News tagged with privacy protection

Privacy fears stoked by license plate readers

US police departments are rapidly expanding the use of automatic license plate readers, sparking debate on whether the technology is a valuable crime-fighting tool or a massive invasion of privacy.

dateSep 08, 2013 in Other
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US online child privacy get stricter

Toughened US regulations on online privacy for children take effect Monday, offering new protections amid the growing use of mobile apps and social networks by youngsters.

dateJul 01, 2013 in Internet
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Spain opens privacy case against Google

Spain launched sanction proceedings against Google Inc. on Thursday for suspected serious breaches of data protection laws, acting just hours after France threatened the group with big fines.

dateJun 20, 2013 in Internet
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US declassifies phone program details after uproar (Update 3)

The disclosure of the U.S. government's massive collection of Americans' phone records and foreigners' internet use has ignited a fierce uproar, prompting the top U.S. intelligence official to declassify key details about a secret surveillance program in a rare move meant to ...

dateJun 07, 2013 in Other
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Effective privacy protection in social networks

Researchers are working on new methods to help them gain a better understanding of the usage habits of participants in social networks. The results will be incorporated in the development of userfriendly ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Internet
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Microsoft brings war with Google to Kansas City

Kansas City could find itself a symbolic battleground in a national fight between Internet titans amid the debate over privacy for Web surfers. Microsoft Corp. this week launched a new advertising campaign suggesting it's ...

dateApr 28, 2013 in Internet
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Calif. city gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters

The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital "smart meters" on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.

dateMar 27, 2013 in Telecom
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Netflix lets US viewers share at Facebook

Netflix on Wednesday took the long awaited step of letting US users share with Facebook friends what they have been watching at the film and television show streaming service.

dateMar 13, 2013 in Internet
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