NEWS & ANALYSIS

EU: IP Addresses Should Be Considered Personal Data

The opinion given by a group of E.U. data privacy regulators would have major implications for the way Internet search providers record data.

Surveillance Grows Worldwide in 2007

A new survey from two privacy organizations says state surveillance is increasing, even in the world's strongest democracies.

British Government Loses Private Data of 7.5 Million Families

The data, contained on two computer discs, was lost in the mail and has stoked fears of widespread identity theft.

Is Britain Becoming a Surveillance Society?

A new poll and report says "Yes."

$42 Million Data Mining System Scrapped

A $42 million Department of Homeland Security data mining system has been discontinued due to an inability to meet privacy standards.

Cartoon Cops Patrol Chinese Web Users

Chinese Government creates cartoon cops to police Web.

Spies in the Sky: Spy Satellites Need Proper Oversight

The Washington Post carefully endorses the use of domestic satellite images in domestic defense.

Pentagon Pulls Controversial Database Site

"The Pentagon said Tuesday that it will shut down an antiterror database that has been criticized for improperly storing information on peace activists and others whose actions posed no threat," says an Associated Press report on MSNBC.

Fusion Centers Raise Privacy Concerns

While state fusion centers are generally lauded as a reasonable effort to improve information sharing among intelligence agencies and law enforcement, they are raising fears among civil libertarians because of the amount and type of information collected and shared.

For the paper by the privacy advocacy group EPIC, click here.

iPhone Security Flaws Exposed

A team of computer security consultants, according to The New York Times, has found a significant security flaw in one of the hottest items this summer: Apple's iPhone.
 




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