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Blogger shows the world how to sneak anything past TSA’s nude body scanners [video]

'Hollywood hacker' who targeted Scarlett Johansson given 10 years in jail

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Christopher Chaney, who hacked stars' online accounts, pleaded guilty to wiretapping and unauthorised access to a computerA federal judge on Monday sentenced a man who hacked into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other women to 10 years in prison.US district judge S James Otero sentenced...
'Hollywood hacker' who targeted Scarlett Johansson given 10 years in jail

Google Now: There's A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy

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There’s something very cool about Google Now, which the company announced at its I/O developer conference a few weeks ago. At the same time, though, Now also has the potential to become Google’s creepiest service yet. Here is what it does (assuming you opt in to the service and have...
Google Now: There's A Fine Line Between Cool And Creepy
TSA's full-body scanners easily defeated by hidden pockets, says critic

Google Turns Turtle and Takes Street View Underwater

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Google has unveiled seven stunning new vistas as part of Street View - but there's a twist. They're all underwater. There are seven locations, all in the Pacific, from the Philippines via the Great Barrier Reef to Hawaii (Hello Brian!) - and the pictures show panoramic views of some of...
Google Turns Turtle and Takes Street View Underwater

DEAR AOL: So, Did Patch Boss Warren Webster Really Not Write That Comment, Or Were You Just Saying That?

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Last week, we wrote about friction at the top of AOL. The post prompted a reader identifying himself as "Carl Tucker," who is the CEO of an AOL Patch competitor named Main Street Connect, to say that AOL should have invested in a local news model that works, like...
DEAR AOL: So, Did Patch Boss Warren Webster Really Not Write That Comment, Or Were You Just Saying That?
Modernizing Bailment: Coatchex's POS system works on more than just coats
Google Now: Coming soon to everywhere near you

Is the School Spying on Your Child?

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Is the School Spying on Your Child? is a post from Chris PirilloAccording to a new lawsuit filed recently, the Lower Merion School District issued laptops to students, and then used the built-in webcams to spy on them. The school allegedly spied on the kids not only during school hours,...
Is the School Spying on Your Child?

Google Street View causes stir in Botswana

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Opposition paper in Botswana, the second African nation to get Street View, says images of military bases compromise securityIn cities around the world it has provoked grumbles about invasion of privacy and jeopardising national security - and has caught unsuspecting members of the public with their pants down. So when...
Google Street View causes stir in Botswana

PayPal Bans Major File-Hosting Services Over Piracy Concerns

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More than half a year after Megaupload was shuttered by the U.S. Government and the file-hosting industry is still in peril. Hollywood has painted a target on sites such as MediaFire, Putlocker and DepositFiles, but these legal threats are not their only worry. In recent months, PayPal has stopped working...
PayPal Bans Major File-Hosting Services Over Piracy Concerns

Wow, An Investor Asked A Founder For Complete Access To Emails During Due Diligence

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Before VCs invest in companies, they often conduct due diligence. They hunt for major red flags before pouring in lots of money, which makes sense. But where's the line between due diligence and invasion of privacy?One entrepreneur wrote about an investor's aggressive due diligence request on Quora. "I've just been...
Wow, An Investor Asked A Founder For Complete Access To Emails During Due Diligence
The 'Hollywood Hacker' Who Leaked ScarJo Nudes Is Going Away for 10 Years

Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use

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If the government gets its way and starts monitoring what you're emailing, it will join a list of countries with a draconian approach to the internetBig brother is eyeing your inbox. Under new government plans, the police and security services could soon have the right to monitor who you're emailing,...
Britain won't be the only country snooping on people's internet use
Drawing The Line Between Clever And Creepy With Customer Data

New Glasses Thwart Facial Recognition Scanners, Marking Trend In Privacy Wearables

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In an unexpected twist against the rising tide of image-capturing technologies, an engineer has created glasses that thwart facial recognition scanners. Tokyo’s National Institute of Informatics Professor Isao Echizen’s “Privacy Visor” emits an infrared light source that reportedly confuses facial recognition software. Last week, another designer announced a stealth hoodie...
New Glasses Thwart Facial Recognition Scanners, Marking Trend In Privacy Wearables

Facebook Finds its Place in the Location-Sharing Landscape

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The biggest social network on the web is getting ready to unveil a location sharing service of its own, according to a report Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources, The New York Times’ Bits blog says there will be two components, “a service offered directly by Facebook that will allow users to...
Facebook Finds its Place in the Location-Sharing Landscape
The Google Privacy Debate May Be Overblown
Boston bombing investigation will likely revive debate over pervasive surveillance

Hackathon: where art and technology run wild

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When a group of creatives and programmers gathered for a 48-hour 'hackathon', the idea was to take data and turn it into something magicalHacking comes in three varieties. The first two that came to our collective attention are bad. One is an invasion of privacy practised mainly by middle-aged men on celebrities...
Hackathon: where art and technology run wild

Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

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The location-based mobile services industry is already lucrative but has to do a better job easing consumers' fears about invasion of privacy, some executives said on Wednesday at the GPS-Wireless conference....
Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

Dear Mariella: My nephew has been writing on Facebook about his dad having terminal cancer, and the family feels it's an invasion of privacy

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A woman whose nephew writes about his father's cancer on Facebook wants him to stop. Mariella Frostrup says seeking support is normal – and cyberspace is the modern mediumThe dilemma My brother has terminal cancer. His son, who is 41, continuously writes about his father's condition on Facebook. It's led...
Dear Mariella: My nephew has been writing on Facebook about his dad having terminal cancer, and the family feels it's an invasion of privacy

Former PCC chairman defends record

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Sir Christopher Meyer denies Press Complaints Commission acted as a newspaper industry 'poodle'Sir Christopher Meyer, chairman of the Press Complaints Commission when phone-hacking and other controversial newspaper practices being scrutinised by Lord Justice Leveson were taking place, has defended his record during a three-hour grilling marked by flashes of defiance...
Former PCC chairman defends record
Why we don’t need the government to protect us from online tracking

That was quick: Google hit with class action lawsuit for invasion of privacy with Buzz

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That was quick: Google hit with class action lawsuit for invasion of privacy with Buzz

"Six Strikes" Boosts Demand For BitTorrent VPNs and Proxies

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Last year a study in Sweden showed that many people respond to tough copyright enforcement measures by signing up for VPNs and other privacy services. Instead of stopping their defiant habit, these file-sharers take measures to hide their IP-addresses and bypass the monitoring. The researchers predicted that this would also...
"Six Strikes" Boosts Demand For BitTorrent VPNs and Proxies

Facebook pivacy chief fires warning shot at bosses who demand access

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Social networking site warns against employers who ask for the passwords of job applicants, saying legal action is possibleFacebook has hit out at the practice of employers asking for access to the accounts of their staff and potential hires.The social network's chief privacy officer Erin Egan called the pratice "distressing"...
Facebook pivacy chief fires warning shot at bosses who demand access

Google and the death of beta testing

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In the last week, there have been not one, but two exploits that could give a malicious individual access to your Google Wallet mobile payment app on Android. While the first is a root-only hack that Google couldn’t really be expected to plan for, the second affects all Android users...
Google and the death of beta testing

Victims of Revenge Porn Mount Class Action Suit Against GoDaddy and Texxxan.com

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Ms. Toups being filmed for a video news segment about her experience with revenge porn. (Photo: Instagram/h0lliewood) “I don’t think that society really realizes how rampant it is,” Sarah, a victim of revenge porn, told Betabeat in a feature we wrote last month about the effort to put a stop...
Victims of Revenge Porn Mount Class Action Suit Against GoDaddy and Texxxan.com

Letters: Privacy and the power of Google

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Jonathan Freedland falls for the Google story that it can "join the dots of its users' electronic lives" (Our digital masters must themselves be watched, 2 March). If it can, it makes a pretty poor job of it. One of the subjects of my own research is "Longueville Clarke", and...
Letters: Privacy and the power of Google
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