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Microsoft director admits E.U. data not exempt from Patriot Act spying

In the brave new world of cloud computing, where data is stored off-site in massive server farms instead of on a user’s local hard drive, privacy and security are paramount in the consumer’s mind. Unfortunately for privacy advocates, their concerns are essentially moot thanks to the U.S.A. Patriot Act, which…

White House backs online ‘privacy bill of rights’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House urged Congress on Wednesday to approve a “consumer privacy bill of rights” that would regulate the collection and use of personal data on the Internet. Assistant Commerce Secretary Lawrence Strickling called for the legislation at a hearing on online privacy held by the Senate…

Supreme Court: Corporations don’t have ‘personal privacy’ rights

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Tuesday that AT&T and other corporations do not have personal privacy rights under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Freedom of Information Act requires federal agencies to make documents publicly available upon request, but contains an exemption for documents that “constitute…

AT&T asks top court to recognize its ‘personal privacy’

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on a case between AT&T and the Federal Communications Commission, revisiting the legal concept of “corporate personhood” last strengthened under the court’s Citizens United ruling on corporate campaign spending. (That controversial ruling has its first anniversary this week.) The case before the court…

Feds tracking credit cards, store purchases without warrant: report

Federal law enforcement routinely tracks individuals through their credit cards, cell phones, car rentals and even store customer loyalty programs without obtaining a warrant, an online privacy activist has discovered. According to a document (PDF) obtained from the Department of Justice by online privacy activist Christopher Soghoian, federal agents working…

Palin laments loss of privacy on first episode of reality TV show

It begins with a sweep-around view of a lake at the end of Palin’s Wasilla, Alaska home. “Where I like to do a lot of my writing and researching especially on beautiful day is outside,” she remarks, “where I get to take in the beauty of the lake.” But it…

North Carolina cops push for access to drug prescription records

Proposal turns ‘sufferers into suspects,’ critics say The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is pushing the state to open up drug prescription records to police in search of painkiller abusers, a move that has raised alarms among privacy advocates. The Charlotte News & Observer reports that sheriffs made their proposal to…

Watch out: YouTube exposes your Gmail contacts

‘Indicative of the media’s inclination to monetize every last bit of our information,’ advocate says Before you call your spouse over to see the newest cute kitten video on YouTube, you had better check twice to make sure no indiscretions will be exposed on your YouTube homepage. As part of…

Watch out: YouTube exposes your Gmail contacts

‘Indicative of the media’s inclination to monetize every last bit of our information,’ advocate says Before you call your spouse over to see the newest cute kitten video on YouTube, you had better check twice to make sure no indiscretions will be exposed on your YouTube homepage. As part of…

Judiciary chairman seeks answers from Facebook, Google

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) sent letters on Friday to Facebook and Google asking them to respond to privacy concerns that have arisen in connection with their services. The Judiciary Committee is considering whether to hold hearings that could result in legislation regulating electronic communications and online security.…

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