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New code of practice to minimise privacy risks in anonymised data

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The Information Commissioner has announced a code of practice setting out guidelines for protecting privacy rights while dealing with big data• More from the Guardian on big dataThe Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced a new data protection code of practice, which advises on how to protect the privacy rights...
New code of practice to minimise privacy risks in anonymised data
Hands-On With Facebook In OS X: Sharing Made Easy, App Access And Contact Syncing
Hotspot Shield maker AnchorFree lands $52M to protect you from the horrors of web browsing

Check The Privacyscore Of Facebook Apps

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PrivacyChoice debuted a Facebook application that allows users to gauge the privacy risks of other Facebook apps, joining the company’s browser add-on, which performs the same task for websites. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media....
Check The Privacyscore Of Facebook Apps

Privacyscore will alert you to potential privacy risks when using a website

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For the first part of 2012, privacy has been a big topic and massive source of pain for companies like Google and Path. Most of us use the Internet and assume that we’re protected from our personal information being shared with others. That’s not always the case as we’ve found,...
Privacyscore will alert you to potential privacy risks when using a website

O2 Ireland admits it lost backup data from September 2011, says "low risk" to privacy of 1.3m customers

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Telefonica-owned mobile operator O2 has admitted that a tape used for routine daily backups at its Irish offices went missing in September 2011, posting a message to its website to warn customers that it may contain some personal data held on the company’s servers at that time. O2 Ireland, which...
O2 Ireland admits it lost backup data from September 2011, says "low risk" to privacy of 1.3m customers

1,300,000 Reasons Why Mobile Phone Users Can't Expect Privacy

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The new equation of modern life is simple: Use a mobile phone, give up any expectation of privacy. Cell phone carriers last year responded to some 1.3 million demands for information from law enforcement - and it's a safe bet that plenty of the people caught up in those investigations...
1,300,000 Reasons Why Mobile Phone Users Can't Expect Privacy
Vaultive keeps your data safe in the cloud, raises $10M
Bug In New Instagram Photo Map Exposes Your Private Photos To Android Users

Google loved Orkut more than Reader and other myths debunked

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When Google announced its shutdown of Reader two weeks ago, it led to an outpouring of emotion few could have predicted. Amid the anguish were some healthy conversations about Reader, Google, and RSS, but the process also gave rise to a number of myths and assumptions that deserve a second look....
Google loved Orkut more than Reader and other myths debunked
Privacy groups fight Facebook's spam-friendly policy proposal

Digital watchdogs warn of spam, privacy issues with Facebook changes

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Two digital rights group urged Facebook on Tuesday to halt changes to its governance and data use policies, warning the modifications could increase privacy risks....
Digital watchdogs warn of spam, privacy issues with Facebook changes

Facebook Gifts could encourage users to expose more private information

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Facebook Gifts, the new social gifting service launched by Facebook on Thursday, might encourage users to expose information like their home addresses, birth date, clothing or shoe size that could pose security and privacy risks, according to security experts....
Facebook Gifts could encourage users to expose more private information
EU privacy agency investigating Microsoft's new terms of service

Should the NHS go paperless?

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A 'paperless NHS' plan has been unveiled by Jeremy Hunt. It has been suggested that the move could save the NHS £5bn a year, but campaign group Big Brother Watch is worried about potential privacy risks. Is going paperless a good idea?...
Should the NHS go paperless?

Facebook And FTC Settle Privacy Charges -- No Fine, But 20 Years Of Privacy Audits

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Facebook and the FTC today finalized their earlier announced settlement over charges that Facebook had “deceived” its customers by “telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public.” Unlike this week’s earlier $22.5 million FTC settlement with Google,...
Facebook And FTC Settle Privacy Charges -- No Fine, But 20 Years Of Privacy Audits

You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service that would allow the company to share user data with recently acquired photo-application Instagram, eliminate a user voting system and loosen email restrictions within the social network. The...
You're Going To Start Getting A Lot More Facebook Spam, Say Privacy Groups (FB)

Reconstructing Users' Web Histories From Personalized Search Results

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An anonymous reader sends along this excerpt from MIT's Technology Review: "Personalization is a key part of Internet search, providing more relevant results and gaining loyal customers in the process. But new research highlights the privacy risks that this kind of personalization can bring. A team of European researchers, working...
Reconstructing Users' Web Histories From Personalized Search Results
Google assembling 'red team' to prevent future FTC fines over user privacy
How snitch-proof are internet SMS substitutes?

EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

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Following investigations into Google and others, EU privacy watchdog group known as the Article 29 working group have today issued new guidelines for mobile app developers. The group is made up of EU data and privacy protection authorities and the new recommendations extend to “all other parties involved in the...
EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers
Cisco simplifies Connect Cloud opt-out process after customer complaints

Browser Plug-in and Website Warn About Data Harvesting by Facebook Apps

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UPDATE: Secure.me's App Advisor website and browser plug-in are designed to make users aware of privacy risks....
Browser Plug-in and Website Warn About Data Harvesting by Facebook Apps
Facebook tries to friend youngsters, but not in a creepy way

Google faces EU scorn on privacy

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Google is to be told by the EU that it must make changes to how it gathers users' personal information to avoid privacy risks....
Google faces EU scorn on privacy

FTC Examines Privacy Risks of Photocopiers

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FTC Examines Privacy Risks of Photocopiers

Privacy groups ask Facebook to back off privacy changes

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Two consumer interest groups are asking Facebook to withdraw its proposed changes that would, among other issues, remove the ability for users to vote on modifications to Facebook's data usage and privacy policies. The company also wants to change how you filter incoming messages on Facebook, and Facebook wants...
Privacy groups ask Facebook to back off privacy changes

CNET: You Can't Trust Our Reviews, But You Can Trust Our News! Honestly!

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The fallout from CBS's ridiculously short-sighted interference with CNET's editorial process, concerning staffers awarding Dish's new DVR "best of show" at CES, continues to cause problems. Whle one of CNET's best reporters quit in protest, and Dish has turned the whole thing into a marketing opportunity, now any news article...
CNET: You Can't Trust Our Reviews, But You Can Trust Our News! Honestly!
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