Thursday, October 8, 2015

Around The Net

  • EU Court Ruling Could Affect Outcome of Microsoft DOJ CaseCIO

    The ruling Tuesday by The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that a "safe harbor" agreement that governs data transfers between the U.S. and the European Union is invalid. The judge found that the DOJ's push to obtain Microsoft user data stored on a server in Ireland does not respect European 'fundamental rights' of personal data privacy. ...Read the whole story

  • USPS Employees Can't Spot a Spam EmailDaily Caller

    Employees of The United States Postal Service can't necessarily spot a spam email. According to a new report from a federal watchdog agency, Postal Service employees failed to identify and report phishing emails in a test. The report raises issues as a hacker exposed the personal information of more than 800,000 workers last year. ...Read the whole story

  • Hillary Clinton Server Was Target of CyberattacksUSA Today

    Hillary Clinton's controversial private email server was the target of cyberattacks, according to new reports. The server, which she used while serving as Secretary of State, saw attempted attacks from China, Germany and South Korea. Most of the time, the server had security software that prevented the attacks but for its first three months had no protection. ...Read the whole story

  • Google's Customer Match to Roll Out in the Next Couple of

    Google's latest Customer Match release allows advertisers to better understand customer intent by connecting historical search data on top of other Google services like Gmail and YouTube. The tool lets marketers upload lists of email addresses and match them to signed-in Google users on Gmail, Search and YouTube. ...Read the whole story

Lawmakers Call For Stronger Do-Not-Track Standards

Three lawmakers say in a letter to the W3C that its proposed "do-not-track" definition doesn't go far enough to protect users' privacy. ...More