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Burner mobile app goes beyond prank calls

Apr 17, 2013
Prank calls -- which in 2013 are all but rooted out with caller ID -- may get new life with a new app called Burner. But the software may have legitimate privacy uses as well.
Posted In: android, mobile apps, privacy

A Facebook phone: Why?

Apr 3, 2013
Facebook may be introducing a smartphone soon.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, phone

Should cops be able to read all your old text messages?

Mar 20, 2013
When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look?
Posted In: text messages, privacy, Law

Google Glass: The end of privacy?

Mar 14, 2013
Sure, Google Glass acts mostly as a wearable display screen, but it also works as a video and audio recorder. Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain explains Google's privacy problem when it comes to the high-tech spectacles.
Posted In: Google, Google Glass, privacy

California passes social media privacy law

Dec 31, 2012
Under a new California law, it is illegal for employers or admissions officers to require applicants to hand over their social media usernames and passwords.
Posted In: social media, california, privacy, online privacy

What to expect from tech in 2013

Dec 27, 2012
Marketplace's technology reporter Queena Kim tells us what we can look forward to in the tech sector in 2013, from ongoing tablet wars to more privacy regulations.
Posted In: 2013, technology, privacy, mobile

Instagram's privacy backlash, and the dirty secret of data caps

Dec 19, 2012
A negative response to Instagram’s privacy setting changes, and a paper that calls the reasoning behind service provider data caps into question.
Posted In: data plans, internet access, instagram, privacy

New Instagram privacy policy frustrates users

Dec 18, 2012
Photo-sharing site says it has the right to sell user photos to advertisers.
Posted In: instagram, Facebook, privacy, online privacy

Federal Trade Commission investigating privacy in kids' apps

Dec 10, 2012
The FTC is concerned about the data being collected through the mobile apps kids play with.
Posted In: children, apps, mobile apps, privacy

Greek editor stands trial over tax evader list

Nov 1, 2012
A Greek magazine editor goes on trial today after being accused of breaking privacy laws when he published a list of prominent Greeks who allegedly evaded their taxes.
Posted In: Greece, Taxes, Europe debt crisis, privacy

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