CPR for Thursday, August 14, 2008

Under surveillance: Backers of privacy rights track GPS use
Boston Globe – United States
Privacy advocates said tracking suspects electronically constitutes illegal search and seizure, violating Fourth Amendment rights, and is another step

Privacy worry over location data
BBC News – UK
By Maggie Shiels Privacy advocates are warning of the dangers of rushing headlong into using location based services. The Centre for Digital Democracy told

Yahoo unleashes Fire Eagle – and a potential privacy nightmare
TG Daily – USA
It is easily the best LBS approach we have seen so, and easily the front door to a privacy nightmare scenario for people who do not fully understand the

Yahoo’s Location Broadcasting Service Puts Privacy Advocates On Fire
eFluxMedia – USA
By Dee Chisamera Yahoo revealed on Wednesday a new open platform that gives users the ability to share their location data on the Web, and privacy advocates

Congress to Push Web Privacy
BusinessWeek – USA
by Heather Green Support for a law aimed at protecting consumers’ online privacy is gathering steam in Washington. Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.

An Online Privacy Presumption Is Wrong Assumption
NewsFactor Network – Woodland Hills,CA,USA
Anyone through whose hands it passes — or anyone nosy enough to look — can read such a message without violating the presumed right to privacy of either

Zero privacy
Guardian Unlimited – UK
In 1999 the president of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy, famously said: “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” That caused outrage.

‘No breach of privacy‘ on NMMU student info?
The Herald Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth,Eastern Cape,South Africa
NELSON Mandela Metropolitan University has denied breach of privacy claims on students‘ personal details, insisting that the information is not considered

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