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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

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

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