EFF Files Amicus Brief on Digital Search Warrants

June 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU Vermont, urged the Vermont Supreme Court to reject prosecutors' demands to override a judge's instructions and allow a limitless warrant for a computer search...

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Get Digitally Secure Before it’s Mandatory

June 17, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It is possible to secure systems against most cybercrime but that level of security often proves too inconvenient for consumers. As long as banks continue absorbing losses from fraud, consumers remain blissfully ignorant of the consequences of inadequate security...

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Disabling Facebook's Facial Recognition for Privacy

June 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What is truly annoying about Facebook's setup from a privacy perspective is that users have very little control over what other members post about them, particularly when it comes to photos and tagging, and the facial recognition feature further aggravates the situation...

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DHS Should Halt Suspicionless Searches at Border

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."

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Enemy of the State

May 31, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

You have the right to privacy in your papers and your domicile, but does this actually apply to digital papers, computers, hard drives, and anything you pass over telco lines to the cloud? Or is it considered public domain like your trash being placed at the end of your driveway?

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Freedom versus Security

May 31, 2011 Added by:Luis Corrons

In a few years’ time, besides protecting ourselves against cyber-attacks we will also have to look for mechanisms that guarantee our rights against government abuse of power. Some people are talking about the introduction of “Internet passports” to identify Internet users...

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Researcher Nabs Details from 35 Million Google Profiles

May 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“I wrote a small bash script to download all the sitemap-NNN(N).txt files mentioned in that file, and attempted to download 10k, then 100k, than 1M and then, utterly surprised that my connection wasn't blocked or throttled or CAPTCHA'd, [downloaded] the rest of them..."

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ECPA Amendments Restrict Use of Geolocation Data

May 26, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz

The bill explicitly defines geolocation information as, "any information concerning the location of an electronic communications device that is in whole or in part generated by or derived from the operation or use of the electronic communications device..."

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Dutch ISP KPN Admits to Deep Packet Inspection

May 23, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

On may 10th of this year at an investor meeting KPN's Director of Mobile Marco Visser played a hefty game of braggadocio by openly admitting to the use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) on its networks and being the first operator in the world to do so...

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Predators Using Social Media to Stalk Kids

May 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With the openness of social media, predators know what a kid likes, doesn’t like, who their friends are, and often their phone numbers, where they live, go to school, sports teams they play on etc. The list goes on and on...

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Las Vegas Wants to be Your Friend on Facebook

May 23, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Sadly, as your privacy shrinks - or as you give more and more of it away - the possibility of that crazy night in "Sin City" will follow you not just to work on Monday, but maybe to the next time a hacker is trying to penetrate your applications attack surface...

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EFF Seeks Answers About Secret FBI Surveillance

May 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Even officials within the Justice Department itself are concerned that the FBI's secret legal theory jeopardizes privacy and government accountability, especially considering the FBI's demonstrated history of abusing surveillance law," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston...

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Loyalty Cards vs. Privacy Concerns

May 13, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

When stores or restaurants offer a loyalty card, in exchange, the customer is asked to provide name, telephone number, email address, snail mail address, and possibly other defining characteristics or shopping preferences. But what happens to my confidential information?

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FBI Surveillance: If We Told You, You Might Sue

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..."

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Mozilla Defies DHS Internet Censorship Request

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...

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Assange Claims Automated Intelligence Gathering on Facebook

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..."

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