Privacy

How to help remove the big risks from big data

Although the IBM z Systems platform is known for scalability and security, you still have to monitor who did what, when, why, where and how to ensure that information stays protected.

Yahoo releases transparency report for last half of 2014

Yahoo releases transparency report for last half of 2014

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The company released its newest transparency report iteration on Thursday, which demonstrated a drop in requests from the prior six months.

British court dismisses Google appeal

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A British court has dismissed Google's appeal to prevent consumers from being able to sue the company over its alleged tracking of Safari users.

Orgs predict $53M risk, on average, from crypto key, digital cert attacks

Orgs predict $53M risk, on average, from crypto key, digital cert attacks

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In a Ponemon report, 2,300 security pros provided their two-year outlook on cryptographic key and digital certificate attacks.

Protecting work info ranks low in mobile privacy survey

Protecting work info ranks low in mobile privacy survey

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In the Lookout survey, only five percent of smartphone users said they would take the most steps to protect work-related data.

California Senate Public Safety Committee advances stingray bill

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The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.

Protecting Cyber Networks Act introduced by House committee

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A new 'threat sharing' cybersecurity bill was introduced by leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

Islamic State posts U.S. service members' information online

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The Islamic State's "Hacking Division" posted the names, addresses and photos of 100 U.S. service members online this past week to encourage sympathizers to kill the members.

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

Legislators set to introduce student privacy bill

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On Monday, Reps. Luke Messer and Jared Polis will reportedly introduce the legislation in the House.

France unveils new terrorist surveillance law

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French Prime Minister Manual Valls introduced a new bill late last week that would allow intelligence agents to spy on suspected terrorists.

Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

Privacy buffs say amended CISA bill can still further gov't surveillance

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The threat information-sharing bill was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.

NYPD officer arrested for hacking FBI databases

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A (NYPD) officer was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly hacking into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases.

Court rules New York sheriff's office must turn over 'stingray' docs to NYCLU

Court rules New York sheriff's office must turn over 'stingray' docs to NYCLU

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A New York court ordered the Erie County Sheriff's Office to turn over documents about its purchase and use of stingray devices to the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) earlier this week.

Judge dismisses suits against Paytime

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A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits against the payroll company, saying there's no evidence yet of identity theft after a 2014 breach.

Study: Americans taking steps to hide online activities from U.S. government

Study: Americans taking steps to hide online activities from U.S. government

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The Pew Research Center surveyed hundreds of American adults about their behaviors online and the steps they've taken to keep their identity and actions hidden.

Facebook received 14,274 U.S. gov't requests in 2014 H2

Facebook received 14,274 U.S. gov't requests in 2014 H2

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Facebook said that at least some data was produced for nearly 80 percent of the requests.

State Dept. system still down to exorcise attackers

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The State Department's unclassified system is still down as the agency tries to expel what could be Russian hackers from its network.

Facebook, Twitter update policies, take stronger stance on revenge porn

Facebook, Twitter update policies, take stronger stance on revenge porn

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Facebook and Twitter joined Google and Reddit in updating their community standards to ban certain images and clarify what is acceptable and what's not.

Driver sues Uber after breach

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An Uber driver has accused the internet car service of failing to safeguard the personal information of its employees after a breach exposed data on 50,000 drivers.

Private WHOIS data disclosed for hundreds of thousands of Google Apps domains

Private WHOIS data disclosed for hundreds of thousands of Google Apps domains

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A software glitch exposed the private WHOIS information of 94 percent of the nearly 306,000 domains registered via Google App using eNom, Cisco Talos found.

CISA passes Senate committee, raises privacy concerns

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The act contains a dozen amendments made in a closed door session before the Senate Intelligence Committee voted.

Experts debate whether 'right to be forgotten' should be adopted in the U.S.

Experts debate whether 'right to be forgotten' should be adopted in the U.S.

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Four privacy and technology experts met on Wednesday night to debate the ruling and whether it should be implemented in the U.S.

Top-secret documents indicate researchers attempted to break Apple security measures

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Researchers associated with the CIA have, for years, conducted tests to break the security of Apple's mobile products, including iPhones and iPads, and have presented their findings at a secret annual meeting.

Facebook login bug lets attackers hijack accounts on Mashable, other sites

Facebook login bug lets attackers hijack accounts on Mashable, other sites

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A Facebook login bug has gone unfixed for a year, according to a blog.

$1.1M fine issued to firm for violating Canada's anti-spam law

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued a Notice of Violation to Compu-Finder for violating the country's anti-spam law.

Disgruntled former employee pleads guitly to power supplies co. hack

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The FBI said Michael Meneses deleted code so his former employer would miscalculate work orders and otherwise wreaked havoc on operations.

Is online privacy dead?

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In this video, Emma Carr, director of Big Brother Watch in the U.K., discusses the state of online privacy at the SC Congress event in London.

Financial cybercrime landscape changing, experts say

Financial cybercrime landscape changing, experts say

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Privacy officers and CISOs must work closely together to ensure privacy at financial institutions, an IAPP Privacy Summit panel said.

Google counsel talks privacy, innovation

Google counsel talks privacy, innovation

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Google general counsel Kent Walker said Google tries to put control of privacy in user's hands.

Government amends policy on NSLs without thorough process in-place

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Although the government wrote that its changed its National Security Letter policy, an unsealed court document alludes to a process not yet being in place.

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