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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

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

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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HealthWatch: Hacking Into Body Metrics May Be Key To Better Health

A community of people is measuring and collecting every detail of their lives using new technology, and sharing their findings in the hopes of improving their health and the quality of their life.

05/02/2012

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San Francisco Muni Considering App To Track Problems On System

The Smart Muni app was developed specifically for the Apple iPad – it would allow Muni managers to track buses through GPS technology, making it easier to identify delays. Sounds promising, but the transit agency is still considering its high tech options.

04/23/2012

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New Oakland Police Crime Tracker Expected To Speed Response Times

Oakland’s police chief is hoping a high tech approach to tracking crime trends can make a big difference for a department that many says is extremely short staffed. This comes as the Oakland Police Department received so many calls for help on Friday that officers couldn’t respond to all of them.

04/10/2012

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