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Municipal sensor networks track citizen behavior for study, raises privacy concerns

According to Steven Koonin, 4% of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 PM and only 6% turn their home lights off after midnight. New Yorkers nod off early, but I doubt they want to be studied in their sleep, or while they're awake either.

Two recent court decisions protect hospitals against lawsuits in wake of data theft

Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, two of California's largest healthcare providers, have successfully fended off law suits following data breaches that now set precedence on limiting damages that can be awarded after a data breach.

Staples finds a data breach, Obama signs executive order on card cybersecurity

More secure cards will help, but cyber-thieves will likely adapt. It's going to take real-time big data analytics to stop attacks while they're happening.

FCC is considering technology-neutral application of net neutrality

The Commission's chief lawyer and interpreter of the terminology behind regulations admits there may be benefits in re-interpreting the agents of the Internet the way Aereo would prefer.

Aereo asks FCC, please classify linear streaming video services as MVPDs

It remains the video systems squabble that could impact the structure of the whole Internet, even when it seemed the former personal antenna service provider had already lost.

Kroes', Reding's replacements in EC debate suspending US Safe Harbor

If the Federal Trade Commission fails to take visible steps toward enforcing privacy policies on European citizens' data stored on U.S. servers, storing it there in the first place could become illegal.

Rise of the Metaphors: Europol finds danger in Internet of Things, everything

The Internet is becoming a rat's nest, or a bat cave, or some other equally smelly metaphor, for would-be perpetrators, says Europol. And by the way, one of those perpetrators may be right next to you.

US, European network operators meet to discuss inter-modal competition

Wouldn't it be nice, suggests Verizon's CEO, if all the communications services competed on a single, "Open" playing field? Sure, says Neelie Kroes, if you're willing to accept over-the-top competitors.

Adobe charged with collecting excessive data on ebook users

Word is out that Adobe Digital Editions (DE) is tracking excessive user data, not just within its own app, but on other ebooks users have on their hard disk too. And it's transmitting that data in an unsecure manner, putting readers' privacy and security at risk.

After 3.7 million messages, FCC chief turns his attention to competition

What's this I hear about an "Open Internet?" you can just hear the late, great Gilda Radner asking in her old-lady garb.  Where I live, you can only get broadband from one provider.  How open is that?