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WAVE 3 Louisville
Why is your Smart TV snooping on you? Money, of courseLOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Many of you in WAVE Country go to great lengths to prot
Why is your Smart TV snooping on you? Money, of course
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 6 days ago
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Many of you in WAVE Country go to great lengths to protect your privacy. But there's something that may be snooping on you right in your home and right under your nose: Your TV! If you don't like the idea of smart TV... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
THURSDAY AT 11: Is your smart TV spying on you?LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Many people in WAVE Country go to great lengths to prot
THURSDAY AT 11: Is your smart TV spying on you?
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 10 days ago
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Many people in WAVE Country go to great lengths to protect their privacy, but there's something that may be snooping on you right in your home and right under your nose -- your television. If you don't like the idea of... Read more
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Tom's Hardware
EFF, Others Ask That FISA Section 702 Surveillance Hearings Not Be Held In SecretThe FISA Amendments Act passed in 2008 and renewed in 2012 will expire next yea
EFF, Others Ask That FISA Section 702 Surveillance Hearings Not Be Held In Secret
Tom's Hardware / Posted 14 days ago
The FISA Amendments Act passed in 2008 and renewed in 2012 will expire next year, in 2017. Congress is now working on a renewal, but according to the EFF, the members of Congress in charge of drafting the bill are not holding open hearings so they... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Efforts afoot to protect consumer data that tech firms collect Most of us know, at least in the abstract, that Google and Facebook are track
Efforts afoot to protect consumer data that tech firms collect
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
Most of us know, at least in the abstract, that Google and Facebook are tracking our every move online. Even Netflix collects detailed information on our binge-viewing habits, the better... Read more
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Daily Mail
An online sarcasm detector? Yeah right... Web tool helps filter out sarcastic app reviews to give more accurate ratings
An online sarcasm detector? Yeah right...
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
Web tool helps filter out sarcastic app reviews to give more accurate ratings Web app sifts through reviews to provide a more accurate app rating It scans reviews to provide a 'true rating', taking into... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Internet providers want to know more about you, more than Google doesMost of us know, at least in the abstract, that Google and Facebook are trackin
Internet providers want to know more about you, more than Google does
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Most of us know, at least in the abstract, that Google and Facebook are tracking our every move online. Even Netflix collects detailed information on our binge-viewing habits, the better to make decisions about which films to drop from its catalog or... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Nielsen will monitor Facebook to measure buzz about TV programsAnyone who's logged onto social media during a presidential debate, big footbal
Nielsen will monitor Facebook to measure buzz about TV programs
Los Angeles Times / Posted 22 days ago
Anyone who's logged onto social media during a presidential debate, big football game or TV premier knows the flurry of posts can be just as captivating as the event on screen. With that in mind, Nielsen said Wednesday it would begin measuring... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Drones fly in gray area: How close is too close?William Merideth had just finished grilling dinner for his family when he saw a
Drones fly in gray area: How close is too close?
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
William Merideth had just finished grilling dinner for his family when he saw a drone hovering over his land. So he did what he said any Kentuckian would do -- he grabbed his Benelli M1 Super 90 shotgun, took aim and unleashed three rounds of... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition concerning the Department of Homeland Security’s secretive internet and cellphone killswitch program - Derrick Broze January 13 2016 ( ANTIMEDIA ) United States — On Monday the Supreme Court decli...The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition concerning the Department of H
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition concerning the Department of Homeland Security’s secretive internet and cellphone killswitch program - Derrick Broze January 13 2016 ( ANTIMEDIA ) United States — On Monday the Supreme Court decli...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
The Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition concerning the Department of Homeland Security’s secretive internet and cellphone killswitch program (ANTIMEDIA)United States — On Monday the Supreme Court declined to hear a petition from the... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Drones home in on property rightsWilliam Merideth had just finished grilling dinner for his family when he saw a
Drones home in on property rights
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 28 days ago
William Merideth had just finished grilling dinner for his family when he saw a drone hovering over his land. So he did what he said any Kentuckian would do - he grabbed his Benelli M1 Super 90 shotgun, took aim and unleashed three rounds of... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The US Government Has An Internet Killswitch - And It's None Of Your BusinessSubmitted by Derrick Broze via TheAntiMedia.org, On Monday the Supreme Court d
The US Government Has An Internet Killswitch - And It's None Of Your Business
Zero Hedge / Posted 28 days ago
Submitted by Derrick Broze via TheAntiMedia.org, On Monday the Supreme Court declined to hear a petition from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) that sought to force the Department of Homeland Security to release details of a secret... Read more
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Business Insider
Execs tell us the writing had been on the wall for Apple's big advertising experiment iAd for some timeApple isn't commenting on the report, but multiple sources told Business Inside
Execs tell us the writing had been on the wall for Apple's big advertising experiment iAd for some time
Business Insider / Posted 28 days ago
Apple isn't commenting on the report, but multiple sources told Business Insider that they had heard the same. In short, the iAd advertising platform is going fully "self-serve" — removing the need for a big, human iAd salesforce. Publishers and... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Governments urged to support scrambling digital dataSAN FRANCISCO - An open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates c
Governments urged to support scrambling digital data
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted a month ago
SAN FRANCISCO - An open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates called on governments to back tough encryption of digital data to keep people's information private. An open letter called governments around the world to reject policies... Read more
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TheBull
Governments urged to support scrambling digital dataAn open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates called on governm
Governments urged to support scrambling digital data
TheBull / Posted a month ago
An open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates called on governments to back tough encryption of digital data to keep people's information private. The letter quickly gathered nearly 200 online signatures, including renowned computer... Read more
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PhysOrg
Governments urged to support scrambling digital dataAn open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates called on governm
Governments urged to support scrambling digital data
PhysOrg / Posted a month ago
An open letter posted on Monday by Internet freedom advocates called on governments to back tough encryption of digital data to keep people's information private. The letter quickly gathered nearly 200 online signatures, including renowned computer... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Open letter rejects government crackdown on encryptionMore than 130 NGOs and advocacy organisations from around the world have signed
Open letter rejects government crackdown on encryption
Computer World Australia / Posted a month ago
More than 130 NGOs and advocacy organisations from around the world have signed an open letter calling on governments to reject policies that undermine the use of encryption. “Encryption tools, technologies, and services are essential to protect... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
PennDOT Selling Drivers' Info?Since 2010, PennDOT has earned $157 million selling driver information to third
PennDOT Selling Drivers' Info?
NBC Philadelphia / Posted a month ago
Since 2010, PennDOT has earned $157 million selling driver information to third parties. According to PennDOT there are 2,527 business accounts, 16,529 sub accounts, and seven wholesalers with 13,489 sub accounts – all with paid access to driver... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
High court rejects appeal over Homeland Security recordsWASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a public interest
High court rejects appeal over Homeland Security records
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted a month ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a public interest group seeking to get internal records from the Department of Homeland Security about its protocol for shutting down wireless networks during emergencies. The justices on... Read more

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