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  • Audit uncovers Medicare data snafus

    An audit of Medicare's customer database has found a small number of cases of 'intertwined' customer records where two people's records have been combined, giving rise to "privacy and clinical safety risks", according to an auditor-general report tabled today.

  • Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative

    Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S.

  • Netgear patch said to leave backdoor problem in router

    The security researcher who identified an admin backdoor in a range of routers last year has found that Netgear's patches don't adequately address the security issue.

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    Should Australians prepare for rubber-hose cryptanalysis?

    So Australians probably don't need to worry about getting their kneecaps broken if they don't hand over their private encryption keys just yet, but the Australian Crime Commission wants changes to the law in order to make it easier for law enforcement to decrypt secret communications.

  • Search and rescue group sues FAA over drone use

    A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for commercial and other purposes.

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  • How to check if your password was exposed in Gawker hack

    A security researcher today provided a way for users to see whether their e-mail addresses and passwords were among the 1.3 million compromised in a hack of Gawker Media's sites.

  • Keep your personal data off the market

    In 2003, author and security pioneer Simson Garfinkel conducted a study of data he found on second-hand hard drives. On eBay, Garfinkel bought the hard drive from an old ATM machine; it held 827 bank account PINs. Another drive he purchased on eBay had previously been owned by a medical center and contained information on 31,000 credit card numbers.

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