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Researchers Release Profile Data on 70,000 OkCupid Users Without Permission

An anonymous users shares a Vox report: A group of researchers has released a data set on nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid. The data dump breaks the cardinal rule of social science research ethics: It took identifiable personal d...
by Remote Network on May 14, 2016

Privacy Fears Deterring Almost Half of American Households From Online Shopping

Many Americans are growing increasingly concerned about privacy and security. According to a survey, almost half of American households with at least one Internet user have been deterred from online activity recently. The online activity includes doi...
by Remote Network on May 14, 2016

Second Bank Hit By 'Sophisticated' Malware Attack, Says Swift

An anonymous reader cites an article on The Guardian: Swift, the global financial messaging network that banks use to move billions of dollars every day, warned of a second malware attack similar to the one that led to February's $81 million cyberhei...
by Remote Network on May 13, 2016

Brookings & Ponemon Studies on Privacy & Security; Meet the Experts

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Brookings & Ponemon Studies on Privacy & Security; Meet the Experts

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The Drill Down 424: Fingered by the Law

This week, SpaceX goes to Mars, a new Nintendo console, Comcast buys Dreamworks Animation, killer robots, can the Government force you to unlock your phone?...and much more this week on The Drill Down [...] The post The Drill Down 424: Fingered by t...
by Geeks of Doom on May 6, 2016

'Secret' ministers, teachers and social workers are spying on us

image credit: tommygioelisvoice Mass Private I Police State America is using 'secret' ministers, teachers, social workers to spy on us. According to a NJ.com article, the FBI/DHS are enlisting clergy, social worke...
by INFRAKSHUN on May 6, 2016

Cops Deploy StingRay Anti-Terror Tech Against $50 Chicken-Wing Thief

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register: Police in Maryland, U.S., used controversial cellphone-tracking technology intended only for the most serious crimes to track down a man who stole $50 of chicken wings. Police in Annapolis -- an ho...
by Remote Network on May 5, 2016

After ISIS, Americans Fear Cyberattacks Most

An anonymous reader writes: According to Pew Research Center, there's an increasingly growing fear among Americans about cyberattacks. In fact, it's the second most feared entity to them, the first being ISIS. The terrorist group is scary by design,...
by Remote Network on May 5, 2016

Just trust them? ‘Unbelievable’ amount of child porn on US military, intelligence computers

Privacy SOS If you’ve got nothing to hide, why worry about warrantless mass surveillance? One reason among many: The people who have access to your private communications may not have your—or your child’s—best interest at heart.NextGo...
by INFRAKSHUN on May 3, 2016

Aiutiamo i razzisti a casa loro

Anna Lombroso per il Simplicissimus Il 26 aprile con tempestiva puntualità (la professione di antifascismo, se proprio è necessario, si esercita una volta l’anno, come quella di ricordare, di rispettare le donne, di esprimere solidarietà per i p...
by Il Simplicissimus on Apr 29, 2016

Can Switzerland Become a Safe Haven For the World's Data?

An anonymous reader shares an interesting article on Daily Dot which lists a number of reasons why Switzerland should be deemed as the nation for storing all of your data. The article reads: As United States and European Union regulators debate a swe...
by Remote Network on Apr 20, 2016

ON THE PARANOIA FRONT - Microsoft on the Bandwagon

"Microsoft sues DOJ over demands for access to customer data" PBS NewsHour 4/15/2016Here we go again.  The paranoia over privacy that helps criminals and terrorists hide from the law, even with a legal warrant.ExcerptSUMMARY:  In the wake o...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 18, 2016

No surprises as Facebook slips to third in Alexa, but tech press misses it

Above: Facebook’s latest move: ensuring that notifications for messages go to its own app. If you choose not to install it, tough. (Actually, you can reach your messages if you had bookmarked your old message index, and through some digging you...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 16, 2016

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by BacaAku on Apr 16, 2016

Kingston Ships Management Ready, Hardware-Encrypted USB Flash Drives

The massive leak of confidential documents recently not only reveal the hidden wealth of politician and businessmen worldwide, but also reiterate the importance of information security. Governments, corporates, and even individuals like us can never...
by RJ MANILA TECH on Apr 16, 2016

Phorm, the Deep Packet Inspection Ad-Injector Company, Ceases Trading

Reader mccalli writes: Phorm, a controversial UK deep-packet inspection/ad-injection company discussed on Slashdot many times before, has ceased trading today. Phorm was controversial for, among other things, editing and approving UK government advic...
by Remote Network on Apr 15, 2016

House Panel Approves Bill To Protect Older Email From Gov't Snooping

Erin Kelly, reporting for USA TODAY: A key House panel voted Wednesday to pass an email privacy bill that would stop the government from being able to read Americans' old emails without a warrant. The House Judiciary Committee voted 28-0 to approve t...
by Remote Network on Apr 13, 2016

EDUCATION - In the Student Digital World

"Why digital education could be a double-edged sword" PBS NewsHour 4/5/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Public education is becoming increasingly digitized -- these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s grades to their eating habits in onl...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 11, 2016


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