CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Passes US House, Might Not Get Through The Senate

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has not sparked too many protests compared to SOPA and PIPA, but it is certainly a reality and the US House of Representatives has passed the bill by a vote of 248-168.

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Apple Servers Scan Your Contacts and Song Info When Using iPad Dictation

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No, it’s not quite the same as having Siri, but the Dictation feature in the new iPad is still there for some of your voice recognition needs, but it turns out that it could also turn into an invasion of privacy. This is partly conjecture, to be fair, but it is still something worth noting.

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Privacy: OnLive Desktop Plus Adds Flash To Your iPad, Also Tracks Everything You Do In Realtime

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Apple certainly is not planning to bring Adobe Flash to their iOS devices, in fact they iBlocked it. But OnLive has managed to find a way to go around that, and much more. The company’s OnLive Desktop Plus, the new version of their OnLive Desktop remote access app, will allow you access to an entire PC remotely which is equipped with Flash.

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Google Street View was sharing cell phone and laptop locations

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It seems that the Google Street View cars were not only taking pictures of the streets and buildings; they were also collecting (and sharing) the locations of millions of laptops, PCs, cell phones, and other WiFi-enabled devices. This goes beyond the sharing of unsecured WiFi networks that they already collected and shared.

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Personal data harvested by Google Street View to be deleted

No, we’re not even talking about the blurring of faces and license plates. Google already does that. There is a bigger issue at hand here for privacy campaigners, because the Google Street View cars were collecting personal data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks as they made their way around the highways and bi-ways.

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Google’s Small Problem

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A new privacy issue has stemmed from a recent incident involving internet search giant Google. The investigation spearheaded by authorities from around the globe included New Zealand alongside the Australian Police. The issue came under fire when German regulators were made aware of a breach of privacy regarding Google Street View’s unencrypted Wi-Fi network being left accessible while Google Street View, a division of Google Maps, was in operation.

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School administrators found spying on students through laptop webcams

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A recent filing in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania shows laptops issued to high-school students in the Lower Merion School District were loaded with surveillance software to allow school administrators to allegedly spy on students and family, anywhere they may be.

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