Your online privacy has never been less private; try to protect it with encryption and the government steps around you via stored records in the cloud.
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GOP Reps. Fred Upton (Mich.) and Greg Walden (Ore.) used the Supreme Court’s indecency ruling on Thursday to push for their bill to overhaul how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) operates.
The Commerce Department will convene a broad array of online companies and advocates next month to attempt to reach a consensus on privacy guidelines for mobile apps.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is seeking submissions of papers focused on privacy issues for their upcoming third edition of “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.”
Wider adoption of encryption for data in motion will drive law enforcement to increasingly target data at rest, particularly in cloud environments, says an Ohio State University academic.
As more people use encrypted methods to browse the Web, it will become trickier for law enforcement agencies to intercept private communications in real-time, causing them to focus instead on tapping data that is stored in the cloud, according to the draft of an academic paper by a former privacy advisor to the Clinton Administration.
Microsoft and Yahoo are selling political campaigns the ability to target voters online with tailored ads using names, Zip codes and other registration information that users provide when they sign up for free email and other services.
It’s been a very interesting first day at the Security and Human Behavior 2012 conference, chaired by computer security guru Bruce Schneier.
The Federal Communications Commission is out with a report on location-based services that outlines government and industry efforts to address the privacy issues surrounding those very services.