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New Bar Demographics App Raising Privacy Concerns
2012-05-21 05:15:56

A new social app that can scan the faces of bar patrons in order to determine their ages and genders launched in venues throughout the US this past weekend, and it has wasted little time in raising the hackles of privacy advocates harboring concerns over how much and what types of information are being stored by the program. The app in question, SceneTap, launched in two dozen bars in San Francisco on Friday and earlier in Austin, Texas; Athens, Georgia; Bloomington, Indiana; Chicago,...

2012-04-17 23:01:01

Combating data, privacy and identity theft exposures requires a comprehensive strategy. Identity Fraud, Inc. combines the top “10” essential components into SB Core Protector to help prevent, prepare and respond to the data complexities facing every small business. Is your data protected? Is your business identity insured? Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 2012 ETA Annual Meeting & Expo — Identity Fraud, Inc. (“IFI”) (http://www.IdentityFraud.com)...

Utah Health Department Breach May Number Up To 750,000 Individuals
2012-04-10 09:44:21

Utah state health officials in Salt Lake City said Friday that hackers who broke into state computers last weekend stole more medical records than originally believed and the data most likely included Social Security numbers of children, reports Josh Loftin for the Associated Press. Approximately 182,000 beneficiaries of Medicaid and the Children´s Health Insurance Program had their personal information stolen, and about 25,000 Social Security numbers were compromised, Utah Department...

Should Web Privacy Rules Really Be Subjected to a 'Multi-Stakeholder Process'?
2012-04-05 11:52:50

...And what in the world is a Multi-Stakeholder Process? Opinion/Editorial provided by Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com By now most casual followers of tech news are familiar with the Obama administration's imaginative digital addendum to the first ten amendments announced in late February, cleverly christened with the smarmy sobriquet the “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” (CPBR). The purported purpose of the executive report — the ponderous official title of...


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