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WhatsApp messaging breached privacy laws

WhatsApp's mobile messaging service used by hundreds of millions of customers worldwide breached privacy laws in at least two countries, a joint Canadian-Dutch probe concluded Monday.

Jan 28, 2013
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The dangers of surveillance: It's bad, but why?

(Phys.org) —Surveillance is everywhere, from street corner cameras to the subject of books and movies. "We talk a lot about why surveillance is bad, but we don't really know why," says Neil Richards, JD, privacy law expert ...

Apr 01, 2013
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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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Senator: Employers shouldn't seek site passwords

(AP) -- A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday ...

Mar 22, 2012
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