Internet Privacy

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Samsung faces complaint to FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has requested the investigation

Superfish security flaw also exists in other apps, non-Lenovo systems

A third-party, man-in-the-middle proxy used by Superfish is also used in other apps


Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Pre-release version of the secure tablet will be demoed and could share some features with the Blackphone smartphone

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Global privacy standards mean nothing until governments step up

Governments have secret, often contradictory policies on what private information they can access, so no independent standard can deliver what it says

Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft said it would follow a new standard for privacy from theISO for Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure

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Obama: Tech companies and government must share threat data

In his address at the White House Summit on Cyber Security, the president emphasized that neither government nor the private sector can tackle the problem alone

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Choosy gadget users know: Stupid is the new smart

Sick of your smartphones, smart TVs, and smart doodads leaking personal information? The answer is obvious: Go dumb

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Why your company needs a chief privacy officer

A privacy exec with real power can ensure the protection of employee and customer data

Twitter reports huge increase in government data requests

In the second half of 2014, requests were up 40 percent for user information, and 84 percent for content removal

Lawmakers call for investigation of Verizon supercookies

Senators may push for legislation to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies on Verizon mobile subscribers' phones

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

Cyberthreat sharing must include strong privacy protections, advocates say

Lawmakers will push for information-sharing legislation, but some groups want them to address past privacy concerns

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Technology adoption crystalizes privacy concerns

Two recent surveys, released respectively by technology giant Microsoft and by a startup in the API space, Restlet, highlight the perception of technology and connected objects by consumers, from their impact on quality of life to the...

Users get more control over data in latest Firefox browser beta

Users and website owners will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites

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Shifting privacy and ethics in data-land

Data governance requires a thorough understanding of both data origin and data purpose. The big data world makes this more difficult than ever, placing the onus on the business analyst to measure the impact of data usage on privacy...

Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and retailers like Target and Home Depot

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Microsoft vs. DoJ: The battle for privacy in the cloud

Is a U.S. warrant enough to force an American company to breach privacy laws abroad? Microsoft with the support of friends and foes alike, says no

Android apps exploit permissions to access personal info, researchers find

One Android app in three accesses users' locations, and two in three track users' identities, a study found

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Your cell phone number: To give or not to give

More and more companies assume your phone is your second-factor authentication, raising potential for abuse

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