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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

No peeking at Facebook pages

Aug 23, 2010
Imagine a world in which it's illegal for an employer to get info about a job applicant on Facebook.  That's the world Germany might live in.  On...
Posted In: Facebook, Germany, Google, privacy

Senators want to know why U.S. Marshals Service is keeping body scan images

Aug 23, 2010
They're images of people who entered a U.S. Courthouse in Orlando, Fl. Earlier this month, reports of the 35,000 images the U.S. Marshals Service...
Posted In: body scan, privacy, TSA, US Marshals Service

Wal-Mart's smart tags: Good business tactic or an invasion of privacy?

Jul 29, 2010
Wal-Mart will be putting radio tags on clothing sold at its stores -- from tops all the way down to the tighty-whiteys you pick up at the stores....
Posted In: privacy, Retail, techology

Browser add-on sounds alarm when Google is watching

Jul 28, 2010
Here's a little something we came across while surfing around the web this morning. It's an extension for your Internet browser called Google Ala...
Posted In: firefox, Google, Internet, privacy, technology

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