News tagged with privacy implications

Twitter says government data requests rise

Twitter said Monday that worldwide requests from governments about its users rose nearly 20 percent in second half of 2012 as it sought to raise awareness about "invasive" actions.

dateJan 28, 2013 in Internet
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French official: Europe must defend privacy rights

(AP) -- Europe and the United States don't agree on how to strike the right balance between protecting privacy rights and battling the terror threat, the head of France's data protection watchdog said Friday.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Internet
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Air Force warns troops about Facebook feature

(AP) -- The Air Force is warning its troops to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces are located in war ...

dateNov 18, 2010 in Internet
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German gov't considers 'Street View' concerns

(AP) -- The German government will consider new rules to address the privacy implications of Internet services such as Google's "Street View," and plans a meeting next month with the California-based company and others, ...

dateAug 18, 2010 in Business
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Court takes up public employees' privacy case

(AP) -- The Supreme Court appears likely to rule against public employees who claimed a local government violated their privacy by reading racy text messages they sent on their employers' account.

dateApr 19, 2010 in Other
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British government backs down over database plan

(AP) -- The British government said Monday it wants communications companies to keep records of every phone call, e-mail and Web site visit made in the country. But it has decided not to set up a national database of the ...

dateApr 27, 2009 in Telecom
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