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By Marsha Sukach EU Court Says Social Networks Cannot Be Forced to Monitor Users The European Court of Justice ruled that social networks cannot be required to monitor users solely for the purpose of stopping piracy, reports CNET. The court said that such a requirement created a complicated and costly burden on the sites, and that it might endanger the privacy of user data by forcing sites to identify and analyze information connected to user profiles. According to the Wall ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Written by Heather Whitney Edited by Kassity Liu Editorial Policy United States v. Jones (U.S. Jan. 23, 2012) 2012 WL 171117; No. 10-1259 In a hotly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court unanimously found that the Government’s warrantless attachment of a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device to a vehicle to monitor its movement constituted a Fourth Amendment violation. While unanimous in judgment, the Court split on both its underlying reasoning and with regards to whether the tracking amounted to a ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Susanna Lichter Google Privacy Revisions Stir Debate Google announced a new privacy policy last Monday, raising the concerns of privacy advocates, the Washington Post reports. The policy will allow the web giant to collect information across Google services including search, Gmail and YouTube. Google alleges that the changes will “provide, maintain, protect and improve” Google’s functionality as well as generate “more relevant search results and ads” for users. So far the policy has received mixed reviews. Digital rights organizations ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 1 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Written by Susanna Lichter Edited by Laura Fishwick Editorial Policy “CyberPatrol, ” “SniperSpy,” and “IamBigbrother” are the names of keyloggers that might be installed on your office computer. These easy to use and inexpensive hardware or software devices record keystrokes and allow a monitor to access email, and other password-protected accounts of an unsuspecting typist. Employers are using keyloggers more often in the workplace to oversee employees without their knowledge. Managers argue that computer surveillance is important to ensure productivity, ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 30 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
New Information about Carrier IQ Software Sparks Concerns that Wireless Carriers Have Violated Federal Anti-Wiretapping Laws By Abby Lauer – Edited by Michael Hoven Last month, a security researcher from Connecticut published information about a software program installed on some mobile smartphones that may be surreptitiously collecting data about how the phones are used. The software, called Carrier IQ and manufactured by a company of the same name, has been described as hard to detect, hard to remove, and programmed ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 14 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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