SkyDrive adds “Recycle Bin” for easier cloud data recovery

A concern many have with the integrity of cloud data is the ability to easily recover deleted files.  Microsoft’s SkyDrive recently added a new feature to make it easier for customers to retrieve deleted files, as reportedon the Inside SkyDrive blog: SkyDrive already keeps previous versions of your Office documents automatically. But students, in particular,…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 24, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 24, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy Research (U.S.) – Reverse Engineering Informational Privacy Law, Michael Birnhack, Yale J. L. & Tech. (2013, Forthcoming) News (U.S.) – Company bets on airport of the future: passing security with…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 17, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 17, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) – Big Data in Your Blood: Coming World of Biological Sensors, The New York Times, Sep. 7, 2012 News (U.S.) – Big Data: Which Websites Respect Your Privacy…

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Working Toward a Privacy Framework for the “Big Data” Era

Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft, writes on the Trustworthy Computing Blog: Over the past several months, we’ve been convening discussions with some of the world’s foremost privacy thinkers, including representatives of regulatory bodies, government policymakers, academia, NGOs and industry to explore alternate models for privacy in a modern information economy. At meetings in Washington,…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 10, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 10, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence. General Online Privacy News (U.S.) –  Amazon confirms that the Kindle Fire’s Silk browser tracks users, The Inquirer, Sep. 7, 2012 News (U.S.) – FBI Says Laptop Wasn’t Hacked; Never Possessed File of…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 3, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, September 3, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) –  Amazon Hires Chief Privacy Counsel, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 31, 2012 News (U.K.) –  Chris Soghoian, delights in exposing security flaws and privacy violations, The Economist,…

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