Anonymous hackers cripple Aussie government websites

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TweetYumShareThis 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 […]

Memorial Hermann refuses to hire tobacco users, charges smokers $600 per year

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TweetYumMemorial Hermann is a corporate system of hospitals primarily located in the Houston, Texas area but has branched out to other parts of Texas several years ago. Harris County even wanted to purchase one of their 9 hospitals, Memorial Hermann SW. They had several employee reduction initiatives when they suddenly began acquiring other hospitals throughout […]

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

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TweetYumPosted 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

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TweetYumFacebook 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 data merge called privacy threat

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TweetYumGoogle’s new plan to link user data across its email, video, social-networking sites has come under fire from critics who say it’s an invasion of privacy because of the sheer volume of information collected and the inability of users to opt out. Under the plan, information collected about individuals will be integrated across 60 Google […]