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11 min ago | Iol.co.za

SIMSme to compete with WhatsApp

Deutsche Post is starting a smartphone messenger service designed to be especially secure, focused on data privacy, and, if all goes well, a competitor to popular messaging service WhatsApp.

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Related Topix: Facebook Messenger, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Tue Aug 26, 2014

ECNmag

To deter cyberattacks, build a public-private partnership

Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say.

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Autoblog

How privacy fears are driving automakers in the age of the connected car [w/poll]

As cars collect and store more and more data about the whereabouts of their drivers, automakers are responding to critics who say they should be more transparent about how those details are used.

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Related Topix: Autos

Mail on Sunday

Internet era could lead to new privacy law, says senior judge:...

PICTURED: The moment police turn up to arrest Miley Cyrus's homeless VMAs date hours after he returns home to see his mother in Oregon - because he's wanted on an outstanding warrant Nine-year-old girl shoots firearms instructor dead as he taught her how to fire Uzi submachine gun on full automatic 'Venture capital is no place for a woman': Female ... (more)

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Midwest InHouse

Employment bar deconstructs social media privacy law

When in doubt, employers should proceed with caution and consult with their lawyers if they want to avoid being slapped with a suit for violating Rhode Island's tough new social media privacy law.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Providence, RI

JD Supra

Privacy And M&A Transactions: The Do's And Don'ts

Most M&A transactions require parties to exchange at least some personal information, whether it is the seller's employee or customer personal information.

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T.H.E. Journal

California Assembly Approves Bill Restricting Companies' Use of Student Data

Yesterday, California's Assembly approved a first-in-the-nation online privacy measure, authored by Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg , which prohibits uses of student personal information for profit.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

Information Technology

Golden Frog Blows Into the Windy City, Adds VyprVPN Server Location in Chicago

This comes a few weeks after the company announced a New York server location, and marks Golden Frog's sixth location in the United States.

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Tony's Kansas City

TKC Breaking and Exclusive News!!! Grassroots Petition Challenging...

Kansas City voters have now proven successful in challenging a complex local healthcare policy issue that was rammed through despite objections from the community.

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Related Topix: Outsourcing

JD Supra

Do you want your under 13 kid to have a Gmail or YouTube account? Google does..

According to recent media reports, Google is allegedly designing a Google account for children under 13 which would permit children in this age group to officially create their own Gmail account and to access a kid-friendly version of YouTube.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Kids, Family

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Boston.com

Mass. licenses rejected in parts of D.C.

Susan Podziba couldn't enter a federal building near Washington this month because her driver's license revealed an unacceptable home state: Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US News, Deval Patrick, US Governors

JD Supra

Foreign Data Center Subject to Reach of U.S. Government

Following the July 31, 2014 decision of a New York federal judge in In re Warrant to Search a Certain E-mail Account Controlled and Maintained by Microsoft Corp. , 1:13-mj-02814 , U.S. companies should be aware that data they control now may be subject to the reach of a warrant issued pursuant to the Stored Communications Act , 18 U.S.C. 2701 2712, ... (more)

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

Examiner.com

New study sheds light on consumer attitudes towards wearable devices

"Study reveals incentives are key for alleviating consumer privacy concerns; consumers willing to give up personal data to save money."

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

ABA Journal

Federal medical-privacy law frustrates ID theft victims

Clinton Mikel: "Even if you can amend your record... you can't push it out to everyone.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Traverse City, MI

Roll Call

Congress Should Reject EU Attacks on Internet Freedom | Commentary

European lawmakers and regulators will tell you that their recent adventures into Internet regulation are aimed at upholding a 'fundamental human right' to privacy.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

BetaNews

Most people don't know the Internet of Things is actually a thing

A recent report has suggested that the biggest barrier to the Internet of Things is that a large proportion of consumers have never even heard of the term.

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BetaNews

Which is the safest home for your data, LAN or cloud? [Q&A]

Following on from Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's activity there have been increasing concerns about just how secure our data is, particularly if it's stored in the cloud.

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Tripso.com

TSA body scanners are worth zip, Sahara reborn in Vegas, drunk boards plane via baggage carousel

Critics of the TSA's full body scanners say they are worthless. A new study may say that they are right.

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Related Topix: Transporation Security Administration (TSA), US News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Washington Post

Dotcom Eyes New Zealand Revolution With Dance-Party Politics

"Are you ready for a re-vo-lu-tion!" the Internet tycoon, who faces extradition to the U.S. on piracy charges, booms to the 200 partygoers.

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Related Topix: Techno, Kim Dotcom, Megaupload, New Zealand, World News, Business News

Examiner.com

Silverado Bans Sons' Visitation of 93 year old Mother for Social Media Posts

The sons of 93 year old Ruby Peterson, Mack, Don, and Lonny Peterson, have been banned from visiting their mother repeatedly by Silverado Senior Living based upon the content of social media posts concerning her year long false imprisonment and forced drugging at its Sugarland facility.

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Related Topix: Prison, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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