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All the Web privacy you want

Microsoft announced last week that the next version of its Internet Explorer browser will include better privacy controls, giving users more protection against being tracked by advertisers online. Its initiative, which takes ...

Dec 14, 2010
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Online privacy at risk, educators warn

Online learning tools - even password-protected ones - are a lot less private than students and professors believe, warn two Nova Scotia educators.

Jun 01, 2010
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EU nations divided on use of airport body scanners

(AP) -- European nations were sharply divided Thursday over the need to install full-body scanners at European airports, with some EU members playing down the need for beefed-up security measures.

Jan 07, 2010
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Microsoft raises cloud computing concerns

Packaged software powerhouse Microsoft on Thursday released a paper outlining privacy concerns businesses should consider prior to leaping into the computing "cloud."

Nov 05, 2009
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Experts meet to hash out web privacy rules

Hundreds of privacy experts from around the world met in Madrid on Wednesday for a three-day conference which aims to arrive at a global standard for the protection of personal data.

Nov 04, 2009
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US engineer defends Google in defamation trial

An American engineer sought to clear Google of defamation charges at a trial over the broadcast in Italy of video showing the bullying of a teenager with Down's Syndrome, a lawyer for the Internet search provider ...

Sep 29, 2009
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Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy

(AP) -- The Web sites we visit, the online links we click, the search queries we conduct, the products we put in virtual shopping carts, the personal details we reveal on social networking pages - all of this can give companies ...

Sep 07, 2009
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Google pledges more blurring in Switzerland

(AP) -- Google Inc. said Wednesday its Street View service will blur some pictures from Switzerland even more after a Swiss official said the images were violating the country's strict privacy laws.

Sep 02, 2009
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US wants privacy in new cyber security system

(AP) -- The Obama administration is moving cautiously on a new pilot program that would both detect and stop cyber attacks against government computers, while trying to ensure citizen privacy protections.

Jul 03, 2009
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Germany bans secret paternity tests

The German parliament passed a law Friday outlawing secret genetic testing to determine the father of a child along with other privacy protection measures.

May 15, 2009
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Google to reshoot street views of Japanese cities

(AP) -- Google said Wednesday it will reshoot all photos in Japan for its Street View service after residents complained the 360-degree panoramic images provided a view over the fences around their homes.

May 14, 2009
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