CPR for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Privacy concerns over baby DNA database
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has sounded warning bells over a massive DNA database of blood samples taken from newborn babies.

Obama Cell Phone Breach Raises Broader Privacy Questions
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
“But, sadly, data privacy breaches involving the sensitive phone records of ordinary Americans are occurring with greater frequency.

Who’s Been Reading My Cell-phone Records?
PC World – USA
They should, according to some industry analysts and privacy lawyers. Verizon Wireless found that some employees viewed information from an Obama cell-phone

How Private Is Your Social Network?
Law.com – San Francisco,CA,USA
Facebook and other social networks have privacy safeguards that members can set to limit who can view their pages. Despite these settings, employers (and

Google, Privacy, and the Rest of Us
U.S. News & World Report – Washington,DC,USA
I still found the answers Carr got about privacy concerns and dealing with one megacorporation unsatisfying. As always with Google, the price point is


Safari’s new anti-phishing system raises Apple privacy itch
guardian.co.uk – UK
Now an in-depth analysis by the Mac Weekly Journal, and reprinted – um, reposted – by Macworld says that this anti-spoofing system raises privacy concerns.

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