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PRISM: Tip of the Cyber Intel Iceberg

July 16, 2013 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Since somewhere as early as 2007 the various US intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies used the law to gain access to information harvested by tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Skype and Youtube.

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Congress Will Battle Over Internet Privacy in 2013

February 01, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In 2013, Congress will tackle several bills—both good and bad—that could shape Internet privacy for the next decade. Some were introduced last year, and some will be completely new. For now, here's what's ahead in the upcoming Congress...

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California AG Releases Mobile App Guidelines; Industry Responds

January 24, 2013 Added by:David Navetta

The guidelines separately address app developers, app platform providers, mobile ad networks, operating system providers, and mobile carriers. A coalition of advertising and marketing industry groups recently responded, criticizing the guidelines...

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How to Protect Your Privacy from Facebook's Graph Search

January 20, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since Facebook removed the ability to remove yourself from search results altogether, we've put together a quick how-to guide to help you take control over what is featured on your Facebook profile and on Graph Search results...

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Briefly on "The Network Use of Force Continuum"

January 08, 2013 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

I have long said that history and legal precedent will eventually defend "hack back" techniques for those with well established procedures and some degree of market clout (e.g. DIB, Fortune 100s). I've even said, when discussing the Patriot Hacker "The Jester", that self-defense and stand-your-ground will almost certainly come into play and be successfully used in some legal context.

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Warrantless Surveillance 101: Introducing EFF's New NSA Domestic Spying Guide

December 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

On December 14th, we hope that the Northern District of California federal court will agree with us that our case challenging illegal domestic spying should move forward. Warrantless wiretapping isn't a state secret—it's a clear violation of FISA, other laws, and the Constitution...

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Don't be a Petraeus: A Tutorial on Anonymous Email Accounts

November 28, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

How do you exchange messages with someone without leaving records with your webmail provider? This is an important practical skill, whether you need to talk confidentially with a journalist, or because you're engaged in politics in a country where the authorities use surveillance...

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Beacon Events Compliance Conference in Beijing – I Wish I Could Be There

November 27, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

If you have not had the opportunity to attend a compliance-related conference tailored to the challenges of working in the Far East this would be the one for you. Even if you have attended such an event, this conference focuses on China and will give you insight into how to do business...

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Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP

November 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

As TPP talks trudge along with ever more Pacific nations participating in the meetings, our alarm over its intellectual property (IP) provisions has only grown. The IP language in this intricate trade agreement would harm users’ digital rights in profound ways, such as pressuring ISPs to become Internet cops...

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A Deep Dive into Facebook and Datalogix

November 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook is partnering up with marketing company Datalogix to assess whether users go to stores in the physical world and buy the products they saw in Facebook advertisements. A lot of the reports aren’t getting into the nitty gritty of what data is actually shared between Facebook and Datalogix...

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From Trick or Treat through Thanksgiving: Examining the Past to Prepare for the Future

November 04, 2012 Added by:Mary Shaddock Jones

In my experience, companies need to be closely reviewing what little case law or factual allegations exist with regard to the FCPA so that they too know where to find any potential problems that may exist within their own company. There are only so many ways to hide the dollar...

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Creation, Implementation and Administration of a Hotline

October 29, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

I recently saw a White Paper released through Compliance Week, where an un-named author posited that there are seven essential features to create an effective hotline. I found this article to be useful for a compliance practitioner to quickly review how his or her company might set up a hotline...

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Cleansing the Internet of Terrorism

October 28, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Internet companies under the CleanIT regime would not only be allowed, but in fact obligated to store communications containing “terrorist content,” even when it has been removed from their platform, in order to supply the information to law enforcement agencies...

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Congress Probes USTR on the Confidential TPP Negotiations

October 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) threatens to regulate and restrict the Internet in the name of enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights around the world, yet the public and civil society continue to be denied meaningful access to the official text and are even kept in the dark...

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Employers Must Consider Social Media Risks

October 17, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

One should assume that any information purportedly protected by privacy settings could still be viewed by strangers. And t is difficult to authenticate “friends” on a social network – they may be impersonators looking to scrape sensitive information from the ”private” online posts...

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James Bond at 50 – A Compliance Conversation in English and American

October 15, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Maybe it’s just the difference in the two cultures; in the UK, they are trying figure out how and why compliance failures occurred and change the compliance culture so they can obey the law. In the US, businesses want to change the law so the conduct companies engage in will no longer violate the law...

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