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42 min ago | Canada.com

Police too prying in volunteer background checks, B.C. privacy group says

Three dump trucks were destroyed in a suspicious fire on River Road in Richmond late Sunday night.

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42 min ago | Forbes.com

Two Reasons Why Extreme Social Surveillance Doesn't Replace Privacy

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

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

4 hrs ago | ZDNet

New laws open door for ACT information privacy commissioner

The Australian Capital Territory is making moves to appoint an information privacy commissioner, following the introduction of the territory's new Information Privacy Act 2014 , which came into effect today.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News

8 hrs ago | The First Post

Nude Jennifer Lawrence photos raise iCloud security fears

A hacker has published naked photos and videos apparently showing more than 100 celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and singer Rihanna, in a major breach of online privacy.

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Related Topix: iCloud, Science / Technology, Computer Security, Dance, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

danah boyd Reveals How Kids Find Online Privacy

Anthropologist danah boyd is the author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens .

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Related Topix: Social Software

Inside Bay Area

Online privacy: California passes nation's stiffest protections for K-12 data

Trying to protect children from marketers, identity thieves and predators, California could establish the nation's toughest protections of student privacy and forbid the sale and disclosure of schools' online student data.

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Related Topix: California, Family, Kids, Startups, Common Sense Media

InformationWeek

Data Analysis and R

Data analysis and statistics considered as an important aspect in big data. This will help in proving more precious information You are absolutely right.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Examiner.com

The digital world and the future of privacy - are you in or out?

The mobile industry, along with sensors, transmission capabilities, and Big Data and analytics models are driving many innovations in vast areas of our lives, creating a digital divide: is it good for us, or not? Join them, or stay out? Robert Scoble , a technical evangelist and writer, spoke at the NoPanels Summer 2014 event this week, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marketing

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Russia Taday

Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying

A woman wearing a mask depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands behind a mock telescope during a "Freiheit Statt Angst" protest calling for the protection of digital data privacy and the reigning in of digital surveillance practices, in Berlin August 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

Neowin.net

Microsoft refuses to give access to emails stored outside US

Microsoft has once again declined a US court order regarding the handing over of customer emails stored offshore, and will continue to fight the order.

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GlobalNews

As drones take off, so do privacy concerns

Drones are taking off around the province, but as they soar above the skies, so too do the privacy concerns raised by the unmanned aircraft.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

CRN

Google Maintains, Burnishes Cloud Security Certifications

Google just received its renewed ISO 27001 certification and SOC 2 Type II audit report, and has secured a new SOC 3 audit report -- internationally recognized independent security compliance reports.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies

GigaOM

Five easy ways to keep your business secure that you might not have considered

Even though security hasn't always been well funded by businesses and was considered more of an afterthought, recent major hacking attacks show that it's important to have a good defense at play.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Non-Profit

Newkerala.com

8 out of 10 consumers have privacy concerns over wearable devices

However, half of those same consumers were okay to share data if compensated with a coupon or discount.

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Related Topix: Acquity Group, Startups, Alliance Tech, Tier Technologies, Consulting, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies, Software

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.

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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.

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

Law.com

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.

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SFGate

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.

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

Forbes.com

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.

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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 .

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Related Topix: Activism, Social Software

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