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Judge grants father in custody case access to ex-wife's Facebook profile

Judge grants father in custody case access to ex-wife's Facebook profile

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In a first of its kind ruling in New York state, a Westchester Supreme Court justice said a man can use information from his ex-wife's Facebook page as evidence in a child custody battle.

Federal appellate court confirms FTC authority in Wyndham case

Federal appellate court confirms FTC authority in Wyndham case

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The Third Circuit Court of Appeals Monday upheld a lower court decision confirming that the FTC had the authority to pursue enforcement action against Wyndham after a trio of breaches.

Symantec to pay $17M in damages for patent violations

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A federal jury in Delaware has found Symantec guilty of two counts of patent infringement and ordered the company to pony up $17 million in damages.

Insurer sues web designer in bank breach

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Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. claims Ignition Studio failed to take basic security precautions, allowing hackers to gain access to Alpine Bank's website.

Former CBS reporter claims gov't hacked computer, sues for $35M

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Journalist Sharyl Attkisson claims the federal government secretly monitored her personal and work computer due to her coverage on controversial topics.

Telecommunications companies on the line with FTC, FCC for cramming schemes

Telecommunications companies on the line with FTC, FCC for cramming schemes

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Two major telecommunications companies are under fire from the FTC and FCC for their "cramming" practices.

Suit: Comcast public WiFi hotspot network uses home modems, drives up customer costs

Suit: Comcast public WiFi hotspot network uses home modems, drives up customer costs

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In a class-action suit filed in federal court, a father-daughter duo accuses Comcast of using their routers to create public Wi-Fi hotspots, increasing their electricity costs and leaving them vulnerable to security issues.

First California man sentenced under 'revenge porn' law

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Noe Iniguez posted a nude photo and derogatory remarks about his ex-girlfriend on her employer's Facebook page.

Last Pirate Bay co-founder nabbed at Thai border

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Fredrik Neij was arrested at the Thai-Laos border earlier this week on copyright violation charges.

FBI uncovers second person leaking government documents

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The unnamed leaker's house was searched and a criminal case was opened after documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list were published.

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

Twitter sues U.S. government over sharing limits on transparency report data

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The social media giant believes the limits imposed by the DOJ on data in transparency reports for its users violates its First Amendment rights.

Google deletes hacked images of nude celebs

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After being threatened with legal action by the victims of the headline-grabbing nude celebrity photo hacks, Google has made a move to delete them.

Google threatened with $100M lawsuit over hacked celeb images

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A lawyer representing more than a dozen of the women affected by the recent iCloud celebrity hacking scandal has threatened Google with a $100,000,000 lawsuit.

Mother sues Rady Children's Hospital, claims daughter's records revealed

Mother sues Rady Children's Hospital, claims daughter's records revealed

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A mother says a breach at Rady Children's Hospital revealed her daughter's sensitive medical records.

Michaels class-action suit tossed after plaintiffs can't show damage

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A judge ruled that plaintiffs couldn't show monetary damage in suit filed after a breach exposed data on 2.6 million of the retailer's customers.

Judge dismisses second class-action suit against Advocate Health

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For the second time in as many months, an Illinois judge has dismissed a class-action suit against Advocate spawned by a data breach last summer.

EFF sues NSA in bid for records related to Heartbleed disclosure

EFF sues NSA in bid for records related to Heartbleed disclosure

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Frustrated by the NSA dragging its heels on a FOIA request, the EFF takes the NSA to court to secure records on vulnerabilities disclosure criteria.

LinkedIn customer email lawsuit given OK by court

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A U.S. District judge says LinkedIn's email marketing practices run counter to California law.

Snapchat and FTC settle complaint

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The FTC filed a complaint earlier this year against the popular messaging service alleging the app deceives users about the amount of personal information it collects.

Class-action suit aimed at MCCCD for delayed notification in breach

Class-action suit aimed at MCCCD for delayed notification in breach

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A motion filed in Maricopa County Court says that by delaying notification and lying about last April's breach, MCCCD put victims' PII at risk.

Bank of America target of class-action suit for 2012 breach

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Plaintiffs claim that stolen personal information was sold and used for fraud and identity theft.

FTC files complaint against website that labeled users "jerks"

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The Federal Trade filed a complaint against the operators of "Jerk.com" for breaking the FTC Act by misleading consumers.

French court requires Google to publicly admit privacy violation

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Google must post a notice on its French homepage stating that it has been fined more than $200,000 for privacy violations.

Judge throws out Steam breach lawsuit over lack of "harm"

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A U.S. District Court has found that Valve, maker of the Steam video game distribution service, is not liable for a breach last November that exposed personal data belonging to some 35 million subscribers.

Security firm Trustwave among defendants in S.C. breach suit

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A South Carolina attorney has amended a lawsuit to include compliance assessor Trustwave as a defendant, opening the door to whether a security provider can be held liable for a breach at a customer's site.

Barnes & Noble customers file lawsuits after breach

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Less than two weeks after the book giant revealed that PIN pads at dozens of its stores were compromised, four victims have filed lawsuits, alleging the company failed to properly protect their data and notify them in reasonable timeframe.

Companies settle rent-to-own computer spy charges

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A software developer and seven rental computer distributors are accused of installing spy software on machines that was capable of logging keystrokes and taking webcam photos.

Wyndham Hotels challenges FTC security suit over breaches

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The world's largest hotel operator is disputing allegations that it violated the FTC Act when it sustained a series of data security breaches.

Yahoo faces lawsuit following data breach

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The suit contends that Yahoo didn't properly protect the personal information of some 450,000 users of its Contributor Network.

Podcast: The probability of a data breach lawsuit

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If a data breach occurs, when are companies more likely to be sued by consumers or employees? A Carnegie Mellon University researcher joined me on the SC Magazine Podcast to discuss.

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