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Connecticut AG concerned about Facialrecognitionbook

Jun 17, 2011
George Jepsen is the Attorney General for Connecticut and he's seeking a meeting with Facebook to discuss the company's use of facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, facial recognition, Law, markey, privacy

The European Union and Markey upset about Facebook's facial recognition

Jun 9, 2011
Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the European Union will launch a probe into Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" feature, which uses facial recognition...
Posted In: Facebook, markey, privacy

Here's a new word to scare you: Faceniff

Jun 2, 2011
Funny word, scary possibilities. It's an Android app that lets users intercept web sessions on wi-fi networks, steal credentials of people using...
Posted In: android, hacking, privacy, security, wi-fi

Black boxes coming to cars

May 24, 2011
The question is: does that make you feel safe or nervous? Popular Science is reporting that federal officials are "poised" to announce new...
Posted In: cars, privacy, Transportation

Leahy introduces digital protection bill

May 24, 2011
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement authorities to obtain a warrant before searching someone's email...
Posted In: cloud, email, Law, leahy, privacy

Rockefeller says young people lack social values

May 20, 2011
A charge by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) at yesterday's Senate Commerce Committee hearings on mobile privacy is raising some eyebrows. "It's my...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, rockefeller

"Too creepy for Google" barrier somehow met

May 20, 2011
Eric Schmidt says Google can build a facial recognition database but won't. So...that's comforting. I think. Speaking at the Google "Big Tent"...
Posted In: Google, privacy, security

California bill would give parents access to kids' Facebook accounts

May 17, 2011
It's been introduced by a state senator and is a long way from becoming law. The idea is that parents could request any text or image be removed...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy

More privacy hearings in Washington

May 17, 2011
Sounding like a broken record here, I know. Last week it was a Senate Judiciary subcommittee holding hearings on what Apple and Google were doing...
Posted In: apple, Congress, Facebook, Google, privacy, Senate

Privacy and security questioned on Dropbox

May 17, 2011
Dropbox is a popular file storage site where you can put your stuff on the cloud and get it wherever you want. People love it. But security...
Posted In: dropbox, privacy, security

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