Anti-Stalking Law Threatens Protected Speech Online

August 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The idea that the government should police every inflammatory word spoken online chills freedom of speech and goes against decades of First Amendment case law. The court must recognize social network users' right to speak freely online, even if that speech is unpopular or offensive to some..."

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DHS Announces Partnership To Protect Kids Online

July 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Now, more than ever, it is important that all Americans — adults and children alike — learn to protect themselves online and do their part to ensure that cyberspace is a safe and secure environment for all Internet users..."

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FTC Panel: How to Protect Your Kids

July 26, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

At the national level, representatives from government, business, nonprofits, legal services and victim advocacy organizations explored the nature, prevention and resolution of identity fraud that target children, particularly foster youths...

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Sneaky LinkedIn is Using Member Profiles for Advertising

July 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When LinkedIn members recommend people and services, follow companies, or take other actions, their name/photo may show up in related ads shown to you. Conversely, when you take these actions on LinkedIn, your name/photo may show up in related ads shown to LinkedIn members..."

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Capitalizing on Privacy Practices

July 22, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Businesses that put privacy into the design of their products and services are less likely to face consumer and regulatory backlash. Businesses may benefit in another way from protective privacy practices - this recent study indicates that it may be leveraged as a selling point...

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What To Do If Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

July 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Once Kate went through this process, she regained control of her account within minutes. But the criminal had deleted every single email, leaving her with nothing. He’s probably going through those messages now, searching for any useful personal information...

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Surveillance or Security? New Wiretapping Technologies

July 20, 2011 Added by:Ben Rothke

Far too many books on privacy and surveillance are filled with hysteria and hyperbole and the threat of an Orwellian society. This book sticks to the raw facts and details the current state, that of insecure and porous networks around a surveillance society...

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Researchers Develop No-Proxy Anonymity System

July 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The client secretly marks the connection as a Telex request by inserting a cryptographic tag into the headers. We construct this tag using a mechanism called public-key steganography... only the Telex service (using a private key) can recognize that a connection has been tagged..."

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Is Google+ Worth the Potential Risk to Your Privacy?

July 05, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza

I simply find it amusing that everyone is so desperate to get into Google+ that they are willing to give their email addresses to complete strangers on twitter and the many online forums out there. Has everyone suddenly forgotten about spam?

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Federating Identity by Twitter - Am I Just Too Paranoid?

June 29, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

When I go to see my stats I get this lovely looking pop-up box asking me to provide my Twitter credentials, and telling me all about what capabilities this app will have once is has access to my profile. Maybe I'm just entirely too paranoid - but what to you think... would you allow this?

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EFF Releases 'Know Your Digital Rights' Guide

June 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Sometimes police can search your computer whether you like it or not, but sometimes they can't. We wrote this guide to help you tell the difference and to empower you to assert your rights when the police come knocking..."

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You Can't Fight Google, So Embrace Google

June 20, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

When creating a Google Profile, you may be as comprehensive or as minimal as you wish. But, without a doubt, include your name, photo, gender, professional overview, and some links. Take control of your Google Profile – it actually feels empowering in this era of too little online control...

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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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