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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Crime Reporting App Worries ACLU, Privacy Advocates

A new app from BART is supposed to be a discreet way to report crime on the transit system. But privacy advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union are sounding the alarm.

09/17/2014

Elderly Identify Theft: Why Older Americans Are Becoming A Growing Target

In 2013, there were 16,993 reported instances of identity theft crimes that were committed against people 70 years and older.

09/11/2014

Tax-Related Identity Theft: The Importance Of Protecting Your Social Security Number

With your social security number, criminals can open accounts in your name, potentially leaving you stuck with fraudulent charges.

09/08/2014

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Data Breaches: Expert Tips For Protecting Small Businesses

A data breach can be devastating to a small business. Protect yourself, so security issues don’t take your company under.

09/05/2014

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Singer Jill Scott Tweets Response To Nude Photo Leak

Soul singer took to Twitter to address whether the naked pics making the rounds are authentic…

09/04/2014

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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.

09/01/2014

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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

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