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US Supreme Court Shoots Down Google's Challenge Over Street View Lawsuit
2014-06-30 12:57:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google won't get its day in court – at least not with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The highest court in the land on Monday declined to hear Google Inc.'s lawsuit challenge. Google had sought to challenge a lawsuit that accused it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data when building its popular Street View program. The Supreme Court left intact a September...

2014-06-30 08:25:25

Handsets now shipping to customers; Web store re-opens July 14 for new orders GENEVA, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone behind Blackphone, today announced that Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. SGP Technologies formally launched Blackphone earlier this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC). There is overwhelming demand for the phone's focus on user privacy and...

facebook emotions study
2014-06-29 05:16:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social media universe lit up this weekend with news that Facebook and social scientists from the social network as well as Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco had manipulated news feeds for some 689,000 users without their knowledge or prior specific consent. If you frequent the redOrbit website, you may know that I wrote about the actual study approximately two weeks ago, detailing the exact nature...

2014-06-28 23:01:30

Over the five years to 2014, the Social Networking Sites industry has benefited from an increasing consumer base, as more Americans conduct services online, however, over the next five years, growing practice of data licensing, through which operators themselves make their data available to industry partners, as well as the notoriously shadowy privacy settings of major industry players, will trigger concern among users. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report...

2014-06-27 23:08:41

TEGO is a little box designed to give you protection and control of your personal data, as you browse and interact on the Internet. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Did you know information about people, about what they purchase online, about what they search for on Google, and more, is regularly collected and sold by third parties? In its recent Privacy Index, EMC2 reports that a majority of internet users in the USA (56%) are not willing to trade privacy for convenience and only 37%...

Facebook Fights Manhattan DA Over Demands For User Accounts
2014-06-27 10:18:20

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The New York Times reported on Thursday that social media giant Facebook is facing off with the Manhattan district attorney. The fight reportedly revolves around the government's demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook accounts. Confidential legal documents, which were unsealed on Wednesday, revealed that the social network has argued that Manhattan prosecutors last summer allegedly violated the constitutional rights of its...

google Right To Be Forgotten
2014-06-26 11:54:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday Google began removing search results in compliance with a European court ruling issued in May that required search engine providers to respond to requests to delete links to outdated information about an individual. Beginning Thursday, when a user searches for a name via any of Google's European domains, a warning may be displayed at the bottom of the results page noting, "Some results may have been removed under data...

2014-06-25 23:17:04

This portable new Bitcoin competitor is free, automatically encrypts text and attachments, shuts out spammers and increases productivity by reducing unwanted distractions at workplace inboxes. (http://www.firstnationalbnak.com/landing/) Montevideo, Uruguay (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Email usage is "exploding," said Gloria Mark, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied how workers interact with the technology. Not only are workers wading through ever more...

Supreme Court Rules Warrants Mandatory For Cell Phone Searches
2014-06-25 11:25:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online The Supreme Court handed down a single ruling after having heard two separate cases dealing with the issue of expectation of privacy as it pertains to one's cell phone or personal electronic device. In a nearly unanimous decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that searches of digital devices for information does not share commensurate status with searches performed by law enforcement for contraband after having made an arrest. In...

2014-06-24 23:10:51

The fast-growing leading social connections app, Anomo, announced today the release of a Version 2 that will introduce users to a fresh, sleek interface and Anomo’s all-new innovative capabilities. This launch is based on the initial success and high engagement of the average daily active user spending 37 minutes per day on the previous version of the Anomo app. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The fast-growing leading social connections app, Anomo, announced today the release of a...

Latest Internet privacy Reference Libraries

2012-07-01 22:51:38

Email encryption refers to encryption and authentication of email messages, which is typically done to protect content from being read by unintended recipients. Email technology is readily available but has yet to achieve widespread usage, most likely due to social factors, such as people seeing the use of encryption as paranoid, and as marking a message urgent whether it is or not. A recent survey (from January 2012) found that only 35 percent of companies have implemented email...

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