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Bill To Protect K-12 Students’ Online Records Passes State Legislature

California’s state legislature passed a bill whose goal is to protect K-12 students from marketers and identity thieves, which is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

8 hours ago

Police drone. (CBS)

Ban On Warrantless Drone Use By Law Enforcement Passes California State Senate

The California State Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would, in most cases, require law enforcement and other government agencies to get a warrant before gathering information with an unmanned aircraft.

08/27/2014

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Twitter To Remove Images Of Dead People Following Robin Williams’ Suicide, ISIS Beheading

Twitter announced this week its commitment to deal with images of the deceased as requested by their family.

08/20/2014

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New Laws May Grant Family Access To Deceased Person’s Digital Information

One Virginia man tried to access his son’s Facebook account for answers after his son committed suicide, but he was locked out of Facebook, which cited privacy laws. Now he’s fighting to change that nationwide.

08/06/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

San Jose Police Apologizes For Secrecy Surrounding Purchase Of Drone

The San Jose Police Department has issued an apology for the secretive purchase of a drone earlier this year.

08/05/2014

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Larry Magid: How Google Watches Users’ Gmail Accounts

A man suspected of distributing child porn has been arrested in Houston in part because Google was able to tip off authorities by flagging photos in the man’s email account. So just how much does Google know about your Gmail account? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.

08/04/2014

Drake's Bay Oyster Farm appeal declined by Supreme Court

Jump On Tomorrow: Oyster Farm Closing, Tech Privacy Meeting, Traffic Alerts

Get a jump on what’s happening tomorrow around the Bay.

07/30/2014

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Former SFSU Professor Accused Of Secretly Recording Video Of Students In Bathroom Of His Home

A former San Francisco State University professor has been arrested for allegedly filming students using the bathroom in his home.

07/24/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

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