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3 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Project Baseline From Google

The folks over at Google are certainly an extremely creative bunch - after all, some of their side projects have ended up as a main service in the company's history, and who knows, Project Baseline, otherwise known as the Baseline Study, might be the next in line? Basically, Project Baseline works this way - it will collect anonymous genetic and ... (more)


Related Topix: Gadgets

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Why Legislation Reining In NSA Spying May Actually Make It Through This Congress

It appears that concern about government snooping may actually be an issue of equal importance to Democrats and Republicans, at least while a Democrat is in the White House.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Ron Wyden, Liberal Political News

12 hrs ago | GigaOM

Data privacy isn't political - it's personal

Average consumers now worry much more about data security than they once did. Service providers are encountering new questions and can fill a new role.


Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, us Travel, Travel

16 hrs ago | Missourian

Proposed state constitutional amendment tackles electronic privacy rights

Deadbolts protect a home. Safety deposit boxes protect valuable documents. Safes protect jewelry, guns and other personal possessions.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

20 hrs ago |

Dailymotion Video Ad Blocker v1.0

Dailymotion Video Ad Blocker is a free tool to quickly Block Dailymotion Video Ads.


Related Topix: Dailymotion

Yesterday |

Bulletin Board

Fisher & Phillips, which has an office in Gulfport, announced it has formed a new Government Solutions Practice Group to help employers navigate evolving legislative and regulatory arenas at the federal, state and local levels of government.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, The Sun, Pop/Rock

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Arkansas Online

Russia's next target

The Russian Interior Ministry is offering $114,000 to anyone who can help it unmask users of Tor, the Web's most popular online privacy and anti-censorship tool.


The Island Packet

Bluffton's new cameras a sad part of modern life

Bluffton Town Council should set strict parameters on when and how its new security cameras will be used to avoid privacy concerns.


Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology

The Washington Post

A privacy lawa s a oeunintendeda but remarkably convenient results

HIPAA is an arguably well-intentioned privacy law that seems to yield nothing but "unintended" consequences.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Daytona Beach, FL, US Politics, US News


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

Vanity Fair

Google Wants to Index and Optimize Your Body

Google's new "moonshot" project isn't a new fancy gadget, but the fanciest gadget of all: the human body.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Genetics, Medicine

Asia News Network

End of privacy

Social media networks are only a part of the digital spectrum in which people share their own information willingly or unwittingly Shortly after the Sewol ferry sank in April, South Korean authorities hurriedly combed the messages and photos stored in the victims' Kakao Talk chats to learn more about the tragic sinking.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Startups, Facebook

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Asia News Network

Privacy in peril amid prevalence of social media

For Jang Mi-na, a 21-year-old college student in Seoul, Facebook used to be an integral part of her life: She used it to record her daily experiences, communicate with her friends and acquaintances, and stay informed about what they were up to.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

CBS Local

Federal Court Upholds 'Docs Vs. Glocks' Law

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.


Related Topix: Medicine, Florida, Florida Government, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Brandon Sun

Ontario judge to hear Charter challenge on privacy issues raised by Telus, Rogers

An Ontario judge has agreed to hear a Charter of Rights challenge brought by Telus and Rogers after they were asked by police in April to release cellphone information of about 40,000 to 50,000 customers as part of an investigation.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

The Washington Post

More on privacy rights in e-mail stored outside U.S.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a long post on a very interesting case , now pending before Chief Judge Preska in the Southern District of New York, on what privacy protection extends to e-mails stored by a U.S. provider on a server outside the U.S. The government has since filed its brief and Microsoft has filed its reply brief .


Related Topix: Prison, Sports


Europe debates how far to push 'right to be forgotten'

The European Union's top court ruled in May that search engines must take down certain results shown under a search of a person's name if the information was "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant".


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

Medical News

ESMO: Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation may impact cancer research

ESMO concerned that the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to cancer patients The European Society for Medical Oncology , the leading pan-European association representing medical oncology professionals, has expressed concern that the proposed EU General Data Protection ... (more)


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Health


'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.


Related Topix: AddThis, Abine, Computers

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.


Related Topix: Opinion