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Another Pew Privacy Report Flags Huge Public Mistrust

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
The disconnect between American citizens’ desire for privacy and the actions of the U.S. government — and big technology companies — continues. A new survey by the Pew Research Center underlines the extent of the mistrust between U.S. citizens, government institutions and tech services — with less than a third (31 per cent) of American adults expressing confidence in government’s…

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Originally posted on The Legal Satyricon:
Yet another fatal attack on a blogger. This one, Evany José Metzker. Evany José Metzker Metzker was known for his in-depth investigations of political corruption in Brazil and also for his blog titled ‘Coruja do Vale’ (The Owl of the Valley). He was found late Monday in the poverty-stricken…

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China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet

Originally posted on Quartz:
China’s military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country’s citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in the People’s Liberation Army Daily on May said: “If we don’t occupy the internet, someone else well. If we…

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The US has charged six Chinese citizens with stealing secrets from tech companies

Originally posted on Quartz:
A federal grand jury has charged six Chinese citizens, including two professors, with economic espionage and the theft of trade secrets from two US tech companies. According to an indictment, the individuals stole designs, specifications, code, and other confidential documents from Avago Technologies and Skyworks Solutions. The group created a joint venture with…

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FTC Letter to RadioShack Consumer Privacy Ombudsman; Outlines Manner of Potential Sale of Data

FTC Writes to RadioShack Consumer Privacy Ombudsman;  Outlines Manner of Potential Sale of Data Elise Frejka of Frejka PLLC has been appointed the Consumer Privacy Ombudsman by the RadioShack Bankruptcy Trustee.  Jessica Rich, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection wrote to Ms. Frejka to express the FTC’s concern over the potential/likely transfer of this…

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PayPal Pays $25M in CFPB Consent Decree

PayPal Pays $25M in CFPB Consent Decree This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a complaint and proposed consent order in federal court against PayPal, Inc. for illegally signing up consumers for its online credit product, PayPal Credit, formerly known as Bill Me Later. The CFPB alleges that PayPal deceptively advertised promotional benefits that…