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Clash in US on mobile privacy protection

Law enforcement officials and civil liberties advocates clashed Thursday at a US congressional hearing on a proposed law to protect the "location privacy" of people using mobile phones.

dateMay 17, 2012 in Other
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Facebook updates data use policy to give more info

(AP) -- Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give users more clarity on how the information they share is used by the company. The move comes a week ahead of its expected initial public offering of stock.

dateMay 11, 2012 in Internet
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Lawmakers seek prepaid cell crackdown, cite terror

(AP) -- Alarmed by the use of hard-to-track prepaid cell phones by terror suspects, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Texas Sen. John Cornyn have introduced legislation requiring consumers to produce identification before ...

dateJun 08, 2010 in Telecom
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Australia launches privacy investigation of Google

(AP) -- Australia announced a police investigation Sunday into whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks, becoming at least the second country to probe the Internet giant's ...

dateJun 06, 2010 in Internet
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Yahoo! websites to get do-not-track tool

Yahoo! on Thursday said that it will soon add a tool to its websites that allows visitors to signal that they don't want their online activity tracked for ad targeting or other ends.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Internet
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Swiss official tells Google to erase street views

(AP) -- A Swiss government official is demanding that Google Inc. immediately take off the Internet any "Street View" images of Switzerland, and the company said Monday it would work to resolve problems with the privacy ...

dateAug 24, 2009 in Internet
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Facebook agrees to changes to improve transparency

(AP) -- Facebook Inc. has agreed to make several changes to its services to improve transparency and better protect the personal data of its millions of users outside of the U.S., following an in-depth audit of its international ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Internet
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