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US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge

US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge | Online Identity | Scoop.it
The Texas high school has been temporarily blocked from suspending the student, who objects to the mandatory tracking IDs on reasons having to do with privacy and religion.
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Facebook Data Use Policy email sparks security fear amongst some users

Facebook Data Use Policy email sparks security fear amongst some users | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Some people are so used to being bombarded with bogus and malicious emails claiming to come from the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter that they don't believe the legitimate communications they receive any more.
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Website Privacy Standards Infographic

Infographic: website privacy standards statistics related to do not track, opt-out and opt-in, European ePrivacy Directive, UK Cookie Law, and online advertising (Handy!
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State of Utah outlines mistakes made allowing theft of 780K records

State of Utah outlines mistakes made allowing theft of 780K records | Online Identity | Scoop.it
After losing nearly 800,000 residents personal information the State of Utah admits to not encrypting the data, leaving default passwords in place and not performing regular audits to find the mistakes.
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Why Privacy Should Actually Be Concerned About Being Tracked ...

Why Privacy Should Actually Be Concerned About Being Tracked ... | Online Identity | Scoop.it
In Hilton's article the biggest mistake is that he constantly assumes he has complete information and proper understanding about “Privacy”. The truth is that online privacy is a whole different facet, and is not as simple as most people assume.
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New Cyber security law to protect your online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission of U.S has submitted a report pressuring the internet companies to adopt “Do no track” privacy policy so as to enhance the web experience for its users by offering them full online privacy.
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Twitter opts in to 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative | The Raw Story

Twitter opts in to 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative | The Raw Story | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Twitter announced that it will officially support “Do Not Track,” a standardised privacy initiative that has been heavily promoted by the US Federal Trade Commission, online privacy advocates and Mozilla, the non-profit ...
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Is it illegal to record and post noisy neighbors having sex? - msnbc.com

Is it illegal to record and post noisy neighbors having sex? - msnbc.com | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Is it illegal to record and post noisy neighbors having sex?msnbc.comAnswers with the very same question: Is it illegal to record neighbors having sex and put it on the internet?
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Technical paper - Fake anti-virus: The journey from Trojan to a persistent threat

Technical paper - Fake anti-virus: The journey from Trojan to a persistent threat | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Fake anti-virus is one of the largest families of malware in recent history. In this technical paper, Jagadeesh Chandraiah takes a look at how scareware has evolved over the last three and a half years into what it is today.
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Worried About Privacy? Staying Off Facebook Won't Help - PC Magazine

Worried About Privacy? Staying Off Facebook Won't Help - PC Magazine | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Worried About Privacy? Staying Off Facebook Won't HelpPC MagazinePeople worried about revealing details about their lives, political views, or other sensitive information online often stay away from social network platforms "in the belief that will...
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US government prepares new attacks on Internet privacy - World Socialist Web Site

US government prepares new attacks on Internet privacyWorld Socialist Web SiteIn fact, according to British newspaper the Guardian, the FBI recently circulated an Orwellian-sounding memo in which it claimed that many popular, ad hoc methods of maintaining...
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FTC shifts its approach to protecting online privacy | Internet Privacy ...

FTC shifts its approach to protecting online privacy | Internet Privacy ... | Online Identity | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has done a vital change in a efforts to strengthen remoteness online by focusing on any information that can “reasonably be connected to a device or a person,” according to an group ...
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FTC steps in as Obama's chief enforcer on Internet privacy | Internet ...

FTC steps in as Obama's chief enforcer on Internet privacy | Internet ... | Online Identity | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has forged out a new purpose as a Obama administration's arch enforcer on online privacy. The Obama administration is pulling Congress to order baseline remoteness regulations, yet ...
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Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware

Hacked Go Daddy sites infecting users with ransomware | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Computer users are getting infected with ransomware because criminals have managed to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites.
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Are You Really Ready To Give Up Your Online Privacy To Google ...

Are You Really Ready To Give Up Your Online Privacy To Google ... | Online Identity | Scoop.it
In order to get better acquainted with the online preferences of users, Google is going to pay them to relinquish their online privacy. The Screen wise project launched by Google will track the activities of the users.
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Twitter Implements Do Not Track Privacy Option

Twitter Implements Do Not Track Privacy Option | Online Identity | Scoop.it
In stark comparison to Facebook, Twitter said Thursday that it will begin implementing the Mozilla Do Not Track feature in the Firefox Web browser that allows users to opt-out of cookies that collect personal information and any third-party...
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Congress revisits online privacy legislation | Internet Privacy And ...

Congress revisits online privacy legislation | Internet Privacy And ... | Online Identity | Scoop.it
“As Facebook goes public, it's apparent that a lot of a value is contingent on a concede of a remoteness of teenagers,” pronounced US Representative Edward Markey, who authored a Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ...
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Online friendships light up shadow social networks - New Scientist

Online friendships light up shadow social networks - New Scientist | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Online friendships light up shadow social networksNew ScientistNow there's a way to use the structure of an online social network to deduce the offline connections, dubbed "shadow connections", between people who don't use the service.
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Facebook sued by users for $15 billion over online tracking - Los Angeles Times

Facebook sued by users for $15 billion over online tracking - Los Angeles Times | Online Identity | Scoop.it
The GuardianFacebook sued by users for $15 billion over online trackingLos Angeles TimesBy Salvador Rodriguez Facebook users have sued the company for $15 billion for tracking members' online activity even after they leave the site.
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Facebook Hit with $15 Billion Privacy Class Action Suit - CIO Today

Facebook Hit with $15 Billion Privacy Class Action Suit - CIO Today | Online Identity | Scoop.it
CIO TodayFacebook Hit with $15 Billion Privacy Class Action SuitCIO TodayThe privacy suit involves alleged Facebook Internet tracking violations and seeks a minimum of $15 billion in damages.
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New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy - AFP

New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy - AFP | Online Identity | Scoop.it
AFPNew lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacyAFPThe social networking giant's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly apologized for privacy lapses amid outrage from users over revelations their online activities were visible to a wide audience of...
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Can we retain privacy in the era of Big Data? - Reuters Blogs (blog)

Can we retain privacy in the era of Big Data? - Reuters Blogs (blog) | Online Identity | Scoop.it
KGO-TVCan we retain privacy in the era of Big Data?Reuters Blogs (blog)It may seem an odd notion today, but in its infancy the Internet was a favorite refuge for many seeking privacy.
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5 ways criminals use Facebook - msnbc.com

5 ways criminals use Facebook - msnbc.com | Online Identity | Scoop.it
The Hindu5 ways criminals use Facebookmsnbc.comA more direct form of identity theft, commandeering occurs when the criminal logs on to an existing user account using an illegally obtained ID and password.
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As Facebook grows, millions say 'no, thanks' - Fox News

As Facebook grows, millions say 'no, thanks' - Fox News | Online Identity | Scoop.it
As Facebook grows, millions say 'no, thanks'Fox NewsSome people don't join the social network because they don't have a computer or Internet access, are concerned about privacy, or generally dislike Facebook.
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Resume, cover letter -- and Facebook password? No. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Resume, cover letter -- and Facebook password? No. - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Online Identity | Scoop.it
Resume, cover letter -- and Facebook password? No.Minneapolis Star TribuneBrandeis also described the right to privacy in much simpler terms.
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