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New data security bill introduced in the Senate

Jul 29, 2011
I'm not sure how anyone in Congress has any time to do anything but try to figure out how to get a debt crisis deal done, but apparently, they do....
Posted In: Congress, government, privacy, security

NSA & cell phone tracking

Jul 27, 2011
This guy say you don't need to join a hacker collective before federal agents can follow your trail in cyber space....
Posted In: Congress, government, mobile, nsa, privacy, security

Data security bill clears hurdle

Jul 21, 2011
Rep. Mary Bono Mack's (R-Calif.) SAFE Data Act is on its way to the House Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration. It passed out of the...
Posted In: bono mack, House, privacy

The worst passwords ever

Jul 19, 2011
On today's show, we talked about how Microsoft is banning certain obvious passwords from new Hotmail accounts....
Posted In: passwords, privacy, security

Congress holds privacy hearing

Jul 12, 2011
Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) of the House Energy and Commerce committee start a series of Internet privacy hearings on...
Posted In: bono, Congress, House, privacy

Can the DOJ force you to decrypt your laptop?

Jul 11, 2011
This is being tossed around right now in a case in Colorado involving a woman accused of running a mortgage scam. A laptop was found in her bedroom...
Posted In: doj, laptops, Law, privacy

Sony offers identity theft protection

Jul 11, 2011
In a related story: your dog offers to guard that pork chop. Sony's PlayStation Network have until July 31st to sign up for AllClear ID, a program...
Posted In: playstation, privacy, security, Sony

PrivacyVille Helps all you PeopleVille learn some SkillzVille

Jul 8, 2011
Zynga is launching a new privacy initiative called PrivacyVille that is a "game-like tutorial that rewards players with the company's virtual...
Posted In: games, privacy, zynga

The US government makes the most requests of Google

Jun 28, 2011
Google says it received 4,601 requests for information on users from the US government in the last six months of 2010. That's more than double the...
Posted In: Google, government, privacy

Dropbox drops ball on security

Jun 21, 2011
There was a four hour window on Sunday, where if you wanted to sign into somebody's Dropbox account all you needed was their email address. Type in...
Posted In: dropbox, privacy, security, storage

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