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Technology is trampling privacy rights, experts say

They're tools of convenience. Smartphones allow us to make calls, check e-mail, download music, browse the web and take pictures. GPS capabilities tell us where we're going. Facebook lets us reconnect with friends and show ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Google asks Swiss court to lift Street View curbs

(AP) -- Google Inc. asked a Swiss court Thursday to lift curbs on its Street View service that have prevented the Internet search giant from updating the popular ground-level pictures in Switzerland for more ...

Feb 24, 2011
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EU lawmakers push leaders on data privacy

European Union lawmakers on Tuesday urged heads of state and government to endorse a proposal for beefed-up data privacy laws ahead of a summit in Brussels later this week.

Oct 22, 2013
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Dutch watchdog: Google WiFi data plan looks okay

Google Inc.'s plan to let people "opt out" of having their wireless network data used by the company's location services such as StreetView may be clumsy, but the Netherlands' privacy watchdog says it adheres to the letter ...

Nov 16, 2011
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Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords

(AP) -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username ...

Mar 20, 2012
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Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats

(AP) -- Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the developer to gather marketing data from children as young as 7 - and to sell ...

Sep 04, 2009
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German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data

(AP) -- Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it posed a "grave intrusion" to personal privacy rights and ...

Mar 02, 2010
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Germany takes legal steps against Facebook

(AP) -- A German data protection official said Wednesday he launched legal proceedings against Facebook, which he accused of illegally accessing and saving personal data of people who don't use the social ...

Jul 07, 2010
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FTC to fine Warner unit $1M over kids privacy

(AP)—The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to fine a unit of Warner Music Group Corp. $1 million for violating a child privacy law in the operation of fan websites for artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, ...

Oct 04, 2012
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