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Supreme Court: Suspects must explicitly invoke Miranda rights

Supreme Court: Suspects must explicitly invoke Miranda rights

What they said is, you have every right to keep remaining silent as long as you want, but the police can keep questioning you until you tell them that you are choosing to remain silent according to your Miranda rights. The case involved a guy who stayed silent for 3 hours and then finally answered a question in a way that incriminated him, and his [...]

Canadian border guard used private info to stalk women on Facebook

Canadian border guard used private info to stalk women on Facebook

VANCOUVER — A B.C. border guard e-mailed himself the passport details of attractive women who came through his inspection line so he could hit on them later on Facebook, according to an internal government investigation obtained by the Vancouver Sun. The woman told CBSA investigators she came into Canada on Oct. 18, 2009 at around 5 p.m. Four [...]

Facebook caught sharing secret data with advertisers

Facebook caught sharing secret data with advertisers

The privacy issues that have been hounding Facebook may be coming to a head. A report in the Wall Street Journal indicates that the Facebook, along with MySpace, Digg, and a handful of other social-networking sites, have been sharing users' personal data with advertisers without users' knowledge or consent. The data shared includes names, user [...]

Australian customs searching laptops for porn

Australian customs searching laptops for porn

There are far more convenient ways to smuggle porn into a country... are they not aware of this thing called the internet? Patten said officials now had an unfettered right to examine travelers' electronic devices, marking the beginning of a new era of official investigation into people's private lives. She questioned whether it was appropriate [...]

Phishing as a day-job

Phishing as a day-job

A single person in Nigeria is responsible for creating 1,100 phishing sites, as reported by Phishlabs after clever experiment that allowed them to monitor the use of phishing tool-kits in the wild. The fraudster set up two to three phishing sites a week. Meanwhile, the Anti-Phishing working group attributes two thirds of phishing attacks to a [...]

Meganet’s Dominator I snoops on four GSM convos at once… and fits in your overnight bag

"Dominator I" sounds more like a monster truck than a collection of small boxes that collectively erase 20 years of relatively secure wireless phone service, doesn't it? Alas, what you're looking at here is a convenient, plug-and-play solution for exploiting the hard work the world's hacking community has put into cracking the A5/1 encryption used [...]

India’s e-voting machines vulnerable to fraud

E-voting security researcher J Alex Halderman writes: India, the world's largest democracy, votes entirely on paperless electronic voting machines. There are an incredible 1.4 million machines in use. Authorities claim they are "tamperproof", "infallible", and "perfect," but they've prevented anyone from doing an independent security analysis by [...]

EFF: Helping You Take Back Your Privacy

EFF: Helping You Take Back Your Privacy

Two weeks ago, social networking giant Facebook announced a radical new vision for the Internet - all online activity involving Facebook would be "social by default." Think about what that means: All of your personal information, and all of your online activity, automatically shared by Facebook with anyone, anytime it wants to, without your [...]

Facebook’s “anti-privacy monopoly”

Facebook’s “anti-privacy monopoly”

In an essay and handy infographic, DeObfuscate lays out the inverse relationship between Facebook's growing market share and the erosion of user privacy. Words of wisdom tweeted by Tim Spalding over the weekend: Why do free social networks tilt inevitably toward user exploitation? Because you're not their customer, you're their product. [...]

Timeline of Facebook privacy policy: From reasonable (2005) to apocalyptic (2010)

Timeline of Facebook privacy policy: From reasonable (2005) to apocalyptic (2010)

Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Kurt Opsahl has gone spelunking in the history of Facebook's privacy policies over the past five years, presenting a timeline that starts with something fairly moderate and reasonable in 2005 and moves to the current 2010 version which basically says, "By using Facebook, you agree to let us film your life [...]

Google Street View logs WiFi networks and MAC addresses

Google Street View logs WiFi networks and MAC addresses

Google's roving Street View spycam may blur your face, but it's got your number. The Street View service is under fire in Germany for scanning private WLAN networks, and recording users' unique Mac (Media Access Control) addresses, as the car trundles along. Germany's Federal Commissioner for Data Protection Peter Schaar says he's "horrified" [...]

Amazon fights demand for customer records

Amazon fights demand for customer records

Massachusetts has also tried a 'smart' sales tax plan. Massachusetts tried to have New Hampshire record any sales by Massachusetts residents and report them to the Mass Dept of Revenue. New Hampshire refused. This was the straw that broke the camels back with me and Mass. They will find anyway they can to pilfer money out of their residents [...]

TSA to download your iTunes?

TSA to download your iTunes?

Federal security workers are now free to snoop through more than just your undergarments and luggage at the airport. Thanks to a recent series of federal court decisions, the digital belongings of international fliers are now open for inspection. This includes reading the saved e-mails on your laptop, scanning the address book on your iPhone or [...]

Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill

Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill

I cannot wait to see the ways that this (could be very helpful) law will be abused. ¡LA MIGRA! ¡LA MIGRA! Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday passed one of the toughest pieces of immigration-enforcement legislation in the country, which would make it a violation of state law to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. It would also grant police [...]

Florida Credit Union Says 12K More Debit Card Accounts Exposed

Florida Credit Union Says 12K More Debit Card Accounts Exposed

TJX and Heartland hacker Albert Gonzalez may be behind bars for the next 20 years, but the fraud fallout from his hacking is still spreading: a Florida credit union is now reissuing 12,000 debit cards after its customers' accounts were compromised in the wake of the Heartland Payment Systems breach by Gonzalez and his cohorts. MidFlorida [...]

How the American phone companies used to feel about privacy

How the American phone companies used to feel about privacy

Back in 2008, Matt Blaze put the push for immunity for telcos that participated in GW Bush's illegal wiretapping program in context: "As someone who began his professional career in the Bell System (and who stayed around through several of its successors), the push for telco immunity represents an especially bitter disillusionment for me. Say what [...]

Discarded photocopier hard drives stuffed full of corporate secrets

Discarded photocopier hard drives stuffed full of corporate secrets

Your office's high-end photocopier probably has a hard-drive used to store copies of documents that are scanned from the glass. Harvesting scanned documents from discarded office copiers (often returned at the end of a lease) yields a treasure-trove of fascinating corporate secrets. Of the dozens of multi-purpose copiers Beitner has cleaned out [...]

Mint.com CEO Aaron Patzer says it doesn’t sell individual data

Mint.com CEO Aaron Patzer says it doesn’t sell individual data

Last week during the Data is Money panel at SXSW, Aaron Patzer, the CEO of popular personal finance management Web site Mint.com, ignited a firestorm of controversy by bragging about the high quality of real time data that Mint is able to see -- such as which movie rental services are used most, and the value it would have to hedge funds. The [...]

Netflix Cancels $1 Million Contest, Settles Privacy Lawsuit

Netflix Cancels $1 Million Contest, Settles Privacy Lawsuit

As part of a settlement in a privacy lawsuit filed against Netflix late last year, the video delivery service has called off their $1 million Next Big Thing contest that started the whole problem in the first place. You might recall that last August Netflix launched their second go-around of their Next Big Thing contest, in which they [...]

A list of pornstars and their real names…

A list of pornstars and their real names…

Here is a select few... more after the jump. Allie Sin - Stephanie Draheim Amber Lynn - Laura Adams Amy Reid - Devin Valencia Feller Anetta Keys - Aneta Smrhová Aria Giovanni - Cindy Renee Volk Asia Carrera - Jessica Andrea Steinhauser Aurora Snow - Rebecca Claire Kensington Belladonna - Michelle Anne Sinclair Bianca Trump - [...]

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