Privacy

Microsoft must give gov't customer records on foreign server

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A federal judge has upheld a lower court ruling compelling Microsoft to turn over customer records located in Ireland to the U.S. government.

Google hands litany of 'right to be forgotten' woes to EU regulators

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Google provided additional details on how it has attempted to comply with the "right to be forgotten" ruling and the problems it has encountered.

Apple hit with privacy class-action over iPhone location service

Apple hit with privacy class-action over iPhone location service

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A woman claims she did not realize the company was using location services to track her and accuses the company of giving the data to third parties.

Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

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Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced an NSA reform bill that would update the USA Freedom Act.

OTI report exposes economic costs of NSA spying

OTI report exposes economic costs of NSA spying

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A report from New America OTI found that the NSA surveillance program has had a chilling effect on U.S. commerce and foreign policy.

EFF asks court to find NSA internet spying a violation of Fourth Amendment

EFF asks court to find NSA internet spying a violation of Fourth Amendment

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Complete with a colorful graphic, the EFF showed a federal court how the NSA essentially runs a digital dragnet that can pick up innocent Americans.

Senator Leahy prepares bill to tackle NSA snooping

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The bill is set to be introduced on Tuesday.

EFF intros wireless router software to boost industry standard

EFF intros wireless router software to boost industry standard

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This weekend, the digital rights group released a "hacker alpha" version of its Open Wireless Router software.

Pair jailed for Apple-themed phishing scams, racket supported criminal transport

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A man and a woman were sentenced to 14 years for conspiring to steal money in a phishing scheme that was then used to transport criminals into the U.K.

Snowden, Ellsberg ask hackers to help obscure whistleblower activity

Snowden, Ellsberg ask hackers to help obscure whistleblower activity

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At the HOPE X conference in New York, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden discussed the importance of keeping government spying in check.

Microsoft wavers on Canadian spam fears

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Microsoft has reconsidered a move to cease security emails in Canada, following the introduction of an anti-spam law north of the border.

Google external experts to tour Europe, explain right to be forgotten

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After receiving tens of thousands of link removal requests, Google has convened a panel of experts who will speak at public meetings in Europe.

Microsoft to implement 'right to be forgotten' form

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Microsoft will start complying with Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling by offering its Bing users a form to request links be deleted.

Chinese hackers seek security clearance data on federal workers

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Chinese hackers broke into databases at the Office of Personnel Management which house data on workers applying for top-secret security clearance.

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cyber security bill

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cyber security bill

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The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 encourages threat information sharing between government and the private sector.

In year's first half, Verizon hit with 150,000 gov't data requests

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On Tuesday, the telecom giant published its second transparency report on government requests for customer data.

PCI council's Bob Russo to retire, new general manager named

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The PCI Security Standards Council General Manager Bob Russo will retire at year's end; Stephen W. Orfei will take the helm in September.

NCL calls on gov't, business to better protect consumer data

NCL calls on gov't, business to better protect consumer data

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Noting that consumers are being asked to provide more information than ever before and are less protected, the National Consumers League has proposed reforms.

Oversight board supports NSA internet spying

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The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's report indicates internet communications needs less protection than phone calls.

HotelHippo offline after security pro finds flaws

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A HotelHippo customer who happens to be a security consultant found multiple security flaws when he tried to book accommodations.

File sharing programs cause data leaks, security headaches

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A Harris Poll survey of 308 senior IT professionals found greater trust for Dropbox and similar apps among younger workers and top executives.

Denmark caved to NSA's threats, security demands

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The NSA is said to have threatened Denmark's government, warning that it would be excluded as a U.S.'s close ally if it didn't alter its encryption laws.

Appeals court can review ruling on FTC authority in Wyndham suit

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A district court judge has ruled that the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit can review an earlier decision to deny Wyndham's request for dismissal.

Supreme Court gives merit to Street View privacy concerns

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For years, Google has battled accusations that it violated WireTap Act for its use of Street View.

Blackphone begins shipping globally

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The first privacy-driven mobile device is shipping to pre-order customers now and will begin accepting additional orders later this year.

UK transparency report: U.S. spy program targeted 89,000 foreigners

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The Office of the Director of Intelligence released a report based on information declassified by the Director of National Intelligence.

Facebook protests Manhattan DA's request for 'nearly all data' on hundreds

Facebook protests Manhattan DA's request for 'nearly all data' on hundreds

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The legal fight stems from a 2013 request by the Manhattan district attorney, seeking data from the Facebook accounts of 381 people.

German govt., lower parliament drop Verizon over spying

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The German government and the Bundestag have decided not to renew contracts with Verizon in the wake of Snowden revelations.

Privacy coalition's letter challenges Senate cyber security bill

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In a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee, 22 privacy advocates said the bill didn't properly restrict information-sharing or protect PII.

Supreme Court's landmark ruling bars warrantless search of cell phones

Supreme Court's landmark ruling bars warrantless search of cell phones

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Privacy advocates say the Wednesday ruling will have a positive impact on forthcoming cases involving data security.

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