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Hackers leak Czech PM’s private data


April 4th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hackers posted on the internet the private data of Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, including the numbers of his three mobile telephones, after a series ... Read more...

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Now internet users can watch who is spying on them


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser that gives users an instant view of which companies are "watching" ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Britain is ‘a nation online snoops’


September 7th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new poll has identified that Britain has a high number of online spies. The researchers reported that 20 percent of female respondents in the country ... Read more...

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Over 2.8 crore unique identity numbers issued


August 24th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 2.8 crore Aadhaars -- unique identity numbers (UID) -- have so far been issued across the country with Andra Pradesh leading the project having ... Read more...

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Hackers group says it will target Iran


May 1st, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Internet hackers group Anonymous has said it plans to hack Iranian websites, CNN reported.The group said in a statement posted on its website that it wants ... Read more...

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Google to delete personal data collected accidentally


November 21st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Google has agreed to delete all personal data collected by its Street View cars from unsecured wireless networks.Google sparked an international outrage last month after it admitted to ... Read more...

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Facebook takes action against developers caught selling user data


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook has taken action against developers who have been caught selling user names and contact lists.The sales were uncovered as Facebook investigated a web ... Read more...

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BlackBerry given more time to solve deadlock over private data


October 12th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The central government Tuesday decided to give more time to BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM), for providing Indian intelligence agencies access to the private data ... Read more...

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Google sacks engineer for violating privacy policies


September 15th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Google has sacked one of its engineers, David Barksdale, for breaching privacy policies after it was alleged that he had harassed several underage teens and spied on their ... Read more...

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Google’s German Street View to go live after privacy row


August 10th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (DPA) Internet giant Google is set to make images of 20 German cities available online through its controversial Street View technology after reaching agreement with data protection officials, the ... Read more...

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100m Facebook users’ personal info published online


July 29th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): The personal details of 100 million Facebook users have been collected and published on the Internet by a security consultant.A list has been complied by Ron Bowles, ... Read more...

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Profiles of 100 mn Facebook users leaked online


July 29th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The personal details of 100 million users of social networking website Facebook are now available for download after they were leaked online. Ron Bowles, an online security consultant, ... Read more...

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‘Google collected private data from Spanish Wi-Fi networks’


June 14th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 14 (IANS/EFE) Google has "illegally" collected private data from Wi-Fi networks in Spain through its Street View project, a crime prevention association said Sunday. A complaint has been filed against Google ... Read more...

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Denmark asks Google to destroy sensitive data


June 10th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 10 (IANS) Denmark has asked Google to destroy all sensitive data collected illegally in the country and "is waiting impatiently" for the final confirmation from the internet giant. Denmark's Data Protection ... Read more...

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Google allows Street View car inspection


May 27th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 27 (DPA) Internet giant Google is to allow German data protection officers to examine one of its controversial Street View cars, which collect data for its online mapping service, the ... Read more...

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Google faces criminal probe for possible privacy violation in Germany, Spain


May 20th, 2010 - 2:08 am ICT by BNO News
MADRID (BNO NEWS) -- Google Inc. is facing a criminal probe by German and Spanish prosecutors on data Google said was erroneously gathered for its Street View mapping service, media reports said ... Read more...

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Google confesses collecting private data from unprotected wi-fi networks


May 15th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): Google has confessed that it has wrongly collected people's data sent via unencrypted wi-fi networks in the past three years.Google's privacy breach came to the fore after German ... Read more...

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Unclaimed Money Worth $33 Billion In American Banks And Governmental Agencies


May 14th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): This may appear to be out of this world to numberless individuals. However, the reality is that $33 billion of unclaimed money is sitting in ... Read more...

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Privacy will be protected under UIDs: Nandan Nilekani (IANS Interview)


February 28th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Privacy will be protected under the Unique Identity (UID) project and personal data will not be accessible to everybody, insists Nandan Nilekani, chairperson of ... Read more...

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EU Commission to probe UK’s failure to protect citizens from secret surveillance


April 15th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.15 (ANI): Britain's failure to protect its citizens from secret surveillance on the Internet is to be investigated by the European Commission.According to The Independent, the move will fuel claims that ... Read more...

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Facebook allows MNCs to make profits from 150M members private data


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): In a bid to create revenue from Facebook''s 150 million members, the founder of the popular social networking site has created one of the world''s largest market ... Read more...

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Passwords for multiple internet services need not be confusing


January 26th, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Hanover (Germany), Jan 26 (DPA) Most computer users realise that their private data is safest, when they use a different password for each website. But keeping track of all those passwords ... Read more...

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Europe rights commissioner condemns UK database plan


December 31st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.31 (ANI): Critical comments by Europes Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg, has reportedly prompted Britain to rethink plans for a database holding details of every email, mobile phone and internet ... Read more...

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Microsoft says Internet Explorer users at risk of hacking


December 17th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): World''s most popular web browser Internet Explorer has some security flaw due to which people using it may have their computers hijacked, says its developer Microsoft Corporation. ... Read more...

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Discarded hard drives are teeming with confidential data


November 6th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Computer hard drives that have been disposed of or sold into the second-hand market by corporations, organizations, and individualsstill carry sensitive data that may pose a big ... Read more...

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Chrysler financial loosing it all as customer dissonance goes up


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:18 pm ICT by David M N James
Chrysler financial is making it tops as a lead fiscal issues adviser. The giant online corporate solutions website is run from Chrysler Financial Headquarters located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In April 2008, ... Read more...

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Vulnerability of widely-used security systems memory exposed


February 22nd, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 22 (ANI): A team of Princeton University students and experts from the computer industry has shown that it is still possible to access a piece of encrypted information even when ... Read more...

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