Jul 312014
 

A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Loretta Preska, a federal judge in New York, ruled from the bench Thursday after hearing oral arguments. Read more of this Associated Press report on CBS. See also Zack Whittaker’s report on [...]

Jul 312014
 

Dana Liebelson writes: US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting Twitter with more information requests about its users than ever before, and in most cases the social network is handing over some data, according to a new  report released by the company  on Thursday. Twitter notes that many of the government demands, which are [...]

Jul 312014
 

From Courthouse News: Attorneys for Google urged a federal judge to ignore demands made by news outlets to deny requests to seal documents in a massive – and settled – class action over Gmail privacy. News agencies – including Courthouse News, Gannett, McClatchy and the New York Times - lobbied U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh earlier this [...]

Jul 312014
 

When the news broke about OKCupid conducting “research” by misinforming people about who would be good matches – and being unapologetic about it – I thought they really needed to fire their PR team. But I didn’t see what they did as a privacy issue at all until @idRADAR suggested that OKCupid’s privacy policy seems [...]

Jul 312014
 

From SoyaCincau: A couple of weeks back, several Taiwanese sites had reported that the Redmi Note smart phone has been secretly sending personal information such as contacts, text messages and photos to servers in China. This had certainly cast a doubt on its user privacy stand especially with the Redmi Note has been selling well worldwide. Xiaomi takes such [...]

Jul 292014
 

Juliette Garside reports: Vodafone’s chairman, Gerard Kleisterlee, has promised to protect the right to privacy, saying the mobile network will engage with the UK government’s review of how the intelligence agencies intercept and collect data on its customers. “We will engage with governments when and where legal frameworks are being reviewed and that holds for [...]