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Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who Asks

If you drive a car through the Bay Area, chances are good that police have photos of your license plate, and data on where you’ve been, and that information may be available to anyone who asks for it.

05/10/2015

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Couple Shocked By $555 Bill For 45 Gigs Of Data They Say They Didn’t Use

A lot of us are uploading, downloading and playing games, racking up a ton of data usage. But $555 in a single month? One local couple says it isn’t possible.

05/08/2015

A man uses 'Siri' on the iPhone 4S. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Strangers Are Listening To Everything You Ask Apple’s Siri

People may be disturbed to know everything they whisper to Apple’s personal assistant software Siri is not only recorded, but has also been listened to by a total stranger.

03/12/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between Smartphones

Open Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.

03/03/2015

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Google To Offer Wireless Data Plans In Hopes Of Getting More People Using All Of Their Products

Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, that it will soon sell data plans for smartphones and tablets in the U.S. The announcement confirmed leaks and media reports in late January that Google planned to enter the telecom market.

03/03/2015

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Health Care Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned.

01/21/2015

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Servers Hacked, Compromising Personal Data Of 1,600 People

UC Berkeley officials say that about 1,600 people may have had their Social Security or credit card numbers stolen by hackers who infiltrated campus servers and databases.

12/17/2014

A T-Mobile store in Glendale, California, on August 1, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

T-Mobile Brings Back ‘Rollovers’ For Customers’ Cell Phone Data Plans

T-Mobile is now letting customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments for up to a year.

12/16/2014

Caltrans crew readies emote-controlled boat.

Drone Boat Can Save Lives During Caltrans Emergency Flood Inspections Of Bridges

Thanks to their new remote-controlled boat, Caltrans can get a close up look at the span and the creek during the storm.

12/11/2014

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New Malware May Be Lurking In More Than 300,000 iPhones, iPads

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China.

11/06/2014

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