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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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Government Announces New Online Child Privacy Rules

The government has announced new online child privacy rules it says give parents greater control over the personal information that can be collected from preteens on the Internet.

12/19/2012

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‘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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ConsumerWatch: Skimmers May Use Smartphones To Steal Credit Card Information

The increasingly popular radio frequency identification (RFID) credit cards that allow consumers to pay by tapping may be making it easier for crooks to steal valuable information with their smartphones.

02/27/2012

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SJPD Chief Attends Broadband Safety Bill Signing In Washington

San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore will stand behind President Obama at the White House Tuesday for the signing of a significant public safety communications law.

02/21/2012

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