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  • Cybersecurity Agency Warns Next-Gen Cookies Pose Privacy Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cybersecurity Agency Warns Next-Gen Cookies Pose Privacy Threat

    The European Union’s cybersecurity agency has published a report on the security and privacy concerns regarding new types of online cookies, advocating for more transparency of how they are used and calling for a user-friendly mechanism to remove them whenever needed. The policy report Bittersweet cookies: Some security and privacy considerations from the European Network […] More

  • Online Health Records: Are Yours Secure? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Online Health Records: Are Yours Secure?

    As America’s healthcare industry scurries to transition from paper medical records to electronic counterparts and meeting the 2015 meaningful-use requirements, experts raise flags about the security and warn about the downside to moving into an all-digital system. Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, are perceived as a method to enhance care and save billions of dollars […] More

  • Showdown Looms over TSA 'Naked' Body Scanners' Privacy Concerns, Napolitano Responds - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Showdown Looms over TSA ‘Naked’ Body Scanners’ Privacy Concerns, Napolitano Responds

    After new full-body scanners and pat-down procedures went into effect at U.S. airports Oct. 29, a debate is underway across the nation. With biometrics and other high-tech identification technologies on the cutting edge of the government's attempts to protect the country against terrorism and secure its borders, a groundswell movement of privacy activists and pilots […] More

  • Harris Survey: Americans Want to Keep Online Security Simple - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Survey: Americans Want to Keep Online Security Simple

    With growing rates of connectivity, Americans want virus and security protection of their PCs to be as simple as possible, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of PC Tools. The “Keep Internet Security Simple“ survey's findings said 76 percent of people would choose chores such as laundry or balancing a checkbook […] More

  • White House Launches Privacy, Internet Policy Subcommittee - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Launches Privacy, Internet Policy Subcommittee

    In an effort to promote the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting citizens’ online privacy, the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new subcommittee on privacy and Internet policy. Cameron Kerry, general counsel at the Department of Commerce, and Christopher Schroeder, assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice, will co-chair […] More

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    While You Were Sleeping, Your School Was Watching You

    Earlier this year, The New New Internet reported that a school district in Pennsylvania had remotely activated a camera and caught a student taking pills (the student claimed he was eating candy). According to recently filed court documents, the school secretly activated the cameras and captured thousands of images that included students sleeping and in […] More

  • German Court Rules for Privacy Advocates over Data Collection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    German Court Rules for Privacy Advocates over Data Collection

    The German Constitutional Court has overruled a 2008 law which required telecommunications companies to keep communications data for six months. The law was passed to aid in counter terrorist operations and combating transnational crime and required telecom companies to maintain logs for SMS messages, e-mails, calls, faxes and Internet use. Around 35,000 German nationals filed […] More

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    The All Seeing Eye (or the Camera in your Computer)

    One school district in Pennsylvania is using Macbook cameras for a whole new purpose. Parents in this district believe that schools periodically turn on the cameras to monitor the student and their usage of the county issued computer. Parents are outraged and have asked a federal judge to ban the practice. The school district insists […] More

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