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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

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone at the Macworld Conference in January, 2007 in San Francisco. (Photo credit: TONY AVELAR/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Background Check Of Steve Jobs Released

Turns out that the FBI did a background check on Steve Jobs in 1991, when he was considered for an appointment on George H. W. Bush’s President’s Export Council.

02/09/2012

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Tech Report: Internet Users Remain Skeptical About Online Info

While more and more people are turning to the Internet to find information, they are also more skeptical about what they’re finding.

12/14/2011

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Settles With FTC Over Privacy Deception Charges

The FTC had charged that the social network told people they could keep the information they share private, then allowed it to be made public.

11/29/2011

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Stanford Medical Records Appear Online In Information Breach

The names and medical information of some patients seen at Stanford Hospital and Clinics were posted to a website by an outside vendor’s sub-contractor, a hospital spokesman said Thursday.

09/08/2011

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