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Pupils hack teachers’ computers to alter grades

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Corona Del Mar High School, in Newport Beach is at the centre of a hacking scandal after eleven students have been expelled for allegedly hacking teachers’ computers and changing their grades. Newport Beach police believe a private tutor 28-year-old Timothy LaiĀ assisted the students in compromising school computers and manipulating grades…. Read more »

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Six fired after California hospital privacy breach

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Five workers and a student researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood have been fired for viewing the private medical records of 14 patients, including those of celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian. All patients were notified of the privacy breach, which occurred between June 18th and June 24th. Kardashian gave… Read more »

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1,350 medical records mistakenly published on hospital website

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Over 1,300 Sonoma Valley Hospital patients have been told that some of their private medical information was mistakenly posted on the hospital’s website. The file contained the name, surgeon, date of procedure, hospital charges and insurance company name of patients who had surgery at the California hospital between July 1st,… Read more »

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Agreement will force Apps to produce privacy policies

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Since 2004, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has required online services that collect certain types of data from Californian users to post a privacy policy which describes how the information will be used. If they collect this data, Apps fall under this category, but a recent report has… Read more »

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