Privacy

A visitor looks at Panasonic ETW5 energy efficient Smart TV flat-screen televisions at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) 2012 consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Bill Proposed To Warn Consumers About Smart TVs That Can Record Your Conversations

A California lawmaker is pushing legislation to give consumers better warnings about a new phenomenon for smart TVs: They can record household conversations without your knowledge.

08/20/2015

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Reaches Deal With Visa For Massive 2013 Data Breach That Affected Millions Of Holiday Shoppers

Target says it’s reached a settlement with Visa related to its massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.

08/18/2015

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Harvard Student Loses Facebook Internship After His App Exploits Privacy Flaws

A Harvard University student says he lost his internship at Facebook after he launched a browser application that showed privacy flaws on the social media giant’s mobile messenger.

08/13/2015

Mail from the EDD with a claimant's social security number on it. (CBS)

State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity Theft

ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.

07/07/2015

A person prepares to search the internet using the Google search engine, on May 14, 2014, in Lille.  (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sexist Google Algorithm? Women Shown Fewer Ads For High-Paying Jobs, Study Finds

New findings from Carnegie Mellon University claim Google’s targeted ad algorithm is downright discriminatory, particularly if you’re a woman.

07/07/2015

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Weekend Magazine: Info Equity, Cost Of Courage, And Oldest Cold Case

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

07/01/2015

An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, DC on March 25, 2015. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber’s Revised Privacy Policy Could Allow Users To Be Tracked 24/7

The ride-hailing service Uber has announced a change in its privacy policy next month that could theoretically allow the application to track users’ movements at all hours of the day, even if they exit the app.

06/23/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Police Install Controversial License Plate Readers On Fairfield Patrol Cars

The Fairfield Police Department announced Saturday they have installed license plate readers on two patrol vehicles.

06/08/2015

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Privacy Advocates Skeptical Google’s Security Changes Actually Protects Consumers

Google says it wants its users to know more about what it knows about them. The tech company is rolling out new privacy controls that shed some light on data gathering.

06/01/2015

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New Email App Helps Sender ‘Communicate With Anybody’ By Pulling Info From Internet

A new app that pulls information off the internet to improve the average email has even the creator calling the new technology “creepy.”

05/12/2015

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