Los Angeles

(get it in RSS or Atom)

Hollywood hospital fires six for snooping into patient records

Hollywood glamour hospital fires six for snooping into patient records

The employees, who worked at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, used doctors' logins (which they shouldn't have given out in the first place) to access patient data without authorization. If private information about celebrities is this irresistible (which it's proved to be), hospitals and doctors have to further tighten down their security.

Man who hacked Scarlett Johansson's email gets a whopping ten years in prison

Man who hacked Scarlett Johansson's email gets a whopping ten years

The crook who cracked into the email of numerous celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, has been sent to prison.

Is there anything the rest of us can learn from this?

Find out more...

Predictive policing brings burglary numbers down, but is privacy at risk?

thief250

Police in LA are embracing "predictive policing" to identify crime hot spots based on past crimes and patterns. The technology seems to be working, but what does it mean for our civil liberties?