Fri August 10, 2012
The Two-Way

FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Facebook

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 10:20 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about history of Facebook during the f/8 conference in San Francisco.
Paul Sakuma AP

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Facebook in which the social media leader agrees to get users' approval before making any privacy changes and agrees to periodic third-party audits for the next 20 years on how it handles user privacy.

We told you about this settlement back in November, but today, Reuters reports, after a period of public comment, the settlement has become official.

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Fri August 10, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Yes, There's Probably A Medical App For That

With thousands of medical apps available for download, patients and physicians can instantly keep visual records of wounds and look up symptoms.
Benjamin Morris NPR

How many calories have I consumed this week? How well did I sleep last night?

What about this thing on my leg — is it infected? What does an ECG for ventricular tachycardia look like again?

Yes, you guessed it. There is an app for that.

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Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Kaspersky Lab Says It Has Found Another State-Sponsored Computer Virus

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 3:04 pm

Decrypted configuration data.
Secure List

Kaspersky Lab made another big announcement this morning: It has found another nation-state sponsored virus it is calling Gauss.

What makes this different than Stuxnet or Flame, which they discovered in May, this is the first "publicly known nation-state sponsored banking Trojan."

In a long explanation, Kaspersky said that by looking at virus it had determined it was related to Flame and Stuxnet.

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Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Google Settles Over Safari Privacy Breach; Will Pay Record $22.5M Fine

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 11:05 am

As several news outlets had predicted last month would happen, Google is going to pay $22.5 million — the largest civil penalty the Federal Trade Commission has ever levied — to settle charges that it wasn't straight with users of Apple's Safari browser about how it would track their Web surfing.

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Wed August 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama App Showing Nearby Democrats Has Some Concerned About Privacy

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 8:20 am

A screenshot of the new Obama campaign app.

A mobile phone application released by the campaign of President Obama last week has some privacy advocates crying foul.

The app taps publicly available data and allows you see registered Democrats near you. It shows the Democrats' first name, last initial, age and their home address.

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