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2014/09/30 06:29
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...
2014/09/30 06:29
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2014/09/28 11:13
2014/09/28 11:13
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As more and more students take home a school-issued tablet, iPad or laptop, they might think twice about what websites they visit, what they post on social media and the sorts of things they email to...
2014/09/27 02:48
2014/09/27 02:48
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By Ali Winston, Center for Investigative Reporting LOS ANGELES – Without notice to the public, Los Angeles County law enforcement officials are preparing to widen what personal information they...
2014/09/25 00:47
2014/09/25 00:47
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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 jail -- by...
2014/09/24 19:16
2014/09/24 19:16
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If 22 people who sued the company can pinpoint their personal data in a massive cache of communications that Google’s Street View cars captured from private Wi-Fi networks, their lawyers may be able...
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2014/09/24 00:34
2014/09/24 00:34
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Is somebody hacking into cell phones in the D.C. area? A new investigation is raising concerns this may be happening. An independent investigation found fake cell phone towers popping up all over the...
2014/09/22 18:27
2014/09/22 18:27
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... got definitive proof that someone is here in this area is operating some sort of intercept device," Turner said as his car rolled down Pennsylvania Avenue. "Whether that's just tracking people...
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2014/09/22 04:26
2014/09/22 04:26
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On October 31, 2006, an eighteen-year-old woman named Nikki Catsouras slammed her father’s sports car into the side of a concrete toll booth in Orange County, California. Catsouras was decapitated in...
2014/09/20 11:38
2014/09/20 11:38
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This ShadowHawk unmanned aerial vehicle, purchased by police in Montgomery County, Texas, can be equipped with a "patented targeting- and firing-system" that delivers high-voltage electric shocks from...
2014/09/20 11:38
2014/09/20 11:38
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Homeland Security required that this Predator drone, built by General Atomics, be capable of detecting whether a standing human at night is "armed or not." U.S. Department of Homeland Security The...
2014/09/19 08:18
2014/09/19 08:18
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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...
2014/09/17 16:59
2014/09/17 16:59
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces. Coming soon: eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride.It's called the FBI's Next Generation...
2014/09/17 01:32
2014/09/17 01:32
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A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. A new Missouri law banning...
2014/09/16 23:47
2014/09/16 23:47
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THE FBI has launched its “next generation” facial recognition system — and the implications are terrifying. It not only draws on a database of criminal mugshots, it searches through ordinary people...
2014/09/15 21:12
2014/09/15 21:12
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Latest Snowden documents: NSA Treasure Map program includes U.S. Net traffic A National Security Agency program to monitor global Internet traffic is broader in scope than previously reported,...
2014/09/14 00:20
2014/09/14 00:20
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. The...
2014/09/12 09:34
2014/09/12 09:34
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San Francisco - The US government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 (R2.7 million) a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on...
2014/09/08 15:34
2014/09/08 15:34
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WASHINGTON — The Army says it won’t install high-powered video cameras on two blimp-like surveillance aircraft that will start hovering above suburban Baltimore in December. Maj. Beth Smith of the...
2014/09/06 15:19
2014/09/06 15:19
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The Justice Department released two decade-old memos Friday night, offering the fullest public airing to date of the Bush administration’s legal justification for the warrantless wiretapping of...
2014/09/04 21:18
2014/09/04 21:18
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The video Tuesday showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff was first uploaded onto a different website and quickly deleted when copied onto YouTube, slowing the spread of posts...
2014/09/30 06:29
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