Archive for the ‘Information Privacy’ Category

Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

Perceptics confirms intrusion and theft, stays quiet on details Source: Maker of US border’s license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online Car Security Security Breach   Digital License Plates: Convenience or Privacy Risk?  Subscribe in a reader

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Microsoft wants a US privacy law that puts the burden on tech companies

On the first anniversary of #GDPR, Microsoft calls for a similar privacy law in the US that puts the burden on the companies that collect and use sensitive data. Europe’s privacy law went into effect nearly a year ago. It’s time for the US to catch up, the tech giant says. Source: Microsoft wants a […]

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California is bringing law and order to big data. It could change the internet in the U.S.

   ⚖️ California is bringing law and order to big data ⚖️ California Expands Consumer Privacy Protections | The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, gives residents of California the ability to request the data that businesses collect on them, demand that it be deleted, and opt out of having that data sold to third parties, among other things. The state’s […]

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Google’s location history data shared routinely with police

Law enforcement officials in the US have been routinely mining Google’s location history data for criminal investigations. Source: Google’s location history data shared routinely with police  Subscribe in a reader

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Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns

A viral tweet prompted closer scrutiny. Source: Discovery of cameras built into airlines’ seats sparks privacy concerns   Information Privacy  

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How WhatsApp Merger With Facebook Messenger Puts Your Privacy At Risk

Information Privacy Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are to be integrated under the hood so that messages will travel across a unified communications platform. So, what are the implications on privacy for users of these services? Source: How WhatsApp Merger With Facebook Messenger Puts Your Privacy At Risk

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Is privacy a dependency of information security

Is privacy a dependency of information security? by Jamie Titchener If you read the news on a regular basis, you will find that most of the cyber security or data protection articles play heavily on the fear of an individual’s privacy being compromised. But what many people don’t seem to realize is that privacy is in fact a dependency […]

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Hack-proof your life: A guide to Internet privacy in 2014

A guide to Internet privacy to a hack-proof Life Keith Wagstaff NBC News It’s no secret that 2013 wasn’t a great year for Internet privacy. Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified documents that revealed the depths of the agency’s electronic surveillance program. Users had their information stolen en masse from […]

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Unreasonable searches and drone killings

Peter Scheer @ SFChronicle.com on June 12, 2013 – Open Forum on NSA’s snooping First came news accounts of the government’s use of armed drones in the targeted killing of terrorists abroad. Then came the revelations about government surveillance programs, breathtaking in their scale, tapping into data on phone calls, e-mails, Internet searches and more. […]

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Why you should care about your digital privacy?

Surveillance Countermeasures When we use internet browser for a web search, social media site, communication (skype), buy something from a site, we are leaving digital tracks all over the internet. Your service provider of the above services have access to this information because they are collecting  this treasure trove to identify and figure out what […]

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Top 10 ways to avoid being tracked online

By Stacey Vanek Smith 1. Read the agreements for all mobile phone apps before you download them. Some of them are scary! They will track your location using your GPS and some (like Facebook) will download ALL OF THE CONTACTS IN YOUR PHONE. Can’t remember who you’ve handed your data to? MyPermissions can help. 2. […]

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The End of Online Privacy? Fight the Internet Snooping Bill!

The End of Online Privacy? Fight the Internet Snooping Bill! (Must watch/share) HR1981 would force the company you pay for Internet access to store a year’s worth of personal data and hand it over at the request of law enforcement. For sake of protecting childern from Pornographers does not mean that you start collecting everybody […]

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Privacy and Law

Your personal info is manageable and controlable most of the time as far as privacy is concern , until you have to use it for commercial use (to apply cxredit card, to apply for bank account or to apply for a job). then it depends on these commercial entities how they are goning to use, […]

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How safe is your personal information on social network?

With corporations, criminals and governments all looking to capture your information via the internet, how safe are you once you logon? How to Be Invisible How Disappear Erase Digital Footprint

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U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

By JAMES GLANZ and JOHN MARKOFF The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, […]

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Alex Jones Exposes Google’s Plan to Dominate the Internet

Net Neutrality at Stake – Check it out how it matters to your privacy and security Expolre the titles below if Net Neutrality matters to you

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GPS ON CELL PHONES CAMERAS a PRIVACY ISSUE

Big GOVERNMENT & CRIMINALS ADVANTAGE OVER US Anyone who’s posted cell photos online: The bad guys can now tell the EXACT location where photos were taken. more on how privacy is at risk and possible safeguards

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Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

How a digital copier can become a treasure trove for an identity thief, because they have a hard drive which permanently store all images which have been digitally printed, scanned, faxed, emailed or copied on that printer. Storing images on the hard drive can be a huge threat to the security of an organization and […]

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How a digital copier can be a treasure trove for a identity thief

How a digital copier can become a treasure trove for an identity thief, because they have a hard drive which permanently store all images which have been digitally printed, scanned, faxed, emailed or copied on that printer. Storing images on the hard drive can be a huge threat to the security of an organization and […]

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Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills

Image via WikipediaLegislation Heads for a Senate Vote November 5, 2009 – Eric Chabrow, Managing Editor The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved two companion bills that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Both bills go to the Senate for consideration. The Personal Data Privacy […]

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