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Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

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Technology is increasingly driven by personal information, but as yet few laws exist to govern who can see and use the dataCars will soon be so linked into wireless networks they will be like giant rolling smartphones - with calling systems, streaming video, cameras and applications capable of harnessing the...
Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

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The Supreme Court thought it settled the issue in January, but the debate over warrantless GPS searches won't go away.  Now, one U.S. senator is concerned that the Department of Justice hasn't fully scaled back its searches and may be subpoenaing ISPs for the GPS data it can no...
Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

Google's Android Apps Caught Providing Developers With Personal User Information (GOOG)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's privacy practices are drawing heat after an Australian software developer said the company was providing him with personal information, including email addresses, of everyone who purchased his mobile app. The information that Google shared, which included customers' full names, email and some postal code...
Google's Android Apps Caught Providing Developers With Personal User Information (GOOG)

Facebook fan privacy flames with policy tweaks

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Social network says no significant changes afoot, but privacy advocates cry foul. [Read more]...
Facebook fan privacy flames with policy tweaks

New York Judge Overrules Twitter: Tweets Broadcast to the Public ‘Belong to the Public’

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(Photo: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid) Things are not looking very good for Malcolm Harris, the Occupy Wall Street protestor who was arrested for disorderly conduct for taking place in the 2011 protest march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Back in April, a Judge ruled that your tweets are not your own,...
New York Judge Overrules Twitter: Tweets Broadcast to the Public ‘Belong to the Public’
The massive data-collection industry that fuels Facebook's targeted ads
Senate immigration reform bill would create a national biometric database for adult Americans

Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices

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Advertisers want to compile as much information about you as possible. Tracking where you go, what you click, and how you search is literally their business. They use that data to target ads directly to you, and feed relevant data to their partners. With the increasing use of tablets and...
Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices

Advertising group close to mobile privacy guidelines

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The Digital Advertising Alliance, a coalition of online advertising networks and companies, will soon release guidelines for the use of targeted advertising on mobile devices, although it's been difficult to come up with standards in the diverse mobile marketplace, members of the DAA said. With mobile privacy standards under...
Advertising group close to mobile privacy guidelines

Twitter to use Do Not Track system

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Social network to honour requests from users who do not want online behaviour recorded – unlike Google and fFacebookTwitter says it will honour requests from users who do not want their online behaviour tracked, the company said on Thursday, in contrast with web companies such Google and Facebook whose business...
Twitter to use Do Not Track system

Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera now shipping for $149

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We've had the opportunity to spend time with an early version of the Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera prior to its CES unveiling, and now the company is finally ready to get the product out to the masses. Starting today, the bantam security camera is shipping from the outfit's...
Dropcam HD WiFi monitoring camera now shipping for $149

Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles

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Director of policy for UK and Ireland admits company 'has not got a mechanism for eradicating problem' of underage usersFacebook has admitted that there is almost nothing it can do to stop young users setting up profiles and potentially being exposed to explicit content, online bullying and grooming.The world's biggest...
Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles

Facebook’s New Like Button Will Power A Behavioral Ad Network

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The new Facebook like button that was rumored to be launched at this year’s f8 will power a new enhanced behavioral ad network according to the Financial Times. As FT states, “data from these interactions would be used to target them with related adverts once they return to Facebook.com”. Details...
Facebook’s New Like Button Will Power A Behavioral Ad Network
Privacy groups fight Facebook's spam-friendly policy proposal

With Backing of Donors and Facebook, Don't Expect a Big CISPA Fight

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Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of U.S. public policy, wrote in a blog post last week that the company has "no intention" of sharing "sensitive personal information with the government in the name of protecting cybersecurity," explaining why the company is supporting CISPA but did not support SOPA, which...
With Backing of Donors and Facebook, Don't Expect a Big CISPA Fight

"Spying" school agrees to preserve evidence in Laptopgate

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Alt title: "Spying" school agrees to preserve evidence; ACLU speaks out The school district responsible for allegedly "spying" on a high school student in his own home has agreed not to remove webcam images from any of the 2,300 student-issued MacBooks. In the meantime, both the ACLU and EFF...
"Spying" school agrees to preserve evidence in Laptopgate

Stop worrying, and embrace RFID

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As RFID use has increased in frequency in the developed world, there has been a non-trivial amount of pushback from luddites, the religious, and privacy advocates. In reality, RFID isn't that scary, and we should embrace it....
Stop worrying, and embrace RFID

Firms embrace Do Not Track for targeted ads only

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Privacy advocates say consumers are expecting more from a Do Not Track policy than marketers are willing to give. [Read more]...
Firms embrace Do Not Track for targeted ads only

Nokia Caught Exposing User Data To Potential Snoops

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Nokia has changed how it handles data after an investigation by IT blogger Guarang K Pandya. Pandya uncovered how Nokia was having all of its handset users' supposedly secure data diverted to its own servers, unencrypted, then re-encrypted and sent out to its intended destination server. They did this through...
Nokia Caught Exposing User Data To Potential Snoops

Privacy advocates welcome Yahoo Mail HTTPS roll-out

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Digital rights and privacy advocates have welcomed Yahoo's decision to provide its users with an option to enable HTTPS (HTTP Secure) for their entire webmail sessions....
Privacy advocates welcome Yahoo Mail HTTPS roll-out

New cybersecurity proposal addresses privacy concerns

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The US Senate is reportedly set to consider a new cybersecurity bill (PDF) that will replace the Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act, which was blasted by privacy advocates. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a vocal critic of the original act, suggests legislators have responded to many of the "most glaring privacy concerns," though...
New cybersecurity proposal addresses privacy concerns

Privacy advocates slam Google Drive's privacy policies

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Privacy advocates and cloud services users are concerned about Google's terms of use for its new Drive storage services, saying Google can basically do what it wants with a customer's data....
Privacy advocates slam Google Drive's privacy policies
Privacy bill would ban police from getting email and location data without a warrant

Twitter, Google Get More Transparent With Information Requests

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The more data you’ve got, the more you’ll get hassled by outsiders to see it. And giant consumer Internet companies like Twitter, Google and Facebook have a lot of data on us all. To celebrate Data Privacy Day — which is apparently an actual thing — Twitter and Google released...
Twitter, Google Get More Transparent With Information Requests

Advertisers Are Worried Facebook Is Going To 'Invasive, Tedious' Ads On Your Phone

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Advertisers warned Facebook today that its Home application needs to avoid irritating users with its adverts. "Invasive, tedious or over-frequent marketing in such a personal space will be an instant switch-off for Home users," Angus Wood from iProspect, a digital marketing agency, said. "Facebook are unlocking a vast amount of...
Advertisers Are Worried Facebook Is Going To 'Invasive, Tedious' Ads On Your Phone

The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

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TNW has reported incrementally on the status of cybersecurity legislation in both houses of the US Congress since the moment the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) began its trek to becoming a household name. As you certainly know by now, CISPA passed the US House of Representatives. The Senate is...
The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

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E-commerce trade group NetChoice takes aim at state legislation -- and at open access and privacy advocates -- in the newest list of bills it deems would be awful for the Internet.Topping NetChoice's latest iAWFUL (Internet Advocates' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) list are a number of California proposals aimed...
NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet
eBay to announce buying and selling option for under-18s

FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

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The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on a major cyber-security bill that changes how companies like Facebook can share personal information. Privacy advocates are in uproar and the Obama Administration is threatening a veto. What’s going on? Here’s a plain English guide to the polices and politics driving the Cyber...
FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

Email snooping corralled in Texas; other states may follow

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Texas has become the first state in the nation to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant to read people's email, and privacy advocates are hoping the move will help quicken the passage of a similar proposal in Congress. Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the privacy bill last week....
Email snooping corralled in Texas; other states may follow
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