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NEWS ALERT: Senate blocks USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization

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A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Hospitals in at least 3 states affected by employee data breach

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Thousands of hospital patients in at least three states may have had their personal information compromised after MML data breach.

Ohio student hacks school computer, shares data of 113 students

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An Ohio student is under investigation for hacking into a school district server and sharing the information of at least one other student.

Senate gears up for Saturday USA Freedom Act vote; House breaks for recess

Senate gears up for Saturday USA Freedom Act vote; House breaks for recess

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The USA Freedom Act's fate will soon be decided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announcing on Thursday that the Senate will convene for a rare Saturday vote on the bill.

UC Browser found leaking personal data

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Researchers wrote in a paper that UC Browser's English and Chinese versions leak personal and personally-identifiable data.

RadioShack, state coalition reach terms on sale of customer data

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RadioShack and a coalition of 38 states have reached an agreement allowing RadioShack to sell the customer data under certain conditions.

NSA protesters plant secret recorders around NYC, post sound files online

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Purporting to be free agency contractors, an unknown number of protesters planted tape recorders around New York City to capture civilians' conversations and publish them online.

Letter urges McConnell, Senate leaders to let sun set on Section 215

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In a brief, to-the-point letter, a wide mix of organizations asked Senate leaders to abandon attempts to extend Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Google, Apple and others urge Obama to reinforce default encryption standards

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Dozens of other companies, civil society groups and security and policy experts, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday stressing the importance of rejecting legislation requiring backdoors into new technology.

Sen. Vitter introduces Student Privacy Protection Act

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Another bill aimed at protecting students' privacy has been presented to Congress.

Financial sector welcomes info-sharing with govt, panel says

Financial sector welcomes info-sharing with govt, panel says

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A panel of financial industry experts at a conference sponsored by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) discussed security challenges facing the sector.

After House vote, USA Freedom Act moves to Senate

After House vote, USA Freedom Act moves to Senate

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The USA Freedom Act was passed by the House Wednesday but critics call for strengthening of bill in the Senate.

Academics request details on Google's 'right to be forgotten' adherence

Academics request details on Google's 'right to be forgotten' adherence

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A year after Europe's "right to be forgotten" ruling, academics and a U.K. regulatory office are asking Google for further information on how it adheres to it.

Hackers exploit Starbucks auto-reload feature to steal from customers

Hackers exploit Starbucks auto-reload feature to steal from customers

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Starbucks customers say auto-reload feature is being used to steal from their linked credit cards and bank accounts.

Washington state passes law requiring warrant for 'stingray' use

Washington state passes law requiring warrant for 'stingray' use

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While Congress ramps up for its discussions and vote on the USA Freedom Act, Washington state has taken privacy into its own hands through legislation requiring a warrant to use the devices.

White House urges Congress to pass USA Freedom Act

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The bill, which aims to end NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone data, recently passed a House committee.

Laptop search and seizure at CA border ruled unreasonable

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A federal court has ruled that the search of a traveling businessman's laptop in 2013 was unreasonable and violated his privacy.

Two men arrested for Photobucket breach

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Two men were arrested for conspiring to breach Photobucket security and sell private information.

Germany stops NSA internet surveillance, sets parameters

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Germany has stopped its internet surveillance for the NSA after tensions arose over the US spying on European officials.

Appeals court rules NSA collection of phone metadata illegal

Appeals court rules NSA collection of phone metadata illegal

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A New York federal appeals court found the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records illegal, but a separate ruling this week set privacy rules back with the approval of law enforcement's collection of warrantless phone location data.

Study: Root cause of health care breaches shifts to criminal attacks

Study: Root cause of health care breaches shifts to criminal attacks

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An annual health care study found that criminal attacks replaced device theft and loss as the leading cause of breaches.

Katherine Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO

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The Federal Trade Commission announced, in a release today, Katherine Race Brin will serve as the new FTC CPO

Va. ACLU sues Fairfax police dept. for storing data from ALPR

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ACLU has sued a Virginia police department for collecting an LPR database on vehicles belonging to people not under investigation.

Lower house of French Parliament approves surveillance bill

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The lower house of the French Parliament has approved a controversial intelligence bill that could broaden the government's surveillance powers.

DOJ begins reviewing stingray uses and policies

DOJ begins reviewing stingray uses and policies

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The Department of Justice confirmed that it is looking into its policies surrounding cell-site simulators and surveillance technology.

Partners HealthCare says workers responded to phishing emails, patient data at risk

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A phishing scheme may have compromised the information of nearly 3,300 patients.

USA Freedom Act passes House Judiciary Committee

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The House Judiciary Committee approved the "USA Freedom Act," effectively setting the bill up to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Trifecta 2.0: Trust, privacy and security

Trifecta 2.0: Trust, privacy and security

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Trust directly correlates to our expectations of privacy, says Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial.

Privacy matters

Privacy matters

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Greater connectivity has changed the way we view privacy - and the Fourth Amendment, says Hilary Wandall, CPO at Merck. Teri Robinson reports.

The data backlash: Privacy

The data backlash: Privacy

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Is resistance forming against data-sharing in America? The consensus seems to be a resounding 'yes,' reports Ashley Carman.

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