Facebook emotion study examined by Canadian privacy commissioner
“… European regulators are probing the matter, with the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office working with counterparts in France and Ireland (where Facebook’s European operations are located) to get more details on the study.”
PROBLEMS WITH FACEBOOK
How to report a problem AND get an underage kid off facebook.
As Feared: House Guts USA Freedom Act, Every Civil Liberties Organization Pulls Their Support from the tragic dept As we feared would happen, the House, under pressure from the White House, has completely watered down the USA FREEDOM Act. After a long (and, we’ve heard, contentious) battle among the different players, the bill that’s moving to the floor tomorrow is even less useful than the already weakened version that passed out of both the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. Following the revelation of the new version of the bill late Tuesday, basically every civil liberties organization pulled their support for the bill.
By Brian Krebs
April 3, 2014
An exclusive KrebsOnSecurity investigation detailing how a unit of credit
bureau Experian ended up selling consumer records to an identity theft service
in the cybercrime underground has prompted a multi-state investigation by
several attorneys general, according to wire reports.
Reuters moved a story this afternoon quoting Illinois Attorney General Lisa
Madigan saying that ”it’s part of a multistate investigation,” and that
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said that Connecticut is looking
into the matter as well.
News of the breach first came to light on this blog in October 2013, when
KrebsOnSecurity published an exclusive story detailing how a Vietnamese man
running an online identity theft service bought personal and financial records
on Americans directly from a company owned by Experian, one of the three major
U.S. credit bureaus.
Hieu Minh Ngo, a 24-year-old Vietnamese national, pleaded guilty last month to
running an identity theft service out of his home in Vietnam. Ngo was arrested
last year in Guam by U.S. Secret Service agents after he was lured into
visiting the U.S. territory to consummate a business deal with a man he
believed could deliver huge volumes of consumers’ personal and financial data