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New Email App Helps Sender ‘Communicate With Anybody’ By Pulling Info From Internet

A new app that pulls information off the internet to improve the average email has even the creator calling the new technology “creepy.”

05/12/2015

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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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

New style driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in California. (CBS)

Should We Digitize Driver’s Licenses? Iowa Residents Will Soon Have That Option

Iowa residents will soon have the option of having their driver’s license digitized and available on their smartphones, one analyst says privacy issues could arise in the case of a routine traffic stop.

12/16/2014

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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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U.S. Makes Nearly Half Of Government Facebook User Information Requests

The latest Facebook disclosure on how often governments around the world request user information reveals that the United States government does much more snooping into the social network than any other country.

11/05/2014

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San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker ‘Fitbit’ Denies Selling Personal Data

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

08/22/2014

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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German Data Agency Fines Google Over Illegal Information Gathering

A German data protection agency fined Google Inc. 145,000 euros ($189,000) for illegally recording information from unsecured wireless networks—an amount it acknowledged is “totally inadequate” as a deterrent to the multinational giant.

04/22/2013

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New Microsoft Ad Assault On Google Shows Industry Shift

Microsoft is skewering Google again with scathing ads. The latest marketing assault says as much about the dramatic shift in the technology industry’s competitive landscape as they do about the animosity between the two rivals.

04/09/2013

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