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IAPP Westin Research Fellowships

November 25, 2013 4:52 pm KStrandburg 0
Of possible interest from Omer Tene:  Established in 2013, the IAPP Westin Research Center was created to encourage and enable research and scholarship in the field of privacy. Each year, the IAPP welcomes two or more recent graduates to spend 12 months on site with our team, reporting to the VP of Research and Education, and working on a broad array of privacy research projects.…
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NY case underscores Wi-Fi privacy dangers

April 25, 2011 7:46 pm KStrandburg 0
Available at: In Buffalo, a 25-year-old guy logged in to his neighbor house’s Wi-Fi connection and downloaded child pornography through the wireless signal. Firstly, the FBI agents suspected the homeowners. They denied and agents tapped away at the homeowner’s desktop computer, eventually taking it with them, along with his and his wife’s iPads and iPhones.…
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iPhone Location Tracing Controversy

April 25, 2011 9:06 am KStrandburg 0
Controversy over revelations regarding iPhone and iPad location tracking has been growing quickly. As the New York Times reports, the German, French, and Italian governments have either started or will soon start investigations into whether the tracking violates those countries’ respective privacy laws.…
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DOJ Pitches GPS Surveillance Case to Supreme Court

April 18, 2011 2:52 pm KStrandburg 3 On Friday, the Solicitor General filed a certiorari petition with the Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split on whether a warrant is required for GPS surveillance. The case, United States v. Jones, involves the government’s use of GPS tracking technology to monitor a person’s movements on public roads for an extended period of time.…
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Do-Not-Track Bill

April 13, 2011 8:56 am KStrandburg 0
Article Link:,0,3461978,full.story Link to Bill:{2C530FAF-6F85-4236-BB30-293D33F815E5} Continuing the groundswell of support for Do-Not-Track across the nation, California State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) introduced legislation that would force Internet companies doing business in California to allow consumers to opt out of online monitoring.…
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Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS – The Wall Street Journal (August 3, 2010)

April 4, 2011 2:31 pm KStrandburg 0
Available at:; Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS – Mobile Location Tracking – In August of 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported that global-positioning-system (GPS) technology offered by cellular carriers is being used by stalkers. Although the technology is intended to rescue lost drivers, locate kidnap victims and enable other noble endeavors, it has had the unintended consequence of allowing stalkers to more easily track their victims.…
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Google Book Search and Privacy

March 28, 2011 4:10 pm KStrandburg 0
Google Book Search allows anyone to search a massive library of books that Google has scanned. A few years ago, the Authors Guild sued Google to stop the project and various settlement agreements have subsequently been proposed. Judge Denny Chin recently rejected the latest settlement agreement.…
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Cellphone Tracking in China: Tool to Ease Traffic Congestion or to Chill Political Dissidents?

March 21, 2011 3:51 pm KStrandburg 0
The Chinese Government has announced plans to track 1.7 million cellphone users in Beijing through location technology, in order to help city authorities better manage traffic (see However, this raises concerns that the government may abuse this technology for surveillance purposes, infringing a variety of human rights.…
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Privacy of Mobile Ads

March 7, 2011 2:23 pm KStrandburg 0
The  mobile ads boom raises privacy concerns, and creative different forms of self-help that customers have been engaged in, as following: The vast majority of cell phones and tablet devices are now equipped with internet browsers. Advertisers have capitalized on this new market by delivering user-specific ad content to these mobile devices.…