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Dropbox gets hacked ... again

After last year's embarrassing data breaches, Dropbox promised to implement additional safeguards 'to prevent this from happening again.' Whoops, it just happened again.

July 31, 2012 by

Pharmacy company admits medical records breach

A pharmacy company has admitted breaching the Data Protection Act after a computer system containing the details of 2,000 patients was stolen.Warwickshire-based Pharmacyrepublic Limited admitted the breach in September 2011 after a password-protected tower computer system containing patient names, addresses, and details of their medication went missing, an ICO spokesman told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

March 29, 2012 by

Passwords tangled in Fifth Amendment

A bank fraud case in Colorado could help determine the legal protection of users who password protect data. In the case, a woman is arguing that giving up her password to unlock encrypted data stored on a laptop is a violation of her Fifth Amendment rights.

January 9, 2012 by

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