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Samsung Might Just Be Snooping In On Your Conversations
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Apart from the NSA, there are other entities that are reportedly spying on you, or at least have the potential to. The really sleek Smart TV that Samsung has been leading the market with in its segment, is apparently listening into user conversations. In a report published Thursday by The

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&Quot;Snapchat For Business&Quot; Confide Adds Host Of New Features To Take Business Off The Record
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One-of-a-kind app for the enterprise Confide takes you off the record, with confidential messages that self-destruct. The startup just stepped up its efforts in providing off-the-record communication in the digital world, with their latest release last week. With the Confide 3.0 for iOS and Android, it brings in 3 major additions

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Obama'S Big Data Privacy Plan Finds Support In Both House &Amp; Senate
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It has come to light that a bill to better protect student information from compromising breaches online is being pushed by the White House under Barack Obama’s reign. The bill is the result of a partnership with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team, and Democrats

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Google Will Redesign Privacy Policy, Following Pressure From Uk'S Data Watchdog
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It has come to light that Google will change its privacy policy following a settlement with the UK data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Disucssing the incident, BBC news stated the ICO termed Google’s 2012 70-policy overhaul as “too vague when describing how it uses personal data gathered from its

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Ibm'S Identity Mixer: Protecting Personal Data In The Cloud
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IBM has revealed plans for a cloud-centric data protection technology dubbed Identity Mixer. The tool will allow consumers to exercise more control over the information that they choose to share online, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers. “Identity Mixer enables users to choose precisely which data

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European Commission Pushing For A Blanket Storage Of Airline Passenger Data
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The aftermath of the Paris attacks has triggered the possible onset of a European Commission strategy to collect, store and share passenger data flying through, and in and out of Europe, as a move to confront and check acts of terror. However, talks of deployment of such a plan are

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Data Security In The Digital Age: Why We'Re More Vulnerable Than Ever Before, And How We Can Change That
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It’s not hard to see the importance of security in this new, interconnected, digital world. There is no hiding from the myriad of threats that seek to misuse the explosive growth of retained data and computation that defines the mortal plane. From governments to industry to private citizens, we are

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The Interview, Data Politics And Unraveling Cyber Warfare
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Who really did it? The USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has strong evidence that it is in fact the DPRK, more commonly known worldwide as North Korea, carried out the cyber-attacks that have left Sony, its officials, actors, top executives and honestly, the world at large, reeling. Revelations

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60 Seconds With Mark Cuban: Cyber Dust And Data Security
Retail & Consumer

Mark Cuban is an American businessman, investor, tech mogul, and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He is also a “shark” investor on the hit television series Shark Tank, and creator of privacy focused messaging app ‘Cyber Dust’. After being falsely accused of insider trading by the SEC in 2008

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Viktor Mayer-Schonberger On Big Data'S Role In Society And Culture
Data Science

I recently sat down with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, co-author of the 2013 bestseller Big Data: A Revolution and Chair of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, to talk about the meaning, implications and possibilities of ‘Big Data’ today. In our exchange, we touched on the debate between

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