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CVS thinks $50 is enough reward for giving up healthcare privacy

CVS thinks $50 is enough reward for giving up healthcare privacy | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Since February, CVS Caremark has been pushing its pharmacists to enroll customers in a prescription-drug rewards program. (RT @xor: CVS wants to trick you into giving up your medical privacy, and is willing to pay you $50 for it.
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This is why it's always important to read the fine print and understand what you're giving up. It's too bad companies aren't more transparant about what they want to do with your private information. 

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Obama review panel: strip NSA of power to collect phone data records

Obama review panel: strip NSA of power to collect phone data records | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
• Government 'should be banned from undermining encryption' • Review proposes greater authority for spying on foreign leaders • Forty-six recommendations in 300-page report released early
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Cellphone ban may make 'distracted driving' laws easier to enforce

Cellphone ban may make 'distracted driving' laws easier to enforce | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Unlike a sobriety test for drunken driving, there is no physical, definitive test for using a cellphone while driving.
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2014 will bring stricter laws on distracted driving. So pickup a SilentPocket and kick the habit for good.http://silent-pocket.com/

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State police cite 1658 drivers under new cellphone ban - Frederick News Post (subscription)

State police cite 1658 drivers under new cellphone ban - Frederick News Post (subscription) | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
State police cite 1658 drivers under new cellphone ban
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Lt. Todd May, the state police's Frederick Barrack commander, said distracted driving and cellphone use while driving “are still major concerns” for safety.
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Distracted driving isn't worth the danger to yourself and others, or the possible ticket. If you find yourself checking your phone on the road try using a SilentPocket to eliminate the distraction.

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NSA Can Track Your Location Even When Your Phone is Turned Off

NSA Can Track Your Location Even When Your Phone is Turned Off | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Paul Joseph Watson | Feds have had technology for at least 10 years.
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If your phone can be tracked while off and you can't remove your battery, SilentPocket will keep your phone private!

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Which Governments Prioritize Privacy and Which Lay On the Spying?

Which Governments Prioritize Privacy and Which Lay On the Spying? | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Privacy is on everyones' minds in the U.S. since revelations about the NSA exploded. You can't talk on the phone about some casual pot smoking anymore without your friend making the, "Hi NSA!" joke. And apparently for good reason.
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CVS thinks $50 is enough reward for giving up healthcare privacy

CVS thinks $50 is enough reward for giving up healthcare privacy | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Since February, CVS Caremark has been pushing its pharmacists to enroll customers in a prescription-drug rewards program. (RT @xor: CVS wants to trick you into giving up your medical privacy, and is willing to pay you $50 for it.
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This is why it's always important to read the fine print and understand what you're giving up. It's too bad companies aren't more transparant about what they want to do with your private information. 

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Spying Ubiquity: Cellphone, Computer, Tablet

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It's becoming easier for third parties to track the same user across multiple devices and then sell gathered information to advertisers. 

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In Pilot Program, The NSA Secretly Collected The Crown Jewel Of Metadata... - Business Insider

In Pilot Program, The NSA Secretly Collected The Crown Jewel Of Metadata... - Business Insider | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
In Pilot Program, The NSA Secretly Collected The Crown Jewel Of Metadata...
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We need to take privacy into our own hands. The  best way to protect yourself from GPS Tracking is to use an RF blocking SilentPocket case, or don't carry your cell phone around.

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Wearable tech such as Google Glass, Galaxy Gear raises alarms for privacy ... - Washington Post

Wearable tech such as Google Glass, Galaxy Gear raises alarms for privacy ... - Washington Post | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch is set to hit U.S.
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Do we really need another peice of technology collecting data on us? Maybe we should slow down and make sure there are solid privacy measures in place for existing technology before developing new ones.

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Swedish Police Database Of Romani People Shows Why “Nothing To Hide, Nothing To Fear” Is Wrong | Privacy Online News

Swedish Police Database Of Romani People Shows Why “Nothing To Hide, Nothing To Fear” Is Wrong | Privacy Online News | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it

This week, the Swedish Police was caught red-handed keeping illegal databases of Romani people and their kinship – no criminal history, no suspicion of crime, just Romani descent. This event shows why the “Nothing to hide, nothing to fear” cliché is dangerous and wrong.

 


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Hopefully more people start to see this terrible excuse for invading privacy for what it is, an excuse, not a reason.

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Apple taps new level of privacy protection - Columbus Dispatch

Apple taps new level of privacy protection - Columbus Dispatch | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World Report Apple taps new level of privacy protection Columbus Dispatch WASHINGTON — Apple Inc.'s use of fingerprint scanning in its new iPhone models could lead more device-makers to adopt the authentication method as a successor to...
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Do you really want your fingerprint stored digitally on your phone?

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Gmail Users Should Expect No Email Privacy, Google Says | CIO ...

Gmail Users Should Expect No Email Privacy, Google Says | CIO ... | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Do you value email privacy? If so, don't use Gmail. Facing a lawsuit from angry consumers, Google told a U.S. court that Gmailers should understand their email can and will be scanned.
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Google isn't the only company that has this mentality when it comes to privacy.

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SilentPocket for Lawyers - SilentPocket®

SilentPocket for Lawyers - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Every now and then we get asked by friends or customers how SilentPocket can benefit them in their lives. The short answer is that a SilentPocket product lets you take back control over when your data can be accessed.
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Confidentiality and privacy are key for professions like lawyers, two things SilentPocket can help you maintain.


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Silicon Valley, not Washington, needs to lead on privacy reform - USA TODAY

Silicon Valley, not Washington, needs to lead on privacy reform - USA TODAY | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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Silicon Valley, not Washington, needs to lead on privacy reform
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SAN FRANCISCO — If the largest U.S.
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While the tech industry can help push privacy reform from the government, it is up to us to push them both to act.

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UN: Reject Mass Surveillance | Human Rights Watch

UN: Reject Mass Surveillance | Human Rights Watch | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
(New York) – The United Nations General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organizations said in a November 20, 2013 letter to...
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It's about time the UN weighs in on this important issue.

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Doctor: Cell phones hurt sleep quality - KHOU

Doctor: Cell phones hurt sleep quality - KHOU | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
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Doctor: Cell phones hurt sleep quality
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PORTLAND, Oregon -- Come on, admit it. You text and email from bed. If you don't, studies show you could soon be in the minority.
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Don't let your cell phone get in the way of a good nights sleep. Instead, put it in a SilentPocket during the night to avoid noisy alerts while still being able to use your alarm.

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The “smart fitting room” concept

The “smart fitting room” concept | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
More and more fashion retailers are equipping their fitting rooms with RFID. This blog post discusses the concept of so called smart fitting rooms - how they change shopping behavior and aid the retailer, and how the system is implemented.
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The conveniences offered by RFID tracking are quite nice, but are they worth the cost in privacy to get?

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Comment on Will Your ID Soon Be a Microchip Under Your Skin? by RFID Tagging, Coming To A Child Near You - Discerning the World

Comment on Will Your ID Soon Be a Microchip Under Your Skin? by RFID Tagging, Coming To A Child Near You - Discerning the World | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
[…] we could get really safe and implant RFID chips under a child’s skin. We’ve seen that technology before. In the future such tags could be boosted to allow a child to […]

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RFID already has security problems in our cell phones and credit cards. Making that technology available for implant seems like a huge privacy nightmare.

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Anonymous Data - SilentPocket®

Anonymous Data - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Cell phone tracking has gone from is it happening, to who is doing it? After all that has come out in the news it has become very clear that the data on our phones is being captured by third parties.
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After enough anonymous data on any one person, how anonymous are they really?

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Documents strongly suggest the FBI is warrantlessly tracking our phones using high-tech cell phone sniffers | Privacy SOS

Documents strongly suggest the FBI is warrantlessly tracking our phones using high-tech cell phone sniffers | Privacy SOS | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Newly released documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) suggest that since 2010 the FBI has warrantlessly tracked cell phones using sophisticated "sniffing" equipment called Stingrays.

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Smart Watches, Just Another Screen? - SilentPocket®

Smart Watches, Just Another Screen? - SilentPocket® | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
If you follow technology you’ll have noticed that more and more companies are starting to produce wearable tech.
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Official Sidesteps Queries on Cellphone Locations - ABC News

Official Sidesteps Queries on Cellphone Locations - ABC News | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) Official Sidesteps Queries on Cellphone Locations ABC News The head of the National Security Agency sidestepped questions Thursday from a senator about whether the NSA has ever used Americans cellphone signals to collect information on...
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Hopefully this is the start of many changes to the NSA.

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How Did We Get to Prism: Privacy on the Internet

How Did We Get to Prism: Privacy on the Internet | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
A Short History of U.S. Internet Legislation, Part 3: CALEA, FISA, SCA and the PATRIOT Act

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Great overview of the legislation that defines our privacy online.

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Hey mobile developers -- here's one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly - GigaOM

Hey mobile developers -- here's one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly - GigaOM | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
Hey mobile developers -- here's one way to make your apps more privacy-friendly GigaOM Excellent news for those who worry about the privacy implications of apps: MEF, a trade organization for mobile content and commerce firms, has launched a...
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A great move towards making apps more transparent about what information they gather, and what they do with it.

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NSA Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web - New York Times

NSA Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web - New York Times | Controlling Mobile Technology | Scoop.it
The Guardian NSA Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web New York Times The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes...
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Even encryptions are being broken by the NSA. Is there any privacy left?

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