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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

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ConsumerWatch: Personal Information Proves Difficult To Keep Private Online

If you’ve ever Googled yourself, you probably know a lot of your personal information, like your age, address, and home value are now very public. But, opting out of data brokers websites isn’t always an option.

04/02/2013

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Tech Report: Google Search To Incorporate Your Gmail Data

Google will now incorporate information gathered from your Gmail account into your search results. The tech giant made the announcement Wednesday in a move that is not yet certain whether it will help or hinder the company.

08/08/2012

Facebook

Facebook Security Flaw Allowed Access To User Accounts

Security firm Symantec said it has discovered a security flaw in Facebook that inadvertently gives advertisers and other outside parties access to people’s accounts.

CBS San Francisco–05/11/2011

Health Net Agrees to Pay for Loss of Private Info

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)- A California-based health insurance company has agreed to pay the state of Connecticut $250 thousand for losing a disk drive containing private information of 446 thousand state residents.

07/06/2010

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