Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites

ShareThis Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites –Hackers took 10 sites offline, said more attacks are imminent [<g>] 25 Jul 2012 International hacking group Anonymous took at least 10 Australian government websites offline in a series of escalating attacks over proposed changes to privacy laws. The Australian arm of the group has warned it will […]

Facebook Suit Over Subscriber Tracking Seeks $15 Billion

Facebook Inc. (FB), the social network operator whose shares began trading today, was sued for $15 billion in an amended complaint by subscribers who claim the company invaded their privacy by tracking their Internet use. In the complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California, the plaintiffs say Facebook improperly tracked users even […]

Mind Reading Technology – No More Thought Privacy

In the times of social networking, the Internet, and personal information everywhere being made public, there is no question that we are experiencing a loss of privacy left and right. One might say that the last bastion of privacy – our own thoughts – is all we have to hold onto. But a segment on […]

Facebook officially decries employer practice of asking for Facebook password and login information

Posted by Facebook on 3.23.2012 In recent months, we’ve seen a distressing increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain inappropriate access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information. This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends. It also potentially exposes the employer who […]

Facebook tells employers: Hands off our users’ passwords

Facebook has now weighed in on the brewing controversy of employers requiring applicants to hand over their log-in information. Their reply: Hands off. Erin Egan, the company’s chief privacy officer, posted a note Friday on Facebook explicitly stating the company’s position:”As a user, you shouldn’t be forced to share your private information and communications just […]

Google Dominates Search, Despite Privacy Concerns

By Leslie Horn, PCMag.com Despite mounting concerns about privacy following the recent consolidation of about 70 or so policies, Google is far and away the dominant search engine. As a part of its Internet and American Life Project, Pew on Friday released a report about search engines, putting Google at the top of the heap, […]

Privacy Nightmare: McCain Bill Could Have Military Monitor The Internet

DemandProgress.org March 7, 2012 The message still hasn’t sunk in. Congress is proposing yet another law to monitor your activities on the Internet – Here’s the ACLU’s take on John McCain’s new cybersecurity bill: “This is a privacy nightmare that will eventually result in the military substantially monitoring the domestic, civilian Internet.” Will you fight back […]

The ‘Holy Grail’ of Population Manipulation and Control, Part I: The Genesis

The Intel Hub | On February 2nd and 3rd of 2012, President Obama’s Bioethics Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues convened a conference to discuss two rather solemn topics; privacy and access related to Human Genome Sequencing Data, and Neuroscience along with it’s related ethical concerns. This was one of many such meetings and […]

Obama’s Call for Web Privacy Guidelines Seen Leading to Rules With Teeth

By Sara Forden and Eric Engleman, Bloomberg.com An Obama administration Internet privacy initiative marks the best chance for setting U.S. standards to shield personal information in the absence of Congressional legislation, consumer groups and lawyers said. The White House called on companies such as Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc. (FB) yesterday to work with […]

Canada boosts police powers, alarms privacy watchdog

A new law gives police stronger powers to track what Canadians do online, but raises concern from the privacy watchdog about “warrantless access to personal information.” The Conservative government says the draft law it unveiled on Tuesday aims at hunting down pedophiles or other criminals by giving police, the country’s spy agency and the Competition […]