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Senator seeks US probe of smartphone privacy

A leading US senator called Monday for a government probe into whether smartphone applications used on the Apple and Android platforms can steal private data including photos and address books.

dateMar 05, 2012 in Other
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US sites hacked as objections grow to piracy deal

(AP) -- Opponents of a controversial global copyright treaty counted three victories Friday as American government websites were hacked and the Eastern European nations of Poland and Slovenia distanced themselves from the ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Internet
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More US govt websites hacked by Anonymous

(AP) -- Cyber rebels from Anonymous announced Friday the group has carried out a new series of attacks against U.S. government websites to protest a global copyright treaty.

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Internet
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User privacy key as Facebook goes public

Respect for privacy and the personal data of of its hundreds of millions of users is going to be an even greater concern for Facebook as the booming social network prepares to list on Wall Street.

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Internet
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Google defends privacy plan to US lawmakers

Google, facing pressure from US lawmakers over a new privacy policy, said Tuesday it remains committed to protecting consumer data as it creates a "seamless and easy" Web experience.

dateJan 31, 2012 in Internet
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Internet domain name expansion comes under fire

A plan to expand the number of Internet domain names came under fire in the US Congress on Thursday, a day after the head of the Federal Trade Commission said it could potentially be a "disaster."

dateDec 08, 2011 in Internet
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Facebook fixes photo privacy bug

Facebook has fixed a bug that allowed the viewing of some private photographs of other members and which was reportedly used to access personal pictures of founder Mark Zuckerberg.

dateDec 07, 2011 in Internet
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Facebook makes privacy pledge in FTC settlement

Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information.

dateNov 30, 2011 in Internet
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