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Google has four months to change privacy policy, says EU

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The European Union (EU) has given Google four months to adjust its privacy policy so that it is in sync with EU’s requests. This comes as no surprise due to the warning Google had gotten previously. If Google does not properly respond, it could face consequences that will affect the company in multiple areas of its services.

Will U.S. Police soon need a warrant to read your Gmail?

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If you live in the USA and you’re worried about someone reading embarrassing emails in your Gmail inbox, you may soon be able to relax a little. In case an amendment proposed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) passes, police will need a warrant to get access to your email. As it stands now, they can get it by just asking. Introducing the ECPA Back in 1986, email existed, but it wasn’t nearly as ubiquitous as it is now. At the time, lawmakers didn’t really know how to deal with it, and they certainly weren’t thinking very far forward. When…

“Open networks okay for sniffing”, says Illinois judge

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So here’s the scenario: You have your own home network. It’s never been compromised as far as you know and it’s basically for sharing connections with tablets and smart-phones. Your WiFi hub is dutifully spitting out and receiving packets. One day, you get a notice from the MPAA saying you have a DMCA violation. They note they found it through your open WiFi network. Illegal? Not according to one federal judge in Illinois.