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Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.

14 hours ago

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FCC To Investigate Comcast And Verizon’s Netflix Streaming Delivery

The FCC announced Friday it will investigate the routes that Netflix and other popular data or streaming services are transmitted through by Comcast and Verizon after accusations that the provider is slowing down traffic.

06/13/2014

ConsumerWatch: Your Car May Be Spying On You

Your car may be spying on you, and the information it collects can, and may be used against you.

04/29/2014

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California DMV Launches Investigation Into Online Credit Card Security Breach,

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday there’s no evidence of a computer breach, but it’s launching an investigation “out of an abundance of caution.”

03/22/2014

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Larry Magid: White House Developing Anti-Hacker Standards

Our technology analyst says the White House has developed standards it hopes will help key industries protect themselves from hackers.

02/13/2014

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Affirms Decision Against Google In ‘Street View’ Privacy Suit

A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s decision that Google overstepped its bounds by enabling its vehicles to collect emails, Internet passwords and Web surfing behavior while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” mapping feature.

09/10/2013

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Ordered To Delete Personal Data From British Street View Project

Britain’s data regulator has ordered Google to delete personal data scooped up in its Street View project—or face contempt of court.

06/21/2013

Google Street View car (CBS)

Google To Pay $7M To Settle Wi-Fi Information Collection Case

Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader’s collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks in neighborhoods throughout the country several years ago.

03/08/2013

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Tech Report: How Dangerous Is All That Floating Data?

Our technology analyst took part in a panel discussion on the hazards of leaving behind an abundance of data on our wireless devices and computers.

10/24/2012

Police officers at a San Francisco crash scene (CBS)

‘Black Box’ In Newer Cars Raises Privacy Concerns For Some

A new law already approved by the Senate will make event data recorders – often referred to as “black boxes” – mandatory in new cars. But what will likely surprise a lot of car owners, and unnerve those concerned about digital privacy, is that box is probably already there.

05/18/2012

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