Is your smartphone spying on you? Privacy and security experts say that it could be…

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I’ve posted links on Facebook & Twitter in the past, as well as a blog post here and there about privacy and security as it applies to smartphone and mobile computer users. Did you know that for just a few dollars an app can be  purchased, and even installed remotely in some cases on a smart phone that will allow …

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Atlanta Georgia to get centralized monitoring of public and private surveillance cameras

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Privacy advocates are fired up over the multi-million dollar video integration center planned for Atlanta Georgia. This system will monitor up to 500 cameras simultaneously, some owned by the city and some private, at a centralized data center. At that center, software will be in place that can identify “suspicious” behavior and allow monitoring employees to deploy emergency personnel rapidly. …

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Guess what we found on an old hard drive? Thousands of medical and personal records… #datasecurity #security

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Brent Amyette over at ShredDisk wanted to perform an experiment to determine just how well data was being protected by those selling used equipment, so he purchased a used server off of the online site, Craigslist. He then brought the server to us and we examined it. The three hard drives had previously been in a RAID array, but had …

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Aaron’s rent-to-own computers may have come complete with value-added spyware

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It seems that not a day goes by that we don’t hear stories of how this person or that company had a data breach and information was leaked outside their walls, but in the news the last couple days is something far more sinister than someone losing data because of a hacker or accidentally installing malicious software. ABC Action News …

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Huge Sony PSN Data Breach: What Should I Do? (From the WatchGuard Security Blog)

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I am reposting this from WatchGuard Security Center blog in its entirety below.  I have kept fairly silent on this subject as everyone has said everything that needs to be covered. Corey did a fine job of outlining the situation though, so for your reading enjoyment:   Huge Sony PSN Data Breach; What Should I Do? Corey Nachreiner | April …

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“Privacy Bill of Rights” perspective from the WatchGuard blog

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The following blog post is from the WatchGuard Security Center, posted by Chris McKie….   The “Privacy Bill of Rights” – A WatchGuard Perspective Chris McKie | April 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Tags: Compliance, Privacy Bill of Rights, Regulation, Security Law | Categories: Editorial Articles | URL: http://wp.me/pVP8E-8K “Whenever industry fails to self-regulate, government will fill the void …

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Don’t Forget A Screen Privacy Filter for Your Electronic Medical Record Computers EMR / EHR

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Up until May of 2010, I rarely visited a doctor, but all that changed when a little old lady passed out or fell asleep and slammed into my car one morning. As a result, I saw way too many doctors. During these visits, I was asked about the security of Electronic Medical Records and discussed that at length with doctors, …

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