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Op-Ed: With Facebook policies in mind, mobile messaging privacy matters

The mobile messaging market made headlines this week after Facebook agreed to acquire WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion - however, there may be considerable privacy and security issues at stake.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Swedish website publishes criminal records

Stockholm - A controversial new site that lets Web users check out the criminal records of their friends and neighbours has caused outrage among privacy experts in Sweden who warn that it could breach privacy laws.
In the Media by D.M. McGrory

Privacy feature on Android phones removed by Google

San Francisco - Android users had a feature that allowed them to choose what personal information third-party apps could collect from them. Now the feature is no more.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 1 comment

Op-Ed: CISPA is coming back again in the US Senate

Washington - The National Security Agency director Keith Alexander is pushing for the introduction of a revised version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act to be introduced into the US Senate.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: What privacy rights do you have online?

Beginning November 11th, 2013, Google can use your user name, profile pictures, and “implied endorsement” in its display ads. Unless you are an actor looking for some exposure, this probably does not sit well with the average Google user.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors - 1 comment

Google wiretapping cases greenlit by federal judges

Two cases against Google were given a go-ahead by federal judges last week. Last Thursday Google failed in an attempt to stop a case against Gmail privacy intrusions and a similar attempt to stop a case against Street View privacy intrusions also failed.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Facebook to pay $20 million for sharing users’ details on ads

Facebook has been ordered to compensate more than 600,000 users for having shared their personal details in ads on the site without their consent. Each user will receive a $15 payout.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 5 comments

Google: No 'expectation of privacy' for Gmail users

Mountain View - Users who send or receive information via Google's Gmail should not expect their messages to remain private, the Internet giant argued in a court motion seeking the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

DHS cautions staff against reading The Washington Post online

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff could find themselves out of a job when they view The Washington Post’s July 10 Snowden leaks article, "The NSA slide you haven’t seen."
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith - 5 comments

UK's GCHQ piggybacking on covert NSA Internet Operation Prism

Cheltenham - Reports today indicate that the UK's top secret GCHQ intelligence gathering operation was involved in the US' National Security Agency's Operation PRISM, gathering data from users' Internet habits.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment
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Instagram: Is it safe for kids?

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