privacy fears

A new study finds Americans are more worried about keeping their financial and shopping data from prying eyes online than with hiding porn viewing habits.


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


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.



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.



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


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


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

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 .