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  • Warrantless surveillance
    Congress passes bill authorizing collection of all private communications
    On Wednesday, the GOP-led House passed the intelligence authorization for fiscal 2015 which, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., said contained “one of the most egregious sections of law I've encountered during my time as a representative,"...
  • Beloit letter
    Breaking: Beloit police withdraws chief’s offer of home searches for guns
    The Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department on Tuesday withdrew an offer made by Chief Norm Jacobs to have officers search homes for firearms after publicity over the proposal created a public outcry across the Internet.The announcement came from the...
  • Facebook Privacy
    How to be private on Facebook
    With the advent of social media, has privacy become a myth? Actually, it isn’t and it shouldn’t be. Facebook is one of the most popular social media channels nowadays, and it’s actually easy to use it without having your privacy...
  • Press release from Saratoga SO
    Slap heard ‘round the Internet: NY sheriff’s sergeant abruptly quits
    A Saratoga County, N.Y. sheriff’s sergeant abruptly resigned Monday after a video showing him apparently slapping a young man during a routine traffic stop because the motorist would not allow the cop to search his car for a firearm, was...
  • Insecam is hacking thousands of personal security webcams all around the world
    Better change that CCTV security webcam password ASAP
    A creepy new website is hacking private security CCTV webcams around the world and linking to them online for anyone to watch. Insecam, a site which claims to have privacy protection as its goal, is probably illegal, but that hasn't stopped...
  • Sharing credit card data
    Consumers do little to protect their data privacy
    When a data breach occurs at a major retailer like Target or at a financial giant like JPMorgan Chase, consumers aren't afraid to voice their displeasure. As a recent HyTrust poll revealed, customers will speak with their wallets by taking...
  • Jeff Lund, Information Security Officer at The Bank of Sacramento
    Information security strategy tips for your family
    A recent survey of 1,000 people in the U.S. conducted by Toluna QuickSurveys found that 30% of responders are not concerned about the recent hacking into iCloud and JPMorgan, and this does not surprise Jeff Lund, Information Security Officer at...
  • iCloud
    Put an end to 'over-sharing' on social media
    Social media has the tendency to make people feel illogically comfortable, "private", and secure. The truth is, there are often security breaches, leaks, and "over-sharing" occurring through social media. On Saturday, October...
  • Big data seeks the higher ground on privacy
    Big data seeks the higher ground on privacy
    There is a widely quoted phrase that “trust takes years to build, seconds to destroy, and forever to repair.” At a luncheon attended by high-level technology executives and analysts in San Francisco yesterday, everyone associated with...
  • Why your personal data is being bought and sold at will
    Why your personal data is being bought and sold at will
    In this era of big data, there are some things you would probably consider to be personal and private information. This would include your political party, religion, where you shop, the number of children you have and their ages, your birthdate,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Tough Stance on Consumer Privacy Rights
    Victims of privacy breaches basically powerless, thanks to U.S. Supreme Court
    2014 has been an important year not only for privacy breaches, but for victims of privacy violations. Although there have been more data breaches than ever before, disproportionately targeting U.S. consumers, there are few legal remedies left for...
  • Poe and Black
    Reps. Black, Poe introduce bill to prevent race questions on 4473
    In the wake of reports earlier this week that questioned the necessity of asking race and ethnicity questions on the Federal Form 4473 to purchase a firearm, two members of Congress today introducedlegislationthat would outlaw the practice.Reps....
  • Kate Upton hacked
    KeepSafe could help people avoid being hacked like celebrities
    As celebrities such as Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and Chloë Grace Moretz continue to speak out against the recent thefts of photos and videos of more than 100 individuals, including several famous people such as Jennifer Lawrence and...
  • Surfeasy protects your Online Privacy
    Surfeasy Helps Users Retain Online Privacy
    Toronto based start-up Surfeasy is dedicated to help user retain what is left of their privacy in the digital age. The company has created a web browsing tool that encrypts data so that it becomes meaningless to prying eyes, and the company says...
  • Facebook Messenger considered downright frightening
    Facebook Messenger considered downright frightening
    A recent article posted in the early morning hours of August 10, 2014 on The Unofficial Apple Weblog is rating the forced use of the newly required Facebook Messenger app with extremely poor marks. Users are sending messages to Facebook in huge...