privacy

Facebook Answers Tough Questions by Users & US Government

Well I guess we finally heard it straight from “the horse’s mouth.”  If you are a Facebook user and you don’t want something shared then don’t post it. In a recent Q&A session between Facebook’s Vice President for Public Policy Elliot Schrage and questions posted through a forum through the New York Times Schrage says, …

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HIPAA: Did You Know Your Health Information Is Protected By Federal Law?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans. The Privacy Rule, a federal law, grants consumers rights over health information and promulgates rules and limitations on who can look at and receive personal health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether …

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Cell Phone Tapping: The Scary Truth about this Techno Crime

Tapping your cell phone. Could your cell phone be tapped without you knowing about it? Consider these questions. Have you ever called your bank and given your social security or credit card or debit card numbers over the phone? Have you ever called a catalog company and placed an order using your debit or credit card? Now imagine someone has been listening to the conversation.