May 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"These businesses would be substantially harmed if their customers knew that they were furnishing information to the FBI. The stigma of working with the FBI would cause customers to cancel the companies' services and file civil actions to prevent further disclosure of subscriber information..."
May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Mozilla, the non-profit company behind the Firefox Web browser, has initially refused a Department of Homeland Security request to remove a third-party tool that allows users to circumvent government URL blocking efforts...
May 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use..."
May 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The documents do not specifically discuss how the Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier software is installed on target computers, but previous reports indicate that the tool may be distributed via browser vulnerabilities similar to those exploited by malicious malware...
May 01, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza
The NSTIC is still in its infancy. However, the White House is aggressively pushing for its implementation, and we will be seeing the Identity Ecosystem pretty soon. I just hope that these very basic questions are answered in a convincing way when that time comes...
April 24, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton
If restrictions to cookies become common place on the internet, the Internet Advertising Bureau will be forced to make major changes to the way they obtain information about internet users. This could alter the entire structure of internet advertising as we know it today...
April 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines
This is NOT a government-mandated, national ID program; in fact, it's not an identity 'program' at all. This is a call by the administration to the private sector to step up, take leadership of this effort and provide the innovation to implement a privacy-enhancing, trusted system...
April 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The legislation will define limits and the fair use of information collected by online marketers and retailers, and set forth provisions for better notifying consumers of their right to opt out of data collection...
April 15, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Twitter’s numbers are astounding. In the physical world, when communities become larger and more densely populated, crime rises. The same applies to online communities. Spammers, scammers, and thieves are paying attention...
April 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines
In the majority of the instances where Chapman found sensitive documents that were indexed and searchable, the owners of the information did not realize that by placing the information on family and/or business websites, they were making the information publicly accessible...
April 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Computer scientist and researcher Yong Wang and his colleagues have developed a methodology to determine the physical location of Internet users. The researchers demonstrated they are able to pinpoint the location of an IP address on average to within about 690 meters...
March 31, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Situationist is an iPhone app that alerts members to each other’s proximity and gets them to interact in random situations. Members simply upload their photo and pick the situations they want to happen to them in the knowledge that they might then occur anywhere, and at any time...
March 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Referrer headers sent to the third parties contain a unique identifier that is associated with a cookie issued by LinkedIn. The suit maintains that this practice reveals sensitive information regarding the referring member's browsing habits and history...
March 31, 2011 Added by:David Navetta
The Act seeks to establish standards to govern the use and disclosure of utility data (including personal information) by electric utilities, and requires electric utility companies to maintain the confidentiality of customer data and allow customers to access the data...
March 27, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
It has become apparent that the conveniences of technology have outpaced consumers’ security intelligence. It is possible to secure systems in a way that will defeat most criminal activity, but that level of security comes with inconveniences that the consumer may not be equipped to handle...
March 26, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton
On Guard Online states that 22% of 16-24 year olds using social networking do not know who they are sharing their information with. It is that exact age range that is most at risk for invasion of privacy. This age group needs more education about the dangers of sharing too much information...
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