Browsing Tag: Privacy

Categories: Mobile Security

Carrier IQ, a startup heavily bruised last fall by harsh criticism of its handset diagnostic software, today announced it’s hired a high-profile lawyer as its Chief Privacy Officer.

According to a news release, Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley, a CIPP and former Verizon executive, will be tasked with quickly broadening the company’s focus on consumer privacy.  She also was named the company’s General Counsel.

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Categories: Web Security

Threatpost has spoken before with Carnegie Mellon University professor Alessandro Acquisti, one of the country’s leading authorities on the impact of social networks and emerging technologies on privacy. In a talk last week at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society titled “Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality,” the professor who specializes in the economics of privacy, shares his research on how loose privacy protections affect how people conduct themselves on social networks.

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Categories: Mobile Security

Good Samaritans are few and far between when it comes to lost cell phones, according to the conclusions of a social experiment conducted by security firm Symantec. Smart phones are unlikely to be returned by those who find them, but very likely to be perused for sensitive data including photos, social media applications and banking applications.

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part podcast with security researcher Chris Soghoian. It’s a truism that the pace of technological change outstrips society’s ability to grasp the impact of that change. For the most part, the consequences of this are benign and the remedies straight-forward –think: “mobile phones ringing in the movie theater.”

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