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Think Europeans are more into data privacy than Americans? Think again.

Study: Patriot Act doesn't give feds special access to cloud data

www.computerworld.com
An often-repeated concern that the U.S. Patriot Act gives the U.S. government unequaled access to personal data stored on cloud services is incorrect, with several other nations enjoying similar access to cloud data, according to a study released Wednesday....
Study: Patriot Act doesn't give feds special access to cloud data

FTC Charges Two Firms With Leaking Customer Data on P-to-P Networks

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In a first for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency has filed charges against two businesses that allegedly allowed consumer personal data to be leaked......
FTC Charges Two Firms With Leaking Customer Data on P-to-P Networks

FTC to Debut Privacy Framework Monday, Complete With Its Own Social Media Strategy

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will on Monday unveil a wide-ranging privacy framework it has been working on for more than a year, expected to cover online personal data collection and other topics. Don’t expect an anti-social media agenda, though! After a conference call, the FTC will host Facebook and...
FTC to Debut Privacy Framework Monday, Complete With Its Own Social Media Strategy

The Personal Analytics of My Life

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One day I’m sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I’ve been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago. I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not. And so...
The Personal Analytics of My Life

Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

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The original open source software “Benevolent Dictator For Life” and author of Python, Guido Van Rossum, is leaving Google to join Dropbox, the startup will announce later today. Rossum was a software engineer at Google since 2005, and should be a huge help as Dropbox is built on Python. He’s...
Dropbox Poaches Google's Guido Van Rossum, The Father Of Python

FTC Says Data Brokers Offered Private Information

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Several companies selling personal data appeared ready to do so in ways that violate federal privacy law when approached by regulators acting as shoppers, the Federal Trade Commission said....
FTC Says Data Brokers Offered Private Information

Speak Out Against CISPA: Join The Twitter Campaign And Contact Your Representative

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On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a new draft of CISPA, the dangerous cybersecurity bill that threatens to give the government access to huge amounts of personal data. Despite small improvements in some areas, the bill still has huge problems and lacks adequate privacy safeguards—and the House is going...
Speak Out Against CISPA: Join The Twitter Campaign And Contact Your Representative

Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?

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The importance of privacy has been dwindling for quite some time, and smartphones have become one of the biggest culprits. Allegations against Carrier IQ, location-based tracking, the recent concerns about Path snatching up iOS address book information -- all of these are just a few examples of mobile carriers...
Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?
Twitter continues to be the anti-Facebook with Do Not Track support
Business Cloud Computing: Privacy Is Just As Important As Security

Android apps 'leak' personal data

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Millions of people are using Android apps that leak key personal information, warn German security researchers....
Android apps 'leak' personal data
Google Business Photos goes to Canada, Ireland and Netherlands
A quarter of a million Social Security numbers and other personal data exposed in Utah Medicaid hack

Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

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Wake up and smell the silicon: From smartphones and apps to computers and social networks, technology has permanently invaded kids’ lives, much to the benefit of parents and educators. But with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad now topping children’s wish lists, kids aged 2-5 are more equipped to run...
Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

U.S. lawmakers push apps privacy bill

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New legislation introduced by a group of U.S. lawmakers would require mobile application developers to obtain consent from consumers before collecting their personal data and to secure the data they collect....
U.S. lawmakers push apps privacy bill

VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

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The Office of Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has disputed a finding by the agency's Inspector General that several...
VA disputes charge that it transmits unencrypted personal data over public Internet

EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, isn’t backing down from its desire to have Google’s privacy policy changes investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 18th, the FTC basically told the organization to “mind its own business” (as The NYT put it), suggesting to the court that...
EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

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The emergency contacts (ICE) menu is proving to be a Pandora's Box of lock screen vulnerabilities on several Samsung Galaxy handsets. Users are finding ways to exploit this weak point and the latest flaw that's come to our attention employs the pop-up browser on the Note II as an...
Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

Tax man trying to figure out a way to outsmart Google

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If a new French government proposal (Google Translate) is implemented, tech companies earning money in France would pay new taxes based on how much personal data is collected from their users. For months now, lawmakers around the world have lambasted financial shenanigans in use by Google, Amazon, Apple, and...
Tax man trying to figure out a way to outsmart Google

Law Professor: Facebook Hoards Deceased Users' Personal Data

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An expert in intellectual property law has written a paper arguing for a federal law that allows users to determine what happens to their "digital assets" after they die.  "Virtually no law regulates what happens to a person's online existence after his or her death," author Jason Mazzone, a law professor at...
Law Professor: Facebook Hoards Deceased Users' Personal Data

How Totally Paranoid People Stay Safe Online

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It's more important than ever to make smart decisions about your privacy online. You don't have to get carried away with it, but you could probably stand to use some of the same tools that security-obsessed folks use every day. Here are some utilities to help keep your identity to...
How Totally Paranoid People Stay Safe Online

Facebook Will Use Datalogix Offline Purchase Records To Show Ads The Perfect Number Of Times

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Show someone a Facebook ad once and they’ll forget, 100 times and they’ll be annoyed. So Facebook is going to use offline purchase data to help businesses increase ROI up to 40% by showing them “sweetspot” of ad frequency, it announced today at New York’s Advertising Week. Privacy fears flared...
Facebook Will Use Datalogix Offline Purchase Records To Show Ads The Perfect Number Of Times

There's No Such Thing as a "Datasexual"

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You can't work in the tech industry without suffering buzzwords and marketing speak. But for anyone with an interest in big data, the term "datasexual" goes well past buzzword territory to wandering in the weeds of silliness. The attempt to coin the term comes from Dominic Basulto, who wrote...
There's No Such Thing as a "Datasexual"

While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

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Two companies focused on securing enterprise data within employee’s device applications closed funding rounds today: Mocana raised a $25 million Series D led by new investor Trident Capital and MobileSpaces closed a $3 million Series A from Accel Partners. If you’re working for a startup, you probably abuse the same...
While PC Security Leaders Snooze on Mobile, Two Startups Get VC Funding

Sponsored post: Do you have the 6 pillars for a successful BYOD program?

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An ideal BYOD approach is one that protects corporate apps and data without interfering with employees’ personal data and applications. Employees can bring their own device to work — with their own information and applications running on it — while corporate data and apps can be managed and secured by...
Sponsored post: Do you have the 6 pillars for a successful BYOD program?
Whoops: Google reveals it didn't delete all of its Street View Wi-Fi data

Coders Gather for the Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend

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More than a hundred computer programmers gathered in New York Friday for the kickoff of The Wall Street Journal’s first-ever Data Transparency Weekend. Over the weekend, the coders will form teams to work on free tools that help people see and control their personal data online. At the end of...
Coders Gather for the Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend

France calms fears over Facebook Timeline scare

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After French newspapers set off a 24 hour privacy panic over Facebook messages, the country’s privacy regulator has moved quickly to tamp down the affair. After interviewing Facebook executives for three hours on Tuesday, France’s Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés is now debunking rumors of a privacy bug in Timeline,...
France calms fears over Facebook Timeline scare
MobileSpaces nabs $3M to keep employee's personal data under lock and key
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