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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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Census Shows Whites Lose US Majority Among Babies

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

05/17/2012

Apple Introduces iPhone 4s (Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

Tech Report: AT&T Relents On ‘Unlimited Data’ Plan Limits

AT&T is caving to complaints that it’s placing unreasonable limits on the “unlimited data” plans it offers smartphone subscribers.

03/02/2012

A Research In Motion BlackBerry device. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

International BlackBerry Outage Spreads To Bay Area

The BlackBerry outage that began on Monday started out as an inconvenience. Three days and five continents later, it’s a disaster that has hit the Bay Area.

10/12/2011

The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: New Law Would Require Warrants To Search Smartphones

The state legislature is poised to pass a bill that would prevent law officials from searching the smartphones or other electronic devices of people they arrest without a search warrant.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/23/2011

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iPhone, iPad Tracking User Movements

Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple about why iPhones and iPads are collecting location data about their users.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011

Motorola Droid. (George Frey/Getty Images)

Verizon Wireless Plans $30M-$90M In Customer Refunds

Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 million in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged for inadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years.

CBS San Francisco–10/04/2010

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