Hornet gives wings to Onion privacy technlogy

European researchers may have stumbled upon a new anonymised internet browser that is like Tor on rocket fuel!
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European researchers may have stumbled upon a new anonymised internet browser that is like Tor on rocket fuel.
Hornet, or high-speed onion routing at the network layer to give it its full name, can move internet traffic at some 93Gbps and still offer the same level of protection as the sluggish Tor network…
Read more: http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/hornet-gives-wings-to-onion-privacy-technlogy-1300231
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Foil Electronic Pickpockets with Aluminum Foil or Multiple Credit Cards

Using a tin foil wallet or wrapping the card itself in foil, prevented credit card theft!Foil Electronic Pickpockets with Aluminum Foil or Multiple Credit Cards
A new kind of thievery or, at least, potential for fraud is on the rise: Criminals who can steal your credit card data by walking by you with electronic scanners, maybe even with their mobile phones. It’s easy, however, to protect yourself.
The new threat exists because of the radio-frequency identification chips (RFID) or Near Field Communication (NFC) chips that are starting to be embedded in credit and debit cards.
Read more: http://lifehacker.com/5896785/foil-electronic-pickpockets-with-aluminum-foil-or-multiple-credit-cards
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Fraudsters ‘had access to personal data of 30,000 Barclays customers for SEVEN years’

Private information on jobs, salaries and debts was found on a memory stick by chance in a police raid, and it is feared that multiple copies of the data may have been made.
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Private information on jobs, salaries and debts was found on a memory stick by chance in a police raid, and it is feared that multiple copies of the data may have been made.
The treasure trove of information also included names, dates of birth and addresses, and that victims have been offered £250 in compensation for the breach.
Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/593698/Barclays-personal-data-details-fraud-identity-bank
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Wise businesses listen to consumers’ privacy concerns

Companies are understandably excited about the potential of customer data, but privacy must remain a priority!
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Debates around surveillance, hacking and increased data collection has made many of us more sensitive to privacy – enough so that some companies are using it as a selling point. Apple chief executive Tim Cook recently said that customers “should be in control of their own information”, pitting his company against rivals such as Google by claiming to use data only to improve its products rather than to sell for revenue. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetise it,” he said.
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/jul/23/privacy-becomes-a-priority-for-businesses-and-their-consumers
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This tiny Irish tech startup thinks it can defeat Apple’s new ad-blocking plan

PageFair’s solution is to scrambles the ads and deliver them in a way that adblock software can’t “see.” “So a programme like Adblock Plus can’t recognise it,” Blanchfield says.
Sean Blanchfield
Apple tends not to launch new products unless it is confident they will succeed. That is why the news and media publishing industry is so terrified of the coming update to the Safari web browser on iPhone, which will reportedly contain an adblock option for users.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pagefair-thinks-it-can-defeat-apple-new-ad-blocking-plan-2015-7
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Your Very Own Data Privacy Policy

Dear Corporation,
While I am glad that (as you stated) my privacy is very important to you, it’s even more important to me. The intent of this policy is to inform you how you may collect, use, and dispose of personal information about me!

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Dear Corporation,

You have expressed an interest in collecting personal information about me. (This interest may have been expressed by implication, in case you were attempting to collect such data without notifying me first.) Since you have told me repeatedly that personalization is a great benefit,\ and that advertising, search results, news, and other services should be tailored to my individual needs and desires, I’ve decided that I should also have my own personalized, targeted privacy policy. Here it is.
Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/20/create_a_personal_data_privacy_policy.html
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Ashley Madison hacked: Sensitive customer data from cheating website leaked online

Hackers are threatening to publish the highly personal details of up to 36 million people who use the cheating website Ashley Madison!
Ashley Madison hacked customer data leaked
Hackers are threatening to publish the highly personal details of up to 36 million people who use the cheating website Ashley Madison.
The hacker, who calls himself The Impact Team, breached the internal systems of Canadian company Avid Life Media (ALM) which owns Ashley Madison as well as similar sites Cougar Life and Established Men.
Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ashley-madison-hacked-sensitive-customer-data-cheating-website-leaked-online-1511604
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WhatsApp is safe: government’s plan to spy on your data ruled unlawful

Safe for now!
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The UK High Court has ruled that parts of the government’s surveillance plans are unlawful, ruling out a possible ban on apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat.
The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, permitting agencies and public bodies to gather information about phone calls and emails, was deemed to be “inconsistent with EU law”, reports the BBC. The government has been told it must pass new legislation to be enacted by the end of next March.
Read more: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/whatsapp-is-safe-governments-plan-to-spy-on-your-data-ruled-unlawful-1299488
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DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

“The argument we make about why you should switch to DuckDuckGo is you’re not getting tracked, you’re getting all the results you expect, the instant answers and you’re also getting a less cluttered, fun design,” Weinberg says.
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When Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, first started working on the concept for it almost a decade ago now, he didn’t set out at first to build a company around it – or even a serious product that millions of people would eventually use.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/15/duckduckgo-founder-on-privacy-and-why-doesnt-track-users-like-google/
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‘Progress made’ as EU aims to get new data protection laws ASAP

Any company processing data of a European citizen in the European Union is subject to EU law and any transfer of data outside the EU must meet certain adequacy standards. 

Brussels moves like striking cobra, looks to achieve October agreement.
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The second round of negotiations on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) saw real movement on Tuesday, according to negotiators.
Sources familiar with the discussions told El Reg that a tentative political agreement has been reached already on Chapter 5 and Article 3. These two elements focus specifically on territorial scope and international data transfers.
Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/negotiators_go_for_early_wins_in_new_eu_data_protection_law/
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