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Google sued for data-mining students' email


The suit charges the company with surreptitiously building profiles of students by scanning their email in order to target advertising at them.

PRISM: 50% of Americans approve of NSA's internet spying program


Half of Americans approve of their government's collection of telephone and internet data as part of anti-terrorism efforts even though they believe PRISM goes further than they have been told.

Facebook Photo Sync: Nine things you should know

Facebook Photo Sync: Nine things you should know

Facebook has introduced a new feature for iPhone, iPad and Android users which means you can automatically sync any photos you take on your mobile device with your Facebook account.

Here's what you should know before you enable the feature.

Facebook scans private messages to inflate the "Like" counter on websites


Facebook has confirmed that it's registering all URL shares as Likes to a website. That means we're all adding to a website's Facebook Like glow, whether we want to or not, when we alert friends to URLs via private Facebook conversations.

How Facebook catches would-be child molesters by analyzing relationships and chat content

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Law enforcement is hailing Facebook for using its little-known data monitoring technology to spot a suspicious conversation about sex between a man in his early thirties and a 13-year-old girl from Florida.

SSCC 84.66 - RSA conclusion, award winners, HB Gary and big data

SSCC 84.66 - RSA conclusion, award winners, HB Gary and big data

Chet and Duck say goodbye to San Francisco, thank their fellow bloggers for Naked Security winning the Best Corporate Security Blog, discuss their favorite stand and talk a bit about how "big data" plays with security.

The FBI vs the FTC: the battle for user privacy in social media

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An interesting juxtaposition: the FBI's quest for a social media data mining application vs. the FTC taking Facebook and Google to task over privacy transgressions. Should the agencies settle it via Jello wrestling?