NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Stalking Apps, Man Indicted for Sharing a Link, Charlotte Wants to Expand Surveillance Network

"Stalking” app legislation introduced. A man is indicted for sharing a link to stolen information. Police in North Carolina want access to private surveillance cameras. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Flu Prevention, Veteran Arrested With Fake IDs, Verizon DVR Patent, and More

Hospitals making flu shot mandatory. Police found fake government IDs and weapons in veteran’s pickup in October. Verizon patent for people-watching DVR approved. And more.

Editor's Note: Surveillance System Technology Trends

It’s getting easier to have surveillance systems that don’t overwhelm the network or storage systems.

New Yorkers Use Shredded Confidential Information as Confetti Again

The Nassau County Police Department won’t say if it has any new information on how law enforcement sensitive documents that had previously been shredded ended up as confetti during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but it is saying it will review its policies.

Morning Security Brief: Cyber Monday Safety, Bank Fined for Lack of Protection, Bangladesh Factory Fires, and More

Staying safe on Cyber Monday. Britain fines a bank for failing to implement risk management practices that could have prevented billions of dollars worth of fraud. Police open a negligence investigation as protests begin in the wake of Bangladesh factory fires. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Hospital Back-Up Power, Hurricane Sandy By State, Employee Tracking, and More

ProPublica investigates why hospital back-up generators continue to fail. Employees at a Canadian law firm say a new access control program is being used inappropriately. Shocking videos of inmate who committed suicide show abuse by corrections staff. And more.

Morning Security Brief: U.K. Blocks Extradition of Hacker, Justice Fights Lawsuit, the EU Scolds Google, and More

The U.K. blocks extradition of a hacker who breached U.S. military networks. The U.S. Department of Justice fights a lawsuit brought by a House committee over the Fast and Furious program. The EU demands that Google meet privacy standards.

Report Urges Government Involvement in Privacy Protection

The federal government should play a larger role in protecting consumer privacy, according to a recent report issued by the GAO. The report deals specifically with location data, which is collected from smartphone users by companies offering location-based services.

Compliance Map Shows State Data Laws at a Glance

The map shows that Virginia’s data protection laws are the strictest in the nation, while South Dakota, Kentucky, Alabama, and New Mexico have no data protection laws at all.

Fan Website Company Settles Children’s Privacy Charges

A company that operates fan sites for artists including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Demi Lovato has agreed to pay $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges it illegally collected data on about 100,000 children.
 




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