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Privacy

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley. Paul addressed the Berkeley Forum and focused on the importance of privacy and curtailing domestic government surveillance. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Slams Obama, Others Over Spying During UC Berkeley Visit

Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s criticisms of President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures were warmly received on Wednesday at the University of California, Berkeley.

03/19/2014

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Larry Magid: White House Developing Anti-Hacker Standards

Our technology analyst says the White House has developed standards it hopes will help key industries protect themselves from hackers.

02/13/2014

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Bay Area Privacy Advocates Join National Protest Against NSA Surveillance

Hundreds of Bay Area residents are taking to the streets and to the Internet Tuesday as part of a massive one-day protest against mass government surveillance.

02/11/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Facing Privacy Suit Claiming Private Messages Mined For Profit

Social media is under fire. Just days after Snapchat users’ data was released, Facebook is under fire for allegedly misusing private messages.

01/03/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snapchat Response Terse Following Big Security Breach

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

01/02/2014

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ConsumerWatch: E-mailed Receipts Can Cost Your Privacy

The Consumer Federation of California says once a store gets your email address, it can, and likely will, send you more emails, use it for marketing purposes, and possibly sell it to data aggregators.

12/18/2013

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Covered California Shares Consumer Data Without Consent

The California health exchange is giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their knowledge.

12/07/2013

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Governments Mining Google For More Personal Data

Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the U.S. and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people’s online activities.

11/14/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy Problem

Yahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.

11/13/2013

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Facebook Allows Younger Users to Post Publicly

Facebook is changing its settings so that those younger than 18 years old can post items that can be seen by the public.

10/16/2013

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