'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains

Are you leaving your Facebook house unlocked?

May 7, 2012
A new report says millions of us are making life easier for thieves and snoops.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, security

Google street view car collected private data

Apr 30, 2012
When it came out that Google was gathering data from people's wifi links as it cruised the streets mapping the neighborhood, Google blamed a lone engineer. The Federal Communications Commission has now looked into this and it wasn't just one guy.
Posted In: Google, privacy

A window into Facebook's data

Apr 13, 2012
Facebook wants to share your personal data, this time with you.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy

U.K. considers broad national surveillance plan

Apr 2, 2012
Many British citizens are used to being watched via camera by the government, but now a new plan to monitor all phone calls, emails and web traffic to keep up with hackers and other criminals is causing privacy advocates to stir.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., privacy

Google's search changes not all that dramatic

Mar 16, 2012
Plus, the FBI wants Google’s help unlocking a phone, and the iPad battles a robot vacuum cleaner.
Posted In: Google, search, privacy, FBI, android, iPad

Google privacy policy challenged in the EU

Mar 2, 2012
One of the European Union's most senior officials says the new Google privacy policy breaks European law.
Posted In: Google, European Union, privacy

New Google privacy policies to go into effect

Feb 29, 2012
More targeted ads will soon be popping up on Google, whether users like it or not.
Posted In: Google, Internet, privacy

Will online privacy laws actually make a difference?

Feb 24, 2012
There's been a lot of talk recently about privacy protection on the web. The White House and tech companies say they want to protect you, but can they?
Posted In: privacy, do not track, Twitter, web privacy, privacy bill of rights

Markey and Barton push ahead on Do Not Track Kids

Feb 24, 2012
Unmoved by Google, et al
Posted In: privacy, markey, barton