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Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online

San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they’re being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.

07/21/2014

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

High Court Rejects Google Appeal In ‘Street View’ Snooping Case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.

06/30/2014

A man tries out Google Glass.

Researchers Warn Google Glass Users Could Steal Passwords From Afar

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Lowell recently discovered a way would-be hackers could use video from wearable tech products like Google Glass to detect passwords typed onto a tablet from 10 feet away.

06/24/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Opens Up About Personalized Ads On Feeds

Facebook is opening up about those personalized ads on news feeds.

06/12/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Iran Orders Facebook CEO Zuckerberg To Appear In Court Over Instagram, WhatsApp Privacy Complaints

A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday.

05/27/2014

A view of and Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Social-networking giant Facebook will go public on the NASDAQ May 18 with its initial public offering, trading under the symbol FB, in an effort to raise $10.6 billion. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Larry Magid: Facebook Adjusting Its Privacy Settings

More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings.

05/22/2014

Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland’s Shotspotter Equipment Records Voice Conversations

A high-tech tool used to pinpoint gunfire can also record voice conversations on Oakland streets.

05/21/2014

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Homeowners Concerned Over Privacy Can Have Google Blur Street View Images

Homeowners concerned over privacy on Google maps have a new solution.

05/19/2014

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Larry Magid: New Twitter Feature Lets You Mute Offending Over-Tweeters

If you follow someone on Twitter and they are guilty of over-tweeting, you now have the option of silencing them with a new feature called the “mute” button.

05/14/2014

A surveillance camera set up by Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Residents Surprised By New Surveillance Cameras Posted Around Town

Palo Alto residents surprised by the placement of a number of surveillance cameras over the past weekend have called on city government to better explain their usage.

05/14/2014

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