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Op-Ed: Google vs. privacy? New Gmail terms say ‘we analyze your emails’

Sydney - Google claimed in a recent court hearing that a case against the company shouldn’t be heard because their terms of use gave implied consent to scanning of emails. The court didn’t agree. Now Google’s put it in writing.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 22 comments

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Toronto - Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

Washington - US regulators warned Facebook Thursday about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping $19 billion.
In the Media by AFP

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

On mounting privacy concerns, WhatsApp CEO defends acquisition

As the FTC begins reviewing the results of Facebook's proposed WhatsApp acquisition, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum claimed privacy concerns in the resulting acquisition are "inaccurate and careless."
In the Media by Michael Krebs

French group files privacy suit against social networks

Paris - France's leading consumer rights group said on Tuesday it had filed suit against Twitter, Facebook and Google accusing the Internet giants of breaching privacy laws.UFC-Que Choisir said it had filed suit in the Paris high court for "abusive" and "illeg...
In the Media by AFP

Why Microsoft execs read content from a private Hotmail account

Microsoft has admitted it read the Hotmail inbox of a blogger while pursuing a software leak investigation. The admission has created intense blowback, with users of Microsoft's email service worried about their privacy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The time bomb in your wallet

Every once in a while, those reminders of the march of time arrive. Before turning 50, it was invitations to join AARP. Now, approaching 65, it is the incessant mail about Medicare supplement programs.
In the Media by Bob Pinzler

Groups seek privacy review of Facebook-WhatsApp tie-up

Washington - Two privacy activist groups asked US regulators Thursday to put on hold the Facebook acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp to ensure against misuse of user data.An administrative complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission calls on the agency...
In the Media by AFP

New video pokes fun at online privacy issues Promoted

With the advent of Edward Snowden's revelations on the inner workings of the NSA, many people are concerned — and rightfully so — about how much privacy we can expect online.
Promoted Content by User Friendly Media - 3 comments
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Is that mobile application invading my privacy?

Facebook now offers “Home.” Facebook says “With Home, everything on your phone gets friendlier. From the moment...
May 12, 2013 by Robert Siciliano

Instagram: Is it safe for kids?

It seems like almost overnight that Instagram has become the new social hangout for teens and kids online. Instagram...
Mar 29, 2013 by Chris Crosby

Never Commit an Electronic Medical Record Violation!

Working in the health care field, an employee could have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of electronic medical...
Nov 29, 2012 by Jodi Green

Confessions of a "Facebook Parent"

My report cards in kindergarten often included comments like "plays well with others", "looks out for the other...
May 29, 2012 by Elizabeth Avigad

Should You Trust Fancy Reverse Phone Search Apps?

If you receive a call from the number not listed in your phone book, you may need to check who that number belongs to...
Apr 11, 2012 by Andrew Sokolov
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