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Are Foreign Cloud Providers Exploiting Privacy Concerns?

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Tech officials are warning House subcommittee members that foriegn cloud services providers are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers....
Are Foreign Cloud Providers Exploiting Privacy Concerns?
FTC: Kids app makers aren't taking privacy seriously

FTC releases new guidelines on child privacy #thecircuit

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FTC releases new guidelines on kids privacy: The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday issued an update to online child privacy laws that would require application makers to notify parents to collect a child's photographs, videos and geo-location information, The Washington Post reported. Read full article >>...
FTC releases new guidelines on child privacy #thecircuit

In Europe the internet is free — except when it’s not

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Should the web be censored to protect individual privacy? What about to protect society at large? In America the answer is usually very simple: free speech trumps all. But the situation in Europe is far more complex, as two examples in the news right now show. On Tuesday a British...
In Europe the internet is free — except when it’s not
German court rules Apple sharing customer data violates privacy laws

Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

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As we put more of our private information online and entrust it to web services, privacy breaches become almost inevitable. One major problem with online privacy is that there is really no enforceable chain of confidentiality. So when a third-party service makes your information available to another party, things can...
Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

Britain seeks opt-out of new European social media privacy laws

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'Right to be forgotten' laws, giving users - rather than services such as Facebook - control of personal data will save billions of euros and thickets of red tape. So why is Britain resisting?Britain is attempting to opt out of a European initiative enabling anyone to delete their personal details...
Britain seeks opt-out of new European social media privacy laws

A Drone Visits College Football To Give Coaches Better Perspective

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The drone getting warmed up. vine.co/v/bUAta0rlwZa— Evan Woodbery (@TennesseeBeat) April 18, 2013 University of Tennessee coach Butch Jones wanted to get an eagle-eye view of his players, but apparently didn’t have the resources to spend it on the kinds of expensive, cable-suspended Skycam equipment used by broadcasters. Instead, he sent...
A Drone Visits College Football To Give Coaches Better Perspective

Senate Committee Approves ECPA Reform That Requires Warrants; But Will It Ever Become Law?

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As we had hoped earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee did, in fact, approve Senator Patrick Leahy's attempt at ECPA reform, which would require law enforcement to do something crazy like "get a warrant" before sifting through your email. The bill was approved despite law enforcement types freaking out...
Senate Committee Approves ECPA Reform That Requires Warrants; But Will It Ever Become Law?

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, AAPL, GOOG, AOL, SAP, ORCL)

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Hello. Thanks for reading SAI. News, anyone? A SAP exec says some of Larry Ellison's claims fry his brain. Fighting child privacy laws, Facebook says kids should be able to "like" things too. You can spend $11,111 on a coffee maker, if you want. Apple starts buying back shares this...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, AAPL, GOOG, AOL, SAP, ORCL)

Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

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A bunch of groups are teaming up this week to call for a week of action against CISPA just as Congress is gearing up, yet again, to push through this cybersecurity bill based on a lot of FUD, with little to back it up. To be clear, there are a...
Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

FTC releases landmark update to child online privacy laws

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The federal government on Wednesday announced a landmark update to child online privacy laws, establishing new guidelines that make it harder to track a gadget-obsessed generation with constant access to the Web. Read full article >>...
FTC releases landmark update to child online privacy laws

News International braced as lawyer brings phone-hacking scandal to US

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Lawyer's visit brings UK scandal to Rupert Murdoch's front door and raises prospect of lawsuits involving US legal systemMark Lewis, the lawyer who has been at the forefront of efforts to expose the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, is poised to bring the battle for legal redress across the...
News International braced as lawyer brings phone-hacking scandal to US

Giganews / Golden Frog Founder Fires Off at Dropbox and Mega

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On Monday a controversial domain was brought to our attention. The site, DumpDropbox.com, seemed to have one thing on its mind – providing a laundry list of reasons why users should literally dump Dropbox. The reasons the site gives are many, from Dropbox relying on Amazon’s servers instead of its...
Giganews / Golden Frog Founder Fires Off at Dropbox and Mega
Convoluted Cybersecurity Act gets voted down in the senate

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between Dec. 17 and Dec.21. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Dec. 17 Google Maps returns to iOS with an all-new app Google Maps for iOS downloaded more than 10M times...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Privacy police take aim at social media giants |10 international privacy regulators, including Canada, agree to jointly investigate, audit and penalize companies such as Google and Facebook that violate privacy laws ~ Not to be brushed aside: it was Canad

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Privacy police take aim at social media giants |10 international privacy regulators, including Canada, agree to jointly investigate, audit and penalize companies such as Google and Facebook that violate privacy laws ~ Not to be brushed aside: it was Canad

Google to users: Here's how we deal with requests for your information

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What happens if the local police, the FBI or any government agency asks Google for information about your Gmail or YouTube account? Good question and one Google is trying to address with a new FAQ posted to its corporate blog. It also added a new page to its “transparency report” on...
Google to users: Here's how we deal with requests for your information

Irish watchdog aborts talks with Europe vs. Facebook, via text

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Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner says it will determine, by October, whether Facebook will face legal action under European privacy laws. [Read more]...
Irish watchdog aborts talks with Europe vs. Facebook, via text

FTC probes mobile apps firms over child privacy concerns

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The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it has launched multiple investigations into mobile apps companies that have potentially violated child online privacy laws. The action comes after the agency completed a comprehensive survey of Apple's and Google's mobile apps stores, where the agency found the vast majority of developers of...
FTC probes mobile apps firms over child privacy concerns
Secret surveillance and gag orders highlight weak US data privacy laws
CISPA: Congress weighs privacy against 'cyber threats'

US Government's Failure To Protect Public Privacy Is Driving Business Overseas

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As we've covered over and over again, the US government has made it clear that it wants access to your data. With things like the FISA Amendments Act, ECPA and various other laws, law enforcement plays the FUD card repeatedly, insisting that it needs to be able to go in...
US Government's Failure To Protect Public Privacy Is Driving Business Overseas

Pew: U.S. Parents Of Online Teens Worried About Reputational Damage Of Online Activity And What Advertisers Know About Their Kids

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While European legislators are considering adding a ‘right to be forgotten’ to data privacy laws to give internet users some control over who owns their data, U.S. parents are worried about the reputational damage of their teens’ online activities and what advertisers are learning about them, according to a new report...
Pew: U.S. Parents Of Online Teens Worried About Reputational Damage Of Online Activity And What Advertisers Know About Their Kids
Facebook wins legal battle to force Europeans to use real names online

EFF blasts 'Cyber Intelligence' bill over privacy concerns

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a campaign to fight the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a cybersecurity bill designed to allow companies and the federal government to share information to prevent or defend from cyberattacks. The EFF, along with other civil liberties organizations, dispute the bill on...
EFF blasts 'Cyber Intelligence' bill over privacy concerns

US Groups: Foreign Cloud Providers Marketing Against Privacy Concerns

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Cloud computing services from outside the U.S. are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers, according......
US Groups: Foreign Cloud Providers Marketing Against Privacy Concerns

EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy

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upto0013 notes the latest spot of trouble for Google in Europe: the EU says that Google's Street View images violate privacy laws. The EU's privacy watchdog asked Google to notify cities and towns before photographing (Google says it does this already) and to delete original photos after 6 months (Google...
EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy

Congress Tries, Yet Again, To Fix Outdated Electronic Privacy Laws

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We've been writing about ECPA reform for ages. In case you haven't been following this, ECPA is an incredibly outdated law concerning the privacy of electronic communications. As it stands now, thanks to some oddities in the law, the government can often access your online data with little oversight (among...
Congress Tries, Yet Again, To Fix Outdated Electronic Privacy Laws

Privacy in the mobile age? You're doing it wrong, say EU regulators

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Everyone knows how finicky the European Union is when it comes to data protection in the cloud, but until now there hasn’t been much noise regarding the humble smartphone app. Now a group of privacy regulators from across Europe has published its opinion on that subject, and the result may...
Privacy in the mobile age? You're doing it wrong, say EU regulators
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