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Twitter Tracks Other Apps You’ve Installed To Target Content, Ads; Opt Out Possible

Users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on, and can opt out.

11/26/2014

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

A mountain lion is safely tranquilized after being seen near a Mountain View neighborhood on May 6, 2014. (Mountain View Police)

GPS Reveals Big Cat Spent 9 Hours Watching Downtown Mountain View Pedestrians

A massive mountain lion cornered at an apartment complex in Mountain View on May 6th reveals a long, winding journey around the residential South Bay, according to just-released tracking device data.

06/13/2014

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference Begins In San Francisco

Apple’s New CarPlay Monitors Personal Data To Predict Movement

Apple’s new hands-free car integration system – known as Carplay – will not only allow you to access music, messages and your phone wirelessly, it will also track your movements and communications in order to predict where you are going next.

03/04/2014

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App Maps Social Media Postings, Creates ‘Blueprint’ Of Person’s Movement

The next time your mobile phone prompts you to turn on its ‘location services’ function; you may want to think twice about whether or not you click that ‘on’ button.

11/05/2013

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Larry Magid: Apps Track Trick-Or-Treaters

There are apps for everything these days and for Halloween, there is one that’s perfect for parents worried about the whereabouts of their kids.

10/31/2013

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Sacramento Area School Buses To Use GPS Devices To Track Kids

School buses in two Sacramento area districts are going high-tech.

10/07/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Tips For Avoiding Being Tracked Online

Wednesday in San Francisco, the new chairwoman of the FTC called on the advertising industry to give consumers “effective and meaningful privacy protection,” by coming up with a standard way for consumers to make it known they do not want their on-line activity tracked.

04/18/2013

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Piedmont Hoping To Curb Burglaries With Crime Cameras At City Limits

The town of Piedmont is hoping to curb crime by putting cameras at all points of entry into the small city.

03/06/2013

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California Driverless Car Law Raises Privacy Concerns

California’s new driverless car legislation is raising a red flag from some consumer groups who are concerned the robo-cars could track a person’s movement and pass them on to advertisers.

09/27/2012

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