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US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge

Posted November 26, 2012 The Texas high school has been temporarily blocked from suspending the student, who objects to the mandatory tracking IDs on reasons having to do with privacy and religion. For more, here’s the story.

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Goatse hacker Auernheimer found guilty of breaching AT&T to access customer iPad data

Posted November 22, 2012 A hacker claims he was disclosing a security flaw responsibly. But IRC transcripts show that the Goatse hacking group was instead musing about shorting AT&T stock, discussed selling 120,000 email addresses to spammers, and never told AT&T about the vulnerability in the first place. Here’s the full story.

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Judge orders women in sexual harassment case to hand over Facebook logins

Posted November 21, 2012 Female employees suing their employer for sexual harassment are asked by Federal judge to hand over passwords to their Facebook, email and other social media accounts. Read more here. 

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Experian defends database security practices in face of investigations

Posted November 20, 2012 Data brokers are on the hot seat as the Irish regulators begin an investigation into Experian’s security methods and the US Congress demands more transparency into what’s collected and how it’s handled. Read the story now.

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Petraeus tripped up by trust in supposedly anonymous email account

Posted November 14, 2012 The US’s top spy guy, who resigned abruptly on Friday, conducted a romantic affair behind the thin sheet of a pseudonymous email account. It’s a good reminder to us all that email headers often spill the beans, revealing IP addresses that lead to our webmail hosts and geolocation. It’s a short […]

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DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

Posted November 12, 2012 He meant to promote his anti-DDoS kit by shedding light on poor internet security at the Hong Kong stock exchange, but his two brief DDoS attacks instead wound up costing him his freedom for the better part of a year. Click here to read the full story.

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US cop awarded $1 million over randy officers’ illegal use of license database as a private Facebook

Posted November 7, 2012 A former police officer has been awarded $1,057,000 in settlement payments after she filed suits charging privacy invasion against fellow officers who illegally accessed her photo and address more than 500 times. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Masks banned in Canadian riots, just in time for Anonymous day of action

Posted November 4, 2012 Violators could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted of covering their faces during unlawful assembly. The bill’s sponsor stresses that he’s targeting violence and vandals, rather than criminalizing pandas, PETA’s bloody seals or Frosty the Snowman. What will this mean for those affiliated with Anonymous who wear the […]

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Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

Posted November 1, 2012 AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have flipped the switch on databases that will track stolen cellphones and block them from being used on the major carriers’ networks. Now, just make sure you’ve got your phone’s ID number written down somewhere, and try not to go into a cellphone coma on the […]

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Attacker grabs data for 3.6 million South Carolina taxpayers; governor wants to see culprit “brutalized”

Posted October 29, 2012 She’s got a right to be incensed, with 77% of the state’s population’s Social Security numbers being snatched out from under the Department of Revenue. But what’s the appropriate penalty for the department, for the crime of leaving the data unprotected? Read the full story on Naked Security.

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