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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

Everybody wants to know where you are

May 10, 2011
As the Senate gathers today to hear from Apple and Google about their location data collection practices, the Wall Street Journal explores all the...
Posted In: apple, Google, location, privacy

Sony roundup

May 6, 2011
Sony has been troubled by the two recent hacks that exposed the personal information of many millions of people, including some credit card...
Posted In: hacking, privacy, security, Sony

SafeHouse could get you busted

May 6, 2011
The Wall Street Journal announced a new WikiLeaks-type site for sources to upload confidential documents. The site was built internally and...
Posted In: privacy, security, Wall Street Journal, wikileaks

Second Sony hack involves credit card info

May 3, 2011
They should fire whoever is in charge of network security at Sony. Then hire them back so they could fire them again. Because geez. There's been a...
Posted In: hacking, privacy, security, Sony

Julian Assange says Facebook is a spy operation

May 3, 2011
The Wikileaks founder/icon gave an interview to Russia Today where he called the social network "the most appalling spy machine that has ever been...
Posted In: Facebook, Julian Assange, privacy, security, wikileaks

Company sells user data to cops; cops use that data to create speed traps

Apr 29, 2011
Amsterdam GPS company Tom Tom sold customer data to a handful of European governments. One of those governments gave data to its police force who...
Posted In: gps, privacy

Your computer is watching you too

Apr 27, 2011
It's not just your phones. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports "Apple gathers information from some Apple Macintosh computers connected to Wi-Fi...
Posted In: apple, Congress, Google, mac, privacy

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