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Councils emailed vulnerable people’s data to strangers

ICO fines Worcestershire and North Somerset for breaches
Two local authorities have been hit by financial penalties from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending highly sensitive personal information to the wrong recipients.…

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EU can’t discriminate between public and private personal data

Organisations can lawfully process personal data without consent
EU member states cannot generally prohibit organisations’ legitimate and necessary but unauthorised processing of personal data where the information is not stored in specified public sou…

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Criminals sabotaging Cyber Monday, security experts warn

Security experts today warned consumers of a rapidly mutating spam campaign using bogus messages from United Parcel Service claiming that a package could not be delivered.

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Hain computer ‘targeted by hackers’

Labour’s Peter Hain has been warned his computer may have been hacked while he was Northern Ireland Secretary, it has emerged.

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Malls suspend plan to track shoppers’ cellphones

Privacy concerns rain on retailer’s snoop fest
Two shopping malls have dropped plans to track shopper’s movements after a US senator voiced privacy concerns about the practice, which involves monitoring individuals’ cellphone signals.…

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BBB Offers Cyber Monday Safety Tips

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has officially replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays.

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Twitter crypto purchase leaves Egypt dissidents in lurch

Android privacy service goes dark
A company that provided free cellphone encryption to dissidents in Egypt abruptly suspended its services on Monday so that Twitter could integrate some of its privacy enabling technology into the microblogging site.…

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Pirated software hard drive on display as art

Don’t try that excuse when the RIAA visit
A New York gallery is displaying a piece of “art” that consists of a one-terabyte portable hard drive chock-full of pirated code.…

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Hackers target IPv6

If your IPv6 strategy is to delay implementation as long as you can, you still must address IPv6 security concerns right now.

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Hacker cuffed in job interview sting with hotel he blackmailed

Hungarian demanded Marriott job after stealing secrets
A job-seeking Hungarian hacker has pleaded guilty to breaking into the systems of the Marriott hotel chain before attempting to blackmail his way into an IT job.…

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