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2014/10/31 08:17
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Not so long ago when a startup or enterprise was determining the cost of an employee, one of the single largest expenses was the licenses for the back-office software that business runs on. In a...
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2014/10/29 22:20
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After the Department of Homeland Security canceled a plan for broad law enforcement access to a national license-plate tracking system in February, officials established a new policy that required...
2014/10/28 23:26
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Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago. Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends. The site is a...
2014/10/28 14:10
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Privacy expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ashkan Soltani will be the Federal Trade Commission's new chief technologist, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced Tuesday. Soltani will succeed...
2014/10/23 16:42
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I'm a law professor teaching at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. My work focuses on information privacy law, administrative law and civil rights. My book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is...
2014/10/23 13:13
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LOS ANGELES – Without notice to the public, Los Angeles County law enforcement officials are preparing to widen what personal information they collect from people they encounter in the field and in...
2014/10/23 00:56
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Privacy expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ashkan Soltani will be the Federal Trade Commission's new chief technologist, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced Tuesday. Soltani will succeed...
2014/10/19 16:55
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CHARLOTTE, NC (Fred Clasen-Kelly/The Charlotte Observer) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police use a secretive surveillance system that collects information from cellphones and wireless devices to locate...
2014/10/17 17:42
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Privacy experts on Friday called for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to examine social media app Whisper’s tracking of “anonymous users”. The US consumer watchdog has broad powers to sanction...
2014/10/17 01:20
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Technological data are becoming so encrypted that law enforcement agents are now having difficulty legally obtaining the information they need to catch criminals, the head of the FBI warned...
2014/10/16 19:25
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For borrowers in default, the repo man is no longer the one to fear; it's Big Brother. Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to...
2014/10/16 04:21
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A new federal requirement that automakers install black-box-type devices in nearly all new cars has been welcomed by New Jersey law enforcement officials, but the warnings of privacy advocates and...
2014/10/07 16:43
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A week after California enacted a landmark law restricting the ways education technology companies can use the information they collect about elementary through high school students, a group of...
2014/10/06 07:56
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Google and Apple on Thursday said they are hardening encryption tactics on devices powered by their mobile operating systems and tossing away the keys. The move should mean that even the government...
2014/10/04 12:31
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The European Commission, acting under the EU Merger Regulations as the central European anti-trust body, has authorized the proposed acquisition of WhatsApp Inc. by Facebook, both US- based...
2014/10/03 23:43
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Facebook said on Thursday that future research on its 1.3 billion users would be subjected to greater internal scrutiny from top managers, particularly if it focused on "deeply personal topics" or...
2014/10/03 01:29
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Researchers say Facebook has a ways to go yet toward injecting more transparency and ethics into its research practices. On Thursday, the company announced some new guidelines for the research it...
2014/10/02 21:38
2014/10/02 21:38
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Facebook plans to keep experimenting with how its service affects users' behavior -- just more responsibly. The Menlo Park-based social network said in a blog post Thursday that it is giving its...
2014/10/02 21:19
2014/10/02 21:19
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The Pentagon building (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) Privacy advocates, worried that the Defense Department is sinking millions of dollars into unproven online voting systems, are suing the...
2014/09/30 06:29
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A privacy watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against a community college district in Arizona that lost the personal data of 2.5 million students and employees in two data...
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