CPR for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

World / Internet News

Facebook Privacy Glitch Revealed Private Paris Hilton Pictures
InformationWeek – Manhasset,NY,USA
Facebook’s new privacy controls couldn’t stop one user from pulling up private pictures of Paris Hilton and other access-restricted pictures.

When the Privacy Band-aid Fails
ABC News – USA
(ABC News Photo Illustration) The revelation that State Department contract employees breached the privacy of the three remaining presidential candidates’

Privacy watchdog warns on Heathrow fingerprint system
Out-Law.com – London,England,UK
Privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner will investigate a new Heathrow Airport fingerprint security system to find out if it is legal.

Private sector wants breach of information systems reported
Inquirer.net – Philippines
The survey, a copy of which was obtained from BPAP, was done to provide a snapshot of the private sectors’ understanding of data privacy, Parlade said.

Data Portability Can Mitigate Privacy Issues
Techdirt – USA
Ed Felten recently did an interesting series of posts on the challenges of holding companies accountable for respecting their customers’ privacy.

Top senators want privacy measure after passport flap
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and the panel’s top Republican want Senate leaders to add the privacy bill to the to-do list.

Leahy, Specter Want Investigation Into Passport Privacy Breach
CBS News – New York,NY,USA
in a letter today to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, say they want Justice to open a criminal investigation into whether federal privacy laws were

First Location-Based Cell Phone Ads Get Privacy Thumbs-Up
PC World – USA
The privacy implications of using location-based services–which are just now appearing in the United States–are huge, but the companies seem to have made

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