Canada and Germany Top Countries on Privacy Protection

Canada and Germany are rated as the top countries when it comes to privacy protection on their citizens, according to a recent AP article that highlights the findings of an international watchdog group. From the article — Germany and Canada are the best defenders of privacy, and Malaysia and China the worst, an international rights […]

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Big Brother, Big Business on CNBC

On Wednesday November 1st at 9 PM / 12 AM ET CNBC will premiere a news special called “Big Brother, Big Business” that will take a look at the government and big business involvement in recording and analyzing the personal information and activities of everyday people. From the CNBC site — The rapid advance of […]

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RFID No-Swipe Credit Cards Get Hacked

Sometimes high tech personal identification is “too smart by half”. The New York Times reports on how easy it is to hack no-swipe ( RFID ) credit cards and retrieve the personal identification information that is encoded on the cards. From the article — Tom Heydt-Benjamin tapped an envelope against a black plastic box connected […]

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Chicago Database of Voters Hacked

ABC News is reporting on a Chicago voter database that has been hacked by a non-partisan civic organization, exposing the personal information, including social security numbers, of over 1 million people. From the report — As if there weren’t enough concerns about the integrity of the vote, a non-partisan civic organization today claimed it had […]

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MySpace Sex Offenders Caught by Wired News

Here is an interesting experiment in computer programming, investigative tactics and creative sleuthing. Wired News is reporting that they created a software script that sorted through MySpace profiles and compared them with sex offender registries to find a number of registered sex offenders who had personal profiles on the social network site. From the article […]

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