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Privacy wars, a twist: Bose sued for the headphones that listen

Privacy wars, a twist: Bose sued for the headphones that listen

Written by on April 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction […]

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Privacy: court rejects Facebook challenge to 381 search warrants

Privacy: court rejects Facebook challenge to 381 search warrants

Written by on April 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s highest court on Tuesday rejected Facebook Inc’s challenge to 381 search warrants to uncover suspected widespread Social Security disability fraud by its customers. By a 5-1 vote, the Court of Appeals said it lacked jurisdiction to hear Facebook’s appeal over warrants obtained by the office of Manhattan District […]

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Privacy wars – US ISPs say they won’t sell customer browsing data

Privacy wars – US ISPs say they won’t sell customer browsing data

Written by on April 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said Friday they would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules. The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under former President Barack Obama requiring […]

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Want your privacy back? Why not install those old VPNs?

Want your privacy back? Why not install those old VPNs?

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer’s web-surfing history by making an encrypted connection to a private server, which then searches the Web […]

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The UK’s Rudd reopens encryption debate after London attack

The UK’s Rudd reopens encryption debate after London attack

Written by on March 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. Local media have reported that British-born Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message moments before killing four people last week by ploughing […]

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US Ross says Privacy Shield intact, no changes needed

US Ross says Privacy Shield intact, no changes needed

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross gave no indication of any plans to change U.S. privacy protections underpinning a pact enabling billions of dollars of data flows during a meeting with the EU digital chief, a source said on Friday. U.S. President Trump’s administration has stoked concerns in Brussels that it may […]

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News highlights – 8 March

News highlights – 8 March

Written by on March 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 8 March Privacy wars – Republicans want to repeal Obama scrutiny rules WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration in October that would have subjected internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites to protect customers’ private data. Read more… China opposes […]

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Consumer Reports to consider cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products

Consumer Reports to consider cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products

Written by on March 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Consumer Reports, an influential U.S. non-profit group that conducts extensive reviews of cars, kitchen appliances and other goods, is gearing up to start considering cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products. The group, which issues scores that rank products it reviews, said on Monday it had collaborated with several outside organizations to […]

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At MWC, Telefonica gives a boost to privacy advocates

At MWC, Telefonica gives a boost to privacy advocates

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

We have been saying for a couple of years now that privacy leads to trust and trust is an important asset for operators. Be the ones who give control of data back to customers and that is a very brave and effective differentiator. Telefonica has announced it will be doing just that. Dubbed the ‘fourth platform’ […]

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Telefonica differentiates with 4th Platform, where customers control their data

Telefonica differentiates with 4th Platform, where customers control their data

Written by on February 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica announced a new strategy on Sunday promising to give customers back control of their own data with the help of a new digital personal assistant. The so-called “fourth platform” comes after Telefonica faced questions about its growth strategy last year following a dividend cut and asset disposals […]

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