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The Target: Protecting Consumers’ Data

On January 22, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering

Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]

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This summer the Los Angeles Police Department hopes to outfit 600 of its officers with on-body video cameras. The cameras, unlike the picture at left, resemble a bluetooth ear piece and would attach to the officer’s collar or sunglasses. Funding for the project has been secured from private donors, with the department raising [...]

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Data Security and the Target Holiday Breach

On January 17, 2014 By John Craven

As the amount of consumer information stored and analyzed online by large corporations increases, the risk of identity theft and consumer fraud also greatly increase. In December, credit and debit card information of approximately 40 million Target customers was stolen when the Target computer systems were breached. This theft also included the personal identification [...]

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Privatizing the Surveillance State

On January 14, 2014 By Brooke McLeod

While the public is increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of government cameras and Internet snoops recording their daily behavior, Americans seem much more willing to routinely monitoring people, pets, or handymen.

People have had security cameras aimed at garage doors or novelty cameras aimed at ocean views for years. However, cameras that transmit images over [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 18, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that British intelligence hacked into a Belgian telecoms firm using fake LinkedIn and other web pages. [H/T SANS] Wikileaks apparently publishes a leaked document detailing the intellectual property section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement the US Trade Representative is negotiating in secret.[H/T Google News] Twitter now Continue Reading

Snapchat: Handing Over Unopened Snaps to Police

On November 15, 2013 By Mary Fletcher King

Snapchat, the photo-sharing mobile application that initially had a reputation for facilitating “safe” sexting due to the timed deletion of sent images, has been a prominent subject in both technological and legal news. From warnings to users that recipients could screenshot and save the photographs to arrests of teachers engaging in racy snap exchanges [...]

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Pizza Delivery Drone: Convenience Versus Privacy

On November 13, 2013 By Sonal Patel

I think we can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that drone safety is on the radar. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a long-term roadmap [PDF] delineating the specific requirements for the use of domestic drones. Drones are the talk of the town — they often show up in the news in a [...]

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There was a lot going on this week, so the Monday Morning JETLawg has been broken down into topics. Monday is cybercrime and cybersecurity; Tuesday is copyright, intellectual property (IP) policy generally, government technology, and government IP; Wednesday is surveillance and censorship; Thursday is sports, entertainment, and the arts; and Friday is e-currency, e-discovery, [...]

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Punishing Prenda

On November 11, 2013 By J.P. Urban

Many of you are quite familiar with the “world’s most famous porn pirate hunters,” but if you need a refresher, check out Parker Hancock’s post from earlier this year before reading on. Since that post, the law firm that tried to shame those pornography consumers has had a tough time in court.

First, internet [...]

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This past month Facebook announced two changes which arguably decrease privacy protection for its users. The first change was to make every Facebook user’s timeline searchable. The second was to allow Facebook users under 18 years old to share content with the general public.

Facebook recently removed the privacy setting allowing users [...]

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