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New Email App Helps Sender ‘Communicate With Anybody’ By Pulling Info From InternetA new app that pulls information off the internet to improve the average email has even the creator calling the new technology “creepy.”
Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who AsksIf 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.
California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million AccountsCalifornia businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state's top crime-fighting agency.
Target Customer Data Security Breach Significantly Worse Than Originally FearedTarget's pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.
ConsumerWatch: Personal Information Proves Difficult To Keep Private OnlineIf you’ve ever Googled yourself, you probably know a lot of your personal information, like your age, address, and home value are now very public. But, opting out of data brokers websites isn’t always an option.
900 Patients Taken To Hospital By Berkeley Fire Dept. May Have Had ID StolenMore than 900 people taken to hospitals by Berkeley Fire Department crews may have had their personal information stolen by a Florida crime ring.
Gov. Brown Signs Bills To Boost Social Network Password PrivacyCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of privacy bills making it illegal for employers and colleges to demand access to social media accounts.
ConsumerWatch: Used Smartphones Retain Loads Of Personal DataSmartphones, as sophisticated as any laptop or desktop computer, are also just as thorough in retaining all sorts of personal information that can be mined by others who buy a used phone.
LinkedIn Confirms Report Of Stolen Passwords Business social network LinkedIn has confirmed that passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet, but did not indicate that the number was more than 6 million, as has been reported.
Tech Report: Lost Data Cartridges Contain Personal Information Of CaliforniansKCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said two recent incidents have those in the security field concerned.
Google Solidifies Search Engine Dominance Despite Privacy ConcernsGoogle is almost everyone’s favorite search engine, despite misgivings about data-collection and advertising practices that are widely seen as intrusive.
Google Seeks To Clarify New Privacy PolicySeeking to blunt a sharp backlash to recent privacy policy changes, Google has offered to share "the real story" about a system that compiles information about users based on their activity on all of Google's sites and products.
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