Monthly Archives: August 2011

Half a Billion Electronic Records in the U.S. compromised over last 6 yrs

Data breaches, including those originating inside and outside of the organization, continue to affect companies at an alarming rate. Nearly half a billion electronic records in the United States have been compromised over the last six years

via Nearly Half a Billion Electronic Records in the U.S. Have Been Compromised.

Impermium Index Reveals Surprising Trends in Social Web Spam Attacks

Fraudulent accounts range from a low of 5 percent to an astonishing 40 percent of users. Scammers are registering accounts by the millions as they perpetrate fake “friend requests,” deceptive tweets, and the like, while the black market for bulk social networking accounts is growing exponentially.

via Debut Impermium Index Reveals Surprising Trends in Social Web Spam Attacks | Impermium.

Providence police, hospitals at odds in medical privacy debate #HIPAA

A judge in a murder trial in June wanted to see the medical records of a woman whose husband was charged with killing her.

Rhode Island Hospital’s records department rejected the court order –– and answered the subsequent subpoena by saying the law allowed 20 days to respond.

via Providence police, hospitals at odds in medical privacy debate | Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal.

LinkedIn Hurries to Address Privacy Spat

LinkedIn will make changes to a “social advertising” feature that sparked criticism for using members’ names and photographs in advertisements on its website.

After a day of mounting criticism, the social networking service said in a blog post Thursday that it had been “listening” to its users and “could have communicated” its intentions with the new ad feature more clearly. As a result, it said, it will change how the advertisements appear.

via LinkedIn Hurries to Address Privacy Spat.