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It's like teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Reading privacy policies for apps is about learning basic safety tips in the Internet Age and gives parents an opportunity to teach kids about responsibility and self awareness on the Web.
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Quick, change your passwords! Smart kiddos and #SSH  shenanigans: 
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Only 49% of the businesses surveyed had a #databreach   #security   plan in place.
Do you know what to do if your customer information is hacked? Consumer privacy is your responsibility, so you should be aware of the rules.
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Tonight’s comic is about being evil: 

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The next privacy battle will take place over your mind...

If you think privacy is dead, at least you're still secure in your private thoughts. However, even that bright line is about to be crossed. A host of patents are prepping the ground to monetize brainwave-reading technology -- everything from controlling video games with your mind to determining consumer mental states.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/06/tech-brain-patents-idUSL1N0XV1GR20150506

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Administrivia I’m going to be trying something a bit different with this blog. What I’ve tried to do here on GM/BM is make each post as self-contained as possible. Obviously, many things take more than one post to explain, but I’ve done my best to take…
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On Internet, apps use you

You might suspect your favorite music volume equalizer app of sharing your data with a URL or two -- but 2,000 URLs?

Researchers in France downloaded thousands of apps from Google Play store then monitored the secret connections they made. Each app was launched on a Samsung Galaxy SIII running Android version 4.1.2 that was set up to channel all traffic through the team’s server. This recorded all the urls that each app attempted to contact. It turns out there was a whole lot of secret connecting going on.

Undoubtedly many users suspected as much, but it's the sheer scale of the connections and lack of transparency that I find most disturbing. I'd wager that a free quiz app that asked to send your phone contacts, call history, location, and calendar to thousands of URLs around the world, would not be very popular.
Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.
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