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Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

A U.S. State Department employee faces charges that he looked up the passport applications of more than 100 celebrities in the government records system…

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

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Yahoo To Extend Time It Keeps User Data

Yahoo plans to extend the amount of time it retains user search records to 18 months from 90 days. The company said it will consider keeping other types of information about its users for longer durations, too.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/18/2011

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Pandora Subpoenaed In Information-Sharing Probe

Online radio service Pandora has received a subpoena from a federal grand jury investigating whether popular smartphone applications share information about their users with advertisers and other third parties.

CBS San Francisco–04/04/2011

Southbay Officer Allegedly Gave Info To Gang To Settle Debt

A Santa Clara police officer is facing federal criminal charges for allegedly passing on confidential information to a Hells Angels member to settle a debt.

CBS San Francisco–12/27/2010

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

US Regulators Scold Google For Taking E-Mails

The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks.

CBS San Francisco–10/27/2010

Google Tightening Privacy Leash On Its Employees

Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don’t intrude on people while the Internet search leader collects and stores information about its users.

CBS San Francisco–10/22/2010

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Facebook Offers New Way To Sort Friends, Copy Info

Facebook is introducing tools that will make it easier for people to separate their online friendships into different groups and copy all the personal information they have posted on the website.

CBS San Francisco–10/06/2010

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