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Yikes! Android apps covertly sending user data to advertisers

Sep 30, 2010
According to a new study by Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs, several popular free Android apps have been sharing personal...
Posted In: android, mobile, privacy

Google has been found guilty of libel in France.

Sep 27, 2010
A convicted sex offender who is appealing his conviction objected to the word "rape" coming up in a search of his name. The French court said he's...
Posted In: Google, government, Law, privacy, search

Status Update: The Facebook Phone - It's Complicated.

Sep 23, 2010
Is a Facebook Phone in the works? The company denied it over the weekend, but turns out this all might depend on what the definition of is is....
Posted In: business, privacy

Facebook quietly launches de facto follow feature

Sep 21, 2010
So I noticed this last night when I was Facebook friended by one of my kids' friends. He's a nice kid but I didn't want to have that kind of...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, Web Culture

Google engineer fired for snooping

Sep 15, 2010
Google has fired engineer David Barksdale for accessing private information from users' Google Voice, Gmail, and instant messaging accounts. The...
Posted In: Google, privacy

Microsoft used as tool of repression by Russian government

Sep 13, 2010
A New York Times article got plenty of buzz in tech circles over the weekend. It's about how the Russian government is using the construct of the...
Posted In: Law, privacy, world

Want users to tell all??? Have an ugly site.

Sep 3, 2010
The scuzzier-looking the site, the more users may reveal about themselves. That's the finding of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. They...
Posted In: marketing, privacy, research, web design

Tag your tots: RFID chips for preschoolers

Sep 1, 2010
By Steve Henn...
Posted In: children, Education, privacy, RFID

Soon, a trip to the airport might mean a skeleton scan

Aug 24, 2010
Yesterday, body scan images were in the news thanks to a handful of U.S. Senators who want to know why 35,000 images taken of people walking into a...
Posted In: privacy, scan, security

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