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Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

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City News Service February 5, 2015

By Christi Parsons (TNS) WASHINGTON — The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed...

Security flatlines with the discovery of Heartbleed

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Victor Frost April 15, 2014

Whether we like it or not, we put a lot of trust and faith into the systems that carry our personal information. Our phones, our computers, and the ever-evolving “cloud,” are our repositories of...

Supreme court decision on search warrants is chipping at privacy

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Ryan Mancini March 19, 2014

Body armor. Semi-automatic rifles. Armored vehicles. Lack of warrants. This all currently describes America’s militarized police stratagem. The ruling of Fernandez v. California asserts that...

I.T. warns of potential breaches to prevent monitoring of emails

I.T. warns of potential breaches to prevent monitoring of emails
Melissa Simon April 1, 2013

CSUN continues to closely monitor incoming emails  in the midst of persistence by hackers who break into servers. After a cheating scandal hit Harvard,  a group of deans were outraged last fall...

Don’t fool yourself, It’s not private

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Spencer Kilgore January 29, 2013

It's impossible to graduate college without the Internet. It's almost as hard to maintain a social life without it. Search engines are replacing encyclopedias while smartphones are on par with food...

Google Buzz lawsuit settlement gives students privacy control

Rima Bek November 17, 2010

Google Inc. was recently sued and settled a lawsuit concerning alleged privacy violations, according to an e-mail sent on Nov. 2 to all Gmail users in the United States. Google’s social networking...

Google Buzz faces privacy backlash

Jacob Nahin February 22, 2010

Last week, the Google war-machine released its latest weapon in the microblogging turf-war. Its name, Google Buzz, sounds less like a jolting juggernaut and more like a bothersome insect. As many GMail...

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